A class action lawsuit filed in Delaware is accusing carmaker Dodge of problems with 2015-2019 Dodge Challengers and Chargers that come with V8 engines and are allegedly equipped with a defective rear differential. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of six vehicle owners, specifically alleges that the rear differential, a part of the rear axle that helps to stabilize the car while it is turning at high speeds, was “not adequately designed and/or manufactured for the torque loads of the engines and transmissions exerted during acceleration.” In plain English, this means that the muscle cars, when driven at the high speeds that many drivers specifically bought them in order to drive them at, can be more difficult to control and the rear differentials fail at a much faster rate than they were designed to. The lawsuit further alleges a failed rear differential can suddenly explode, showering the car’s underside with shrapnel, as well as that the failure of the rear differential can occur suddenly, leaving drivers unable to control their car and facing a potentially very dangerous situation. The drivers claim that, not only does the rear differential issue lead to the early failure of the rear differential itself, but that this defect causes other vehicle parts to fail early as well. Finally, the vehicle owners also allege in their lawsuit that the value of their cars has also decreased significantly as a result of this serious design defect.
California Lemon Law and Vehicle Defects Like the Dodge Rear Differential Problems
California has one of the strongest lemon laws in the country. Set forth in the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act and the Tanner Consumer Protection Act, California’s lemon law was enacted in the first place to protect California consumers from having to deal with repeated repair visits back to the dealership for factory warranty repairs and/or for safety defects like the rear differential issues faced by Dodge Charger and Challenger owners. These laws require that motor vehicle manufacturers offer buybacks for new cars (as well as used cars that are still in their initial warranty period) if the manufacturer cannot repair a defect that impairs a motor vehicle’s use, value or safety. In the scenario faced by Dodge Charger or Challenger owners that led to the recent filing of the Delaware class action lawsuit, this could certainly constitute exactly the type of design defect that would be covered under California’s lemon law if the vehicle owners in the Delaware class action are successful in proving their claims.
Contact Lemon Law Firm If You Own a Dodge Challenger or Charger and Have Experienced Similar Problems Or Were Injured Due to a Defect in Your Motor Vehicle
At the Lemon Firm, our experienced attorneys have represented numerous clients who have been injured by dangerous defects like those alleged in the recent class-action lawsuit filed by Dodge Challenger and Charger owners in Delaware. We have been able to successfully recover compensation for our clients who were sold a vehicle that did not perform as intended and we can do the same for you. Contact us for a free consultation today if you have experienced problems like those experienced by the Dodge Challenger and Charger owners in the class action lawsuit described above or any other types of design or manufacturing defects with your vehicle. Our experienced attorneys can be reached by calling (833) 536-6634. The first consultation is free and we can take your case on a contingency fee, meaning that you will not pay a cent unless our experienced attorneys recover money for you. Call us today!