Chevy and GMC Gen IV Vortec Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Illinois Class Action

General Motors made its Generation IV 5.3 Liter Vortec 5300 LC9 engines available as an option in certain of its Chevrolet and GMC vehicles. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the vehicles with this engine installed were “engineered to fail” because of an abnormally high consumption of oil, which results in “low  Read more

2014 Chevrolet Avalanche

Ford and Lincoln Vehicles Leaking Engine Coolant Class Action

Ford Motor Company uses its Ecoboost engines in many of its vehicles, including Ford Escapes, Fusions, and Edges and Lincoln MKCs and MKZs. The engines come in different sizes, but the complaint for this class action alleges they all have the same defect: They can leak coolant, which can lead to overheating, engine failure, and  Read more

2019 Lincoln MKZ

Chevrolet, GMC Vehicle Engines Excessive Oil Consumption Ohio Class Action

The complaint for this class action says General Motors, LLC vehicles equipped with the Generation IV 5.3 Liter V8 Vortec 5300 LC9 engines are “engineered to fail.” The complaint alleges that the engine consumes excessive amounts of oil consumption for several reasons, and that experiece engine damage, seizure, and stalling.  Read more

2011 Chevrolet Avalanche

FCA Dodge Ram 1500s May Catch Fire Wisconsin Class Action

The owner of plaintiff Kwaterski Construction, Inc., Mark Kwaterski, was driving his 2016 Ram truck on the interstate when smoke began to fill its cabin and the vehicle lost power. Kwaterski had to pull over to the left. He and the four young children with him were able to make it out of the truck  Read more

2019 Dodge Ram 1500

Kia Engine Defects Settlement

Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) and Kia Motors America, Inc. are settling a class action alleging that certain Kia vehicles have an engine defect. According to the complaint, the vehicles can cause engine seizure, stalling, failure, and fire, that the engine seizing and stalling can be dangerous, and that some owners and lessees have been denied  Read more

2019 Kia Optima

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