Fiat Chrysler 2.4L Tigershark Engine Class Action Settlement Announced

Fiat Chrysler 2.4L Tigershark Engine Class Action Settlement Announced

Last Updated on September 16, 2022

Thousands of Fiat Chrysler cars with 2.4L Tigershark engines may have an engine oil consumption problem that could leave the driver stranded on the side of the road. An $8 million dollar class action settlement has just been reached to compensate those drivers.

If you own a certain Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat vehicle with the 2.4L Tigershark engine, you may be eligible to receive an extended warranty, cash payments and product improvement benefits. Read on to find out more.

2.4L Tigershark Engine Oil Consumption Problems

Vehicle owners allege a defective with the 2.4L Tigershark engine causes the engine to consume oil, lowering the oil pressure in the engine. This results in the class vehicles running dangerously low on oil, unexpectedly triggering the “shut down” mode which the automaker designed to protect the engine.

Additionally, the suit claims the Oil Indicator System fails to warn drivers when oil levels begin to drop. As a result, vehicle owners continue to drive not knowing that their vehicles have reached dangerously low oil levels.

A low oil situation stops lubricating the vital engine components, causing clunking, knocking, and grinding noises.

In fact, a 2015 technical service bulletin had shown low oil levels caused the pistons, piston rings, cylinder walls and other internal parts of the 2.4L Tigershark engine to suffer internal wear. Thus reducing engine life, and the potential for a catastrophic engine failure.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC hasn’t admitted any wrongdoing, however agreed to pay $8 million to resolve these allegations.

Designed Safety Measure Causes Complete Engine Shutdown At Speed

Fiat Chrysler designed a safety measure into the vehicle to detect a low oil situation.

However, owners allege this feature unexpectedly shuts down their vehicles while at highway speeds, or in heavy traffic. This puts vehicle occupants as well as other drivers on the road in serious danger of an accident.

Status of the Fiat Chrysler 2.4L Tigershark Engine Class Action Litigation

Amber Wood, et al. v. FCA US LLC, Case No. 2:20-cv-11054 was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. This lawsuit is now settled.

Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members can receive extended warranty benefits, payments and product improvement benefits.

Extended Warranty Details

The extended warranty extends the FCA Powertrain Limited Warranty to 7 years or 100,000 miles. This extension covers parts and labor required to fix the oil consumption defect.

Product Improvements Benefit Details

Product improvements include Fiat Chrysler customer service notifications: CSN W20, CSN W80, and CSN W84 to remedy the oil consumption defect in certain class vehicles.

Additionally, all Class Members covered CSN W80 are eligible to have an oil consumption test performed for free. If this test shows a significant defect, Fiat Chrysler will replace the vehicle’s engine long block.

Class Members whose vehicles are covered by CSN W80 and engine long blocks are replaced will receive a $340 payment.

Cash Payments

Vehicle owners who incurred out of pocket expenses for repairs related to the oil consumption defect can receive reimbursement for these repairs.

Reimbursements also available for rental cars and towing services.

Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat Models Affected

The following FCA Chrysler models are affected by this settlement:

  • 2015-2017 Chrysler 200
  • 2013-2016 Dodge Dart
  • 2014-2019 Jeep Cherokee (Manufactured prior to July 2018)
  • 2015-2018 Jeep Renegade
  • 2017-2018 Jeep Compass
  • 2015-2018 Ram Promaster City
  • 2016-2018 Fiat 500x

What Action Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Fiat Owners Need to Take?

If you currently or previously owned or leased a certain Dodge, Jeep, Ram or Fiat brand vehicle equipped with 2.4L Tigershark engine in the United States, you may be entitled to benefits afforded by the class action settlement.

To see if you are eligible for a settlement benefits, visit the website listed below:
FCA 2.4L Tigershark Oil Consumption Class Action

To receive settlement benefits, vehicle owners must submit a valid claim form by no later than March 1, 2023.

Class Members who do not submit a claim will still be able to receive extended warranty benefits and engine long block replacement payments.

Claim deadline is 03/01/23.

Questions About This Settlement? is not counsel or the settlement administrator in this class action lawsuit. Our goal is to inform owners of these vehicles of the recent settlement. This post will be updated when/if new settlement information is released. Please considering subscribing to this post for updates.

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13 thoughts on “Fiat Chrysler 2.4L Tigershark Engine Class Action Settlement Announced

  1. Avatar
    brad moss
    January 12, 2024 at 12:29 pm

    Never got a card but now replacing my second motor,,, mopar replace the first one,,,
    they are non refusing to discuss this replacement what can I do?

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    Susann Schmidt
    July 31, 2023 at 10:19 am

    Got a card about settlement. Said I didn’t need to do anything. I have 2017 Jeep renegade with engine oil and other issues. Please contact me

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    March 19, 2023 at 8:46 pm

    Did I have to do anything to get the extended coverage on my 2018 jeep cherokee? Just bought the car last year and received the postcard in the mail. It does seem to burn some oil but not at an alarming rate.

    1. Christopher
      March 20, 2023 at 2:45 pm

      Hi Bradley. Nothing you need to do. However, I would keep records of all oil changes.

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    January 31, 2023 at 11:06 am

    I purchased a 2022 Jeep Compass in Canada with the 2.4 l tiger shark engine. I purchased it on Oct 15/22 and have only 3600 km’s and I see my dip stick level iOS at the lowest limit. No warning came up on my instrument panel.

    I suspect this 2022 is also an issue.

    I see the cut off for the recall is 2021?

    Please verify

    1. Christopher
      February 3, 2023 at 8:37 am

      Correct. If your model year wasn’t included, it means the issue wasn’t severe enough and/or widespread for that MY. Hope this helps.

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    Amy f
    January 11, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    Samething happened to my 2016 jeep, engine is blown, i dont have 7k to fix it snd I cant get any help on how to get tge extended warrenty to cover repairs. I got no help from dealetship, jeep and cant reach anyone from the shady law office. Does anyone know how to get the warranty to cover I only have until May before 7years. At 94,000 miles.

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    John R Proctor IV
    December 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    I definitely want to be included in this lawsuit. My 2014 Jeep Cherokee kept losing oil but it wasn’t being burned out through the exhaust and there were no oil leaks but was still losing it too quickly. When I bought this car in August of 2018 for $15,000 it had 59,000 miles on the odometer. By the time it got to 110,000 the engine blew and I didn’t have the $7,000 that the dealer wanted to replace the engine. It’s been sitting in front of my apartment for 2 years now while I have been paying the $349 a month car payment which I have one more year to pay on!! Please let me know how to submit a claim. Thank you!!

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    On top of my fluids so this was very scary to me. I look forward to keeping updated for this lawsuit. Thank you Carol Cappuccio
    December 1, 2022 at 10:16 am

    I definitely want to be a part of this suit regarding my 2016 Chrysler 200! Call on many occasions my car has just stopped running while making a turn or driving at a higher rate of speed and nothing work it was a very scary situation! My kids were in the car I took it to a gas station and I had no oil in my vehicle. I’m ALWAYS On top of my fluids so this was very scary to me. I look forward to keeping updated for this lawsuit. Thank you Carol Cappuccio

    1. Christopher
      December 4, 2022 at 11:32 am

      This is a settlement announcement. If you qualify for relief under this settlement, make sure you follow instructions for submitting your claim.

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        Amy f
        January 11, 2023 at 5:00 pm


        1. Christopher
          January 12, 2023 at 9:30 am

          You will need to see if you are eligible for settlement benefits here.

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            Harold Tatro II
            July 20, 2023 at 11:05 pm

            So what do I do now that this is my 1st time seeing this? I have a 2017 200 with the 2.4

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