We take a look at today's news items about the Volkswagen diesel deception. There's a lot to keep up on, it turns out.
Class Action Lawsuit
A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, covers examples of the 2011-2014 Forester, 2013 Legacy and 2013 Outback with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and the 2012-2013 Impreza and 2013 XV Crosstrek with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder.
A few days ago we posted on the price discrepancy between identical vehicles sold in the U.S. and Canada. The discrepancy was always there, but became apparent when the value of the Canadian Loonie reached parity with the U.S. dollar recently. It was then that consumers couldn't ignore the fact that they were paying more for vehicles than their U.S. neighbors, up to 38% in some cases.
Looks like General Motors might be facing a class-action lawsuit over faulty speedometers. The Seattle Times is reporting a couple of owners have had the speedos in their GM SUVs give out, costing anywhere from $100 to $427.50 to replace. Kevin Zwicker was one such owner with a 2004 Chevy Suburban that showed he was going 10 mph while he was driving along with traffic on Interstate 5. He had to be going at least 50. By April 2006, the gauge quit altogether, but because he was past the 36,000-mil