The rear axle on some Jeep vehicles is leaking and requires replacement after short periods of normal use, in breach of the implied warranty of merchantability.  

Several Jeep customers report the rear axle seal on their vehicle failing and leaking fluid after short periods (as few as 436 miles) of regular use. The location of the leaking fluid is near the brake and may compromise the brake system, potentially leading to a safety issue. The issue appears to affect the 2020 Wrangler, the 2021 Gladiator, and the 2021 Mojave.  

Jeep appears to be replacing the vehicles under warranty, but some customers report continuing to experience the same issue after the replacement, and the replacement parts appear to be in short supply, leading to customers not having access to their vehicles for extended periods of time as they wait for the mechanic to receive the necessary parts. Customers may have claims for defective design.

Jeep’s warranty (through Chrysler Motors) includes a mandatory arbitration provision

Lippert faced a similar class action in 2020 alleging that their axle seals for towable RVs leaked grease onto the brake pads and rotors. 

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