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Defective Automobile

2016 Ford Fiesta

Ford is offering vouchers or cash payments to settle a class action alleging that certain of its Focus and Fiesta vehicles have a defective PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) transmission. The complaint claimed that the transmission may slip, buck, kick, or jerk and cause sudden or delayed acceleration.

2019 Hyundai Sonata

Airbags are supposed to keep drivers and passengers safe. But what happens if the airbag control unit (ACU) is defective? Will anyone know it’s defective until an accident actually occurs? And what if the seatbelt tensioners are also involved? The complaint for this class action alleges that ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. sold faulty ACUs, and that Hyundai Motor America, Inc. and Kia Motor America, Inc. kept putting them in cars and downplayed the serious risks involved, even though they knew better.

Ford F-250 Truck

The “Death Wobble” experienced by some Ford trucks, allegedly caused by defects, is the subject of this class action against the Ford Motor Company. The complaint alleges it poses risks to drivers, passengers, and surrounding vehicles.

2019 Ford Ranger Lariat Truck with Crew Cab

When you pay nearly $48,000 for a truck (specifically, a Ford Ranger Lariat), you expect to get the advertised characteristics, including the “best in class” fuel efficiency. But the complaint for this class action alleges that Ford Motor Company used false representations and a cheat device to fake a fuel efficiency the truck does not actually have.

Panoramic Sunroof, Looking Up From Interior

Hyundai Motor America and Hyundai Motor Company have agreed to settle a class action concerning the shattering of panoramic sunroofs on certain of its vehicles. The complaint claimed that the sunroofs are defective and can shatter suddenly without provocation, when the car is parked or in operation.

2015 Cadillac Escalade

What is the “Chevy Shake”? The complaint for this class action alleges that certain Chevy vehicles shake violently when they reach interstate highway cruising speeds, due to defective drivelines and drive shafts in these General Motors, LLC vehicles.

2017 Subaru WRX STi

Subaru of America, Inc. and Subaru Corporation are settling a class action alleging that some of its model year 2012 to 2017 Imprezas have defective engine bearings. The complaint alleges that the bearing can cause premature failure of connecting rods and main bearings, and that selling the cars with this defect breaches warranties and violates consumer protection laws.

2016 Jeep Compass

What’s worse than being told that your vehicle needs crucial repairs? It’s being told you cannot get them immediately or possibly even in time to renew its registration. The complaint for this class action alleges that that’s the position in which Fiat Chrysler (FCA US, LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, its parent company) has left many consumers, because of emissions problems with certain of its vehicles. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties and violations of state consumer protection laws.

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel

This settlement plus a Consent Decree resolve both a class action and Department of Justice (DOJ) suit against Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch companies concerning 2014-2016 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles that have 3.0L EcoDiesel engines.

2018 Toyota Sienna

This settlement resolves a class action about the sliding doors in 2011-2018 Toyota Siennas against Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc.