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Jeep Wrangler Water Leaks

The Jeep Wrangler is touted for its flexible handling both on-road and off-road terrain. As anyone who enjoys off-roading will tell you, there’s bound to be some water along the way, which is why the Jeep Wrangler should be leak proof. Nonetheless, Jeep owners have long complained of significant water leaks that have resulted in mold, rust and corrosion, even under normal driving conditions. Water leaks have also been reported in parked Jeep Wranglers after heavy rains.

Thus far, Fiat Chrysler, the manufacturer of the Jeep line, has been ineffective in resolving this seemingly intractable problem. Meanwhile, Jeep owners have been forced to rely on cumbersome workarounds rather than a permanent fix. If your Jeep Wrangler is continually experiencing water leaks that have gone unrepaired by the dealer, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

At Timothy Abeel & Associates, we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of automobile consumers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Through the years, our office has received hundreds of complaints from Jeep Wrangler owners about wet seats and headliners, soaked floorboards, standing water in the trunk, and water dripping into the cabin from the roof and windshield. When you work with our experienced Lemon Law attorneys, you can rest assured we will always put your best interests first.

Is My Jeep Wrangler a Lemon?

Water leaks in a motor vehicle are not merely an inconvenience, they also pose a serious risk of damage to a vehicle’s components. Water leaks can result in corroded electronics, soiled carpeting and seats, mold and mildew growth and the corrosion of metal floors, doors and body panels from the inside out. In the Jeep Wrangler, water leaks commonly occur where the front door meets the A-pillar, between the rear hardtop panel and the B-pillar, through the windshield header seal, the cowl side panel and the dashboard.

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a multitude of complaints over the years for water leaks in both the Jeep Wrangler and Patriot models, Chrysler has not issued a recall. Instead, a number of technical service bulletins have been issued recommending band-aid fixes such as notching, cutting, gluing and/or taping of existing door and window seals, or removing and replacing seals with newer, slightly modified seals. These methods are proving to be ineffective at resolving what may be a design flaw in the Jeep Wrangler.

To have a valid claim under the applicable lemon laws, you must be able to prove that your Jeep Wrangler has a substantial defect that will it affect its use, value or safety. It is also necessary to demonstrate that Fiat Chrysler had taken a reasonable number of attempts to make the needed repairs. If you have a viable claim, you may be entitled to a cash payment to reimburse you for all of the costs, a replacement vehicle or a vehicle buy back.

How Timothy Abeel & Associates Can Help

If you own or lease a Jeep Wrangler that is experiencing ongoing water leaks, you may have a lemon on your hands. We will take the time to learn about your Jeep Wrangler water leak problems and its repair history. If we believe you have a viable lemon law claim, we will work to explore all of your options. We will conduct a thorough investigation and work diligently to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Depending on the nature of the defect, you may be entitled to a replacement vehicle, a refund or monetary compensation. Under the applicable lemon laws, you may also be able to recover attorney’s fees and expenses. This means that you will not incur any out-of-pocket legal costs associated with your lemon law claim. Above all, we are dedicated to holding automakers accountable and protecting the rights of consumers. We have a proven track record of helping our clients fight back against the big automakers. Working with our legal team can mean the difference between obtaining just compensation and being stuck with a lemon. Please contact our office today to set up a free consultation.


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