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

FCA Tigershark Engine Settlement

FCA US is settling a class action alleging that certain Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Renegade, Jeep Compass, Ram Promaster City, and Fiat 500x vehicles equipped with a 2.4L Tigershark engine. The complaint alleged that these vehicles have a defect that causes them to consumer too much oil and which may result in  Read more

2018 Jeep Renegade

No Immobilizers in Certain Kias, Hyundais Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges, “Kia vehicle models from 2011-2021 and Hyundai models from 2015-2021 … suffer from a significant defect: they do not include an engine immobilizer.” Because of this, the complaint alleges, they are very easy to steal, but the companies have not issued a recall or offered a way to  Read more

2016 Kia Soul

Ford Super Duty Pickups Weaker Roof Structures Class Action

For a number of years, this class action alleges, Ford Motor Company built its Super Duty pickup trucks with “a roof designed to withstand less than the weight of the vehicle—meaning that in the event of a rollover accident, the roof structure can collapse and seriously injure or kill vehicle occupants.” This was despite Ford’s  Read more

Ford Super Duty Truck with Crushed Roof

BMW Vehicles Lose Safety Features with End of 3G Class Action

Vehicles made by BMW of North America, LLC includes telematics systems in its vehicles that provide drivers with features for both safety and convenience. The complaint for this class action alleges, however, that a number of fairly recent vehicle models were provided with telematics systems that operate solely through the use of 3G services, and  Read more

2014 BMW i3 REx

Kia Vehicles Made Without Immobilizers Class Action

Kia America, Inc. makes popular models of vehicles such as the Sportage and Sorento. But the complaint for this class action claims that Kia vehicles in recent years have the same defect as Hyundai vehicles in recent years, in that they have been manufactured without engine immobilizers. The complaint alleges that this has led to  Read more

2018 Kia Sportage

Kias, Hyundais Without Immobilizers Frequently Stolen Class Action

A number of class actions have been filed in the past year against Kia America, Inc., Hyundai Motor America, and/or Hyundai Kia America Technical Center, Inc. for making and selling vehicles without immobilizers, so that they are easily stolen. In fact, the complaint alleges that some unfortunate owners have had their vehicles stolen twice.  Read more

2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport

Kia, Hyundai Vehicle Theft Dangerous and Damaging Class Action

This is another in a long list of class actions that have been filed against Kia America, Inc., Hyundai Motor America, and/or Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc., alleging that in recent years, Kia and Hyundai vehicles have been made without immobilizers. The complaint alleges that this has resulted in a rash of thefts, a great  Read more

2020 Hyundai Sonata