Own a Gladiator or Wrangler? You might be getting a warranty extension.
Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator owners who paid out of pocket to repair the “Death Wobble” might be getting a warranty extension and maybe even some cash back as part of a potential class-action lawsuit settlement. The “Death Wobble,” as its owners call it, is a vibration or shaking that occurs when Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator vehicles hit bumps at speeds exceeding 40 mph. “
The settlement agreement is still under final approval. It would only be available to the owners or lessees for the 2018-2020 Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited, and the 2020 Gladiator.
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The warranty extension would be for up to eight years or 90,000 miles. It would cover “all parts, labor, and materials required to replace a failing front suspension damper.” To compare, the standard warranty is for three years/36,000 miles.
Stellantis, or rather FCA US, would also pay the plaintiffs’ attorney fees of up to $3.95 million and $4,000 for each of the six class representatives. The automaker would deny any admission of liability or wrongdoing, the proposed agreement states.
Equally important, owners who paid out of pocket for repairs, such as a front suspension steering damper, can submit a reimbursement claim to a specific website. This lawsuit dates back to 2019 and could receive final approval as soon as April 19, 2023, pending a hearing.
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