Timing Chain Defect Lawsuit Filed Against Jaguar and Land Rover on Behalf of Consumers Nationwide
A class action has been filed against Jaguar and Land Rover regarding allegedly defective timing chain assemblies in 2012 through 2014 model year Jaguar and Land Rover motor vehicles equipped with eight cylinder 5.0 liter direct injection AJ-V8 Gen III engines. If damaged, replacement of these engines can cost as much as $20,000.
Allegedly defective Range Rover platforms/vehicles include: LR4 (LA), Range Rover Sport (LW), Range Rover Sport (LS), Range Rover (LS) and Range Rover (LM) platforms.
Allegedly defective Jaguar vehicles include the XF, XJ, XK, XFR, XJR, XKR and F-Type.
Jaguar and Land Rover owners who have suffered engine failure as a result of an allegedly defective timing chain assembly may wish to consult a lawyer regarding their rights.
Webster Book LLP is investigating these allegations. Affected Jaguar and Land Rover owners who purchased their vehicles in Virginia should be aware of the protections offered under the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits misrepresenting the approval or certification of goods or services; misrepresenting that goods or services have certain quantities, characteristics, ingredients, uses, or benefits; misrepresenting that goods or services are of a particular standard, quality, grade, style, or model; advertising or offering for sale goods that are defective without clearly and unequivocally indicating in the advertisement or offer for sale that the goods are defective; advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised; and using any other deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, or misrepresentation in connection with a consumer transaction. Va. Code §59.1-200(A)(2), (5), (6), (7), (8), and (14).
Consumers who are harmed by violations of the Act are entitled to damages for each violation in the amount of their actual damages, or $500, whichever is greater. Further, if the violation was willful, consumers may receive up to three times the actual damages sustained, or $1,000, whichever is greater.
Additionally, the Act provides that the supplier who committed the violation must pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees and court costs. Finally, even in the case of unintentional violations, the Court is empowered to award restitution and payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.
To consult with a lawyer at Webster Book LLP regarding your options, please use the contact form below or call us at 844-847-3167.
Steven T. Webster, Webster Book LLP