Fiat Chrysler Faulty Headrest Class Action

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Fiat Chrysler Faulty Headrest Class Action

In a dramatic turn of events, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has successfully evaded a staggering $122 million payout to a class of 93,000 aggrieved Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler owners. The lawsuit, revolving around allegedly faulty headrests with a penchant for spontaneous deployment, reached a pivotal moment as a Boston federal jury delivered a surprising verdict on Tuesday.

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Fiat Chrysler Faulty Headrest Class Action : Unraveling the Allegations

Amidst accusations of deceptive and unfair practices, the Stellantis-owned automaker faced claims of violating Massachusetts’ consumer protection law. The class, equipped with vehicles boasting active safety headrests, aimed to secure compensation for replacement parts, citing an alarming risk of inadvertent deployment.

Fiat Chrysler Faulty Headrest Class Action : Verdict Striking a Complex Chord

Following a nail-biting seven hours of deliberation spanning two days, the jury conceded that while Fiat Chrysler had indeed treated consumers unfairly, the alleged harm inflicted by the automaker remained elusive. The courtroom buzzed with tension as the verdict unfolded, leaving both parties on edge.

Fiat’s Counterattack and the “Windfall” Allegation

In a theatrical legal clash, Fiat Chrysler vehemently contested the damages sought by the class. The automaker strategically argued that the class’s pursuit of a $122 million windfall was unjust, asserting that many drivers had clocked hundreds of thousands of miles with flawlessly functioning headrests over the years.