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LG Energy Solution Solar Batteries Risk of Fire California Class Action

The defendant in this class action is LG Energy Solution Michigan, Inc. (LGESMI), but the matter concerns the company’s business or actions in California. The complaint alleges that LGESMI sold LG RESU batteries for solar power systems that do not work as advertised, and that can cause fires and property damage.  Read more

Solar Panels on Roof of House

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

Superior Oil Refinery Explosion and Fire Settlement

This settlement resolves a class action about an explosion and fire that took place at the Superior Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin on April 26, 2018. The complaint alleged that Husky Oil Operations Ltd. and Superior Refining Company, LLC were negligent in operating the facility and did not adequately compensate those in the community for the  Read more

Superior Refinery Explosion and Fire

Amazon Deceptive Sales of 18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries Class Action

Amazon.com sells lithium-ion 18650 batteries. The complaint for this class action alleges that the company, when selling these batteries, makes false claims about both battery capacity and safety. The complaint alleges that Amazon’s statements are deceptive and may mislead consumers into buying batteries that are defective and dangerous.  Read more

18650 Lithium-Ion Batteries

GM Offers Reduced Range in Chevrolet Bolt to Avoid Fire Class Action

“[Three] spontaneous combustions in 4 hours…” This class action against General Motors, LLC (GM) uses quotes like this from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in its First Amended Complaint about GM’s all-electric Chevrolet Bolt. The complaint alleges that the vehicle spontaneously bursts into flames because of a defective battery and that GM’s only  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Ford Ecoboost Engines Coolant Leaks and Fires Arkansas Class Action

The complaint for this class action brings suit against Ford Motor Company for vehicles equipped with its 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ecoboost engines. The complaint alleges that the engines leak coolant into the cylinders, which can cause the engine to overheat, completely fail, or catch fire.  Read more

2019 Ford Escape

Hyundai and Kia Engine Seizures and Fires Class Action

“The most important duty of a car manufacturer is to provide consumers with a safe car.” Thus opens the complaint for this class action against Hyundai Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors Corporation, and Kia Motors America, Inc. The issue is certain gasoline direct injection (GDI) and multipoint fuel injection (MPI) engines in certain  Read more

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Chevrolet Volt Should Not Be Charged to the Max Class Action

General Motors, LLC introduced its all-electric Chevrolet Bolt in 2016, touting its ability to run farther on a full charge. The complaint for this class action alleges that GM deceptively marketed its Bolts because a defect in the battery means they should not be fully charged or they might burst into flames.  Read more

2019 Chevy Bolt in the Snow

Toyota RAV4 Defective Battery Stalling and Fires Class Action

One of the most crucial parts in an electric car is the battery. This class action brings suit against four intertwined Toyota companies, including Toyota Motor Corporation, alleging certain Toyota RAV4 vehicles have defective batteries that can cause the vehicle to stall or burst into flames.  Read more

2018 Toyota RAV4

BMW Plug-In Hybrid Batteries May Cause Fires California Class Action

Recently, a number of class actions have been filed against the makers of electric cars, alleging problems with the batteries. This class action brings suit against BMW of North America, LLC, with the complaint alleging that the BMW X3 plug-in hybrid has a dangerous battery defect for which the company has no remedy.  Read more

2021 BMW X3