Thank you to everyone who helped contribute to this investigation. At this point, attorneys working with ClassAction.org have decided to close their investigation into this matter. Our open list of investigations can be viewed here. The information below was posted when the investigation began and exists for reference only.
At A Glance
This Alert Affects:
Anyone who owned or leased a 2019 or 2020 Jeep Wrangler.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed following reports that the vehicle tipped over during a May 2020 safety test.
How Can a Class Action Help?
A class action lawsuit could help force a fix for the issue, as well as provide drivers with money for any related repair costs and loss of their vehicle’s value.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to speak to anyone who owned or leased a 2019 or 2020 Jeep Wrangler and had concerns about the vehicle’s safety.
Testing run by a prominent safety watchdog has indicated that the vehicle may have a tendency to tip over and has downgraded the vehicle’s overall rating due to its findings. In light of these reports and mountingconcerns about the overall safety of the Jeep Wrangler, attorneys are now investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.
What Started This Investigation into the Jeep Wrangler’s Safety?
This investigation began after the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced in May 2020 that the 2019-2020 four-door Jeep Wrangler had tipped onto its passenger side during a front-end crash test. In general, rollover events – even one in which the vehicle “tips” over – can present a serious risk of injury as passengers can be ejected from the vehicle, the IIHS said.
The fact that the 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler tipped over during the safety test is particularly concerning because the vehicle has a roof and doors that can be removed and does not have “side curtain” airbags designed to deploy in the event of a rollover accident, according to the IIHS.
After learning the outcome of the driver-side small overlap front crash test, Fiat Chrysler questioned IIHS’s testing method and requested that the organization redo the test with a different method approved by the automaker. Even with Fiat Chrysler’s stamp of approval on the testing method, along with its assurance that the vehicle passed its own safety tests, the vehicle again tipped over.
The IIHS has reportedly stated that this is the first vehicle to ever tip over during this type of test.
How Can a Class Action Lawsuit Help?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could require Fiat Chrysler to recall the Jeep Wranglers and offer a fix, free of charge, to consumers. A successful case could also provide drivers with money for any related repair costs and loss of the vehicle’s value.
What You Can Do
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org want to hear from 2019-2020 Jeep Wrangler owners and lessees who are concerned about the rollover risk of their vehicles. This includes people who no longer own their Wranglers due to the safety concern.