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Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Steering Wheel Recall Class Actions

Webster Book Opens Class Action Investigation Into Recall of Defective Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Steering Wheels Webster Book LLP has opened a class action investigation into defective steering wheel bolts on Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ Model Years 2014 to 2018. Ford has just announced a recall indicating that steering wheels may [...]

Timing Chain Lawsuits Filed Against Volkswagen and Audi

Timing Chain Defect Lawsuits Filed Against Volkswagen and Audi on Behalf of Consumers Nationwide Webster Book LLP has filed what are believed to be the first Virginia lawsuits arising from defective Volkswagen and Audi timing chain tensioners on multiple vehicle makes and models. These suits allege violations of various states' Consumer Protection Acts and [...]

TAKATA AIRBAG CASES: LATEST NEWS

Takata Airbags Have Caused Personal Injury and Death The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall for numerous vehicles containing defective Takata airbag inflators. All vehicle owners should check the NHTSA VIN lookup website to determine if their vehicles are subject to this or any other recall. NHTSA explains the reasons for the problem in [...]

By |December 23rd, 2017|Auto Defects/Lemon Law, Takata Airbag Cases|0 Comments

20th Death Reported from Takata Airbags

Louisiana Fatality Linked to Defective Takata Airbag Inflators Sadly, Honda North America and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have confirmed that a Louisiana driver of a 2004 Honda Civic died as the result of a defective Takata airbag inflator. The vehicle was subject to a massive recall. According to NHTSA, approximately 34 [...]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Auto Defects/Lemon Law, Takata Airbag Cases|0 Comments

Federal Prosecutors Seek 7 Year Sentence for Volkswagen Manager in Emissions Scheme

U.S. Government Focuses on Need for Deterrence and Oliver Schmidt's Obstruction of Justice Oliver Schmidt, a former senior manager in Volkswagen's U.S. Engineering and Environmental Office, is scheduled to be sentenced on December 6 in federal court in Michigan. In a sentencing brief, the government, in asking for a sentence of seven years, [...]

Ford Fusion Steering Wheels May Fall Off

US Opens Investigation Into Reports of Ford Fusion Steering Wheels Falling Off The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened an investigation into reports that Ford Fusion Model Years 2014, 2015, and 2016 may have a problem with steering wheels falling off after becoming loosened from the steering column. Webster Book LLP is [...]

Class Actions Filed Over Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Systems

Volkswagen and Audi Timing Chain Systems Alleged to Be Defective Class action lawsuits have been filed regarding Volkswagen and Audi timing chain systems alleging fraudulent concealment of the defect in certain vehicles equipped with the EA888 engine. UPDATE: The Court has preliminarily approved a class action settlement. We have detailed instructions and a form [...]

Class Actions Filed Over Volkswagen CC Suspensions

Volkswagen CC Suspensions Allegedly Cause Premature Tire Wear UPDATE: On September 26, 2018, the court considering claims arising from the Volkswagen CC suspension defect, which causes tire cupping, ruled that fraud claims against Volkswagen can move forward. For full coverage of the court's decision, please click here. Following close on the heels [...]

By |September 16th, 2017|Auto Defects/Lemon Law|0 Comments

Audi Gas Engine Emissions Cases Filed

Audi Allegedly Used Emissions Defeat Device in 3.0 Liter Gas Engine Cars With Automatic Transmissions Class action lawsuits have been filed against Audi AG and Audi of America LLC alleging the companies used an illegal CO2 emissions defeat device in certain vehicles equipped with a ZF 8HP55 "AL 551" transmission, including, but not limited [...]

Volkswagen Virginia Emissions Cases Set for Jury Trial

Volkswagen Virginia Emissions Cases Set for Jury Trial On February 10, 2017, the Fairfax Circuit Court set five Volkswagen emissions fraud cases for trial, in what are likely to be the first such cases in the country to be presented to a jury. The first trial is scheduled for three weeks beginning on [...]