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CaseyGerry Files Class Action over Defective Eclipse RV Frames

April 24, 2020 Blog

San Diego-based law firm CaseyGerry has filed a class action against Eclipse Recreational Vehicles on behalf of consumers alleging frames in certain RVs are prone to fracture under ordinary use.

The class action alleges that several Eclipse RV models have experienced frame fracturing as soon as two years after purchase due to frames with poor quality metal and/or insufficient tensile strength.

A cracked vehicle frame is dangerous. It can cause control issues due to uneven weight distribution, and it can break completely on the road, causing a crash. A crack in a vehicle frame can also cause alignment problems and uneven tire wear. All in all, frame cracking severely renders a vehicle unstable, unsafe, and often useless. Frame damage also affects the value of a vehicle, lowering the resale value by approximately 30 to 70 percent.

Federal law requires certain vehicle makers to monitor databases for reports of potential defects affecting their vehicles. Consumer complaints submitted to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and posted on internet forums relating to recreational vehicles indicate that a number of Eclipse recreational vehicles are impacted by defective frames. CaseyGerry filed a class action to hold Eclipse accountable for not remedying this serious issue.

If you own an Eclipse RV, it’s critical to inspect the vehicle’s frame before use. A damaged frame is dangerous and must be repaired. We welcome you to contact CaseyGerry at (619) 238-1811 to discuss this class action and your experience. Learn more here.