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2019 Cadillac ATS

The complaint for this class action alleges that General Motors, LLC (GM) puts defective transmissions in some of its vehicles. The complaint claims that GM knew the transmissions were defective as far back as 2014, but that it has no way to fix them and simply denies that the vehicles have problems.

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 GMC Yukon SUV

Auto defects can be both costly and dangerous for consumers. The complaint for this class action alleges that certain recent General Motors (GM) vehicles have a transmission defect that is uncomfortable while it’s occurring and that over time degrades or ruins the transmission and other vehicle parts. 

2015 Jeep Cherokee

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, LLC is settling a class action concerning its model-year 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Jeep Renegade, 2015 Chrysler 200, and 2015 ProMaster City vehicles.

2014 Nissan Altima

Nissan Altima 2013-2014vehicles contain defective continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVTs). The complaint for this class action claims that the CVTs are defective, however, and lead to shuddering, slowing, and stopping on the road and eventual transmission failure. 

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Stoneridge Control Devices, Inc. has agreed to replace parts in a settlement of a class action alleging that clutch safety interlock devices (CSIDs) in certain Chrysler vehicles contain return springs that may fatigue and fail. CSIDs prevent ignition unless the vehicle’s clutch pedal is pressed.

2013 Nissan Sentra

Plaintiff U Can Rent bought fourteen Nissans equipped with Nissan’s continuously variable transmission (CVT). Nissan markets the CVT as being new and better, but according to the complaint for this class action, it is in fact defective and even dangerous. The complaint claims that with fewer than 20,000 miles on the vehicles, they began having issues such as engine revving and delays while the car was transitioning between gears, and shaking. The complaint also alleges that the CVT would “jump, start, stop, bind, and lag unexpectedly, dangerously, and inappropriately” and that Nissan has been aware of the problem for some time.

2016 Ford Focus

Ford has agreed to settle three class actions alleging that its PowerShift Dual-Clutch Automatic (DPS6) Transmissions are defectively designed, affecting certain 2011-2016 Ford Fiesta and 2012-2016 Ford Focus vehicles. The complaints for the class actions claim that defects cause the cars to slip, buck, kick, or jerk, resulting in a sudden or delayed acceleration.

Nissan Sentra 2017

The complaint for this class action quotes many online complaints that describe problems with 2012 to 2017 Nissan Sentras that are equipped with Nissan’s Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). According to the complaint, the CVT is prone to premature failure from overheating. The complaint suggests that the temperature of the CVT fluid is controlled by a small cooler attached to the CVT, and that this design makes it “unreasonably sensitive” to heat, which may turn on the vehicle’s Fail-Safe Mode and cause anything from shudders to catastrophic transmission failure where that the driver loses control.

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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.