Case Number: 22-cv-022227

Practice Area: Consumer Protection Defective Products Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Settled

Settlement Amount: Confidential

Court: United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

Berger Montague, with its co-counsel, asserted claims against the Volvo defendants on behalf of consumers who purchased or leased certain 2013 to 2016 Volvo-branded vehicles (“Class Vehicles”) for violations of the express and implied warranty statutory provisions, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301, et seq., and certain state consumer fraud statutes.  

The complaint alleged that, unbeknownst to Plaintiffs and other consumers when they purchased or leased their Class Vehicles, the Class Vehicles suffer from latent design, workmanship, and/or manufacturing defects in the Class Vehicles’ engines’ pistons/piston heads (the “Defect”). The Defect can cause the pistons and the engine itself to fail at any time. It can also cause the engine to consume an excessive amount of oil. 

As a result of the Defect, Plaintiffs incurred out-of-pocket costs to repair or replace the damaged engine parts or their entire engine. The repairs cost thousands of dollars. In addition to these monetary costs, the defectively designed and/or manufactured Class Vehicles and their engines present a safety hazard and are unreasonably dangerous to consumers in that when a piston or pistons suddenly and unexpectedly fail(s), the Class Vehicles immediately lose engine power. 

The Volvo Defendants concealed the Defect from consumers. A confidential settlement was reached in this matter. Russell Paul, Amey Park and Abigail Gertner were responsible for this matter.

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle and experienced a defect which impacted the safety of the vehicle and has resulted in economic losses, please contact Berger Montague.  Our award-winning lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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