Mazda Cylinder Heads Not in California Emissions Warranty Class Action

Mazda Motor of America, Inc. distributes some of its Mazda vehicles in California and so is required to provide a California Emissions Warranty for those vehicles that covers emissions-related parts—in particular, high-priced emissions-related parts. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Mazda does not cover combustion chamber cylinder heads under its California Emissions  Read more

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FCA Valve Train Systems Not in California Emissions Warranty Class Action

The makers of vehicles distributed in California must have a general emissions warranty that covers emissions-related parts, and in particular, high-priced emissions-related parts. The complaint for this class action alleges that FCA US, LLC will not cover certain parts in its valve train systems under its California Emissions Warranty, even though the complaint says the  Read more

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Hino Trucks Falsified Emissions and Fuel Economy Info Class Action

This class action makes allegations about an issue that’s appeared all too often in recent years—motor vehicle companies falsifying fuel economy and emissions information. The defendants here are Hino Motors, Ltd., Toyota Motors Corporation, Hino Motors Manufacturing USA, Inc., and Hino Motors Sales USA, Inc., which does business as Hino Trucks.  Read more

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Hino Commercial Vehicles Emissions Misconduct Investigation

Is there yet another emissions scandal? A Hino Motors internal review has reportedly found that some of the electronic emissions control systems in certain of its 2016, 2017, and 2019 vehicles were manipulated to show better fuel economy and fraudulently earn better emissions certifications. We’re investigating these reports.  Read more

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PCC Structurals Metals on Residential Properties

Precision Castparts Corp. and PPC Structurals, Inc. are settling a class action about whether operations at PCC’s Large Parts Campus interfered with the use and enjoyment of certain residential properties in Southeast Portland. The complaint alleged the facility emitted or deposited metals, including nickel, that were used in the process of making nickel-based superalloys, titanium,  Read more

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Ford Underreporting of Emissions-Related Parts California Class Action

The California Code of Regulations (CCR) requires that car makers identify to the California Air Resources Board all high-cost emissions-related parts, as part of its Emission Control System Warranty Requirements, and to warrant those parts for seven years or 70,000 miles. The complaint alleges that Ford Motor Company, Inc. tries to minimize its warranty obligations  Read more

2016 Ford Focus

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

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Nissan PZEVs California Emissions Warranty Coverage Class Action

The California Emissions Warranty requires that transmission repairs and replacements for partial zero emissions vehicles and super ultra-low emissions vehicles (PZEV vehicles) be covered for a period of fifteen years or 150,000 miles. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Nissan North America, Inc. is not properly identifying or covering these repairs.  Read more

2020 Nissan Sentra

Porsche Emissions Warranty “High-Priced” Parts California Class Action

California law requires emission control system warranties on new passenger vehicles. In particular, automakers are required to identify high-priced parts that pertain to emissions control and to provide a 7-year, 70,000-mile warranty for them. The complaint for this class action alleges that Porsche Cars North America, Inc. has improperly limited the parts it includes in  Read more

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Ford PZEV Vehicles and California Emissions Warranty Coverage Class Action

Since 2009, Ford has sold Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEVs), for which it has received Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) credits from the state of California. In exchange for the credits, Ford is required to extend the terms of California’s required emissions warranty to 15 years or 150,000 miles. But the complaint for this class action  Read more

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