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Subaru Battery Drain Settlement

Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation are settling class actions alleging that certain Subaru vehicles have a design defect that can cause battery drain.  Read more

2020 Subaru Forester

Mazda Vehicles Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action

This class action concerns a defect in certain 2021 vehicles made by Mazda Motor of America, Inc. that causes them to consume excessive amounts of oil. The complaint alleges that the valve stem seals are defective and let oil leak into the combustion chamber, causing them to consume too much oil, violating emissions standards, and  Read more

2021 Mazda CX-30

Kia and Hyundai Vehicles Produced Without Immobilizers Class Action

This class action is another against Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America, alleging that certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles were made without immobilizers. The complaint claims this enables them to be easily stolen, and leads to damage to the vehicles, diminished value, and difficulty or higher costs in insuring them.  Read more

2018 Hyundai Elantra

Ford Maverick Defective Side Curtain Airbags Class Action

Side curtain airbags are meant to protect people inside a vehicle when it’s involved in a sideways crash or a rollover. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the Safety Canopy side curtain airbags installed in certain Ford Motor Company vehicles are defective and, instead of preventing injury during a crash, may increase  Read more

2022 Ford Maverick

Tesla Sudden Unintended Braking Defect in Traffic Class Action

Automakers are more and more often include features in their vehicles that are steps toward self-driving cars. Tesla claims to be a leader in developing self-driving vehicles. However, Tesla vehicles have an Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) system that the complaint alleges is defective and slows or stops the vehicle when there’s no need for it,  Read more

2022 Tesla Model 3

Defective ARC Airbags in Cadillac Escalades Tennessee Class Action

Airbags are safety equipment for vehicles, but the complaint for this class action alleges that some airbags can themselves become hazards. The complaint brings suit against ARC Automotive, Inc., Autoliv, Inc., Autoliv ASP, Inc., and General Motors, LLC for equipping certain vehicles with defective airbags that can “rupture and shoot metal shrapnel into the vehicle  Read more

2010 Cadillac Escalade

ARC Hybrid Airbags in BMW Vehicles May Injure or Kill Class Action

ARC Automotive, Inc. makes airbags. This class action brings suit against ARC, BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC, and BMW of North America, LLC, alleging that BMW installed in airbags its vehicles that are made by ARC and that have hybrid inflators that are defective and subject to inadequate quality control, leading to potential injuries and even  Read more

2017 BMW X5 SAV

Honda, Acura Auto-Idle Stop Feature Often Fails to Restart Engine Class Action

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. and American Honda Motor Company, Inc. have introduced an interesting feature to some of their vehicles, intended to improve fuel efficiency. It’s called Auto-Idle Stop (AIS) and it is meant to stop the engine when the vehicle is stopped, for example at a red light. But the complaint for this class  Read more

2020 Honda Odyssey

Kia, Hyundai Vehicles Frequently Stolen Without Immobilizers Class Action

This is another in a flood of class actions on Kia and Hyundai vehicles, this time aimed at Kia America, Inc. and Hyundai Motor America. The complaint alleges that certain Kia and Hyundai vehicles are unreasonably easy to steal because they were manufactured without immobilizers.  Read more

2017 Kia Sportage

Chrysler Pacifica Stalling Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action against FCA US, LLC, claiming that certain 2017-2021 Chrysler Pacifica vehicles equipped with a 3.6-liter V6 engine and a 9-speed automatic transmission may be defective. The complaint alleged the class vehicles were defectively designed and may suddenly lose power, shut off, or stall without warning.  Read more

2021 Chrysler Pacifica