Jeep Settles HVAC Sludge Lawsuit Before it Reaches Certification

Jeep has reached a settlement with three plaintiffs who were having HVAC problems. Their original lawsuit said leftover casting sand from the manufacturing process was creating sludge build-up in the bottom of the radiator reservoir.

The lawsuit alleges sand can circulate through the cooling system and settle in the radiator … this causes sludge in the bottom of the radiator and reservoir that ruins the heating and cooling system … According to the plaintiffs, normal maintenance does nothing to fix the problem because the sand and sludge is in the bottom of the radiator where flushing doesn’t work.

While details of the settlement haven’t been released, it appears to be good news for those three owners, but bad news for anyone else hoping for a warranty extension.