Ecodiesel Engine Failure Lawsuit

There was a class action lawsuit filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) in 2016 alleging that the company’s EcoDiesel engine was defective and prone to failure. The lawsuit alleged that the engine was susceptible to a number of problems, including:

  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Engine fires
  • Engine seizures
  • EGR cooler failures
  • Emissions cheating

FCA denied the allegations, but the lawsuit was eventually settled in 2019 for $307 million. Under the terms of the settlement, FCA agreed to:

  • Fix the emissions issue with affected EcoDiesel vehicles
  • Pay each current and former EcoDiesel vehicle owner or lessee up to $3,075
  • Provide an extended warranty on affected EcoDiesel vehicles

The settlement also included a buyback program for certain EcoDiesel vehicles that had experienced engine failure.

In addition to the class action lawsuit, there have been a number of individual lawsuits filed against FCA alleging that the EcoDiesel engine is defective. Some of these lawsuits have been successful, while others have not.

If you own an EcoDiesel vehicle and have experienced engine failure, you may want to consult with an attorney to discuss your legal options.

 

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