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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

A Porsche Cayenne

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

Emissions from Tailpipe

Logitech Defective Alert System Settlement

Logitech, Inc. is settling a combined class action regarding its Logitech Alert System. The complaint alleged the system had flaws or defects and that customers had difficulties when attempting to use the company’s warranty program. The complaint claimed that Logitech had breached its express and implied warranties and violated consumer protection laws.  Read more

A Logitech Security Camera

Coleman Product Registration Omits Statements California Class Action

Some products come with registration cards for registering the purchase with the manufacturer. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Johnson Controls, Inc., doing business as Coleman, uses registration to make customers think they do not have warranty rights if they do not send in the cards.  Read more

Warranty Stamp

Mercedes Repairs to PZEVs Under California Emissions Warranty Class Action

Mercedes Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) has received credits from California for its distribution of Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV). In exchange, MBUSA is supposed to extend its California Emissions Warranties on the vehicles. However, the complaint for this class action alleges that the company does not pay for all the parts and labor costs that  Read more

Cars on Highway in Haze of Emissions

Apple iPhones Poor Warranty Coverage for Water Damage Class Action

Apple, Inc. makes its iPhones with a certain amount of resistance to water. But the complaint for this class action alleges that the water protection is insufficient and that owners often find that splash or immersion incidents do not qualify for coverage because of small-print disclaimers.  Read more

An iPhone 7 Immersed in Water

Bob’s Discount Furniture Warranties Not Honored New York Class Action

Bob’s Discount Furniture, LLC sells furniture, and it also sells warranties for the furniture against certain kinds of damage. The complaint for this class action alleges that Bob’s receives “undisclosed incentives or kickbacks” from the issuer of the warranties and then denies claims for invalid reasons.  Read more

"Bob" Character for Bob's Discount Furniture

Mercedes Fails to Cover Parts Under CA Emissions Warranty Class Action

Car makers are required under the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to provide a seven-year, 70,000 mile warranty for “high-priced,” “warranted parts.” This requires that they identify to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) the parts that are “high-priced” and “warranted parts.” However, the complaint for this class action alleges that Mercedes Benz USA, LLC  Read more

2015 Mercedes Benz C-Class Car

Costa Del Mar Deceptive Lifetime Warranty on Sunglasses Class Action

Costa Del Mar, Inc. touts its sunglasses as being backed by its “rock solid Lifetime Warranty” against manufacturer’s defects. But the complaint for this class action claims that the company has violated the law, because it requires that customers pay to repair or replace the sunglasses.   Read more

Pair of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses (Black Frames with Orange Lenses)

MEI LifeTime Engine Agreement Settlement

McGowan Enterprises, Inc. (MEI) has agreed to settle a class action alleging that it included an illegal tying provision in its LifeTime Engine Guarantee. The provision requires that the owners of the covered engine have the oil changed professionally once every four months or 4,000 miles, whichever comes first, and requires that the oil used  Read more