Automobile defects can jeopardize driver safety and can lead to expensive and recurring repairs. Unfortunately, some car manufacturers do not always comply with consumer laws, for example, by not honoring their warranties or by concealing a known problem at the point of sale or repair.
Our auto lawyers represent consumers across the country who have bought or leased a defective car, truck, or motorcycle. We have litigated cases involving:
- Defective air bags
- Auto defects involving brakes, headlights, and a wide variety of other components and systems
- Warranties and unlawful secret warranty programs
|General Motors||$800 each for drivers of GM vehicles filled with defective Dexcool coolant|
|Honda||$25 million for Honda and Acura owners with premature brake pad wear|
|Hyundai & Kia||$225 in cash or $325 in dealer credits for owners of Hyundai and Kia cars with falsely advertised horsepower ratings|
|Hyundai||Free engine inspections and repairs, warranty extensions, and reimbursements for past repairs and related costs|
|Mitsubishi & Chrysler||$33 million for cash reimbursements and discount repairs for wheel rim problems|
|Chrysler||Free fuel pump relay repairs, extended warranties, and reimbursements for rental cars and other related costs|
|Mercedes Benz||$650 or up to $1,300 in new vehicle credits for owners of Mercedes vehicles with emergency response systems that would become obsolete without an expensive retrofit|
Recent Cases and Investigations
Ford Engine Fire Lawsuit InvestigationFord announced a recall of around 39,000 Ford Expeditions and Lincoln Navigators from the 2021 model year due to engine fire risk
Hyundai and Kia Spontaneous Engine Fire Class Action LawsuitHyundai and Kia drivers of 2006-2018 models may be at risk of spontaneous engine fires while driving or parked due to defective Anti-Lock Brake systems modules (ABS).
Deceptive Auto Fees Lawsuit InvestigationJeep, Dodge, Chrysler, Fiat, or Ram owners have been charged inflated rates on “destination fees” to unjustifiably boost company profits.
Electric Vehicle Fire Lawsuit InvestigationWhen electric vehicles with lithium-ion batteries catch fire, it can burn for hours or even reignite days later.
2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Flawed Fuel Tank Lawsuit InvestigationFuel tank defect reportedly blocks 2019 Toyota RAV4s from receiving a full refill by several gallons.
Tesla Sudden Acceleration Lawsuit InvestigationTesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X cars reportedly have a defect that makes the vehicles suddenly accelerate on their own.
Airbag Control Unit Lawsuit12.3 million allegedly defective airbag control units made by auto-part supplier ZF-TRW are installed in multiple car brands.
Honda Sensing Lawsuit InvestigationHonda CRV and Accord cars may have defective sensing systems causing automatic braking when no obstacles are present.
Nissan Emergency Braking Malfunction Lawsuit Investigation2015-2019 Nissan cars may have defective automatic emergency braking systems that brake when no obstacles are present.
Honda CR-V Automatic Braking Lawsuit InvestigationHonda CR-V owners may experience sudden unexpected braking by automatic braking system
Mercedes Metris Fumes Lawsuit InvestigationFumes may enter the cabin of 2016 Mercedes Metris cargo vans while driving
GM Truck Diesel Defeat Device InvestigationGirard Gibbs’ automotive lawyers are investigating allegations that General Motors rigged diesel engines in its Silverado and Sierra HD trucks to pass emissions tests.
Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra Brake Light LeakThird brake light water leaking problems causing “musty” or “moldy” odors, carpet dampness, in-cabin puddles, and problems starting the vehicle.
Chrysler Emissions Lawsuit2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Ram Trucks may be equipped with software to cheat emissions testing
Nissan Sentra CVT Transmission Failure Lawsuit InvestigationTemporary loss of power and total failures of the CVTs in 2012-2016 Sentras