An American automotive, Jeep, has been a part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles since 1987. The first Jeep was designed in only a few days, a result of the United State’s involvement in WWII with the need for a lightweight, four-wheel drive car. Well-known for its rugged style, Jeeps have a long and loyal following, particularly with those who love off-road driving.
Even esteemed brands, such as Jeep, are subject to defect. If you believe you have purchased a lemon vehicle from the company and reside in the Oakland Alameda County area of California, contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation. Under California State law, as well as Federal law, you may be entitled to cash or replacement compensation for your lemon vehicle.
Common Jeep Defects
Jeeps are subject to multiple defects, including:
- “Death wobble” or extreme shaking on the steering wheel when the vehicle reaches certain speeds
- Excessive oil burn during usage
- Transmission failure
- Engine issues
- Improper axle welding
- Water leakage on side doors
Over the course of company history, Jeep has experienced many recalls. Over 75,000 Jeep Cherokees were recalled due to a potential fire risk. Between 2019-2020 the Cherokee model received another recall for the steering rack which could lead to loss of steering control. Over a million Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees were recalled in July of 2015 for hacking related issues.
If you live in the Oakland Alameda County area of California and experience any of these issues, you may be entitled to relief from either the California Lemon Law or Federal Law. At your convenience, contact our office for help with your lemon vehicle.