Class Action Settlement For Cayenne Coolant Pipe Issues
In early 2011, New York Consumer Protection law firm, Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP, together with national class action firm Roddy, Klein & Ryan of Boston, MA and Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (“Porsche”), regarding defective coolant pipes in Porsche Cayenne model vehicles. The lawsuits allege, generally, that Porsche knowingly manufactured Cayenne models with plastic coolant tubes that degrade and fracture causing engine coolant to leak into the engine, leading to significant engine damage, and hid its knowledge of the defect from Cayenne owners. When the plastic coolant tubes fail, Cayenne owners are forced to purchase and install a costly “update kit” from Porsche which contains aluminum coolant pipes.
A Settlement has been preliminarily approved by the Court in a class action lawsuit alleging that some 2003 to 2006 model year Porsche Cayenne vehicles with V8 engines were equipped with plastic coolant pipes that can prematurely degrade or fracture. Those vehicles are known as the “Class Vehicles” and the individuals who owned or leased such Class Vehicles are known as “Class Members.” Porsche Cars North America (“PCNA”) has not been found liable for any of the claims alleged in this lawsuit. The parties have instead voluntarily reached a settlement. Under the proposed settlement and subject to proof, PCNA will provide a benefit to Class Members for past or future coolant pipe repairs in Class Vehicles.
For more information about the litigation and settlement please visit: http://coolantpipesettlement.com/index