Moran et al. v. FCA US LLC



If you purchased or leased a 2017-2021 Chrysler Pacifica vehicle equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission, this notice provides information of a proposed class action settlement that could affect your legal rights.



What is the Lawsuit About?

This Settlement resolves litigation against FCA US alleging that certain defects in 2017-2021 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission (“Class Vehicles”) caused the Class Vehicles to suddenly lose power, shut off, or stall without warning.

The Actions allege that the Class Vehicles were defectively designed and manufactured by FCA US, causing them to stall. Plaintiffs have asserted nationwide claims under federal and state express and implied warranty laws and under consumer protection statutes.

You can read the operative complaint by visiting the Court Documents page. FCA US denies that it has violated any law, denies that it en-gaged in any wrongdoing, and denies that Class Vehicles are defective in any way. The parties agreed to resolve these matters before these issues were decided by the Court. This settlement does not involve claims of personal injury or property damage to any property other than the Class Vehicles.


How do I know if I am part of the Settlement?

You are a Class Member if you are a person, entity, or organization who currently resides in the United States (including its territories), and on or before April 20, 2022 you purchase(d), or lease(d) a 2017-2021 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission that was originally sold by FCA US in the United States or its territories.

The following are not included in the Settlement: (1) owners or lessees of Class Vehicles who have filed and served litigation against FCA US alleging problems with the Crankshaft Position Sensor in Class Vehicles that was pending as of the Notice Date and who do not dismiss their actions before final judgment and affirmatively elect to opt in to the Settlement; (2) FCA US’s officers, directors, employees, affiliates and affiliates’ officers, directors and employees, their distributors and distributors’ officers, directors, and employees, and FCA US Dealers and FCA US’s officers and directors; (3) judicial officers and immediate family members assigned to the Actions or any judicial officers who may hear the appeal; (4) all parties to litigation against FCA US alleging problems with the Crankshaft Position Sensor in Class Vehicles in which final judgment has been entered; and (5) all entities and natural persons who have previously executed and delivered to FCA US re-leases of their claims based on the Crankshaft Position Sensor.

However, if you have a pending lawsuit against FCA US in which final judgment has not yet been entered, you have the opportunity to opt-in to the Settlement.


WHAT YOU MUST DO NOW

I Want To Be Part of The Proposed Settlement
If you have not filed a lawsuit against FCA US based on alleged stalling in your Class Vehicle, and you want to be part of the Settlement, you do not need to do anything. If the Court approves the Settlement, you will be able to claim your benefits by following the procedures described below. However, you will give up your individual right to sue FCA US for any problems related to stalling in your Class Vehicle.

No Deadline


If you have filed a lawsuit against FCA US based on alleged stalling in your Class Vehicle, and you want to be part of the Settlement, you must dismiss your lawsuit before final judgment and submit the appropriate opt-in form to the Class Administrator no later than the date listed. By electing to become part of the Settlement, you will be giving up your individual right to sue FCA US for any problems relating to stalling in your Class Vehicle. If final judgment has already been entered in your lawsuit, you are excluded from the Class and cannot be part of the Settlement.

August 14, 2023
I Want to Exclude Myself
If you currently have a pending lawsuit against FCA US based on alleged stalling in your Class Vehicle, and if you do not want to be part of the settlement, you do not need to do anything. You are automatically excluded from the lawsuit unless you choose to opt in, You will not be entitled to any of the Settlement benefits, but you will keep your individual right to continue to sue FCA US for problems related to stalling in your Class Vehicle.

No Deadline


If you have not filed a lawsuit against FCA US based on alleged stalling in your Class Vehicle, and if you do not want to be part of the Settlement, you may exclude yourself or opt out of the proposed Settlement by submitting a request to do so in writing. In that request, you must state your name, address, and telephone number, along with the model year and VIN of your vehicle. You must also specifically and unambiguously state your desire to be excluded from the Class in Moran v. FCA US LLC, and you must sign and date the request. If you are represented by counsel, your counsel must also sign the Request for Exclusion. You must mail this request to the Claims Administrator at the following address:

Moran et al. v. FCA US LLC.
c/o CPT Group, Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606

Your request must be postmarked no later than the date indicated. If you wish to exclude yourself from the Class, you must do so with respect to all Class Vehicles you own(ed) or lease(d). If you choose to exclude yourself, you will not be entitled to any of the Settlement benefits, but you will keep your individual right to sue FCA US for problems relating to stalling in your Class Vehicle.

November 9, 2022
I Want To Object
If you elect to be part of the Settlement, you may object to it by writing to the Court and explaining why you object. The process you must follow for filing and serving objections is described in the long form notice, Click Here

November 9, 2022
I Want to Appear in the Litigation or Attend the Fairness Hearing
A Final Fairness Hearing, during which the Court will be asked to grant final approval of the Settlement, will be held on February 15, 2023 at 221 West Broadway, San Diego, California 92101 in Courtroom 4C at 9:15 a.m. At that hearing, the Court will also consider an award of attorneys’ fees and costs to Class Counsel and service awards to the named Plaintiffs. Plaintiffs will request attorneys’ fees, unopposed by FCA US, by October 26, 2022.

You are not required to make a formal appearance in the lawsuit in order to participate in the proposed Settlement, but, if you elect to be part of the Settlement, you may appear on your own or through your own lawyer. You may also speak in Court at the Fairness Hearing about the proposed Settlement if you file a timely objection and submit a timely notice of your intention to appear at the Fairness Hearing.

November 9, 2022