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Engine Defects

PACCAR Peterbilt Truck

The complaint for this class action claims that PACCAR engines are inherently defective and repeatedly fail, causing danger to the drivers of its trucks and to other motorists on the road. According to the complaint, the only remedy PACCAR has for its engine problems is the replacement of defective parts with equally defective parts that are destined to fail in their turn. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties, among other things. 

2017 Hyundai Sonata

Plaintiff Andrea Smolek says she was driving on the highway when she heard loud sounds from the engine area of her Kia Sorrento. Then came a loud bang, she claims, her vehicle shook violently, and the Check Engine light came on. Smolek was able to safely pull over and have her vehicle towed for repair, but the complaint for this class action claims that the problem was due to a defect in the car’s Theta II engine that allows contaminants to enter, thickens the oil to sludge, and eventually ruins the engine.

2017 Chevrolet Equinox

If your car engine is consuming oil faster than it should, how would you know when more oil is needed? Perhaps you would rely on the vehicle’s oil pressure warning (OPW) or oil life monitoring (OLM) system. But if you had a Chevrolet Equinox from certain model years, the complaint for this class action alleges, your engine could suffer damage or even shut down on the road before either of these systems gave you a warning. The complaint alleges breaches of warranties, among other violations.

2016 Kia Optima EX

Connor Brogan was driving in the highway in his 2016 Kia Optima EX when his engine made an odd noise, the complaint for this class action alleges—and then the car stopped and the engine caught fire. The complaint claims that Kia and Hyundai Theta II engines in certain model vehicles have a defect that can restrict oil flow and prevent proper lubrication that can result in engine failure, and that the companies have concealed this defect and continued to sell vehicles with affected engines.

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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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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that certain Hyundai Sonatas suffer from a defect that can cause engine seizure, stalling, engine noise, and oil light illumination. The plaintiffs also allege that engine seizure or stalling can be dangerous if experienced. The plaintiffs also allege that some owners and lessees have been improperly denied repairs under the vehicle’s warranty.  

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Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that certain Subaru vehicles suffer from a design defect that causes them to consume excessive amounts of engine oil.

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The plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that CAT's exhaust emission control (CRS) failed to work reliably, causing its EPA Compliant Caterpillar On Highway C13 and C15 engines to lose horsepower and shut down.  The CAT-authorized dealer technicians were not able to effectively repair many of the subject engines, requiring frequent repairs.

In wake of its diesel emissions scandal, Audi of America is offering certain benefits to owners or lessees of certain affected vehicles. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT, and Audi asserts that participation in this program will not waive your rights to bring suit or participate in a settlement.

In wake of its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen is offering certain benefits to owners or lessees of certain affected vehicles. NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SETTLEMENT, and VW asserts that participation in this program will not waive your rights to bring suit or participate in a settlement.

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