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Chevrolets, GMCs with Defective Gen IV Vortec Engine Alabama Class Action

General Motors, LLC offered the Generation IV 5.3 Liter V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engine as an option in certain 2011-2014 model year Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. This class action alleges that the engine was defective and “engineered to fail.” The engine consumers far too much oil, the complaint alleges, a condition that results in “low  Read more

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Toyota Prius HVAC Smells Like “Rank, Sweaty Socks” Class Action

Should an upscale vehicle come to smell like “a pile of rank, sweaty socks”? Those who buy or lease certain Prius vehicles fron Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. certainly don’t expect that. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the vehicles’ heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are  Read more

2020 Toyota Prius

Jeep Wrangler 4xe Hybrid Abrupt Shutdown While in Use Class Action

The Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid is made by FCA US. The complaint for this class action alleges it has flawed electronic or computer systems that cause it to shut down without warning while it is in motion. According to the complaint, FCA has not warned customers, recalled the vehicles, or taken other steps to  Read more

2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Plug-In Hybrid

Nissan Altima Dim Headlight Settlement

Nissan North America, Inc. is settling a class action alleging that certain of its 2013-2018 Altima vehicles have defective low-beam headlights where the reflective surface delaminates, resulting in the headlights being too dim.  Read more

2018 Nissan Altima

Joyson Airbags Spontaneous Inflation Defect Class Action

The largest US auto recall involved defective Takata airbag inflators that caused injuries and deaths. This class action bring suit against Takata’s successor-in-interest, Key Safety Systems, Inc. doing business as Joyson Safety Systems, for a similar defect in Joyson airbags. The airbags in question are installed in the roof rails of certain General Motors trucks  Read more

2016 Chevrolet SIlverado

GM Generation IV Vortec 5300 Engines Need Too Much Oil Oklahoma Class Action

General Motors, LLC offered the Generation IV 5.3 Liter V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engine as an option on certain 2011-2014 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles, but the complaint for this class action alleges that they were “engineered to fail.” Why? The complaint alleges that this engine has serious defects that cause excessive oil consumption and ultimately  Read more

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

Chevrolets “Shift to Park” Error Message Class Action

Certain General Motors Chevrolet vehicles have an odd defect, claims the complaint for this class action: They don’t know when they’re in Park. According to the complaint, they fail to recognize that the gear shift is in Park and will not shut down. Instead, they display a “Shift to Park” error message, meaning that the  Read more

2019 Chevrolet Malibu

Toyota Hands-Free Phone System Has Voice Echo Class Action

This class action brings suit against a group of Toyota companies (Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., Toyota Motor North America, Inc., and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.) for its hands-free phone system. The complaint alleges that the system is defective because people on the other end of calls hear an echo of  Read more

Pairing a Phone with a Toyota Phone System

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

Audi Defective 2.0-Liter Turbocharged Engine and Pistons Class Action

Who is responsible for defects in Audi vehicles? This class action brings suit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., which does business as Audi of America, Inc., and two German companies, Audi AG and Volkswagen AG. The complaint claims that the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine (2.0T engine) is the problem, because, among other things, it can  Read more

2014 Audi Q5