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Jaguar Land Rover Defects : California Lemon law case

  • Case: Client v. Jaguar Land Rover
  • Claim Type: CA Lemon Law
  • Vehicle Year: 2017
  • Vehicle Model: Land Rover
  • Vehicle Make: Discovery
  • New/Used: New
  • Contract Type: Lease
  • Specs: N/A

 

Defects & Repair Attempts: CA Lemon law

  • Warning Lights

The client took the vehicle in for repairs numerous times due to different warning lights being displayed on the instrument cluster, such as the check engine, drive traction reduced warning, parking aid not available, and stability control not available lights. The dealership was unable to duplicate the warnings.

  • Unable to Start

The client noticed that the vehicle would not be able to start at times, and whenever this issue would occur, a blinking red battery warning would appear and this problem might be a lemon .

  • Brake Pedal Vibrating

When coming to a full stop, the brake pedal on the subject vehicle would start strongly vibrating. The car was taken in multiple times for this issue with no fixes being made.

  • Smell of Gas

Our client was concerned when they noticed the smell of gas after leaving their vehicle, fearing that it was an exhaust or gas leak. The vehicle was dropped off for repairs for this issue as well.

  • Air Conditioning Problems

The client noticed that when the air conditioning temperature was set to the lowest setting, there would be warm air blowing out of the vents.

Lawsuits:

  • Flynn-Murphy et al. v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (2:20-CV-14464)

This class action alleges that many Land Rover models had defective turbochargers that wouldn’t last for nearly as long as they should and that they would damage other engine components after failure. The class action also states that JLRNA knew about this defect and chose to ignore it.

  • TH Chiro, PLLC v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (1:20-CV-00156)

This class action lawsuit alleges that Land Rover Discovery vehicles have a defective windshield that can lead to water leaking into the electrical components at the front of the vehicle.

Recalls:

  • Electrical System (20V143000)
  • Electrical System (18V337000)
  • Seat Belts (16V942000)
  • Suspension (16V889000)

Investigations:

  • Loss of Brake Power Assist (EA20001)

 

Jaguar Land Rover Sued for Selling Defective Vehicles

 

Jaguar Land Rover is facing yet another lawsuit, this time over their sale of defective vehicles. There have been a variety of lawsuits alleging that Jaguar Land Rover knowingly sells vehicles that have defective parts, so this new lawsuit is not that surprising. The lawsuit began after one of our clients had leased a 2017 Land Rover Discovery. After getting the vehicle, a number of problems began showing up, such as:

  • Warning Lights – The client took the vehicle in for repairs numerous times due to different warning lights being displayed on the instrument cluster, such as the check engine, drive traction reduced warning, parking aid not available, and stability control not available lights. The dealership was unable to duplicate the warnings.
  • Unable to Start – The client noticed that the vehicle would not be able to start at times, and whenever this issue would occur, a blinking red battery warning would appear.
  • Brake Pedal Vibrating – When coming to a full stop, the brake pedal on the subject vehicle would start strongly vibrating. The car was taken in multiple times for this issue with no fixes being made.
  • Smell of Gas – Our client was concerned when they noticed the smell of gas after leaving their vehicle, fearing that it was an exhaust or gas leak. The vehicle was dropped off for repairs for this issue as well.
  • Air Conditioning Problems – The client noticed that when the air conditioning temperature was set to the lowest setting, there would be warm air blowing out of the vents.

Our client had a lot of issues with their vehicles, and the dealership either couldn’t correct these issues or couldn’t reproduce them in the first place. This frustrated our client, but luckily, under California Lemon Law, the client was entitled to get compensation from Jaguar Land Rover. Because of this, the client reached out to The Margarian Law Firm, and a lawsuit was filed against Jaguar Land Rover. Currently, the lawsuit is in the settlement phase.

Defective Past

As previously mentioned, Jaguar Land Rover has faced lawsuits in the past alleging that they sell vehicles with defective parts knowingly. These lawsuits also include 2017 Land Rover Discovery. One of these lawsuits, the class action Flynn-Murphy et al. v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (2:20-CV-14464), alleged that vehicles were sold with defective turbochargers that would break very early in their lifespan and would damage other components in the engine. The vehicles included in this class action were:

Make & Model Year(s)
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.0 Liter 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Land Rover Discovery Sport 2.0 Liter 2015, 2016, 2017
Land Rover LR2 2.0 Liter 2013, 2014, 2015

 

There was also another lawsuit against Jaguar Land Rover that included the 2017 Land Rover Discovery, this time alleging that the windshield was defective and could lead to water leaking into the electrical components at the front of the vehicle. The class action, TH Chiro, PLLC v. Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC (1:20-CV-00156), included:

Make & Model Year(s)
Land Rover Discovery 2017

 

The class actions as well as our clients experience and lawsuit are already giving the 2017 Land Rover Discovery a bad look, but it gets even worse when looking at the recalls and investigations for the car. The 2017 Land Rover Discovery was subject to four National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalls for different parts, including the electrical system (20V143000, 18V337000), seat belts (16V942000), and suspension (16V889000). These recalls affect around 20,000 vehicles. There is also an investigation by the NHTSA into the loss of brake power assist (EA20001).

How Can I Get Compensation?

The Land Rover Discovery shows just how many defects or problems a car can have. Many vehicles are similar to the Discovery in this way, including, possibly, your vehicle. If your car starts showing signs of defective manufacturing, you can get proper compensation. There are different laws in each state that can help you get that compensation. In California, the Lemon Law entitles you for compensation if your vehicle experiences multiple defects from the manufacturer that are irreparable.

If your vehicle has these problems, The Margarian Law Firm can help you. The Margarian Law Firm specializes in Lemon Law, Dealer Fraud, and Consumer Class Actions. If your vehicle is a Lemon, or if you were victim to dealer fraud, then reach out to The Margarian Law Firm at (818) 553-1000.

 

 

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