Consumer Protection

NHTSA Whistleblower Program

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is ramping up their encouragement of whistleblowing for employees of automakers. Under 2015 legislation aimed at protecting whistleblowers and making reporting more appealing, NHTSA originally began publicizing this guidance. NHTSA is hoping to help insiders of the auto industry share, in many cases anonymously, “information relating to a […]

Product Defect

Semi-Truck Brake Defect & Fire Hazard Investigation: 2015 – 2020 Kenworth and Peterbilt Semis

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Haldex Group over reports that certain Haldex air brake chambers, installed in an estimated half-million semi-trucks, possess a defect that can cause air loss and vehicle fires. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a probe into the failure of Haldex Gold Seal 30/30 Long Stroke […]

Product Defect

Porsche Taycan Sudden Power Loss Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Porsche over reports that their 2020-2021 Taycan model vehicles are prone to sudden and total loss of power while in use. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a probe into the potential defect, citing numerous complaints received from owners of the luxury electric sedan. The […]

Product Defect

Volkswagen Atlas and Audi Fuel Leak Investigation 

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Volkswagen for their 2018- 2020 Atlas SUVs and Audi for their 2013-2016 Audi A8, S6, S7, S8, and RS7 vehicles over allegations of unregulated fuel leakage out of or near the area of the fuel injectors. These suspected defective fuel injectors increase the risk of fire more than […]

Product Defect

Tesla Touch Screen Failure Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Tesla, Inc. over reports that the large touch screens prominently featured in their vehicles’ design and functionality may be prone to premature failure. Touch screen failure means the loss of rearview camera functionality, thus reducing visibility. Other features that require touch screen functionality include navigation, infotainment, and web […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

2019-2021 Kia and Hyundai Defective Intelligent Variable Transmission Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating various Kia and Hyundai models for defective Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT). These models and model years include: 2019-2021 Kia Forte 2020-2021 Kia Soul 2021 Kia Seltos 2021 Hyundai Elantra (SE and SEL trims) 2020 Hyundai Elantra (SE, SEL, Value Edition, Limited trims) 2020-2021 Hyundai Accent (Optional on SE, […]

Consumer Protection

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade Poor Nighttime Visibility

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the 2020 Kia Telluride and 2020 Hyundai Palisade for defectively designed headlights. Telluride and Palisade owners report dangerous nighttime driving conditions caused by black deflectors on the top and bottom of the headlight bulb that restrict forward and peripheral visibility. To remedy the situation, owners have had to […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

2020 Kia Telluride and 2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade Defective Windshield Investigation

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UPDATE: AMENDED COMPLAINT FILED View complaint here. Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the 2020 Kia Telluride and its sister vehicle, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade, for defective windshields that are easily prone to cracking. Multiple owners on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website and various Kia and Hyundai forums report windshields that crack […]