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Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Particulate Filter Class Action

This class action brings suit against Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, for certain of its Rover Range vehicles. The complaint alleges that the company knew that the vehicle had be to driven on the highway in order to keep the fuel filter from being clogged, but did not warn prospective customers who intended to use the vehicle primarily for city driving.

The Nationwide Class for this action is all persons who bought or leased a diesel engine-powered 2017-2021 Land Rover Range Rover or other such Jaguar Land Rover vehicle equipped with a substantially similar DPF system in the US. A New Jersey Subclass has also been defined for those who bought or leased their vehicles in New Jersey

The plaintiffs in this case, Candace Nejat and Ilu.Lily Designs, LLC, bought the Range Rover in December 2017. Nejat intended to use the vehicle for family errands, for driving between her home and her work, for picking up and dropping off employees, to pick up products, to go to shows, and so on.

The complaint alleges that no one told Nejat that problems could arise with the vehicle’s operation if the vehicle was used primarily for city driving. The complaint also suggests that the vehicle had a Monroney label, which specifies fuel economy in miles per gallon for the vehicle, listing city and highway driving separately.

The complaint suggests that the vehicle was equipped with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) exhaust filter and that this is where the problems occurred.

At 37,312 miles, in February 2020, the check engine light came on and a warning light also came on, the complaint asserts, “saying that the vehicle’s diesel exhaust fuel filter was full.” The dealership, the complaint claims, told Nejat that the problem was “caused by the DPF being too full.” The complaint says that “upon information and belief, the selling dealer performed a dynamic regeneration and cleared codes stored in the vehicle’s computer.”

The complaint alleges that, to date, five repair attempts have been made, with the vehicle at the dealership for a total of 22 days.

For regeneration to occur, the complaint claims, the vehicle must be driven regularly on the highway. According to the complaint, the warning light often activates after it is too late for regeneration to occur, which requires expensive replacement of the DPF.

The complaint alleges that “a clogged DPF can cause sudden and unexpected loss of power that can severely inhibit vehicle performance and even complete shutdown.”

The complaint alleges that Jaguar Land Rover knew about the problem but has not warned prospective customers.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Automobile

Most Recent Case Event

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Particulate Filter Complaint

August 6, 2021

This class action brings suit against Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, for certain of its Rover Range vehicles. The complaint alleges that the company knew that the vehicle had be to driven on the highway in order to keep the fuel filter from being clogged, but did not warn prospective customers who intended to use the vehicle primarily for city driving.

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Particulate Filter Complaint

Case Event History

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Particulate Filter Complaint

August 6, 2021

This class action brings suit against Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC, for certain of its Rover Range vehicles. The complaint alleges that the company knew that the vehicle had be to driven on the highway in order to keep the fuel filter from being clogged, but did not warn prospective customers who intended to use the vehicle primarily for city driving.

Jaguar Land Rover Diesel Particulate Filter Complaint
Tags: Defective Automobile, Defective FIlters