The Jeep brand has remained remarkably popular ever since 1941, when the original conception went into production for armed forces during World War II. These powerful and reliable four-wheel drive vehicles impressed the soldiers who used them, and the “jeep” proved its staying power throughout the war and beyond. These World War II-era cars still exist in the form of today’s Jeep Wrangler, but Jeep also offers a range of SUV options.
Like other makes and models, Jeeps occasionally have issues. If you believe your car may have been sold to you with a defect, reach out to us at 833.422.7529 for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.
Recent Recalls and Complaints
In recent years, Jeeps have undergone a few recalls from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a variety of reasons. That includes:
- Cruise control can’t be turned off. Some drivers have found the cruise control stays on despite all efforts to turn it off.
- Fuel leaks. Whether they’re from the fuel tank or elsewhere, fuel leaks increase the risk of a fire.
- Oil pump failures that can stall the engine. When the vehicle is in motion, a stalled engine could quickly cause an accident.
- Software glitches. Problems with the lights in the dashboard could confuse or mislead drivers.
- Malfunctioning brake switch. This could be as dangerous as allowing the vehicle to shift out of park without the brake engaged or as wasteful as continuously illuminating the brake lights.
- Front impact sensors that disconnect during impact. In this situation, the airbags won’t deploy, which could cause injuries.
Popular Jeep Models
Although a manufacturer can have problems that extend across all models, each model may have its own defects. If you drive one of the following Jeep models, or are thinking about purchasing one in the near future, check the links below to review some of the most common complaints for each model:
Seek Legal Assistance for Your Jeep
If you’ve experienced one of the problems above, or something similar, you can report it directly to the NHTSA so they can compile your complaint in their database. If they receive enough complaints on the same topic, they may launch an investigation into the matter.
Report your problem within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. If a dealership failed to fix a warrantable defect within three or more attempts or your vehicle has been twenty or more cumulative days out of service, you may have a viable suit against the manufacturer for breach of warranty.
You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.
Don’t keep driving your Jeep back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.