Land Rover Differential Problem

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Land Rover has had multiple problems with the differential which may fail during or shortly after warranty.  Owners may be entitled to compensation.  Here are some typical complaints reported to the NHTSA,

Date Complaint Filed: 04/27/2015
Component(s): SUSPENSION
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): SALFP24N88H…

SUMMARY:
TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 LAND ROVER LR2. WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 50 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL HUMMING
NOISE COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS
DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE
RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS
40,000.
Manufacturer: LAND ROVER
Component(s): SUSPENSION, DIFFERENTIAL

SUMMARY: QUOTED BY DEALERSHIP THAT REAR DIFFERENTIAL NEED TO BE REPLACED FOR ~$2200. RESEARCH HAS SHOWN MY THERE ARE
HUNDREDS OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE SAME ISSUES ON MANY LAND ROVER LR2/3 MODELS. I WOULD LIKE TO ADVOCATE FOR A
RECALL, AS EVERY TIME LAND ROVER FIXES THIS KNOWN DEFECTIVE PART, THEY MAKE A BIG PROFIT. OTHERWISE, A CLASS ACTION
LAWSUIT WILL BE INITIATED AGAINST LAND ROVER.

SUMMARY:
MY 2009 LAND ROVER LR2, HAS SOUNDED VERY LOUD WHILE DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. I THOUGHT IT MAY HAVE JUST BEEN A TIRE
ISSUE THAT THEY WERE OLD AND NEEDED ROTATED OR REPLACED. WHILE MY CAR WAS IN THE SHOP FOR AN ALARM SYSTEM REPAIR
THE DEALERSHIP DID A MULTIPOINT INSPECTION. THEY SAID NOTHING WAS LEAKING OR IMMEDIATELY WRONG BUT I SHOULD GET IT
BACK IN FOR A MORE THOROUGH INSPECTION. I DID AND FOUND MY REAR DIFFERENTIAL NEEDS REPLACED. FROM RESEARCHING I HAVE
FOUND THIS HIS BEEN A WIDESPREAD AND KNOWN ISSUE DATING BACK TO THE 2008 MODEL.

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CABLE COMPANY OVERCHARGES

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When you get promised one rate and charged another, it’s frustrating. When it happens to thousands of customers getting service from the same company all at once, it’s probably a sign of a systematic problem. And one report now says thousands of AT&T and DirecTV customers have been complaining about exactly that for years.
When CBS News went digging, it found more than 4,000 complaints against AT&T and DirecTV (the two merged in 2015) over the last two years relating to overcharges, deals, and promotional pricing gone awry.
https://www.consumerreports.org/consumerist/att-directv-reportedly-overcharged-thousands-of-customers/

If you have been deceived by your cable company, you may be entitled to compensation.

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General Motors Air-Conditioning Problems

  1. Causes 

Condensor, fluid, and the overall system have been identified as the source of problems.
As the class action explains, “The first defective component is the line leading from the compressor to the condenser. This line consists primarily of an aluminum tube connected to a rubber hose. On information and belief, this line can fail in two ways. First, the aluminum tube can become disconnected from the rubber hose, creating an opening in the line that can allow refrigerant to escape. Second, the aluminum tube itself has a material defect that can allow the tube to rupture, also allowing refrigerant to escape.   GM has recognized this defect. It no longer manufactures the compressor to condenser line that was original equipment in the Class Vehicles.

General Motors instructed mechanics that if they find a failure in this line, they are to replace it with a newly designed line and install a bracket in the system to minimize flexion and movement of the compressor to condenser line. (Exhibit A). Unfortunately, customers who suffer this failure after the vehicle is out of warranty are required to purchase and pay for the installation of these new parts, thus having to pay twice to obtain a functioning air conditioning system.

    2. Vehicles Covered 

Vehicles with the Class Defect include the 2015 to 2017 model Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV; the 2015 to 2017 model Chevrolet Suburban; the 2015-2017 model Chevrolet Tahoe; the 2014 to 2017 model GMC Sierra 1500; the 2015/2016 model GMC Sierra Heavy Duty; the 2014 to 2017 model Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the 2015/2016 model Chevrolet Silverado Heavy Duty

Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your claim.  No money required from client for legal fees.  

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BMW ODOR PROBLEMS

 

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BMW owners have complained of odor under various conditions.

I have a 2011 BMW 328i and I get this sort of burnt chemical smell through the vents when the heat is on. It doesn’t happen until I have been driving for 10-15 minutes. After that you get the smell on some low level all the time, but it seems to be briefly exacerbated by making a hard turn (i.e. a U-turn). You get a stronger whiff coming out of the turn and then it returns to baseline. I also smell it stronger when setting off in low gear (1st or 2nd) like from a stop sign.   https://community.cartalk.com/t/smell-from-vents-bmw-328i/89768

BMW has recently issued a recall.  Recall Campaign 17V-676 Blower Motor Wiring According to BMW, the problem involves the blower motor which monitors heat and air conditioning.

Owners with problems may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems, loss of use, and other damages.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation

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Chevy Equinox Oil Consumption and Engine Problems

cropped-woman-with-auto.jpgOwners of the Chevrolet Equinox have reported multiple problems and consumers may be entitled to compensation, vehicle replacement, or repurchase.  Our office is actively handling defect claims.

One common problem area is the engine and here are some typical repairs,

  1. replace engine (7 reports)
  2. replaced piston rings (5 reports)
  3. have gm recall all defective 2.4 engines (requests)
  4. replaced pistons / rings / oil sesnor (2 reports)
  5. replaced cam shaft actuators, resealed (1 reports)

Excessive oil consumption is frequently reported.

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Nissan Altima Defects

Owners of the Nissan Altima have experienced multiple problems  Recalls and bulletins have failed to satisfactorily address the problems for many consumers.

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Consumers with significant repair histories may be entitled to compensation,  new vehicles, or full refunds.  Problems reported include,

CVT Transmission  CVT shuttering, vibration, hesitation, running roughly, gear shift stuck in park. shifting at stop/idle, transmission makes growling noise at low rpm, severe whine when transmission is in park and engine cold

Equipment door latch keeps breaking, back up assist camera faulty, console latch issue, bluetooth not working properly, interior door handle broken

Electrical  instrument cluster failure, dashboard lights went out,

Steering  drifts at highway speed, steering pulls to the side, steering wheel freeze while driving, vibration

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation about compensation.

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Cablevision Class Action Settlement

Have you had problems with billing, advertising or service with Cablevision.  Our office is evaluating a class action and other relief based upon the company’s failure to compensate consumers for the loss of promised services.

Cablevision previously resolved a class action dealing with its video services.  The Settlement Class includes all persons in New Jersey, Connecticut and New York who subscribed to Cablevision’s video services and paid a monthly fee to Cablevision to lease a Set-Top Box.  The settlement provided, a one-time credit, several  months of Starz/Encore, including Starz on Demand and Encore on Demand. We offer a free consultation to discuss your options.

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Ford Escape, Fiesta Coolant Leak

Ford announced that a coolant leak recall is set to begin for owners of Ford Escapes, Fiesta STs, Fusions and Transit Connects, with 2014 Escape SUVs first on the list.  The recall was first announced in March 2017 that covers about 230,000 model year 2014 Ford Escape, 2014-2015 Ford Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Ford Transit Connect vehicles.  The vehicles can overheat and catch on fire because a lack of coolant causes the cylinder heads to overheat and the heads to crack. This can cause pressurized oil leaks that can result in engine compartment fires.  All the vehicles are equipped with 1.6-liter EcoBoost engines, but when all the vehicles will be repaired is up in the air. Ford says parts are now available to complete the recall on Escape SUVs only.

The coolant leak may leak to air-conditioning problems, engine issues, and other concerns.  Owners experiencing problems may be entitled to compensation.

Call (973) 598-1980 for a Free Consultation on Your Claim

 

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CHRYSLER PACIFIC STALLING AND RECALL

 

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Owners of  the 2016-18 Chrysler Pacific have experience engine and stalling problems on their vehicle.  Owners may be entitled to compensation or new vehicles because of these problems.  One source explains,

“Chrysler Pacifica stalling problems have caused a recall that will allegedly fix problems that typically occur while the minivans are making turns, driving slow steady speeds, while idling or when starting.

The recall includes nearly 154,000 model year 2017 Chrysler Pacifica non-hybrid minivans in the U.S., nearly 7,500 in Canada, more than 970 in Mexico and about 245 outside North America.

Pacifica drivers who complained about stalled engines were allegedly able to restart their minivans immediately afterward.

Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) says “under a rare set of conditions” the engine control module (ECM) can misread the operating status of the engine, causing the engine to stall.

Chrysler knows of one crash allegedly connected to the stalling problem, but is unaware of any injuries.

FCA says the fix involves dealers installing updated engine control software, but the automaker didn’t say when this will occur.

Owners of the recalled minivans may contact FCA customer service at 800-853-1403.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica recall follows a petition to investigate stalling problems in the minivans filed by the Center for Auto Safety (CAS) and Pacifica owner Adam J. Cohen. The November 2017 petition asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open an official investigation into complaints made about the minivans.

In addition to wanting NHTSA to investigate the problem, CAS said FCA should recall the non-hybrid minivans and provide loaner vehicles until the Pacificas are correctly repaired.”  www.carcomplaints.com

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