Hyundai Theta Engine Settlement

Hyundai Motor America, Inc. (HMA) and Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) are settling two class actions alleging that certain of their vehicles, equipped with 2.0 and 2.4 liter genuine Theta II gasoline direct injection engines have a defect. The complaints alleged that the defect can cause engine seizure, stalling engine failure, and engine fires; and that  Read more

2019 Hyundai Sonata

FCA Tigershark MultiAir II Engine Shut-Off Class Action

The complaint for this class action alleges that the 2.4L Tigershark MultiAir II engine used in certain FCA US, LLC vehicles is defective. According to the complaint, the engines can stall without warning while in use. This appears to be because, the complaint claims, these engines “consume oil at a furious pace and at a  Read more

A 2018 Jeep Compass

FCA Tigershark Multiair Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Michigan Class Action

FCA US, LLC equips a variety of its vehicles with a 2.4L Tigershark multiair four-cylinder engine. The complaint for this class action alleges that this engine consumes excessive amounts of oil, which can lead to the vehicle stalling while turning, accelerating, or decelerating, creating a safety hazard. It also alleges that the oil consumption problem  Read more

2018 Jeep Compass

Toyota Scion RF-S Post-Valve-Spring-Repair Problems Class Action

Cures should not be worse than the disease. In this class action, the complaint alleges that a vehicle made by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc., the Scion FR-S, was recalled for defective springs. The complaint alleges that “the attempted repairs … have caused total engine failure in a significant percentage of the vehicles…. The attempted  Read more

2013 Toyota Scion FR-S

Chevy and GMC Vehicles Excessive Oil Consumption Class Action

This class action brings suit against General Motors, LLC for the Generation IV Vortec 5300 engines in many of its 2010-2014 vehicles. The complaint alleges that the engine consumes excessive amounts of oil and that monitoring systems do not properly inform owners when the amount of oil in the vehicle is insufficient.  Read more

2014 Chevrolet Avalanche

Navistar MaxxForce Engines Emissions System Settlement

Navistar International Corporation and Navistar, Inc. have agreed to settle a class action about their 2011-2014 trucks equipped with MaxxForce 11- or 13-liter diesel engines. The complaint alleged that the trucks had defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) emissions systems that produced more soot and heat than engine components could handle, leading to failure of the  Read more

Navistar Truck

Subaru Engine Bearings Settlement

Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation are settling a class action alleging that some of its model year 2012 to 2017 Imprezas have defective engine bearings. The complaint alleges that the bearing can cause premature failure of connecting rods and main bearings, and that selling the cars with this defect breaches warranties and violates  Read more

Hyundai, Kia Vehicles May Burst into Flames During Operation Class Action

What would you do if your car suddenly stalled on a highway or burst into flames? The complaint for this class action alleges that certain models of Hyundai and Kia vehicles with gasoline direct-injection (GDI) engines have serious defects that the companies have concealed. The defects allegedly cause the vehicles to stall while at speed  Read more

2016 Kia Soul

Honda VTEC Turbo Engine Oil Dilution with Gas Georgia Class Action

When Honda announced its new VTEC Turbo direct-injection engine in 2013, it touted it as a next-generation powertrain technology that provides a high level of fuel economy. But the complaint for this class action claims that it has a serious flaw: It allows fuel to migrate and mix with the oil, lowering the oil’s viscosity,  Read more

2018 Honda Civic

PACCAR Kenworth, Peterbilt Defective Truck Engines Class Action

The complaint for this class action claims that PACCAR engines are inherently defective and repeatedly fail, causing danger to the drivers of its trucks and to other motorists on the road. According to the complaint, the only remedy PACCAR has for its engine problems is the replacement of defective parts with equally defective parts that  Read more

PACCAR Peterbilt Truck