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Plaintiffs across the United States have brought a class action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corporation alleging that their Toyota vehicles have defective engines. Defective engines put drivers and passengers in immediate danger. The 2AZ-FE engines in the plaintiff’s vehicles were predisposed to an excessively high rate of engine oil consumption. The Oil Consumption Defect allows the vehicle to burn or consume abnormal amounts of engine oil. Oil Consumption Defect can cause engine failure in a moving vehicle at any time under any driving condition.

30 plaintiffs from 25 states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company in the Northern District of California in November, 2013. The suit claims that certain models of Ford vehicles suffer from a defect causing the 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.

Plaintiffs from across the United States have brought a class action against Chrysler Group alleging that their Dodge Rams have defective tie rod balls. A tie rod is an important part of a vehicle’s steering system. A loose tie rod can cause a vehicle to shake and wobble. A defective tie rod could also cause a vehicle to suddenly swerve to the side of the road. Tie rods are also crucial suspension units and, if defective, can cause uneven tire wear.

Plaintiffs Karen Morris and Lala Dutta, from Nevada and North Carolina respectively, are suing BMW of North America in a class action lawsuit concerning defective BMW Navigation Systems. BMW offers installation of BMW Navigation Systems as an optional feature on some models at a cost of $1,800 or more. BMW of North America is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Plaintiff Constance Sims filed a class action lawsuit against Kia Motors Corporation in November 2013 claiming Kia manufactured vehicles with defective fuel tanks. In April, a California federal judge dismissed the initial lawsuit but gave the plaintiffs time to amend the complaint. The class action lawsuit includes owners of the 2010 – 2013 models of the Kia Soul, Kia Soul Plus, Kia Soul Exclaim, and Kia Soul Sport.

Hagens Berman has filed two class-action lawsuits, representing 4 different plaintiffs in 3 different states, against Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America. The suits claim Hyundai and Kia used flawed EPA-required testing methods to establish mileage estimates, resulting in false high mileage estimates.

Plaintiffs from across the U.S. have brought a class action lawsuit against Volvo Car Corporation alleging that their vehicle models have defective sunroof drainage systems. The sunroofs operate by an electronically controlled glass sliding panel on the roof of the vehicle. Sunroofs contain drainage systems to prevent water from entering the inside of the vehicle. The sunroof drainage systems use drain holes and tubes to direct water from the sunroof to the underside of the vehicle, passing through the interior of the passenger’s side along the way. However, defects in the sunroof drainage system makes dirt and debris buildup in the tubes, which causes water to enter the passenger’s interior compartment. Water leaks can also create a safety hazard by potentially damaging important electrical items and sensors.

13 Plaintiffs from nine states have filed lawsuit in San Francisco against General Motors (GM) claiming a wider set of cars have faulty ignition switches. The lawsuit covers owners of Cobalt cars made from 2005 to 2010. GM is headquarters in Detroit, Michigan. The ignition switch in a car attaches a car’s starter to its battery. The defective ignition switches in the GM vehicles are easily and unintentionally turned off. GM has linked ignition switch problems to 12 deaths.

Plaintiff Wendi Lanzi from Florida has brought a class action case against the Ford Motor Company alleging they knowingly sold and leased vehicles with defective spark plugs. These vehicles include F-150 trucks, Mustangs and Explorers. Ford Motor Company is headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan.

Class action asserts that the Ford F150 contains a safety defect that causes truck to shutter and stall during acceleration. The class action asserts that this may be due to condensation in intake tube and that Ford executives may know about this problem but have hidden this knowledge from consumers. Learn more about the class action here.

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