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Defective Automobile

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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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. 

            The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Mercedes Benz has defective diesel engines that have an illegal “defeat device” that allows for more dirty emission during driving than during emissions testing.  These BlueTEC diesel engines are facing the same issues as Volkswagen, Audi, and many other diesel engine producers have had in the recent past and displays another reason why diesel engines may not be a legitimate substitute for gasoline.

The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that Kia Motors has manufactured and sold vehicles with defective gas tanks located beneath the rear seats that are dangerous and potentially deadly.  The gas tanks have the potential to explode and immediately engulf rear occupants in flames, which in one incident in Texas led to the deaths of three passengers.