2016 Ford Focus

Ford Underreporting of Emissions-Related Parts California Class Action

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires that car makers identify to the California Air Resources Board all high-cost emissions-related parts, as part of its Emission Control System Warranty Requirements, and to warrant those parts for seven years or 70,000 miles. The complaint alleges that Ford Motor Company, Inc. tries to minimize its warranty obligations  Read more

Emissions, Breach of warranty
2017 Audi

Audi Gateway Control Module Affected by Water Class Action

This class action concerns certain Audi vehicles, which the complaint alleges have defective or badly-placed gateway control modules. It brings suit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., which does business in part as Audi of America, Inc., Audi Ag, and Volkswagen AG, claiming that the J533 gateway control module has been placed under the rear  Read more

Gateway Control Module, Defective Automobile
2019 Ferrari 488 Spider

Ferrari Brake Defect Leaves No Way to Stop Class Action

It’s hard to think of a more dangerous defect in a vehicle than defective brakes. This class action sues Ferrari North America, Inc., Ferrari NV, Ferrari SpA, Robert Bosch, LLC, and Robert Bosch GmbH, alleging that the brakes in certain models of Ferraris lose part or all of their braking capability. The complaint speculates that  Read more

Defective Automobile, Brakes
2022 Chevrolet Bolt

Chevrolet Bolt EV, EUV Dangerous Batteries Class Action

Might you feel a little restricted if your new electric vehicle (1) could not be charged to more than 90% of its capacity, (2) could not be allowed to fall below 70 miles remaining charge, and (3) could not be parked in your garage overnight because it might burst into flames? This class action alleges  Read more

Fire, Defective Automobile, Battery
Air Pollution from Cars

FCA Fails to Pay for PZEV MultiAir Actuator Repairs California Class Action

Under the California Emissions Warranty, automakers must cover repairs of emissions-related parts in what are called “PZEV vehicles.” The warranty is for 15 years or 150,000 miles. The complaint for this class action alleges that FCA US, LLC is not in fact providing this coverage for MultiAir Actuators and is making customers pay out of  Read more

Failure to Honor Terms of Warranty, Emissions, Defective Automobile
2020 BMW X7M501

BMW Defective Cup Holder Can Damage Air Bag Controls Class Action

This class action brings sues BMW of North America, LLC for a cup holder defect. A cup holder defect? Yes, because the complaint alleges that the specifics of the defect can lead to damage to the airbags. (Note that this class action does not deal with any claims for damages for personal injuries or personal  Read more

Defective Automobile, Cup Holder
2021 BMW X6

BMW Defective HVAC System and “Vinegar” Smell Class Action

How would you feel about paying for an expensive car, only to find that the interior smells bad? The complaint for this class action alleges that certain vehicles made by BMW of North America, Inc. have a defective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that accumulates mold or mildew and emits “a moldy, mildewy, or  Read more

HVAC System, Defective Automobile, Bad Odor

GM Trucks Sold with Incorrect Trailering Capability Info Class Action

An important statistic for people shopping for trucks may be the towing capability on the Trailering Information Label. This is expressed partly as a gross combined weight rating (GCWR). This class action brings suit against General Motors, LLC, alleging that it sold certain GMC Sierra 1500s and Chevrolet Silverado 1500s with trailering information that overstated  Read more

Towing, Deceptive Labels, Deceptive Advertising, Automobile or Auto Parts
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Continuously Variable Transmission Defect Class Action

This class action brings suit against Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) for certain of their vehicles that were built with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). The complaint alleges that “the CVT is defective in that it causes the vehicle to shudder, surge, jerk, to delay acceleration or fail to accelerate,  Read more

Transmission, Defective Automobile
2018 Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Vehicles Don’t Recognize Park California Class Action

Among the vehicles produced and sold by General Motors, LLC are Chevrolet Malibus, Volts, Traverses, and Blazers. The complaint for this class action alleges that these vehicles in certain model years have a common “shifter defect:” They may not register when they are placed in Park. The driver may then be stuck inside the vehicle,  Read more

Defective Gear Shifter, Defective Automobile