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Jeep Gladiator brake failure causes accident and personal injury

Discussion in 'General Jeep Discussion' started by ajinmedina, Aug 31, 2021.

  1. Aug 31, 2021 at 10:57 AM
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    ajinmedina

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    I had a blast driving my 2020 Jeep Gladiator. I had driven my Gladiator about 1,000 miles when one day several error codes came across the dash including abs and 4wd failure. The results of the error code were complete brake failure causing an accident with another vehicle when I ran a red light not being able to stop the Jeep with pressing on the brakes. Because of the accident I now have chronic pain. The black box showed Jeep was travelling at 35mph 5 seconds before accident and 31mph at impact. On level ground the gladiator decelerates at about 1mph per second without the throttle engaged. Believe it or not, despite all of the evidence Fiat Chrysler Jeep has been unwilling to take responsibility.

    This is your chance to make the Jeep world a better place if you had similar experiences with a Jeep please reach out to me with your story as we are looking for additional plaintiffs to possibly add to a class action lawsuit.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2021 at 3:07 PM
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    'A little knowledge is a dangerous thing'

    WHO accessed the black box?

    What was TPS reading ?
    What was brake switch status?
    Was the jeep STOCK - just as delivered?
     
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    I feel for you, ajinmedina. Jeep would never declare responsibility at this stage, that is an unrealistic expectation. Keep moving forward with the legal process. Don’t worry about Jeep. They’ll do whatever they need to do, including lies, denial, obfuscation, legal manouvering, and character assasination. Private detectives will soon be following you around 24/7. Good luck.
     
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  4. Sep 1, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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    Where would I find the TPS reading and the Brake switch status?

    The jeep was stock just as delivered.

    Bosch and "independent" agency found by Jeep reviewed the black box and provided the attached ERP report showing the brakes did not have maximum braking capacity or any ABS activity while the brakes were being pressed for over 5 seconds
     

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  5. Sep 1, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    I do not understand the brakes on for 5seconds before impact...
    those readings are there, throttle was comming to off (idle) and brakes applied. IIRC @ 1sec before "impact". Where the blue tick is on chart.

    Reconstruction is a trade unto itself a "science' if you will.
    Your attorney may want his review of the data.
     
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  6. Sep 2, 2021 at 6:56 AM
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    Kind of interesting topic- the black box your friend or ?

    If this is a manual transmission I would like to see CPPS status - clutch report.
    The speed and brake time paints a picture of not reacting until less than 75 feet before event. you were @35mph @ 50 feet before the intersection stop line.

    Did the report list the dignostic codes? If there were a brake switch code or brake code the picture changes as the info may be skewed.
     
  7. Sep 2, 2021 at 11:00 AM
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    This model is an automatic. The brakes were pressed the entire 5 seconds before impact.

    Here is a list of error codes

    U141200 implausible vehicle speed signal received (Faulty Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor harness is open or shorted Left Front Wheel Speed Sensor circuit poor electrical connection, Faulty Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Module)

    U0418 - Invalid Data Received From Brake System Control Module (Faulty Brake System Control Module, Brake System Control Module harness is open or shorted, Brake System Control Module circuit poor electrical connection)
    Faulty or unresponsive brake system control

    U140C - U0140C Implausible right rear wheel speed signal received

    P1E08 – Hybrid Battery Contactor Status Circuit Low Voltage (Faulty Power Inverter Module Power Inverter Module harness is open or shorted Power Inverter Module circuit poor electrical connection)

    C003A1D

    C003A2F

    C003A62 - Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor-Signal Compare Failure (Improper Right Rear Tire Pressure/Mismatched Tires, Check Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor For Looseness, Inspect Circuits/Connector/Terminals For Damage, Right Rear Wheel Bearing And Hub Or Encoder For Damage, Right Rear Wheel Speed Sensor, Anti-Lock Brake System (Abs) Module)

    U041500 Invalid Data Received from Anti-Lock brake System Control Module

    B00113 Air bag

    B00213 Air Bag

    B00313

    B007913

    B007913

    B008013

    B007E13

    B1c3200
     
  8. Sep 2, 2021 at 12:25 PM
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    Awrench

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    IDK the info on page 2 bracketed in red it shows 'service brake' off until -1.2 sec (blue arrow) also the RPM do not drop until @ -1.1sec , As I mentioned its a science and with thse codes esp U0418 , invalid data from brake control module


    GTG
     
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