Porsche Cayenne Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward By Mike Holter
Porsche Cayenne Class Action Lawsuit Moves Forward
By Mike Holter
Consumers in the 2011 Porsche Cayenne class action lawsuit allege they purchased a Cayenne that came equipped with defective plastic coolant tubes that cracked, leaked or otherwise failed after the four-year warranty period, causing engine coolant to leak into the engine, potentially leading to significant engine damage. The class action lawsuit alleges Porsche knew of the defects and that using the plastic material for the coolant tubes “virtually guarantees” they would prematurely fracture.
Plaintiffs in the Porsche Cayenne class action lawsuit allege that when they attempted repairs, Porsche did not offer replacement plastic tubes, but instead offered an “OEM update kit” that contained aluminum coolant pipes that cost between $1,500 and $3,600 per vehicle.
The Plaintiffs argue that the Cayenne’s coolant system was inherently defective and that the use of plastic coolant tubes “implicates serious safety concerns.”
Class Members of the Porsche Cayenne class action lawsuit include any one who owns or purchased a 2003-2008 Porsche Cayenne model with plastic coolant pipes. Judge Frost has not yet certified the class. Plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit are asking the court to force Porsche to recall all Cayennes with plastic coolant tubes and fix the problem by replacing them with aluminum tubes (or a stronger alternative). They are also seeking money damages to compensate the proposed Class.
The case is In re: Porsche Cars North America, Inc., 2012WL2953651, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio.
Updated August 21st, 2012
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