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Jaguar Land Rover Parts Covered by California Emissions Warranty Class Action

California tends to have more protections or stricter standards than other states in certain areas—for example, in pollution and emissions. The complaint for this class action alleges that Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (JLRNA) has violated California’s emissions control parts warranty law by not listing all the high-cost parts of its vehicles that should be covered under the emissions warranty.

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) has a section entitled “Emission Control System Warranty Requirements for 1990 and Subsequent Model Year Passenger Car, Light-Trucks, and Medium-duty Vehicles and Engines,” which is sometimes called the Emissions Control Systems Warranty.

After reviewing provisions of the law, the complaint alleges, “In summary, any part that either effects a vehicle’s emissions, or causes a vehicle’s on-board diagnostic malfunction indicator light to illuminate is … considered a ‘warranted part,’ which shall have a 3-year 50,000-mile warranty. Furthermore, if the part is determined to be a ‘high-priced’ warranted part, … the part, the labor cost of diagnosing the part failure, and the labor cost of replacing the part shall have a 7-year 70,000-mile emissions warranty…”

The complaint says, “The CCR very clearly defines the methodology that JLRNA is required to use in order to identify which parts should be covered by the 7-year 70,000-mile warranty.” 

However, the complaint alleges, “JLRNA engages in a systematic business practice of intentionally refusing to identify … all of the parts that should be identified as ‘high-priced’ warranted parts and that should be covered” under the Emissions Control Systems Warranty. “JLRNA does this,” the complaint claims, “in order to reduce the amount of money that JLRNA has to pay out in warranty related repairs and warranty claims.” 

This, the complaint claims, amounts to fraudulent concealment. 

In this case, plaintiff Gary Gibson bought a new 2013 Land Rover LR4 in Ventura California. In 2017, with just over 60,000 miles on it, the vehicle began stalling. The technicians at the dealership determined that the vehicle had fault codes indicating low fuel pressure. The dealership installed a new fuel pump, driver module, and low-pressure sensor. The cost was $1,236.78, which Gibson was forced to pay for. 

Roughly a month later, the vehicle again needed repairs. The dealership installed a new low-pressure fuel pump, gasket, and relay. Again, Gibson had to pay for the repairs himself, an amount totaling $1,249.20. The complaint alleges that the repairs should have been paid for by JLRNA because of the Emissions Control Systems Warranty.

The complaint for this class action is all persons in California who, between May 24, 2015 and May 24, 2019, were owners or lessees of JLRNA vehicles who have paid for repairs and parts that should have been covered under JLRNA’s “high-priced warranted parts” 7-year, 70,000-mile California emissions warranty.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Automobile

Most Recent Case Event

Jaguar Land Rover Parts Covered by California Emissions Warranty Complaint

May 24, 2019

California tends to have more protections or stricter standards than other states in certain areas—for example, in pollution and emissions. The complaint for this class action alleges that Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (JLRNA) has violated California’s emissions control parts warranty law by not listing all the high-cost parts of its vehicles that should be covered under the emissions warranty.

jaguar_land_rover_emissions_warranty_parts_compl.pdf

Case Event History

Jaguar Land Rover Parts Covered by California Emissions Warranty Complaint

May 24, 2019

California tends to have more protections or stricter standards than other states in certain areas—for example, in pollution and emissions. The complaint for this class action alleges that Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (JLRNA) has violated California’s emissions control parts warranty law by not listing all the high-cost parts of its vehicles that should be covered under the emissions warranty.

jaguar_land_rover_emissions_warranty_parts_compl.pdf
Tags: Breach of warranty, Emissions