CHEVROLET MALIBU ENGINE

Engine problems continue to trouble Chevrolet Malibu owners and there are multiple reported complaints.    Here are some typical reports,

The ignition module or an ignition coil may fail causing the engine to misfire which can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate or begin flashing,

The Fuel Gauge May Not Read Correctly, fuel gauge may not read correctly and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate with code P0455/P0461 stored for a fuel level sensor issue.

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder,
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder,

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue
Illumination of the check engine light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.https://repairpal.com/chevrolet-malibu-2016/problems

Owners may be entitled to new vehicles or compensation for problems.
 

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

Here are some additional sources,

www.chevymalibuforum.com (forum compiled by owners discussing problems)

www.carcomplaints.com/Chevrolet/Malibu/2016/ (compilation of Chevrolet Malibu complaints, listing of engine issues and problems

Nissan Rogue Air-conditioning problems report

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Owners of the Nissan Rogue continue to complaint about persistent air-conditioning problems.  Owners may be entitled to compensation or other relief.  Carguru’s features a page regarding the problem.

www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-t60474_ds717654?

 

2016 Rogue AC seems to work when it wants to. I took it in and 2.5 hours waiting in the service department they said they replaced a switch. A week later it again stopped work. The air just is not very cold and 81 degrees outside we ended up just rolling the windows down. To the repair shop again on Monday (but of course it’s working now). The air conditioning in my 2016 Nissan Rogue wasn’t working and then began working.

I have the same problem. The dealership can’t duplicate the problem while it is at the shop. I’m under warranty but they won’t replace anything unless they see the blowers not working. I can’t take the car on long trips or drive it in conditions when the windows might fog up because it is dangerous when it stops working! Are there any technical bulletins out on this?

Resources
Nissan Rogue Air-conditioning Defect

 

 

Call for your free consultation on your 2016 Nissan Air Conditioning problem.  Cases involving this vehicle are handled on contingency with no payment required from the client.

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Nissan CVT Class Action Lawsuits

Owners of various makes and models of Nissan, including Versa, Sentra, Altima, Pathfinder, and others, have experienced multiple transmission problems.  Problems with the CVT transmission have been reported by many drivers, and several Nissan CVT class action lawsuits has been filed.  Owners may be entitled to compensation or new vehicles because of the CVT transmission problems.  Here is one report:

“A Nissan Versa CVT (continuously variable transmission) lawsuit alleges the cars fail to accelerate and finally experience complete transmission failure that causes owners and lessees to pay thousands of dollars for CVT replacements and repairs.

The proposed class-action lawsuit includes all current and former owners and lessees of 2012 and 2013 Nissan Versas that are equipped with CVTs that allegedly fail within and shortly after the warranties expire.”

In another class action originating in Alabama, the complaint describes one of the Plaintiff’s experiences with the CVT in her vehicle:

“12. Pritchett purchased a 2013 Sentra in Montgomery, Alabama. Her car is equipped with Defendant’s CVT. She experienced issues with her CVT that are substantially the same as those experienced by U Can Rent: it would jump, start, stop, bind, and lag unexpectedly, dangerously, and inappropriately. It became so bad that it was dangerous to drive. Her CVT ultimately failed, causing her car to be inoperable. As her vehicle is no longer under the manufacturer’s warranty, she would have had to pay approximately $4,500 in repair bills to replace the defective CVT with another CVT. The replacement CVT is no better than the original failed CVT.”

Problems with the CVT transmission have plagued Nissan for years.  The idea behind the transmission is that a CVT uses a steel belt or pulley system to move gears in a continuous, smooth motion, instead of in steps.  However, the reality of the driver experience is far from smooth.

  • Shuddering and shaking, especially at low-speed acceleration
  • Stalling
  • Overheating
  • Slow response time from accelerator
  • Loud whining and rattling

Nissan has responded by saying there is no problem, extending warranties in some cases, offering software updates, and owners continue to experience problems with their CVT transmissions.  Call the Law Office of Howard Gutman at (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation about compensation and your rights.

Toyota Sienna Sliding Doors Class Action

A class action law suit has been filed against Toyota for defective automatic sliding doors in 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivans.  The lawsuit alleges that a problem with the doors prevents them from latching shut.  The doors can open automatically, on their own, even when the vehicle is in motion, representing a dangerous and potentially fatal situation.  Conversely, the defect can also cause the doors to be stuck shut, trapping occupants in the vehicle.

That problem involves sliding doors with motor circuits that can become overloaded, causing the fuse malfunction. With an open fuse, the door could open while driving if the door latch is in an unlatched position.  Although Toyota has issued a recall for the doors, they have provided no repair solution.  Consumers are advised to disable the power mechanism in the doors and just operate them manually.  Since many buyers of minivans view power sliding rear doors as a key and essential feature, forcing owners to operate the doors strictly manually represents a significant inconvenience and devaluation of the car.

The class action lawsuit alleges that Toyota has been aware of the sliding door defect since before 2013. It claims Toyota was privy to the complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as far back as 2011.  Still, Toyota continued to sell the affected Toyota Siennas without taking steps to fix the defect or notify its customers, the plaintiffs say. The company did not issue a recall for the problem until November 2016.

The Toyota Sienna Sliding Door Defect Class Action Lawsuit is Tonya Combs et al v. Toyota Motor Corporation et al, 2:17-cv-04633, in the California District Court.

If you are experiencing problems with the sliding doors on your
2011-2016 Toyota Sienna, call the Law Office of Howard Gutman at
973-598-1980 to discuss your claim.

Nissan Air Conditioning Problems

Owners of various Nissan models including Rogues and Leafs have suffered through repeated air-conditioning failures, finding their air conditioning continually blows hot air and will not cool.  Beyond inconvenient, the malfunction can be dangerous in some environments as overheated cars cannot be cooled.

Consumers are being told by Nissan dealers that a new condenser would fix the problem, that there was no problem at all, or are being given various other explanations and excuses.  Still their A/C remains non-functional.

What are the symptoms?

Air conditioning blows hot air, even with the engine running, after a sufficient period of time, and with all fluids topped off.

What are attempted fixes?

  • Recharge refrigerant.  Replacement of most air conditioning components requires complete evacuation of the air conditioning system with a refrigerant recovery machine. Once components are re-installed, the technician will remove all air from the system in preparation for recharging the system with new refrigerant.
  • Replace entire A/C compressor
  • Check for leaks along the entire air conditioning system

If you have had ongoing problems with your Nissan air conditioning, you may be entitled to compensation for vehicle problems, repair costs, and other damages.  The Law Office of Howard Gutman has been fighting for consumer rights against car manufacturers for more than 30 years.  Call (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation.  We handle most claims on contingency with no payment required unless we secure a settlement.

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