Lieff Cabraser’s consumer protection lawyers are investigating Jeep owner complaints dating back as far as 2011 that the OEM stock alloy wheels on multiple Jeep models have a propensity to suffer corrosion at the center hub. Jeep owners report the corrosion appears to stem from an accumulation of water, accelerated by salt in winter conditions; drivers say the water enters the wheel at the center cap and fills the interior of the hub, causing corrosion to the wheel.
Preliminary research indicates there is no way for water to drain from the Jeep wheel hubs, and that the lingering water also results in severe rusting of all axle stub nuts (the nuts that secure the wheel hub to the vehicle axle) — another potential and serious safety issue. As these issues are not covered by warranty, many owners complain about dealer indifference and significant out-of-pocket costs to keep their vehicles safe and roadworthy.
If you are a Jeep vehicle owner and have experience wheel corrosion similar to that described above, we urge you to contact a lawyer at Lieff Cabraser today about your rights and your potential recovery. There is no charge for our review of your case, and any information you provide will be kept in the strictest confidence.