Wood, et al. v. FCA US, LLC

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Case No. 5:20-cv-11054

A proposed class action settlement may affect your rights and entitle you to cash compensation if you purchased or leased one of the following vehicles equipped with a 2.4L Tigershark engine:

2015-2017 Chrysler 200
2013-2016 Dodge Dart
2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (manufactured prior to July 2018)
2015-2018 Jeep Renegade
2017-2018 Jeep Compass
2015-2018 Ram Promaster City
2016-2018 Fiat 500x 

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Your rights are affected regardless of whether you act or do nothing. Read this website carefully.

▪ The purpose of this notice is to inform you of a proposed settlement of a class action lawsuit known as Wood, et al. v. FCA US, LLC, No. 5:20-cv-11054 (E.D. Mich.). You are receiving this notice because records available to the parties indicate that you may be entitled to claim certain financial and warranty benefits offered by this Settlement.

▪ This Action alleges that the 2.4L Tigershark engine in model-year 2015-2017 Chrysler 200, 2013-2016 Dodge Dart, 2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (manufactured prior to July 2018), 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade, 2017-2018 Jeep Compass, 2015-2018 Ram Promaster City, and 2016-2018 Fiat 500x vehicles (“Class Vehicles”) suffer from a defect that causes the engine to consume abnormally high amounts of oil that may result in an unexpected shut down during the normal course of operation (“Oil Consumption Defect”). 

▪ FCA US has not been found liable for any of the claims alleged in this Action, and FCA US denies the engines are defective. The Court has not decided who is right. The Parties have instead reached a voluntary settlement to avoid lengthy litigation and expedite relief to consumers. The consumers who owned or leased Class Vehicles are known as “Class Members.” 

▪ FCA US has implemented Customer Service Notifications (“CSN”) applicable to the Class Vehicles to remedy a condition that may exist in some vehicles whereby an engine may consume more oil than usual under certain operating conditions like continuous stop and go driving, and to reimburse owners for prior repairs.

▪ In connection with the CSNs, a previous payment for a repair or replacement as a result of an excess oil consumption diagnosis will be reimbursed. Any Class Member who paid for a repair relating to the Oil Consumption Defect is entitled to submit a claim for reimbursement. 

▪ In addition to this, the proposed Settlement extends the Powertrain Limited Warranty to 7 years or 100,000 miles (whichever occurs first) (“Extended Warranty”) to cover the cost of all parts and labor to repair conditions associated with excess oil consumption. 

▪ Under the proposed Settlement, FCA US will also create an $8,000,000 settlement fund to reimburse Class Members who incurred towing or rental car expenses in connection with obtaining a repair for a condition caused by excess oil consumption. Subject to approval, claims for towing expenses shall be entitled to full reimbursement and claims for rental car expenses will be capped at $300.

▪ Additionally, all Class Members whose vehicle is subject to CSN W80 will automatically receive a cash payment of $340 if their vehicle is diagnosed as having excess oil consumption and receives or has received an engine long block replacement.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement:
Submit a Claim online for repairs you paid forIf you paid for a repair relating to excess oil consumption, you can submit a Repair Reimbursement Claim Form at www.FCARecallReimbursement.com. The claim process is simple and should take most class members no longer than a few minutes to complete.




Submit a Claim Form for Repair-Related Expenses

If you incurred towing or rental car expenses in connection with a repair of a condition caused by the alleged Oil Consumption Defect, you can submit a Repair-Related Expense Reimbursement Claim Form at on this website or by mail at Wood v. FCA US, c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, P.O. Box 225391, New York, NY 10150-5391. The deadline to submit a Repair-Related Expense Reimbursement Claim Form is 90 days after entry of a Final Approval Order for the Settlement or March 1, 2023, whichever is later. Any extension of that date will be posted on the Settlement website.

It is not necessary to submit a Repair-Related Expense Reimbursement Claim Form to benefit from the Extended Warranty, to have your vehicle repaired pursuant to any of the CSNs issued by FCA US, or to obtain the $340 cash payment if your vehicle is subject to CSN W80 and has had a related engine long block replacement.

Receive repairs under FCA US Customer Service NotificationsYour vehicle may qualify for a free repair under one of the CSNs issued by FCA US to remedy a potential condition that can cause excess oil consumption. If you have not already received this repair, please contact your authorized FCA US dealership to determine which CSN may be applicable to your vehicle.


Do nothing

If you do nothing, you will be included in the Settlement and will be automatically eligible to receive the Extended Warranty benefits and a $340 cash payment if your vehicle is subject to CSN W80and has had a related engine long block replacement.


Exclude yourself

If you exclude yourself from the Settlement, you will not be eligible for the reimbursement of any expenses relating to a Qualifying Repair, the benefits of the Extended Warranty, or any cash payment. This is the only option that allows you to file your own lawsuit against FCA US related to the alleged Oil Consumption Defect. The deadline to submit a request for exclusion is October 21, 2022.


Object

In order to object to the Settlement, you must remain a Class Member in this lawsuit. You cannot ask to be excluded. You may object to the Settlement by writing to Class Counsel (identified on page 9) and indicating why you do not like the Settlement. The deadline to object is October 21, 2022.
Go to a HearingAsk to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
▪ These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this website.

▪ The Court in charge of this case must still decide whether to approve the Settlement. Payments will be made if the Court approves the Settlement and after appeals are resolved. The Court approval process may take some time, so please be patient.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by Kroll Settlement Administration LLC, the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

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Wood v. FCA US
c/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
P.O. Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391

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Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline

    Friday, October 21, 2022 You must mail your request for exclusion so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, October 21, 2022.
  • Objection Deadline

    Friday, October 21, 2022 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are postmarked no later than Friday, October 21, 2022.
  • Claim Form Deadline

    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 You must submit your Claim Form online no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
  • Fairness Hearing Date

    Thursday, December 1, 2022 The Fairness Hearing is scheduled for Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. ET, at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Ann Arbor Courthouse, 200 E. Liberty Street, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Please check this website for updates.

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