Car trouble can be frustrating and expensive, if not altogether dangerous. Here at ClassAction.org, a trio of new investigations have been launched with the hope of holding auto manufacturers accountable and getting drivers money for the problems they’ve experienced. The first investigation is looking to supplement a recent recall over a fire risk in certain Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride SUVs, the second is focused on allegations that certain Dodge Charger and Challenger vehicles have defective rear differentials, and the third involves a recall over a rollaway risk in recent model years of Nissan Titan and Frontier pickup trucks.
It isn’t all car trouble in this issue, however, as our last story will take a look at how consumers will be compensated as part of the recent Credit Karma settlement. We have all the details and the latest in class action settlements down below. Thanks for reading.
Last month, thousands of 2020-2022 Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride SUVs were recalled over a fire risk related to faulty trailer hitch wiring harnesses. The automakers have admitted that they don’t have a fix for the issue just yet and, in the meantime, have warned drivers to park their SUVs outside and away from buildings and other structures. In light of this, attorneys are looking into whether a class action lawsuit can be filed to provide relief beyond what will eventually be covered by the recall. If filed and successful, a lawsuit could help drivers recover money the recall can’t provide – such as payments for loss of vehicle value and ownership of a car that’s a potential fire risk. If your car was affected by the recall, read up on the issue and share your story with us here.
If you’ve been hearing howling, whining, and whirling noises or experiencing vibration in the backseat in your 2015-2022 Dodge Charger Hellcat, 2015-2022 Dodge Challenger Hellcat or 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon, it may be due to a failing rear differential – an issue attorneys suspect may be caused by a defect. One lawsuit has already been filed over some of the models, alleging that the defect can cause the cars to suddenly become inoperable and put riders at risk for injury. Ultimately, the case claims that the cars are neither appropriate nor safe for track racing or everyday use and that consumers have been forced to pay for “escalating repairs” for an issue Chrysler knows about and continues to conceal. Attorneys need help to keep their case moving forward, however, and want to speak with drivers who’ve experienced problems with the rear differential in their cars. So, if you’ve been having this type of issue or want to read up on the current case, you’ll want to check out this page.
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More than 200,000 2020-2023 nine-speed Nissan Frontier and Titan pickup trucks have been recalled over a rollaway risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the parking pawl, a part that locks the transmission in park, may not engage properly, increasing the risk of an injury or crash. So far, Nissan has not announced a fix for the problem and has warned drivers to use their parking brakes every time they park to address the rollaway risk. Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe this is an insufficient response to the issue and are now looking into whether a class action could be filed. A class action lawsuit has the potential to provide compensation for loss of vehicle value, rental car costs and other expenses the recall likely won’t cover. Learn more about the recall and the investigation right here.
If you’ve used Credit Karma, you may have some money coming your way thanks to a recent settlement in a case brought by the Federal Trade Commission. The proposed $3 million deal puts to rest allegations that Credit Karma, from at least February 2018 through April 2021, deceptively told some consumers they had been “pre-approved” for certain financial products, including major credit cards and loans, that they were ultimately denied for. According to official settlement documents, the FTC will work directly with Credit Karma to identify consumers who are eligible for a payout from the proposed settlement. It is standard practice for the FTC to work with the defendant in situations like this, and most FTC cases do not require consumers to file claims to receive compensation. In other words, there isn’t a claim form or sign-up page for this one. If you are eligible for the Credit Karma settlement, you will receive your payment directly should the deal become final. If you want more, you can read up on the settlement here.
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