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Defective Automobile

image of a car with a 3.0l diesel engine

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.

image of a 2010 tacoma

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.

image of mitsubishi fuso

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. 

image of a rodent in an engine

This lawsuit claims that Toyota incorporated soy-based materials or components in certain vehicles’ electrical wiring systems that bait rodents and other animals, including rats, squirrels, and other pests, to the vehicles and entice them to chew through, eat, or otherwise damage and compromise the wiring and the wiring insulation.

image of a 2009 Nissan Altima

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that a defect in the dashboard material causes the dashboards in 2008 and 2009 Nissan Altima vehicles to crack, melt, and become sticky when exposed to the prolonged heat and humidity typical of Florida.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Volvo Car Corporation marketed and sold vehicles that have defective sunroof drainage systems and did not properly warranty their vehicles.

            The plaintiffs in this class action lawsuit allege that certain Ford vehicles suffer from a defect that causes tailgates to crack.  The suit seeks to represent all current and former owners and leases of Ford Explorers or Mercury Mountaineers from 2002-2005 and Lincoln Aviators from 2003-2005.