Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Lawsuit Investigation: Ticking, Knocking Engine Noise
Last Updated on January 16, 2023
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.
At A Glance
- This Alert Affects:
- Anyone who experienced a ticking or knocking noise, rough-running engine, loss of power or engine failure with a 2008-2021 Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicle equipped with a Hemi engine.
- What’s Going On?
- Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is causing these problems and, if so, whether a class action lawsuit could be filed. As part of their investigation, the attorneys need to hear from owners and lessees of the vehicles at issue.
- Which Models Are Being Looked Into?
- The full list can be found below.
- How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
- A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could offer drivers a permanent fix for their engine problems, as well as compensation for past repairs and loss of vehicle value.
Attorneys would like to speak with anyone who owns or leases a 2008 to 2021 Dodge, Chrysler or Jeep vehicle equipped with a Hemi engine and experienced any of the following problems:
- Ticking, knocking or tapping noise from the engine
- Loss of power
- Rough-running engine
- Engine failure
They’re investigating whether a defect is causing the issues listed above and posing a safety risk to drivers and passengers.
If a defect is suspected, it’s possible that a class action lawsuit could be filed against the manufacturer. Before the attorneys can even consider taking legal action, however, they need to talk to drivers who experienced these problems firsthand.
If you’ve heard a ticking or knocking noise coming from your vehicle or you’ve had other problems with your engine, attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from you as part of their investigation.
Which Vehicles Are Under Investigation?
Attorneys are looking into, but not limiting their investigation to, the following 2008-2021 vehicle models equipped with a Hemi engine:
- Dodge Challenger and Dodge Challenger SRT
- Chrysler 300
- Dodge Charger
- Dodge Durango
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Dodge Ram/Ram 1500
- Jeep Commander
- Dodge Ram/Ram 2500
- Dodge Ram/Ram 3500
How Could a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe the problems listed above may stem from an underlying defect that will not be truly fixed even if the vehicle is brought into the dealer for service.
If filed and successful, a class action lawsuit could force Fiat Chrysler to find a permanent repair, provide money for past repairs and offer compensation for loss of vehicle value.
Driver Complaints: Engine Knocking, Ticking Noises
The following is a sample of complaints posted online by Dodge, Jeep and Chrysler drivers who experienced ticking and knocking noises with their vehicles [sic throughout, emphasis ours}:
I have a 2012 Chrysler 300S - Hemi Engine - 107,000 miles. I started my car today and could hear (From inside the car) a light ticking/knocking sound coming from the engine area from the car. As I accelerated, the ticking/knocking got fasted, and as I decelerated, the knocking/ticking also decelerated. By the time I got to my destination, the ticking/knocking was loud. You could easily hear it from inside the cat and definitely from outside the car. ”
— avargas, 2012 Chrysler 300 driver, ChryslerForum.com
I heard a ticking noise coming from the right side of the engine…We could only hear it form outside the vehicle. This appears to be a common issue. The mechanic knew exactly what it was when I told him we had a ticking noise in a Durango…”
— 2015 Dodge Durango driver, CarProblemZoo.com
so I noticed this annoyng racket coming from the engine while I'm driving near a wall, other cars or a divider. It gets louder when MDS is on and becomes faint again when all cylinders fire up. i tried parking and revving the motor up but heard absolutely nothing at all. Is this the infamous Hemi tick?”
— bigpav7, 2010 Jeep Commander driver, JeepCommander.com
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