Ready to opt out of the Jeep Death Wobble Class Action Lawsuit? The Deadline for Exclusion is March 10th, 2023

If you own a Jeep, you may have heard of the “death wobble” phenomenon. It results from unsettling vibration caused by driving over rough or uneven terrain. The problem has been linked to faulty suspension components in some model Jeeps, and now the company is offering a reimbursement program to those who have experienced it. This blog post will provide an overview of the settlement, along with tips for Jeep owners who may be eligible.

Jeep’s ‘Death Wobble’ – What Is It?

The death wobble, also known as the front-end shimmy or steering oscillation, is a frightening shaking sensation that occurs when driving a Jeep over certain surfaces. According to reports, it can happen at any speed and has been linked to suspension parts such as tie rods, ball joints, and control arms. The issue has become a major concern for Jeep owners, who claim that the company did not properly address the issue. In response to an increasing number of complaints, Jeep has announced a settlement offering compensation to those who have experienced this issue with their vehicles.

Symptoms of Death Wobble

Driving at high speeds can be an exhilarating experience, but if any of the following symptoms arise, it could mean you are experiencing “death wobble”:

  • A sudden shaking of the steering wheel that is difficult to control.
  • Difficulty keeping your vehicle in a straight line despite turning the steering wheel slightly left or right.
  • Uneven wear on tires after driving for long periods.
  • Loud clunking noises come from underneath your car when traveling over bumps or potholes.
  • Loose suspension parts such as ball joints, tie rods, sway bar links, etc.

How to Identify Death Wobble?

Death wobble can be identified by an unsettling oscillation that originates in the steering wheel and feels almost like you are going over speed bumps at any speed. Understanding how to identify death wobble can help diagnose it and potentially prevent it from happening. If you suspect your Jeep has death wobble, professional assistance can help you determine what steps should be taken to prevent further damage and keep you driving safely.

Overview of the Lawsuit

This class action asserts that the 2018-2020 Jeep Wranglers and 2020 Jeep Gladiators have a defect in the front suspension steering damper, potentially leading to serious problems if not addressed. The proposed settlement would resolve the claims asserted in this class action and provide cash payments and/or reimbursements to individuals who purchased or leased a Class Vehicle. The settlement also resolves certain other claims related to alleged suspension problems. Moreover, the settlement provides a free extended warranty for certain Class Vehicles, as well as other benefits.

Qualifying Requirements

  1. In order to be eligible for the reimbursements and other benefits from the settlement, you must have purchased or leased a 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler or 2020 Jeep Gladiator.
  2. You must have experienced a front suspension steering damper issue, as described in the Settlement Agreement. 
  3. The Jeep must be registered and insured in your name.
  4. You must provide proof of repair and payment made in order to receive reimbursement. Accepted documentation includes a copy of your paid invoice/repair order, credit card statement, check register, or canceled check associated with the repair(s).
  5. If you have already paid for a new front suspension steering damper for your class vehicle, you are entitled to reimbursement as part of the settlement. Submitting a claim is the next step in obtaining this compensation.

Benefits Available 

Extended Warranty

All 2018-2020 Jeep Wranglers and 2020 Jeep Gladiators are eligible for an extended warranty providing coverage for repair or replacement of suspension components related to death wobble, including tie rods, ball joints, and control arms. This settlement offers an 8-year warranty extension, but there really is no definitive repair to prevent this from happening again. You may love your Jeep and all, but is this really the risk you want to take with your loved ones?

How to Claim?

Claiming to receive the benefits offered by this settlement is a quick and easy process. You must submit proof of ownership of your Class Vehicle and documentation demonstrating that you experienced a front suspension steering damper issue with your vehicle. If approved, you can expect to receive out of pocket reimbursements and possibly an extended warranty.

However, if you want to safeguard your lemon law rights and file an individual lawsuit, this is the time to act. We urge you to connect with our expert class-action lawyers to opt out of the class. An individual lawsuit may yield a buyback that could bring you full reimbursement and the possibility of punitive damages. If you choose to exclude yourself, you must do so before March 10th, 2023. Please get in touch with us today to assist in this process.

Bottom Line

If you own a 2018-2020 Jeep Wrangler or 2020 Jeep Gladiator, you may be eligible for minimal financial relief through the class action settlement. Please contact us immediately so we can help you determine if this is something you should accept, or if you deserve a lemon law buyback for this safety hazard.

For more information about how Lemon Firm’s experienced attorneys can assist in getting the compensation you deserve, contact us today at (833) Lemon-Firm.