Law Office of James R. Snell Jr. July 2018

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The Case gainst Jeep and Dodge

What You Need to Know

When we purchase something manufactured by a large corporation, we expect that the product has passed numerous safety and regulatory tests.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Corporations, beholden to their shareholders above all else, often cut corners in order to goose their bottom line. When they get caught, it’s on

regular citizens to hold them accountable.

There have been plenty of instances of products coming to market that shouldn’t have — Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7, for instance. There is currently a case against Fiat Chrysler for a product problem of similar severity. In an effort to market certain vehicles as eco-friendly, the company filed for diesel certification on a line of vehicles. Sounds like a good thing, right? The problem is that those vehicles were not as green as consumers and regulators were led to believe.

How did Fiat Chrysler get away with such a blatant skirting of environmental regulations? Well, it all comes down to a simple piece of technology called a “defeat device.”

take legal action. You don’t even need to own the car today, as long as you can prove you owned it on January 12, 2017.

We don’t know as of yet whether these vehicles will need to be repaired, recalled, or replaced. The investigation into Fiat Chrysler is ongoing, so it will continue to take shape

How did Fiat Chrysler get away with such a blatant skirting of environmental regulations? Well, it all comes down to a

simple piece of technology called a “defeat device.” This device, which you may have heard about during Volkswagen’s diesel fiasco a few years ago, senses when a car is undergoing an emissions test and alters the emissions to make them appear lower than they are during normal road conditions. Basically, it’s the automotive equivalent of working hard when the teacher’s watching you but fooling around when they aren’t.

over the coming months. What’s important for you to know is that if you own one of these vehicles, you’ve been duped. Hiring an attorney and participating in the lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler is the best way for you to stand up against this injustice. It might seem like becoming a part of a class action lawsuit is a small step, but it can have huge ramifications. If companies aren’t held accountable for their cheating, they’ll continue to cut corners and take advantage of

If you own one of the following vehicles, you are eligible to participate in a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler:

unsuspecting customers. Unless you raise your hand and say,“I’ve been cheated,” you’ll suffer in silence.

2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee Ecodiesel

Don’t let it happen to you. If you own one of these vehicles, reach out to the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr. today.

2014-2016 Dodge Ram 1500

It’s important to note that you must have a 3.0-liter diesel engine to qualify for a claim, as these are the models that cheated emissions inspectors. If you purchased, financed, or leased one of these vehicles, we may be able to

–Jim Snell

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