2014 GMC Yukon

GM Gen IV Vortec 5300 Engines Use Too Much Oil Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that certain Chevy and GMC vehicles are “engineered to fail.” The issue, it says, is the Generation IV 5.3L V8 Vortec 5300 LC9, which consumes excessive amounts of oil. The problem can lead to engine damage, seizure, and stalling.  Read more

Automobile
Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
2014 Chevrolet Avalanche

GMC, Chevrolet Gen IV Vortec Engine Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action

Why does this class action allege that vehicles with the General Motors Generation IV 5.3L V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engine are “engineered to fail”? The complaint alleges that the engine consumes an excessive amount of oil, far outside of normal standards, and that this relates to “low oil levels, insufficient lubricity levels, and corresponding internal  Read more

Automobile
Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
2018 Chrysler Pacifica

Chrysler 300 or Pacifica Defective UConnect System California Class Action

This class action charges that malfunctions of the UConnect infotainment system in FCA US, LLC vehicles amount to a safety defect. The complaint alleges that the system’s screens “suffer from freezing, loss of back up camera functionality, loss of navigation system functionality, black screens, repeated unintentional reboots, and general lack of operation.”  Read more

Automobile
Infotainment System, Defective Automobile
2018 Porsche Cayenne

Porsche Squealing Brakes and Secret Warranties Class Action

Are squealing brakes a problem in a new vehicle? This class action brings suit against Porsche Cars North America, Inc. for noisy brakes, with the complaint speaking of “the amount of negative attention the noise from the Subject Brakes attracts… Additionally, the defect draws the attention of officers of law enforcement agencies, who associate brake  Read more

Automobile
Secret Warranties, Defective Automobile, Brakes
2021 BMW X3

BMW Plug-In Hybrid Batteries May Cause Fires California Class Action

Recently, a number of class actions have been filed against the makers of electric cars, alleging problems with the batteries. This class action brings suit against BMW of North America, LLC, with the complaint alleging that the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid has a dangerous battery defect for which the company has no remedy.  Read more

Automobile
Fire, Defective Automobile, Battery System
Driver Operating Porsche PCM

Porsche Infotainment Update Causes PCM Malfunction Class Action

Consumers tend to think of Porsche cars as high-quality vehicles. That’s why owners may have been surprising when the Porsche Communication Management (PCM) “infotainment” system in thousands of its vehicle started malfunctioning. The complaint for this class action says the cause was an update pertaining to Sirius XM Radio that was sent out without the  Read more

Automobile
Infotainment System, Did Not Work Properly After Update, Defective Automobile
Mercedes Panoramic Sunroof

Mercedes Panoramic Sunroofs Abrupt Shattering Class Action

In recent years, automobile manufacturers have been increasing the area of sunroofs. Consumers like them and are willing to pay more for these “panoramic” sunroofs, but some are not robust enough for the purpose. This class action brings suit against Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC and Daimler AG for using sunroofs that can shatter.  Read more

Automobile
Sunroof, Defective Automobile, Breaking or Shattering Glass
McGraw Hill Logo

McGraw Hill Reduced Royalties for Textbooks on Connect Platform Class Action

Book publishers pay authors royalties, which are normally based on the number of books sold. Authors might think that when books are published electronically, without the expense of printing and physical distribution, that their royalties would go up. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that McGraw Hill, LLC has reduced the amount of  Read more

Royalties, Automobile
Royalties, Breach of Contract
2014 GMC Yukon

Chevrolet, GMC Vortec Engine Vehicles Excessive Oil Use Class Action

The complaint for this class action makes the startling statement that the General Motors vehicles in this case “were engineered to fail.” This is because, the complaint alleges, the Generation IV Vortec 5300 engines installed in certain 2010 to 2014 vehicles consumes abnormally large amounts of oil. “This excessive oil consumption,” it says, “results in  Read more

News, Automobile
Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
2019 Subaru Impreza

Subaru Vehicles with Defective Denso Low-Pressure Fuel Pumps Class Action

Denso makes low-pressure fuel pumps that are installed in Subaru vehicles, including the 2019 Impreza, Ascent, Legacy, or Outback. The complaint alleges the Denso pumps can cause engines to fail to accelerate or shut down and vehicles to stall, putting the occupants in danger. Worst of all, a limited recall of the vehicles offers a  Read more

Automobile
Fuel Pumps, Defective Automobile