A class action alleges that FCA US, LLC, and Stellantis N.V. are charging delivery fees for vehicles that exceed the true delivery costs.
Specifically, the lawsuit contends this is associated with the sale of model-year 2018 and later Chrysler, Jeep, dodge, Ram, Fiat, and Maserati-brand vehicles distributed for sale in the U.S. by FCA.
As asserted in the complaint, the “Monroney Sticker” required by law to be placed on the window of each new vehicle for sale lists, among other information, a destination charge that reflects the cost of delivering the vehicle to a dealership. These charges have purportedly skyrocketed in recent years, and in a way that is not tied to the actual costs incurred for such delivery.
Two of the named plaintiffs, Perry and Wendy Beeney, say they paid destination charges of $1,495 for their 2020 Dodge Journey Crossroad, $1,495 for their 2021 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk, and $1,795 for their 2022 Ram 2500 Power Wagon—amounts they contend were “materially higher than the delivery cost” of the vehicles.
The lawsuit raises claims under including violation of state consumer laws and unjust enrichment. The remedies sought include damages and repayment of destination charges exceeding the cost of delivering the vehicles to dealerships for sale.
The case is Perry Beeney, et al. v. FCA US, LLC, et al., case number 1:22-cv-00518, in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.