Car & Auto Lawsuits

Representing Drivers in Car & Auto Class Action Lawsuits

Gibbs Law Group LLP has represented millions of vehicle owners across the United States in class action lawsuits, delivering significant recoveries and benefits ranging from cash reimbursements to free repairs and rental vehicles.

Past Successes

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

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Mercedes Metris Fumes Lawsuit Investigation

Our auto defect attorneys are investigating reports that drivers are detecting fumes when driving their 2016 Mercedes Metris cargo vans. Drivers have reported that fumes can enter the cabin and accumulate while driving.

GM Truck Diesel Defeat Device Investigation

Gibbs Law Group’ automotive lawyers are investigating allegations that General Motors rigged diesel engines in its Silverado and Sierra HD trucks to pass emissions tests. An initial class action was filed Thursday, May 25, 2017, and additional suits may be filed in the coming weeks. Call (800) 254-9493 or fill out the form to get a free consultation with our nationally recognized auto attorneys, free.

Chevy Silverado & GMC Sierra Brake Light Leak

Our auto defect attorneys are speaking with drivers about water leak problems in their 2007-2013 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras. Drivers have complained that water leaks into the cabin through the center high mount brake light, (the top or third brake light) causing “musty” or “moldy” odors, carpet dampness, in-cabin puddles, and even problems starting the vehicle.

Chrysler Emissions Lawsuit

On January 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued notices of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC for failing to disclose engine management software, leading to illegal diesel emissions in over 100,000 vehicles.

Nissan Sentra CVT Transmission Failure Lawsuit Investigation

Our auto attorneys are investigating reports of transmission failures in the 2012-2016 Nissan Sentras. Reports indicate that a defect affecting 2012-2016 Sentras’ continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) can cause temporary loss of power and total failures of the CVTs. Many consumers have reported that the CVT can first cause the cars to shake, judder, stall during sudden acceleration, or completely lose power.

Audi Emissions-Cheating Lawsuit Investigation

Gibbs Law Group is currently investigating Audi North America for new allegations of cheating on vehicle emissions testing. According to recent reports, investigators in the United States and Europe are looking into whether Audi engineered certain vehicles with automatic transmissions to operate in low-emissions mode during emissions testing.

Ford Explorer Loss of Power Investigation

Consumer protection attorneys at Gibbs Law Group are investigating reports that 2016 model year Ford Explorer vehicles are experiencing a sudden loss of engine power and speed due to a defective throttle body.

Mitsubishi Fuel Economy Lawsuit Investigation

Consumer protection attorneys at Gibbs Law Group are investigating reports that Mitsubishi Motors overstated fuel economy ratings for at least twelve of its vehicles. Affected models sold in the United States include, but are not limited to:

Hyundai Exploding Sunroof Lawsuit

Our attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that panoramic sunroofs installed in some Hyundai models spontaneously shatter, risking the safety of drivers, passengers, and others on the road.

Jeep & Chrysler Transmission Investigation

Our auto defect attorneys are speaking with drivers about transmission problems in 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees and 2015 Chrysler 200 vehicles. Consumers have filed complaints with the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) stating that their vehicles hesitate when starting and after braking, stall while driving, accelerate uncontrollably, and fail to properly shift gears.

EPA: VW Cheated Emissions in 3.0L Diesels

On June 28, 2016, lead counsel for Plaintiffs in the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions lawsuit, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, submitted a proposed Consumer Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release to federal district court Judge Charles Breyer for owners and lessees of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles. More information on the proposed settlement is available on the official Volkswagen settlement website.

Cadillac SRX Leaking Sunroof Investigation

Our auto defect attorneys are investigating reports of sunroof drain leakage and subsequent electronics failures in 2010-2012 Cadillac SRX vehicles. According to consumer complaints, the sunroof drain hoses in 2010-2012 may cause water to leak into the vehicle’s interior, which can damage interior components like wiring, electronic modules, and carpet. The drain hose material may shrink, causing the drain hoses to detach from the dash or sunroof allowing water to leak into the vehicle.

Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Lawsuit

On June 28, 2016, lead counsel for Plaintiffs in the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions lawsuit, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP, submitted a proposed Consumer Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release to federal district court Judge Charles Breyer for owners and lessees of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles. More information on the proposed settlement is available on the official Volkswagen settlement website.

2015 Honda CR-V Vibration Class Action Settlement

In July 2015, our attorneys filed a proposed class action lawsuit on behalf of 2015 Honda CR-V drivers who complained of unpleasant vibration in their vehicles. Our law firm was appointed Class Counsel on behalf of the vehicle owners.

Exploding Sunroof Dangers

Panoramic sunroofs have been increasing in popularity since first appearing on American vehicles in the mid-2000s. As of 2011, more than 33% of new vehicles sold or made available in the U.S. featured a sunroof, a number the Wall Street Journal cites as a fourfold jump from 1990. Auto makers hoping to capture market share of drivers after that bright, spacious feeling are increasing the size and surface area of their panoramic sunroofs, and transforming them from luxury upgrade to economy upgrade, or even a standard feature. But the rise of panoramic sunroofs has also precipitated a rise in consumer complaints about the safety issues they pose – namely, a reduction in vehicle rollover strength, and the danger of spontaneously shattering glass.

Kia Exploding Sunroof Lawsuit

Our auto lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against Kia alleging that a defect in its panoramic sunroofs causes them to shatter powerfully and without warning, endangering Kia drivers, passengers, and others on the road.

Nissan Altima Rusting Floorboards Lawsuit

Attorneys with Gibbs Law Group LLP have filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of Nissan Altima owners whose vehicles contain floorboards that prematurely rust, corrode, and develop holes. The lawsuit alleges that the floorboards corrode and rust completely through when exposed to the elements during normal operations or when water is prevented from properly draining.

Hyundai Sonata Engine Failure Lawsuit

Our attorneys filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of 2011-2014 model year Hyundai Sonata owners whose vehicles suffered premature and catastrophic engine failures. The lawsuit alleged that Hyundai sold Sonata vehicles with defective rotating assemblies in the Theta II 2.4 L engines that cause sudden and catastrophic engine failure. Hyundai denied the allegations.

¿Se Ha Derretido Su Nissan o Mazda Dash?

Nuestros abogados han presentado una demanda colectiva en contra de Mazda y Nissan que alega que los tableros o los “dashboards” en ciertos modelos de Mazda y Nissan se derritan, se hacen pegajosos, y se ponen brillosos. Frecuentemente, cuando el dash se pone muy brilloso, es difícil ver adelante mientras manjeando.

GM Ignition Switch Recall Class Action Lawsuit

Gibbs Law Group has filed a lawsuit in California alleging that for over 10 years General Motors covered up information about an ignition switch defect that resulted in hundreds of injuries and fatalities.

GM Dex-Cool Class Action Settlement

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Melting Dashboards Lawsuits

Attorneys with Gibbs Law Group and co-counsel filed class action lawsuits against Toyota, Mazda, and Nissan alleging that the dashboards on certain model year Toyota, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, and Infiniti vehicles melt, become sticky, and cast a glare on the windshield that makes it difficult for drivers to see.

Toyota & Lexus Melting Dashboard Lawsuit

On October 1, 2014, Gibbs Law Group filed a lawsuit against Toyota Motor Sales, USA and Toyota Motor Corporation alleging that Toyota equipped certain vehicle models with defective dashboards. According to the complaint filed in the case, the dashboards melt and become sticky in heat and sunlight, emit noxious chemical smells, and take on a reflective surface quality. Light reflecting off an affected dashboard can temporarily blind the driver, the complaint alleges, endangering everyone on the road.

Subaru Oil Consumption Class Action

Gibbs Law Group attorneys and co-counsel litigated a class action lawsuit against Subaru that alleged that certain Subaru vehicles have defective engines, which burn a substantial portion of their oil. According to the lawsuit, this defect damaged engine parts and created a risk of stalling.

Takata Airbag Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

A class action lawsuit has been filed in federal court alleging that Japanese auto supplier Takata Corporation supplied Honda, GM, Toyota, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Mazda car manufacturers with potentially defective airbags that may rupture on activation, spraying shrapnel at drivers and passengers. The lawsuit has been brought against Takata, as well as a host of auto manufacturers whose vehicles may contain the potentially defective airbags.

Chrysler Defective Steering Class Action

Our attorneys filed a class action lawsuit on October 3, 2014, against Chrysler, alleging that some 2009-2012 Dodge Ram trucks were sold with a defect that could cause the trucks to experience broken tie rods, which can cause a loss of steering control.

Ford Fusion & C-MAX Hybrid MPG Lawsuit

Our attorneys filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Ford in 2013 alleging that the fuel economy ratings of the 2013 Fusion Hybrid and 2013 C-MAX Hybrid are overstated and the vehicles do not achieve the 47 MPG that Ford advertised.

Chrysler Totally Integrated Power Module Lawsuit

Our attorneys filed a class action lawsuit alleging that certain Chrysler-manufactured vehicles were equipped with defective Totally Integrated Power Modules, or TIPMs. The second amended complaint alleged that the defective TIPM can cause problems in starting a vehicle and stalling a vehicle.

Volkswagen (VW) & Audi Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Gibbs Law Group filed a class action lawsuit against Volkswagen of America on behalf of owners and lessees of 2001-2003 Volkswagen Passat, Jetta, New Beetle, GTI and Golf vehicles, as well as Audi A4, TT and A6 vehicles. The class action suit alleged that the vehicles' ignition coils were defective and presented a potential safety concern to drivers of affected vehicles. The class action contended that Volkswagen violated consumer protection laws by concealing a known problem about its ignition coils.

Mitsubishi, Dodge, & Chrysler Class Action Settlement: Wheel Rim Auto Defect Lawsuit

Gibbs Law Group and co-counsel filed class action lawsuits across the country, representing nearly 400,000 class members nationwide against Mitsubishi Motors North America Inc. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. The class action lawsuits alleged that Mitsubishi and Chrysler failed to tell their customers about the wheel rim problems, which posed a potential safety risk to consumers, even after learning of the problem. The class action lawsuits alleged violations of various California, Missouri, and Kansas consumer protection laws.

Honda & Acura Brake Pads Class Action

Gibbs Law Group LLP and co-counsel filed a class action complaint against Honda on behalf of plaintiffs and other owners and lessees of certain 2008-2010 Honda Accord and 2009-2010 Acura TSX vehicles. The complaint alleged that a defect caused the vehicles’ rear brake pads to wear prematurely and that Honda did not tell its customers about the defect or cover the repairs under warranty. Honda has denied the allegations.

Toyota Prius HID Headlight Class Action

Our attorneys filed a class action lawsuit against Toyota alleging that the company failed to tell its customers about a problem with the high intensity discharge, or HID, headlights on certain Prius vehicles. The lawsuit alleged that this defect caused the headlights to prematurely fail by flickering or turning off intermittently, often requiring costly repairs.

Hyundai Tiburon Class Action Lawsuit

Gibbs Law Group LLP filed a class action complaint in federal court in 2006 involving the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The complaint alleged that though Hyundai knew the vehicles’ flywheel and clutch parts failed prematurely, it sold the vehicles without telling customers and later refused to cover repairs under warranty.

Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Class Action Lawsuit

A nationwide class action is pending in New Jersey federal court on behalf of Mercedes-Benz owners and lessees relating to the Tele Aid systems installed in their vehicles. The Plaintiffs allege that Mercedes-Benz failed to inform its customers that the analog only Tele Aid systems in their vehicles would become obsolete in 2008 unless they paid hundreds of dollars for a digital upgrade. Plaintiffs allege that Mercedes-Benz knew as early as 2002 that the FCC would no longer require cellular providers to support analog cellular phone services but did not begin informing its customers that this would adversely impact their analog Tele Aid systems until late 2006.

Ford Freestyle Surging Class Action Lawsuit

In 2011, our attorneys filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Ford involving the 2005-2007 Ford Freestyle. The lawsuit alleged that Ford sold and leased the Freestyle without warning customers about a problem that causes the Freestyle to surge while idling. The case was before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California and Judge Michael M. Anello.

BMW Class Action Lawsuit: 3 Series (E46) Sub-Frame

Gibbs Law Group and co-counsel filed a national class action lawsuit against BMW in federal court in Los Angeles, California. The class action lawsuit alleged that 1999-2006 BMW 3 series vehicles suffer from defective sub-frames and that BMW was aware of the alleged defect, but failed to notify consumers or pay for sub-frame repairs under warranty. The lawsuit additionally alleged consumer fraud, deceptive advertising, and that BMW had implemented a secret warranty program.

BMW 5-Series Airbag Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Gibbs Law Group filed a class action lawsuit against BMW in California Superior Court, Los Angeles County. The class action alleged that BMW failed inform its customers of a known problem in the seat occupation detection system and that by concealing the defect, BMW was able to sell and charge more for the vehicles than they would have otherwise. The lawsuit alleged that BMW's failure to fix this problem violated various consumer protection and warranty laws.

Hyundai & Kia Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Gibbs Law Group' false advertising lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of U.S. Hyundai and Kia owners and lessees, contending that Hyundai continued to advertise false horsepower ratings in the United States even after the Korean Ministry's findings. The class action complaint alleged that Hyundai and Kia were able to sell more vehicles and charge more per vehicle because of the deceptive advertising.

Hyundai Elantra Airbag Class Action Lawsuit

Owners of 2004-2006 Hyundai Elantras from across the country reported experiencing problems with their front airbags. Owners reported that the passenger airbags would sometimes fail to activate, leaving the passenger vulnerable to injury in the event of an accident.

Chevrolet Silverado Class Action Lawsuit

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