Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge TIPM Problems

If you own a Jeep, Chrysler, or Dodge vehicle you may have experienced the following problems including, but not limited to – vehicle stalling/shutting off; vehicle not starting; displays not working; blank displays; accessories not working; etc.  These problems may be related to the vehicle having a defective totally integrated power module aka TIPM.  The TIPM controls many functions of the vehicle from the fuel pump to the windows to the screen displays and many others.  Failures of the TIPM may result in extremely dangerous situations for occupants of the vehicle as well as other road users.  FCA US LLC is aware of the problems with the TIPM. 

If you are having problems with your Jeep, Chrysler or Dodge vehicle and purchased the vehicle in California, you may have a valid California Lemon Law claim which may entitle you to a repurchase of the vehicle or other remedies.  Please contact us at (866) 360-6886 or at info@davidjfarrell.com and we would be happy to provide you with a free consultation.       

Jeep Transmission and Engine Problems

Jeep model vehicles (Cherokee, Wrangler, Compass) are having an array of transmission and engine problems.  The transmission problems include, but are not limited to – lack of power, poor shift quality, complete transmission failure, etc.  The engine problems include, but are not limited to – oil leaks; poor engine performance; lack of power; etc.  FCA… Continue Reading

Nissan CVT Transmission Problems

For several years now Nissan North America, Inc. has placed CVT transmissions in many of their model vehicles (Altima, Sentra, etc.).  CVT stands for “continuously variable transmission.”  The purpose of the CVT transmission design, according to Nissan, is to, among other things, provide smooth shifts between gears and be more fuel efficient than a regular… Continue Reading

Volvo XC90 Brake Problems

Later year model (2016, 2017, 2018) Volvo XC90 vehicles are plagued with brake problems.  Specifically, the brakes squeal when applied.  Volvo Car USA, LLC is aware of this issue and has issued technical service bulletins (TSB) to address these brake problems.  However, it appears that the suggested repairs in the TSB’s do not fix the… Continue Reading

Ford Explorer Cab Exhaust Leaks

Back in February of this year, I wrote an article concerning certain model year Ford Explorers and exhaust fumes leaking into the vehicles’ cabs. Ford Motor Company is keenly aware of this dangerous problem and is unable to fix this exhaust leak issue. The national media has recently reported on the Ford Explorer exhaust leak… Continue Reading

Motorhomes Equipped with Ford V10 Engines Squeal/Screech Under Load

My office has received several inquiries recently concerning later model year motorhomes (Tiffin, Fleetwood, etc.) equipped with Ford Motor Company V10 gas engines. The main complaint with the V10 gas engines is that they loudly squeal/screech under load.  It appears this noise may be the result of the engines having, among other things, defective fan… Continue Reading

Ford Focus/Fiesta Transmission Class Action Settlement

Ford Motor Company has agreed to a class action settlement concerning its 2012-2016 model year Ford Focus vehicles and its 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta vehicles which contain PowerShift dual-clutch automatic transmissions – aka DPS6 transmissions. (See www.FordTransmissionSettlement.com for specific details regarding the proposed class action settlement.)  These transmission are defective as, among other things, they require… Continue Reading

Video/Photos as Powerful Tools in Lemon Law Cases

California Lemon Law cases are very document sensitive.  Cases, for the most part, are based upon the documented repair history of the vehicle.  These documents include repair orders,repair invoices and manufacturer technical documents.  But what may actually be the most powerful tools in some Lemon Law cases are photos and videos.  And now that almost… Continue Reading