Ron B. v. FCA US LLC

San Bernardino County

Our client, Ron B., is a realtor from Upland, California, who purchased a 2011 Dodge Durango from Jeep Chrysler Dodge of Ontario.  Ron purchased the vehicle in June of 2011 and hoped for years of reliable and pleasurable driving around the Inland Empire.  However, not long after her bought the Durango, it developed electronic system issues and engine issues.  Ron’s problems with the vehicle went from bad to much worse after about 40,000 miles when the vehicle began intermittently not starting and stalling while being driven.  CCA’s attorneys attributed the stalling and no-starts to FCA’s notoriously defective Totally Integrated Power Module (or “TIPM”).  FCA’s attorneys attempted to strong arm Ron and refused to settle his case for a reasonable sum.  However, we tried his case before a jury of twelve in San Bernardino County Superior Court.  The jury found that the vehicle was defective, awarded Ron all of his money back and awarded him a civil penalty equal to double what he paid for the car.  Additionally, the San Bernardino jury found FCA had committed fraudulent concealment with respect to certain defects in his vehicle.  Later, the Court ordered that FCA pay for all of Ron’s attorney’s fees and costs.

Michelle B. v. FCA US LLC

San Diego County

CCA’s attorneys represented Michelle B. with respect to her lemon law claim on her 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  The vehicle was purchased from Rancho Chrysler Jeep Dodge in November 2010 for approximately $42,500.  After only about 17,000 miles, the vehicle developed a wide variety of frustrating and annoying issues, such as oil leaks, no starts, electronics issues, and HVAC issues.  Our attorneys represented Michelle in San Diego County Superior Court and were able to negotiate a significant settlement from Jeep, which included repayment of every dollar she paid for the car, payment of a significant civil penalty, and payment of all of Michelle’s attorney’s fees and costs incurred in the litigation.

Theresa B. v. FCA US LLC

Oakland County

Our client, Theresa B., is a nurse from San Leandro, California that owned a troubled 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. Theresa hoped that the vehicle would reliably take her to and from work every day. Instead, however, the vehicle suffered a series of engine oil leaks and transmission issues and was presented for repair to Chrysler over 13 times. When she contacted Chrysler for them to voluntarily repurchase the vehicle, they refused to do right by their customer. Once our attorneys became involved, the case resolved for nearly three times what she paid for the vehicle. Of course, FCA was also ordered by the court to pay all of Theresa’s attorney’s fees and costs.

Joe and Ruby A. v. Ford Motor Company

Los Angeles County

Our clients, Joe and Ruby A. owned a 2008 Ford F-250, which Joe used as a work truck. Unfortunately, the truck developed a series of serious engine problems that Ford Motor Company and its dealerships were unable to fix. The vehicle would regularly misfire, crank and not start, stall, and suffered from both coolant and oil leaks. Ultimately, our attorneys were able to resolve the matter with Ford Motor Company for over two and a half times what Joe and Ruby paid for their truck. Of course, as part of the settlement, Ford Motor Company also paid all of Joe and Ruby’s lawyer’s bills.

Steven A. v. Ford Motor Company

San Joaquin County

Our client, Steven A., is a resident of Tracy, California who purchased a fully loaded 2010 Ford F-350 from San Francisco Ford Lincoln Mercury for over $70,000. Unfortunately, at about 45,000 miles, the vehicle developed a series of very serious engine issues, including coolant leaks, oil leaks, problems accelerating, and strange noises coming from the engine. In spite of the issues all being covered by the truck’s powertrain warranty, the authorized Ford dealership was unable to fix the vehicle’s problems. Ford Motor Company refused to resolve Steven’s case prior to litigation. Once our attorneys became involved, we were able to resolve the matter for a substantial settlement of over two times what Steven had paid for the troubled Ford. Of course, Ford Motor Company also agreed to pay all of Steven’s attorney’s fees and costs as part of the settlement.

David Z. and Julianne V. v. FCA US LLC

San Francisco County

Our clients, David Z. and Julianne V. are residents of Oakland, California and purchased a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee as a reward to themselves after successfully starting up their own new business. In spite of the vehicle costing over $55,000 when they purchased it from Walnut Creek Chrysler Jeep Dodge, the vehicle quickly developed a series of problematic engine and transmission issues. David and Julianne took the vehicle in for service numerous times; but Chrysler was never able to conform the vehicle to warranty. Repeatedly, the authorized Chrysler technicians advised that nothing was wrong with their vehicle and it was “operating as designed.” The lawyers at CCA handled served as their counsel in binding arbitration against FCA. Ultimately, the arbitrator found in David and Julianne’s favor, awarding them three times what they paid for the vehicle. Later, the arbitrator also ordered that Chrysler pay all of our client’s attorney’s fees and costs.

Paul W. v. FCA US LLC

Sacramento County

Our client, Paul W., resides in Roseville, California and runs his own landscaping business. He purchased a 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 from Folsom Lake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for over $35,000 to use as part of his landscaping business. Unfortunately, Paul’s truck developed a series of very serious engine and transmission issues early on that Dodge simply could not fix. Paul took in the vehicle numerous times to Folsom Lake CDJR for service and they were never able to get things working right on his truck. Altogether, his car spent dozens of days in the shop and was presented for repair numerous times. FCA US refused to resolve his matter amicably and ultimately faced a jury of 12 in Sacramento County Superior Court. Our attorneys were able to deliver an excellent result for Paul when the jury returned and awarded him over three times what he paid for the truck. Later, the Sacramento Superior Court also ordered that Chrysler also pay all of our attorney’s fees and costs on Paul’s behalf.

Celie W. v. FCA US LLC

Los Angeles County

Our client, Celie W. purchased a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee from Glendale Dodge hoping to use the vehicle as her daily driver and to help her tow horse trailers. As a professional horse trainer, she needed a reliable and powerful vehicle to assist with her work and transport her horses. Unfortunately, the 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee turned out to be a highly problematic disaster; leaving her and her horses stranded. The Grand Cherokee developed a series of serious engine issues that Chrysler was unable to repair in spite of numerous presentations and recalls. After her case was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, our attorneys were able to resolve the matter for a substantial settlement in Celie’s favor and payment of all of her attorney’s fees and costs by Chrysler.

Joseph T. v. FCA US LLC

Riverside County

Our client, Joseph T. is a computer programmer from Mira Loma, California who purchased a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee for over $45,000 from Browning Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. Joseph’s first 30,000 miles of vehicle ownership were fairly uneventful. However, after that point, the vehicle developed serious and troubling engine issues, including rough idles, strange engine noises, engine stalling, and other problems. In spite of several presentations to Jeep Chrysler Dodge of Ontario and other authorized dealerships, FCA was unable to fix our client Joseph’s vehicle. We stepped in and were able to settle this matter for a substantial settlement of over two and a half times what he paid for the vehicle and, of course, FCA was ordered by the court to pay all of his attorney’s fees and costs as well.

Dennis P. v. Ford Motor Company

Kings County

Our client, Dennis P., is a resident of Lemoore, California, and purchased a 2008 Ford F-350 for use as a work truck. Unfortunately for Dennis, after about 25,000 miles, the vehicle developed a series of engine issues, including coolant leaks, strange whiney noises emanating from the engine, oil leaks, and other serious engine problems. Over the course of years, he presented the vehicle to Ford many times for repair and they were unable to fix his engine problems. He also attempted to resolve his problems directly with Ford Motor Company; but they flatly refused to do right by their customer and repurchase his vehicle. When the attorneys at CCA became involved in the case, the Ford Motor Company agreed to pay Dennis significantly more than what he had paid for the troubled F-350 and, of course, paid all of his attorney’s fees and costs as well.

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