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Amazon Deceptive Sales of 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries Class Action

Amazon.com sells lithium-ion 18650 batteries. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company, when selling these batteries, makes false claims about both battery capacity and safety. The complaint alleges that Amazon’s statements are deceptive and may mislead consumers into buying batteries that are defective and dangerous.  Read more

18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries

Hyundai Ioniq, Kona Electric Vehicles Decreased Range Class Action

The Kona and Ioniq are electric vehicle offerings from Hyundai Motor Company and Hyundai Motor America, but this class action alleges they have an identical defect. That is, they have less than the advertised range for their models. The complaint alleges that the batteries in the vehicles “can only attain the promised range by charging  Read more

2021 Hyundai Kona EV

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