Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Files Suit Over Defeat Devices in “EcoDiesel” Ram 1500 & Jeep Grand Cherokees

February 10, 2017

Keller Rohrback Files Suit Over Defeat Devices in “EcoDiesel” Ram 1500 & Jeep Grand Cherokees


February 9, 2017

Keller Rohrback continues to work on behalf of owners of EcoDiesel Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles who paid a premium for the highest possible emissions standards and who believe that they have been misled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (“FCA”). An Amended Complaint, filed February 8, 2017, continues to keep pressure on FCA.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the California Air Resources Board (“CARB”) issued notices of violation to FCA alleging that about one hundred thousand 2014-2016 “EcoDiesel” vehicles use undisclosed emissions control devices that caused the vehicles to emit much higher levels of nitrogen oxides during normal operation than the applicable emissions standards allow. The affected vehicles are 2014-2016 “EcoDiesel” Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 trucks equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines.  The EcoDiesel® option cost consumers cost consumers thousands of dollars extra, for little or no benefit. Consumers who chose to purchase an EcoDiesel Ram 1500 or Jeep Grand Cherokee paid as much as $4,900 more than they would have for a gas-powered equivalent. FCA represented these vehicles as environmentally friendly and in compliance with emissions requirements, and many consumers who owned or leased these cars were misled by these representations.

Hundreds of consumers have contacted Keller Rohrback L.L.P. because they were misled by FCA about these expensive vehicles. A leading consumer protection firm, Keller Rohrback L.L.P. filed one of the first lawsuits against Volkswagen Group and its subsidiaries related to its diesel defeat device vehicles.

If you, a friend, or a family member owns or leases any of the affected vehicles described above, please contact attorneys Gretchen Freeman Cappio or Ryan McDevitt by phone at 866.560.4043 or via email at to discuss our investigation and your potential claims against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Keller Rohrback L.L.P., with offices in Seattle, Oakland, Phoenix, New York, Montana, and Santa Barbara, serves as lead and co-lead counsel in class actions throughout the country. Our Complex Litigation Group is proud to offer its expertise to clients nationwide, and our trial lawyers have obtained judgments and settlements in excess of 18 billion dollars.