This class action arises from the defective design, including seriously undersized drainage tubes, faulty materials, substandard installation, inadequate sealing procedures and manufacturing defects of Chrysler vehicles that has caused factory installed sunroofs to leak. This leakage has caused and continues to cause damage to their owners, who are members of the Class. These damages include repair costs, loss of use and enjoyment, time spent in arranging and obtaining repairs, and reduced resale and trade-in values.
Affected Chrysler vehicles, include, but are not limited to, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Compass, Jeep Commander, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Grand Cherokees, and the Chrysler 300 series (hereinafter collectively “Vehicles”). These vehicles were made, marketed, distributed, sold and leased by Chrysler from 2006 to the present.
At the time the Vehicles were sold or leased to the Class Members, the Vehicles were equipped with defective leaking sunroofs.
Maintenance booklets and other documents accompanying the sale or lease of the Vehicles did not instruct the Class Members that the sunroofs, or their components, including the drainage tubes, required any inspections, special maintenance or other attention to prevent leaking.
Chrysler did not otherwise inform the Class Members about the Vehicles’ leaking sunroofs when the Class Members bought or leased their Vehicles.
When Class Members brought their Vehicles into Chrysler dealers for repairs of the leaking sunroofs, Chrysler did not disclose that the Vehicles’ sunroofs leaked because of design errors, faulty materials, substandard installation and inadequate sealing practices and/or manufacturing defects.
Affirmatively misleading the Class Members, Chrysler routinely declined to provide Class Members warranty repairs or other remedies for the leaking sunroofs. Chrysler variously claimed that the leaks resulted from external factors such as heavy rainfall, owner misuse, negligent maintenance or other factors beyond Chrysler’s control.
Chrysler affirmatively concealed from the Class Members that the leaking sunroofs would reduce the Class Members’ use and enjoyment of the Vehicles.
Chrysler affirmatively concealed from the Class Members that the leaking sunroofs would lower the Vehicles’ resale and/or trade-in values.
The Class Members could not themselves reasonably discover the design errors, faulty materials, substandard installation, inadequate sealing practices and manufacturing defects in the Vehicles’ sunroofs before buying or leasing the Vehicles.
Had Chrysler disclosed the Vehicles’ leaking sunroofs, the Class Members would not have bought the Vehicles, or would have paid lower prices for them