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Defective Automobile

2017 Nissan Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. is settling three class actions at once about its continuously variable transmissions (CVTs). The complaints alleged that 2013-2017 Nissan Sentra, 2014-2017 Nissan Versa Note, and 2012-2017 Nissan Versa vehicles have defective CVTs that can suffer poor performance or failure.

Honda Display Screen

How important is the proper operation of a display screen in a vehicle? Very, says the complaint for this class action. It alleges that the screens in American Honda Motor Co., Inc.’s CR-V EX, EX-L, and Touring models malfunctions in ways that cause driver distraction, particularly at night, and prevent operation of certain features, like navigation. 

2019 Honda CR-V

This class action brings suit against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for defective windshields. The complaint alleges that windshields in Honda CR-V vehicles can spontaneously crack or shatter, endangering people in the vehicle as well as those in other vehicles on the road.

2018 Ford F-350

The complaint for this class action bring suit against Ford Motor Company, alleging that 2017 and 2018 Ford F-350 vehicles equipped with aluminum alloy wheels have a problem. It has to do with corrosion from the contact of parts which results in low tire pressure, a condition which can become dangerous. 

2017 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Motor America is settling a class action alleging that model year 2015 to 2017 Sonatas that are equipped with Smart Trunks are defective. The complaint alleged that the torsion bars are defective if they do not open the trunks by at least 7.5 inches.

2015 Nissan Murano

Nissan has made its Automatic Emergency Braking system standard in its 2018 versions of its Rogue, Rogue Sport, Murano, Altima, Maxima, Armada, Pathfinder, Leaf, and Sentra models. However, the complaint for this class action says that the system is defective and can cause collisions by applying the brakes suddenly and unexpectedly.  

Screen of Cadillac CUE System

“Cadillac” has become synonymous with high quality or “with all the bells and whistles,” as in “Cadillac health care plan.” But the complaint for this class action alleges that General Motors equipped cars in its Cadillac lines with defective Cadillac User Experience (CUE) navigation and radio touch screen displays.

Headrests with Mercedes Symbol

Even protective features in vehicles may malfunction. This class action sues Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Daimler AG, and Grammer AG for their headrests. The issue? The complaint claims that the headrests, designed to prevent whiplash, may spring forward on their own, causing injury or creating accidents.

Peeled Paint on the Hood of a Ford Explorer

Ford Motor Company has been hit by a number of class actions lately about allegedly false fuel economy ratings for some of its vehicles. This class action is not about that. The complaint alleges that Ford Explorers have defective aluminum hoods that prematurely corrode or experience bubbling and damage to the paint on them. 

2019 Cadillac ATS

The complaint for this class action alleges that General Motors, LLC (GM) puts defective transmissions in some of its vehicles. The complaint claims that GM knew the transmissions were defective as far back as 2014, but that it has no way to fix them and simply denies that the vehicles have problems.

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