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2021 Mazda CX-30

Mazda Vehicles Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action

This class action concerns a defect in certain 2021 vehicles made by Mazda Motor of America, Inc. that causes them to consume excessive amounts of oil. The complaint alleges that the valve stem seals are defective and let oil leak into the combustion chamber, causing them to consume too much oil, violating emissions standards, and  Read more

Automobile
Oil Use or Consumption, Defective Automobile
2018 Hyundai Elantra

Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Produced Without Immobilizers Class Action

This class action is another against Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America, alleging that certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles were made without immobilizers. The complaint claims this enables them to be easily stolen, and leads to damage to the vehicles, diminished value, and difficulty or higher costs in insuring them.  Read more

Automobile
Immobilizer, Defective Automobile
2022 Ford Maverick

Ford Maverick Defective Side Curtain Airbags Class Action

Side curtain airbags are meant to protect people inside a vehicle when it’s involved in a sideways crash or a rollover. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the Safety Canopy side curtain airbags installed in certain Ford Motor Company vehicles are defective and, instead of preventing injury during a crash, may increase  Read more

Automobile
Defective Automobile, Defective Airbags
2022 Tesla Model 3

Tesla Sudden Unintended Braking Defect in Traffic Class Action

Automakers are more and more often include features in their vehicles that are steps toward self-driving cars. Tesla claims to be a leader in developing self-driving vehicles. However, Tesla vehicles have an Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that the complaint alleges is defective and slows or stops the vehicle when there’s no need for it,  Read more

Automobile
Defective Automobile, Brakes, Automatic Driving Capabilities
2010 Cadillac Escalade

Defective ARC Airbags in Cadillac Escalades Tennessee Class Action

Airbags are safety equipment for vehicles, but the complaint for this class action alleges that some airbags can themselves become hazards. The complaint brings suit against ARC Automotive, Inc., Autoliv, Inc., Autoliv ASP, Inc., and General Motors, LLC for equipping certain vehicles with defective airbags that can “rupture and shoot metal shrapnel into the vehicle  Read more

Automobile
Defective Automobile, Defective Airbags
2017 BMW X5 SAV

ARC Hybrid Airbags in BMW Vehicles May Injure or Kill Class Action

ARC Automotive, Inc. makes airbags. This class action brings suit against ARC, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, and BMW of North America, LLC, alleging that BMW installed in airbags its vehicles that are made by ARC and that have hybrid inflators that are defective and subject to inadequate quality control, leading to potential injuries and even  Read more

Automobile
Defective Automobile, Defective Airbags
2020 Honda Odyssey

Honda, Acura Auto-Idle Stop Feature Often Fails to Restart Engine Class Action

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. and American Honda Motor Company, Inc. have introduced an interesting feature to some of their vehicles, intended to improve fuel efficiency. It’s called Auto-Idle Stop (AIS) and it is meant to stop the engine when the vehicle is stopped, for example at a red light. But the complaint for this class  Read more

Automobile
Defective Automobile, Auto-Idle Stop Feature
2017 Kia Sportage

Kia, Hyundai Vehicles Frequently Stolen Without Immobilizers Class Action

This is another in a flood of class actions on Kia and Hyundai vehicles, this time aimed at Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America. The complaint alleges that certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles are unreasonably easy to steal because they were manufactured without immobilizers.  Read more

Automobile
Immobilizer, Defective Automobile
2016 Kia Soul

No Immobilizers in Certain Kias, Hyundais Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges, “Kia vehicle models from 2011-2021 and Hyundai models from 2015-2021 … suffer from a significant defect: they do not include an engine immobilizer.” Because of this, the complaint alleges, they are very easy to steal, but the companies have not issued a recall or offered a way to  Read more

Automobile
Immobilizer, Defective Automobile
Ford Super Duty Truck with Crushed Roof

Ford Super Duty Pickups Weaker Roof Structures Class Action

For a number of years, this class action alleges, Ford Motor Company built its Super Duty pickup trucks with “a roof designed to withstand less than the weight of the vehicle—meaning that in the event of a rollover accident, the roof structure can collapse and seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants.” This was despite Ford’s  Read more

Automobile
Roof, Defective Automobile