CHRYSLER PACIFICA STALLING PROBLEM AND CLASS ACTION

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Owners of the Chrysler Pacific have complained about multiple engine problems and a class action has been filed.

1. Complaints

Here are typical complaints,

“Not even an hour after leaving the dealership the vehicle stalled, losing all power, and had to be restarted to regain power and driving ability at a stop light. We were not hit, but it is very dangerous to have a vehicle that stalls randomly.”

— NHTSA ID 11056049

“My pacifica’s engine turned off WHILE I WAS MOVING. I had no warning, just that it stopped accelerating and the screen said that car must be in park to put it in drive. Thankfully I had just turned onto a residential street, however, due to the steering being electronic, I had lost the power steering. I had to coast to a stop, then put it in park and press the on button with foot on brake like normal starting…I am not sure what to do at this point, I’m really nervous about driving it. The tech couldn’t tell me anything. I didn’t have any warning, and nothing weird happened with the vehicle before the shut off of the engine.”

— LAPRINCIPESSA, PACIFICAFORUMS.COM

“Purchased a brand new Chrysler Pacifica vehicle 3 wks ago on may 18 2017…May 21 was the first incident on the interstate in chicago we stalled in the middle of traffic for approximately 10 minutes. May 27 we pulled up to a stoplight and the engine stalled out on us that lasted approximately 3 minutes, the same day at a tollbooth we stalled out which lasted about 25 minutes before the car would start again…May 30 we left the grocery store the screen switch to the app page and would not switch back, the brakes locked and we lost engine power. That lasted 20 mins before car would start. June 7 car would not start after coming out of the grocery store waited 20 minutes then tried again car started 30 seconds after the ignition button has been pressed by itself. June 11 car stalled out pulling into the driveway. Took less then a minute to restart this time.

CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR CHRYSLER PACIFICA CLAIM, NO PAYMENT REQUIRED.

 

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GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK AND SUV AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEMS

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Five class actions have been filed against GM stating that certain GM trucks and SUVs were sold with a defective air conditioning system.   Even GM acknowledges that the claims ‘share factual questions arising from the allegations of a common defect.’

 

1. Vehicles Covered

Complaints have been reported about,

Cadillac Escalade (model years 2015-2017),
Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (model years 2014-2016),
Chevrolet Suburban (model years 2015-2017),
Chevrolet Tahoe (model years 2015-2017),
GMC Sierra 1500 (model years 2014-2016)
GMC Yukon (model years 2015-2017)

2. Defect and Cause of the Air-Conditioning Problem

Several of the components in the air conditioning system are “too weak to
hold the pressure of the coolant” which builds up when the system is on.  One problem is that the discharge lines and condensers are too weak to handle the pressure the coolant is under.   Parts are causing coolant to leak out and air to seep in, which causes water vapor to freeze into ice, blocking the circulation of coolant.  The fluid is forced out of the system, making the system ineffective, and creating other potential problems.

3. Claims

Claims may be filed for breach of implied warranty, lemon law, express warranty, and violation of the federal Magnuson-Moss Act.  Further, complaints  allege that GM
knew about the alleged air conditioning defect, withheld that information from the public, and continued to advertise and sell the vehicles without informing purchasers of any issue.   Service bulletins related to the air conditioning defect were issued in
October 2014 and May 2015, online forums that contained customer complaints, and there have been ae number of claims for AC System repairs and part replacements
made during the car’s warranty periods.

 

IF YOU HAVE A GM TRUCK WITH AN AIR-CONDITIONING PROBLEM, YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION.    

⇒ You have options beyond endless trips to the dealership trying to convince them that your truck STILL is not fixed.

⇒ Call us at the Law Office of Howard Gutman.  The phone consultation is free, plus we work on contingency – that means we do not get paid unless you do.  Our office has been able to negotiate settlements for our clients in compensation for these types of repairs.

⇒ Call us at 973-598-1980 to discuss your claim.

 

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Chevy Silverado Complaints

If you own a 2014-2015 Chevy Silverado and have had problems ranging from the air conditioning not working to the power steering failing to your truck vibrating excessively — you are not alone.  Car Complaints, which tracks consumer problems by vehicle make and model, reports these as the top complaints for late model Chevy Silverados.

Chevy Silverado Car Complaints
From https://www.carcomplaints.com/Chevrolet/Silverado_1500/

⇒ You may not realize that you have options beyond endless trips to the dealership trying to convince them that your truck STILL is not fixed.

⇒ Call us at the Law Office of Howard Gutman.  The phone consultation is free, plus we work on contingency – that means we do not get paid unless you do.  Our office has been able to negotiate settlements for our clients in compensation for these types of repairs.

⇒ Call us at 973-598-1980 to discuss your claim.

CHRYSLER PACIFICA ENGINE STALL AND TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

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Owners of 2017 Chrysler Pacificas have complained of stalling, poor engine performance, hesitation, and transmission concerns.  Owners may be entitled to refunds, compensation or replacement vehicles.

Carcomplaints.com reports,

“A Chrysler Pacifica engine stall lawsuit alleges the minivans can die on the highways at any speed, and Fiat Chrysler (FCA US) has no idea how to fix the problems.  The lawsuit includes all U.S. residents who purchased or leased 2017-2018 Chrysler Pacifica minivans equipped with 3.6-liter V6 engines and 9-speed 948TE automatic transmissions.

The Pacifica engine stall proposed class-action lawsuit was filed after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was petitioned by the Center for Auto Safety to investigate complaints about 2017 Chrysler Pacifica engines that stall while driving.   The petition says minivan owners report that dealers try different repairs to solve the stalling problems, including replacing the transmission and voltage control modules or updating the software. In addition, technicians try replacing the fuel tanks and modules, replacing the electrical power distribution boxes and making sure no loose battery connections exist.

However, owners report the repairs don’t stop the engines from dying in the middle of the roads.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is reportedly an updated version of the Chrysler Town & Country, with a 9-speed automatic transmission and a “gearbox lifted from the Chrysler 200 sedan.”

If you own a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica and have experienced similar problems, you may be entitled to compensation or other remedy.  Call Howard Gutman at (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your problem.

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FORD SHEBLY ENGINE PROBLEMS

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A lawsuit has been filed claim problems with the  2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustangs.  Vehicle owns claim the vehicle overheat and malfunction in limp mode.  in as little as 15 minutes. www.motorauthority.com/news/1109557_2016-mustang-shelby-gt350-owners-suing-ford-say-track-ready-cars-overheat-too-quickly

Ford owners may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems or diminished use.

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FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR FORD MUSTANGE OR SHELBY ENGINE PROBLEM
Call (973) 598-1980 or email HowardGutman@aol.com.

 

 

 

 

 

9 Speed Transmission Recall

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There have been multiple recalls, service bulletins, and  changes in the 9 speed transmission to address serious problems.

Jeep and Land Rover showed the first nine-speed  automatic transmissions of the world  at the 2013 Nobel Geneva Motor Show  with the  Jeep Cherokee 2014 the first nine-speed automatic transmission commercially available.  

1. Recall

Automotive supplier ZF is recalling a control sensor found on nine-speed automatic transmissions used in over 500,000 vehicles. Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Land Rover models are affected.   The transmission can shift into neutral at any speed or gear because of an insufficient crimp on a wiring harness attached to the sensor cluster. Models affected include the 2014-16 Jeep Cherokee, 2015-16 Jeep Renegade, 2015-17 Chrysler 200, 2015-16 RAM ProMaster City, 2016 Fiat 500X, 2014-17 Range Rover Evoque, 2015-17 Land Rover Discovery, 2015-17 Acura TLX (V6) and certain trims of the 2015-16 Honda Pilot.

http://autoweek.com/article/recalls/zf-recalls-505000-vehicles-9-speed-automatic#ixzz4TrS6VF7c

FREE CONSULATION ON YOUR ZF 9 SPEED TRANSMISSION PROBLEM 
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2. Software Changes and Updates

A Feb. 2015 story explains.

Now the automaker is offering a solution by way of software updates. The reprogramming of vehicle computers is said to cure issues of “hard shifts, lunging, unexpected disengagement of the transmission, and repeated illumination of malfunction lights.” Those complaints come directly from customers filing reports on the safecar.gov website.

FCA U.S. will begin to notify owners of 2014 and 2015 Jeep Cherokees along with owners of some 2015 Chrysler 200s powered by the 2.4-liter four-cylinder that the reprogrammed software is available at dealerships. In an interview with Automotive News, an FCA U.S. spokeswoman said the updated transmission software is “intended to keep the vehicle performing as intended, and to prevent durability issues from occurring in the future.”

This is hardly the first issue  had with the nine-speed unit. The Cherokee’s original launch was delayed three months. http://www.topspeed.com/trucks/truck-news/jeep-cherokee-gets-software-update-for-problems-with-the-nine-speed-automatic-transmission-ar167506.html

 

Nissan Altima Transmission Problem-3

Multiple consumers have complained of various transmission problems on the Nissan Altima.  The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This may be  due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.Lemon law claims lady

One sources suggests the NHTSA has received (512) five-hundred-twelve consumer complaints between August 2005 to May 2012 regarding transmission problems. https://www.facebook.com/Nissan-Recall-Transmission-Failure-443732829006284/
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WE ARE POSITIVE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH THIS SAME PROBLEMS AND HAVE YET TO FILE A COMPLAINT, THE MORE CASES THEY RECEIVE THE BEST CHANCES OF A RECALL, DO NOT LEAVE IT FOR LATER FILE YOUR CASE AND PASS THE WORD!!

Here is a typical complaint

My daughter  has a 2014 Altima while driving the engine will over rev (sometimes red lining) but lose speed especially during times of high humidity or rain events ( as a matter of fact every time ) Wright Nissan of Wexford, PA. says no code, can not duplicate. now mind you this has been in the shop now for the fourth time. even though maybe a fuel issue but this time it was full and it was recorded trying to make a left from full stop onto a side road (25MPH) and it couldn’t do it.

The continuously variable automatic transmission may shake, shudder, bump or vibrate during normal vehicle operation. This is due to either a faulty valve body inside the transmission or the CVT needing to be replaced.
Read more at https://www.cars.com/articles/2013-2016-nissan-altima-rogue-transmission-issue-1420683183828/#DRWk17Wq0JfglpSj.99
CALL 973-598-1980 FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR NISSAN ALTIMA TRANSMISSION PROBLEM

Nissan Leaf Brake Malfunctions

Owners of the Nissan Leaf are experiencing brake problems and malfunctions. The Canadian government is investigating possible brake failure issues with the Nissan Leaf on the 2013-15 models. Here are some typical complaints reported to the NHTSA

Date Complaint Filed: 03/13/2015
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES Date of Incident: 03/06/2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10694165

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc. Leaf
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1FMYU03171K…

SUMMARY:
THERE IS AN ONGOING ISSUE WITH THE LEAF’S BRAKES GRABBING TO QUICKLY WHEN AT LOW SPEEDS AND APPROACHING A STOP DURING COLD CONDITIONS. IT CAUSES THE CAR TO JERK. IT ALSO CREATES AN ISSUE WITH THE TRAFFIC BEHIND US AS THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL TIMES WHEN THE VEHICLES BEHIND ALMOST CRASH INTO US AS THEY DO NOT EXPECT THE CAR TO BREAK SO SUDDENLY.

Date Complaint Filed: 02/23/2015
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES Date of Incident: 02/23/2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10689960
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP3DC…

SUMMARY:
BAKING CAR OUT OF PARKING SPACE BREAK LIGHT CAME ON. SHIFTED TO DRIVE AND STARTED MOVING FORWARD. BREAKS DID NOT FUNCTION. ROLLED CAR INTO ANOTHER PARKING SPACE AND HAD TOWED. ALL HAPPENED AT LOW SPEED WITHOUT ANY OTHER TRAFFIC BUT THIS COULD HAVE BEEN VERY DANGEROUS. FAILURE WAS CATASTROPHIC SUDDEN AND ESSENTIALLY COMPLETE. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME MINIMAL BREAK FUNCTION BUT NOT ENOUGH TO STOP THE CAR SAFELY FROM ANY SPEED BEYOND 1MPH

Date Complaint Filed: 12/02/2014
Component(s): AIR BAGS Date of Incident: 12/01/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10661541
Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP5DC…

SUMMARY:
WHILE DRIVING, THE RIGHT FRONT AIRBAG LIGHT ACTIVATED, INDICATING THAT THE AIRBAG WAS OFF. THIS OCCURRED AND CONTINUES TO OCCUR, REGARDLESS OF THE PASSENGER’S WEIGHT, OR THE ABSENCE OF A PASSENGER. NISSAN SERVICED THE VEHICLE ONCE BEFORE WITH A “SOFTWARE UPDATE” THAT DID NOTHING TO CORRECT THIS VERY SERIOUS DEFECT. HOW MANY VICTIMS NEED TO DIE OR BECOME CRIPPLED BEFORE THIS IS CORRECTED?

Date Complaint Filed: 11/14/2014
Component(s): SUSPENSION Date of Incident: 10/17/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10654952

Manufacturer: Nissan North America, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 1N4AZ0CP6DC…

SUMMARY:
VEHICLE WAS BEING DRIVEN BETWEEN 25-30 MPH WHEN THERE WAS A “POP”, VEHICLE JERKED TO THE RIGHT CAUSING IT TO HIT CURB (CRASH) AND DEPLOY TOP CURTAIN AND RIGHT DOOR AIRBAG. VEHICLE WAS TOWED INTO TO NISSAN DEALERSHIP, INSPECTED BY THE DEALERSHIP, AND RE-INSPECTED BY NISSAN NORTH AMERICA OVER THE PAST 30 DAYS. RIGHT FRONT TIRE WAS PERPENDICULAR TO CAR AND DEFECT WITH TIE ROD / SUSPENSION IS OUR EXPRESSED CONCERN.

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