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Ford Focus

$632,141.03

Wirtz Law APC Wins 1st Fraud Judgment in US against Ford Motor Company for $632,141.03 for a 2014 Focus DPS6 Transmission-UPDATED

Our client, the plaintiff, purchased a brand new 2014 Focus for $40,007, including add-ons and financing. Within three days, the transmission began to slip and shudder. He took the Ford Focus back to the dealer for nine different transmission repairs during the three years he…

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Dodge Ram

$46,716.54

Butte County Jury Awards $46,716.54, including 2x Civil Penalty Against FCA for Defective Dodge RAM 2500 under California Lemon Law

In April 2013, our clients, Melissa and Geoff W. purchased a pre-owned 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 to be Geoff’s primary vehicle. He’d previously always preferred Chevy trucks, but after hearing great things from friends about how reliable and durable Dodge trucks were, he decided take…

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BMW 335i Active Hybrid

$103,527.32

Los Angeles Jury Awards $103,527.32, including a Full Civil Penalty against BMW for Defective 2013 335i Active Hybrid under California Lemon Law

In September 2012, our client, Julio H. bought a new 2013 BMW 335i Active Hybrid “ultimate driving machine” sports sedan, his dream car and first new car after driving a used 1999 Honda Civic for thirteen years. He was excited to treat himself to a…

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KIA Sorrento

$35,450

Riverside County (Palm Springs) Jury Awards a Full Buyback of $35,450 Against Kia for Defective 2012 Sorrento under California Lemon Law

Our clients, Marty A. and his wife Sandra, purchased a new 2012 KIA Sorrento as a present to each other. Unfortunately, the SUV turned out to be no gift.  Within 5 months, the transmission failed. Leaking Fluid within the torque converter made the transmission irreparable, so…

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Kia Optima

$61,416.59

San Bernardino County Jury Awards $61,416.59, including a Full Civil Penalty against Kia for Defective 2015 Optima under California Lemon Law

In April 2015, our client Norman C. bought a new 2015 Kia Optima for he and his wife to enjoy. Norman owned two prior KIA vehicles and had great experiences, so he decided an Optima would be a good choice for a new family car….

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BMW X5

$204,824.91

Ventura County Jury Awards $204,824.91, including a 2x Civil Penalty against BMW for Defective 2010 BMW X5 under California Lemon Law

Our client, Sam P. purchased a new 2010 BMW X5, as a premium luxury SUV to enjoy in his retirement and to use for safe and reliable passage to visit and transport his grandchildren. The BMX X5 SUV turned out to be anything but reliable. …

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Dodge Durango

$108,325.83

Santa Clara County Jury Awards $108,325.83, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2012 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Andres A. and Lucia A. leased then purchased a 2012 Dodge Durango to be their primary family vehicle, to drive to and from work and drive the kids to school and their activities.  Over the next three years, the Durango caused the family nothing but…

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Dodge Durango

$130,373.37

Alameda County Jury Awards $130,373.37, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2011 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Matthew J. and Marisa J. bought a used 2011 Dodge Durango to be their primary family vehicle, to be used to drive to and from work and shuttle their kids to school and activities.  Just over one year after purchase, substantial problems began. Over the…

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BMW X1 SUV

$69,653.64

Los Angeles County Jury Awards $69,653.64, including Civil Penalties against BMW for Defective 2011 BMW X1 under California Lemon Law

Our client Kayla C. purchased a used Certified Pre-Owned (“CPO”) 2011 BMW X1 SUV, which was advertised as better than new with an extended warranty.  She knew something was wrong when the steering wheel felt rough and the engine started making a terrible rattling sound within…

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Dodge Durango

$103,001.16

Orange County Jury Awards $103,001.16, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2012 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Juan G. bought a used 2012 Dodge Durango to be his family’s vehicle for everyday driving. Just under two months after purchase, the problems started. Juan brought in the Durango for repair nine times in less than three years to FCA dealerships, complaining of everything…

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Dodge Durango

$137,238.75

Riverside County (Murrieta) Jury Finds FCA Committed Fraud and Awards $137,238.75, including 2x Civil Penalty for Defective 2011 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Our client Ricardo C. purchased a 2011 Dodge Durango to be his family’s primary vehicle. The Durango was equipped with a Totally Integrated Power Module (“TIPM”). Ricardo purchased the 2011 Durango, relying on FCA’s promises that the vehicle was safe and reliable.  Within the first…

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BMW 428i

$159,480.05

Los Angeles Federal Jury Unanimously Awards $159,480.05, including 2x Civil Penalty against BMW for Defective 2014 BMW 428i under California Lemon Law

Our clients Joe R. and his son Joe R., Jr. purchased a 2014 BMW 428i to be Joe, Jr.’s primary vehicle. Within four months of purchase, the vehicle started manifesting serious engine defects like shaking, rough idle, and the fuel gauge malfunctioning.  Within the first year…

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Dodge Durango

$64,582.53

Tulare County Jury Awards $64,582.53, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2013 Dodge Durango under California Lemon Law

Our client Dominic T. purchased a 2013 Dodge Durango to be his family’s primary vehicle. Their family, including Dominic, his wife, and five kids, planned to use the Durango for everyday errands as well as driving around the state for the kids’ sporting events.  Within six…

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Jeep Grand Cherokee

$77,247.90

Los Angeles Jury Awards $77,247.90, including 2x Civil Penalty against FCA for Defective 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee under California Lemon Law

Our client Angel R. purchased a 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee to be the primary family vehicle for his wife and young kids to run errands and drive to school and the kids’ activities. After less than two years of ownership, the Grand Cherokee developed various…

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Ford Focus

$632,141.03

Wirtz Law APC Wins 1st Fraud Judgment in US against Ford Motor Company for $632,141.03 for a 2014 Focus DPS6 Transmission-UPDATED

Our client, the plaintiff, purchased a brand new 2014 Focus for $40,007, including add-ons and financing. Within three days, the transmission began to slip and shudder. He took the Ford Focus back to the dealer for nine different transmission repairs during the three years he…

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Sample results

Mercedes-Benz

$248,324.09

2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Plaintiff (D.K) v. MB

Problems: Engine shifting and jerking, transmission and gear failure, coolant leakage, overheating, rattling, key recognition failure, suspension warning light, dashboard freezing, radio and navigation malfunctions.

$248,324.09 recovery includes buyback value plus .75x civil penalty.

Ford

$157,519.60

2018 Ford F-150

Plaintiff (L.U) v. FMC

Problems: Weatherstrip malfunction, roof glass loose, oil leakage, key recognition failure, gears sticking, PCV sensor replacement, USB malfunction, burnt transmission.

$157,519.60 recovery includes buyback value + almost a full civil penalty (.9).

Volkswagen

$113,500

2019 Volkswagen Atlas

Plaintiff (G.G) v. VW

Problems: Backup camera inoperable, abnormal gear shift, faulty fuel cap, coolant hose leakage, adaptive cruise control malfunction.

$113,500 recovery includes buyback value + 1.2x civil penalty.

Dodge Ram

$156,000

2014 Dodge Ram 250

Plaintiff (J.L) v. FCA

Problems: Crystal build up on DEF injector, SCR catalyst hole clogged, YCC valve stuck, water leakage in rear cab area, valve body failure, transmission leakage, EGR cooler leakage, engine belt cracks, def pump shorting, loose airbag connector harness, worn shift cable, turbo actuator internal failure, water pump leakage, thermostat leakage, rear axle seal leakage.

$156,000 recovery includes buyback value plus maximum (2x) civil penalty.

Acura

$135,500

2019 Acura RDX

Plaintiff (J.T) v. FCA

Problems: Crackling & popping noises from both vehicle body and speaker, sensor malfunction, Navigation/GPS malfunction, faulty window seal, turbo inter cooler leak.

$135,500 recovery includes buyback value plus maximum (2x) civil penalty.

Jeep

$99,500.00

2018 Jeep Renegade

Plaintiff (L.V) v. FCA

Problems: Transmission jerk, blown cooling fan fuse, spark plug malfunction, excessive oil consumption, persistent fuel smell.

$99,500.00 recovery includes buyback value plus maximum (2x) civil penalty.

Range Rover

$125,000

2018 Range Rover Velar

Plaintiff (O.V.) v. Jaguar Land Rover North America

Problems: Bluetooth, Infotainment screen freeze, Navigation malfunctions, Coolant pump actuator sticking/water pump replaced, Eco-start failure, VVT solenoid failure, Oil leaks. Significant repeating concerns: eco-start and Bluetooth/nav/infotainment.

$125,000 recovery includes buyback value + 1.5x civil penalty.

Porche

$245,000

2018 Porsche Panamera

Plaintiff (V. N.) v. Porsche

Problems: Exhaust flap actuator seizure, clunking noise when driving, roof frame loose, damaged engine fan and support bracket, battery unable to hold charge, transmission skip, upholstery loose.

$245,000 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.4x civil penalty.

Mercedes-Benz

$103,000

2016 MB Sprinter

Plaintiff (A.K) v. MB

Problems: A/C insufficiently cool and leaking water, sliding door difficulty latching and opening, loose steering, open circuit in charging port.

$103,000.00 recovery includes buyback value + .8 civil penalty.

Dodge Ram

$136,000

2019 Dodge Ram 3500

Plaintiff (A.F) v. FCA

Problems: DTC turbocharger replacement, A/C not blowing cold.

$136,000 recovery includes buyback value plus maximum (2x) civil penalty.

Dodge Ram

$185,000

2019 Dodge Ram 3500

Plaintiff (H.N) v. FCA

Problems: Rear window closure issues, shaking when idle or reversing, check engine light malfunction.

$185,000 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.3x civil penalty.

Kia

$100,000

2019 Kia Niro

Plaintiff (K.L) v. KMA

Problems: Clicking noise from engine and charger, grinding noise from steering wheel, burnt rubber smell, rattling noise from rear, phone connectivity issues, heater/AC malfunctions.

$100,000 recovery includes buyback value plus .75x civil penalty.

Porche

$180,000

2019 Porsche Cayenne S

Plaintiff (H.S) v. Porsche

Problems: Gateway replacement, navigation system malfunctions, PCM dysfunction, guest connect inoperable, mirror folding upon locking difficulties.

$180,000 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.8x civil penalty.

Range Rover

$160,000

2019 Range Rover

Plaintiff (R.M) v. JLRNA

Problems: Infotainment system malfunction, faulty water pump in cooling system, tailgate lid misalignment, exhaust cam failure, hesitation during acceleration, brake squeaking.

$160,000 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.2x civil penalty.

Volkswagen

$98,000.00

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Plaintiff (C.A) v. VW

Problems: Non-functioning doors/seats/windows and locks, water pump/coolant/thermostat housing leaking, water leaking into car due to pinched sunroof drain, carplay connectivity issues, USB port working intermittently, injector harness replacement, steering rack replacement, random loss of power.

$98,000.00 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.1x civil penalty.

Audi

$166,222

207 Audi Q7

Plaintiff (A.D) v. VW

Problems: Uneven tire wear on all four tires, A/C not functional due to refrigerant leakage from evaporator.

$166,222 recovery includes buyback value plus 1.5x civil penalty.

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