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Audi Gateway Control Module Affected by Water Class Action

This class action concerns certain Audi vehicles, which the complaint alleges have defective or badly-placed gateway control modules. It brings suit against Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., which does business in part as Audi of America, Inc., Audi Ag, and Volkswagen AG, claiming that the J533 gateway control module has been placed under the rear  Read more

2017 Audi

Ferrari Brake Defect Leaves No Way to Stop Class Action

It’s hard to think of a more dangerous defect in a vehicle than defective brakes. This class action sues Ferrari North America, Inc., Ferrari NV, Ferrari SpA, Robert Bosch, LLC, and Robert Bosch GmbH, alleging that the brakes in certain models of Ferraris lose part or all of their braking capability. The complaint speculates that  Read more

2019 Ferrari 488 Spider

Nissan Continuously Variable Transmission Settlement

This is the latest in a number of settlements over several years regarding the continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) in certain Nissan vehicles. The complaint brought suit against Nissan North America, Inc., alleging that the CVTs in certain vehicles are defective and can lead to poor performance or failure. The complaint claimed breach of warranties, negligence,  Read more

2018 Nissan Pathfinder

Chevrolet Bolt EV, EUV Dangerous Batteries Class Action

Might you feel a little restricted if your new electric vehicle (1) could not be charged to more than 90% of its capacity, (2) could not be allowed to fall below 70 miles remaining charge, and (3) could not be parked in your garage overnight because it might burst into flames? This class action alleges  Read more

2022 Chevrolet Bolt

FCA Fails to Pay for PZEV MultiAir Actuator Repairs California Class Action

Under the California Emissions Warranty, automakers must cover repairs of emissions-related parts in what are called “PZEV vehicles.” The warranty is for 15 years or 150,000 miles. The complaint for this class action alleges that FCA US, LLC is not in fact providing this coverage for MultiAir Actuators and is making customers pay out of  Read more

Air Pollution from Cars

BMW Defective Cup Holder Can Damage Air Bag Controls Class Action

This class action brings sues BMW of North America, LLC for a cup holder defect. A cup holder defect? Yes, because the complaint alleges that the specifics of the defect can lead to damage to the airbags. (Note that this class action does not deal with any claims for damages for personal injuries or personal  Read more

2020 BMW X7M501

BMW Defective HVAC System and “Vinegar” Smell Class Action

How would you feel about paying for an expensive car, only to find that the interior smells bad? The complaint for this class action alleges that certain vehicles made by BMW of North America, Inc. have a defective heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that accumulates mold or mildew and emits “a moldy, mildewy, or  Read more

2021 BMW X6

Takata Airbags in Volkswagen and Audi Vehicles Settlement

The defendants involved in settling these class actions include two Takata companies (Takata Corporation and TK Holdings, Inc.) and several Volkswagen and Audi companies (Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., VW Credit, Inc., Audi AG, and Audi of America, LLC). The class actions centered on certain airbag products that Takata had supplied to various  Read more

Deployed Takata Airbag

Mitsubishi Continuously Variable Transmission Defect Class Action

This class action brings suit against Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) for certain of their vehicles that were built with continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). The complaint alleges that “the CVT is defective in that it causes the vehicle to shudder, surge, jerk, to delay acceleration or fail to accelerate,  Read more

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Chevrolet Vehicles Don’t Recognize Park California Class Action

Among the vehicles produced and sold by General Motors, LLC are Chevrolet Malibus, Volts, Traverses, and Blazers. The complaint for this class action alleges that these vehicles in certain model years have a common “shifter defect:” They may not register when they are placed in Park. The driver may then be stuck inside the vehicle,  Read more

2018 Chevrolet Malibu