Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Emissions Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

Fiat Chrysler and Bosch are settling a multi-district consolidated lawsuit that claims the companies installed auxiliary Emissions Control Devices (AECDs) in 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines. In addition to class actions filed by individuals, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed suit on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the state of California filed suit through its Attorney General. The suits alleged that the devices allowed excess emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), including more pollutants than consumers expected and more than permitted by clean air laws.

The Settlement includes (1) a Class Action Agreement between the companies and the owners or lessees of certain vehicles and (2) a Consent Decree between Fiat Chrysler and the DOJ on behalf of the EPA and the state of California through the California Attorney General and the California Air Resources Board.

Docket Number:

3:17-md-2777

Company: FCA US LLC

Filing Deadline: February 3, 2021

Class Period: January 12, 2017

Objection Deadline: April 15, 2019

Exclusion Deadline: April 15, 2019

Final Approval Hearing: May 3, 2019

Proof of Purchase:

You must submit proof, which may include your current registration, your vehicle’s VIN, your driver’s license or other government-issued ID, the dates you owned or leased the eligible vehicle, and proof of current or former ownership.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are an individual or entity and
- On January 12, 2017, you owned or leased an eligible model year 2014-2016 Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0-liter diesel vehicle registered in the US or its territories, or
- Between January 12, 2017 and the deadline to submit claims, you become the owner or lessee of an eligible vehicle in the US or its territories, or
- You own or lease an eligible vehicle in the US or its territories at the time it receives and Approved Emissions Modification (AEM).

You may be eligible even if you have sold your vehicle. Note that the deadline for submitting a claim in this case may be different from the general claim submission deadline. For more information, or to see who is excluded from the class, see the Notice at https://www.ecodieselsettlement.com/content/dam/fcacourtsettlement/pdf/Long%20Form%20Notice.pdf.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Three benefits: (1) Cash payment of $990, $2,460, or $3,075. (2) An Approved Emissions Modification to your vehicle. (3) An extended warranty. For details, see the Notice at https://www.ecodieselsettlement.com/content/dam/fcacourtsettlement/pdf/Long%20Form%20Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $307,460,800 for cash payments; $305 million as a penalty; additional costs for modifications

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$5,000

Law Firms:
Baron & Budd
Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Claim Form: Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Emissions Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: In Re Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep EcoDiesel Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation

Settlement Website: Ram 1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Emissions Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Angeion Group

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

EcoDiesel Settlement Claims
PO Box 2960
Farmington Hills, MI 48333-2960
1-833-280-4748
Info@EcoDieselSettlementAdmin.com

Tags: Defective Automobile, Emissions, False Mileage or Emissions Figures