As we come to a close to an end for the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain oil consumption saga, a new auto issue all too quickly takes its place. This time, Volkswagen takes the spotlight over a possible defect in its 2018 and 2019 model Jettas. Plus: toppling dressers, dangerous infant sleepers, and the latest in class action settlements.
Mainstays dressers by Ameriwood Home. You may have heard about them back in 2017 when they were recalled over a tip-over risk. Well, attorneys believe that the recall did very little in the way of fixing the problem and are now investigating whether a class action can be filed to help people get back the money they already spent on the dressers. If the product name and manufacturer don’t sound familiar to you, the dressers in question were sold for about $60 at Walmart (and other retailers) between April 2009 and May 2016. If this does sound familiar to you (or if you need to see a picture to refresh your memory), head over to this page to see if you can help get the case rolling.
Unfortunately, it seems like car issues are something we simply have to deal with in this day and age. The latest auto problem comes in the form of potentially defective Volkswagen Jetta eight-speed transmissions and/or torque converters. Reportedly, the 2018 and 2019 Jettas can manifest a slew of problems you don’t want to find out about while you’re behind the wheel. From leaking oil to “grating,” “grinding,” and “scuffing” noises, there have been numerous complaints made online – and now attorneys are looking into whether a lawsuit can be filed to help remedy the situation. If successful, a class action could force Volkswagen to take steps to fix the problem, as well as compensate drivers for the repairs they already made. We have all the information you need right here.
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Several Hyundai models were allegedly installed with defective sunroofs that could easily shatter. This settlement looks to cover those who owned or leased one of the affected vehicles - a full list can be found on the settlement site.
Fisher-Price is facing a proposed class action over the now-recalled Rock 'n Play Sleeper that the company insisted was safe. The lawsuit was filed by parents who claim that their three-month-old daughter died within mere minutes of being placed in the inclined infant sleeper. The issue, according to the lawsuit, is that the shape of the sleeper allows infants to get themselves into positions where they are unable to breathe against the padded side surfaces. The lawsuit goes on to state that Fisher-Price knew about the risks posed by the apparently defective product, and disregarded “safe sleep” recommendations from the American Association of Pediatrics. Mattel and Amazon are also named as defendants in the lawsuit – Mattel being the parent company of Fisher-Price and Amazon being a retailer who kept the product for sale despite the safety concerns. Head over to our blog for the full story.
A settlement has finally been reached in the drawn-out litigation over the Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain oil consumption issue. At this point, we are simply waiting for a judge to sign off on the deal, but we do have some details on what the settlement should entail. The proposed settlement deal is valued at between $40 million and $45 million and covers 2010-2013 Chevy Equinox and GMC Terrain vehicles equipped with 2.4-liter Ecotec engines. There isn’t a settlement site up just yet but before the notices start going out, a toll-free number will be established for potential class members to call for more information. There’s a bit more to the settlement, but we have you covered.
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