2018 Subaru Forester

Subaru Vehicles Sudden Unintended Acceleration California Class Action

On January 19, 2020, plaintiff Suzanne Bare was stopped in her 2016 Subaru Legacy with her foot on the brake. When she tried to put the vehicle into park, the vehicle shot forward instead, slamming into a fence, do damage to both the fence and her vehicle. The complaint for this class action alleges that  Read more

Sudden Acceleration, Defective Automobile, Brakes
2017 Forest River Surveyor TRV

Lippert Defective Axles on Towable RVs and Frame Failure Class Action

This class action is about axles in towable recreational vehicles (TRVs). The complaint alleges that axles made by Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) have a defect that results in damage to the TRV’s frame. The axles are installed in TRVs, including the Forest River Surveyor TRV made by Forest River, Inc. and sold by DeMartini RV  Read more

Defective Automobile, Axles
A 2020 Ford Ranger

Ford Rangers and F-150s False Fuel Mileage Calculation Class Action

Ford Motor Company has been sued for making false mileage claims for some of its vehicles. This class action alleges that both certain Ford Rangers and certain F-150s do not get the mileage that Ford advertised for them because, the complaint claims, Ford cheated on its testing.  Read more

False Mileage or Emissions Figures, Defective Automobile
2019 Jeep Cherokee

Jeeps, Other Vehicles with ZF 9HP Automatic Transmissions Class Action

When FCA US, LLC released its first vehicles equipped with a ZF 9HP nine-speed automatic transmission, it touted it as a “leading-edge solution to … mileage and emissions objectives.” However, even prior to its release, the complaint alleges, the transmission was “plagued with problems.” It claims that “FCA knowingly rushed a product to market that  Read more

Transmission, Defective Automobile
2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen Front Assist System Sudden Braking Class Action

A car that suddenly slows or stops without input from the driver can create a dangerous situation. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain vehicles made by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. or Volkswagen, AG have a defect in their Front Assist systems that “results imn sudden and unexpected slowing, sudden stopping and  Read more

Defective Electronics System, Defective Automobile, Brakes
A 2018 Jeep Compass

FCA Tigershark MultiAir II Engine Shut-Off Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that the 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engine used in certain FCA US, LLC vehicles is defective. According to the complaint, the engines can stall without warning while in use. This appears to be because, the complaint claims, these engines “consume oil at a furious pace and at a  Read more

Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
2019 Chrysler Pacfica

Chrysler 300, Pacifica UConnect System Defect Class Action

The UConnect “infotainment” system installed in certain 2017-2019 Chrysler vehicles is defective, the complaint for this class action says, “result[ing] in the need for frequent software updates and expensive replacements of screens and related components. The complaint alleges that the vehicles’ manufacturer, FCA US, LLC sells the vehicles to unsuspecting consumers without warnings about the  Read more

Fraudulent Concealment, Defective Electronics System, Defective Automobile, Breach of warranty
2017 Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover 2017 Discovery Windshield Water Breach Class Action

The vehicles made or sold by Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC are purported to be luxury vehicles. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the 2017 Land Rover Discovery has a windshield defect that allows water to enter, which can cause damage, including the destruction of the vehicle’s computer system.  Read more

Windshield, Water Ingress, Water Damage, Defective Automobile
2018 Jeep Compass

FCA Tigershark Multiair Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Michigan Class Action

FCA US, LLC equips a variety of its vehicles with a 2.4L Tigershark multiair four-cylinder engine. The complaint for this class action alleges that this engine consumes excessive amounts of oil, which can lead to the vehicle stalling while turning, accelerating, or decelerating, creating a safety hazard. It also alleges that the oil consumption problem  Read more

Oil Use or Consumption, Engine Defects, Defective Automobile
2019 Lexus RX 350L

Toyota, Lexus Defective Low-Pressure Fuel Pump Class Action

According to the complaint for this class action, certain Toyota and Lexus vehicles have a defective low-pressure fuel pump that can lead to a stall and engine shutdown—a defect the complaint says Toyota knew about although it did not warn purchasers and lessees of the vehicles. The complaint brings suit against a group of related  Read more

Fuel Pumps, Defective Automobile