Tire Pressure Monitoring System

A Class action was filed alleging problem with the Chrysler Town and Country Tire Monitoring System.  Here are excerpts from a court. opinion.

In or about April 2012, Plaintiff purchased a used 2010 Town and Country minivan manufactured by Defendant (“the Minivan”) from a wholesale dealer in New York.  The Minivan was equipped with a TPMS which reports real-time tire pressure information to the Minivan’s driver by utilizing pressure sensors that transmit pressure information to the vehicle’s instrument cluster. Id. at ¶ 2. The Minivan’s TPMS contained a metal alloy valve stem on each tire.

When originally sold, the Minivan was covered by an express Limited Basic Warranty.  The Limited Basic Warranty contained a durational limitation which limited it to whichever occurred first of thirty-six months or 36,000 miles from the earlier of the date the original purchaser took delivery of the vehicle or the date the vehicle was first put into service.

On June 16, 2014, Plaintiff observed that the Minivan’s right rear tire was losing air and brought the Minivan to an auto repair shop in Endicott, New York.  A mechanic at the repair shop determined that the tire valve stem had corroded and needed to be replaced. Plaintiff sought reimbursement from Defendant for the expenses he incurred to replace the Minivan’s two failed valve stems.

Our office is evaluating claims regarding tire monitoring systems.

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