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Defective Automobile

2014 Hyundai Elantra

When a car’s steering mechanism fails, the results can include collisions, injury, and even death. This class action alleges that certain Hyundai Accent and Elantra cars have a faulty steering mechanism that made the steering wheel lock up and caused the plaintiffs to have accidents.

The complaint for this class action claims that certain models of BMW cars from model-years 2004-2010 purchased in the US or Puerto Rico have a problem with water entering the trunk, from clogged sunroof drainage tubes or some other means of entry. The complaint alleges that the water causes damage to certain electronic components located in the spare tire well of the trunk.

 

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that 2013-2014 model year Nissan Pathfinder and 2013-2014 Infiniti JX35/QX60 vehicles equipped with the FK-*k2 continuously variable transmission (CVT) have a defect that can lead to transmission vibration or judder.

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This settlement corresponds to the VW 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter diesel engine emissions settlements.  Bosch manufactured the "defeat devices" that allowed the TDI engines to cheat emissions testing and bypass EPA standards.

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On September 18, 2015, the EPA issued a notice of violation informing Volkswagen that its 2.0-liter diesel-powered (“TDI”) vehicles were equipped with illegal devices that allowed the vehicles to pollute more than allowed by law.

2005 kia sorento

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege thaht Kia Motors knew and failed to disclose of a defect in the design of the crankshaft pulley bolt and balancer in 2003-2006 Kia Sorentos with a 3.5L engine.  This defect can cause the front pulley bolt to break and cause damage to other engine components.

This class action lawsuit claims that certain Dodge and Jeep vehicles sold in the United States since 2014 have a “defeat device” that reduces emissions during testing to give the appearance that the vehicles have low emissions that adhere to EPA regulations and the Clean Air Act.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that the frames of certain Toyota Tacoma, Tundra, and Sequoia vehicles lack adequate rust protection, resulting in premature rust corrosion of the vehicles’ frames. 

This lawsuit claims that Tesla Model X SUVs are susceptible to sudden unintended acceleration (SUA), in which the Model X will accelerate at full power even though the driver reports that they did not command the acceleration by pressing on the accelerator pedal, either at all or not to the degree that would call for the application of full power.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Mitsubishi distributed certain Canter trucks that experienced emissions-related engine and after-treatment system issues, as well as transmission issues. 

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