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Toyota RAV4 Battery-Related Stalling and Fires Class Action

Pamela Woodman, one of the plaintiffs in this class action, was driving her Toyota RAV4 when she smelled burning rubber. “As she pulled over [to] the side of the road,” says the complaint, “Plaintiff Woodman saw flames coming from the center console. She stopped the vehicle and exited quickly, before the vehicle burned to its  Read more

2018 Toyota RAV4

Costco Interstate Batteries “Free Replacement” Charges Class Action

If a company offers you a “free replacement” warranty on an item, most people expect to receive the replacement item for free. The complaint for this class action brings suit against Costco Wholesale Corporation, alleging that its “Free Replacement” warranty on the Interstate batteries it sells is deceptive because customers must pay the difference in  Read more

Interstate Battery with Free Replacement Warranty

GM Offers Reduced Range in Chevrolet Bolt to Avoid Fire Class Action

“[Three] spontaneous combustions in 4 hours…” This class action against General Motors, LLC (GM) uses quotes like this from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its First Amended Complaint about GM’s all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. The complaint alleges that the vehicle spontaneously bursts into flames because of a defective battery and that GM’s only  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Chevrolet Volt Should Not Be Charged to the Max Class Action

General Motors, LLC introduced its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt in 2016, touting its ability to run farther on a full charge. The complaint for this class action alleges that GM deceptively marketed its Bolts because a defect in the battery means they should not be fully charged or they might burst into flames.  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Toyota RAV4 Defective Battery Stalling and Fires Class Action

One of the most crucial parts in an electric car is the battery. This class action brings suit against four intertwined Toyota companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation, alleging certain Toyota RAV4 vehicles have defective batteries that can cause the vehicle to stall or burst into flames.  Read more

2018 Toyota RAV4

Chevrolet Bolt Batteries May Catch Fire When Fully Charged Class Action

General Motors, LLC makes Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, says the complaint for this class action, which have defective batteries “which pose a significant fire risk when charged to full or near full capacity.” Frighteningly, the complaint claims, “The fire risk stemming from the defective high voltage batteries is present even when the vehicle is off,  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Chevrolet Bolt Lithium-Ion Battery and Charging Fires Class Action

No purchaser of an electric vehicle would be happy to discover that an “interim fix” for a defect in it involves lowering the amount of charge it will take, thereby lowering the number of miles it can travel without recharging. But it’s probably better than having a fully-charged battery burst into flames. The complaint for  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Chevy Bolt Battery Range and Spontaneous Fires Class Action

Imagine that you are lying in your bedroom and you hear a whooshing sound below. When you go to investigate, you find that your car, sitting quietly in the garage, has burst into flames. This class action brings suit against General Motors, LLC for a battery defect in its 2017-2019 Chevrolet Bolt. The complaint alleges  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Apple Powerbeats 2 Earphones Settlement

It’s costing Apple a little less than $10 million to settle this class action about its Powerbeats 2 earphones. The complaint alleged that the earphones have a defect so that they stop working and are unable to retain a charge, even after just minimal usage. It claimed that Apple misrepresented the product’s battery life, improperly  Read more

Powerbeats 2 Earphones

Subaru Outbacks, Ascents Repeated Battery Failure Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that certain Subaru Outbacks and Ascents have an electrical system defect that causes their batteries to fail unexpectedly. The failure, the complaint says, leaves victims stranded and in need of roadside assistance, jump starts, and repeated battery replacements.  Read more

2019 Subaru Outback