Source: CarComplaints.com post
LOS ANGELES – “Squealing” brakes has prompted a class-action lawsuit in federal court alleging defective Porsche Cayenne brakes are at the root of the issue. Pieces of the following are excerpted from an article by David A. Wood posted on CarComplaints.com.
The Porsche class action alleges the automaker has known since at least 2013 the brakes are defective and cause the vehicles to lose their values.
Eliza Minassian filed the action in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Minassian leased a 2018 Porsche Cayenne but complains about the amount of negative attention caused by loud brake noise while driving on crowded streets within city limits.
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She also claims the brake squeal “draws the attention of officers of law enforcement agencies, who associate brake squeals with high-speed driving and racing.”
The Porsche brake noise class action lawsuit includes any consumer in the U.S. who leased or purchased a Porsche vehicle “equipped with a defective braking system that generates an extremely loud squealing noise when using the brakes.”
According to the brake noise lawsuit, Porsche and its dealerships engaged in a nationwide conspiracy to cover-up brake defects that cause loud squeals.
The plaintiff claims dealerships have refused to document visits by Porsche owners and lessees and allegedly refused to provide repair orders to customers. This has allegedly “systematically deprived” Porsche customers of their lemon law rights by “distorting” the repair histories.
Porsche has allegedly refused to provide free repairs for the brake noise and refused to reimburse customers who paid to have the brake systems repaired, except for some customers who repeatedly complained.
The brake noise lawsuit also alleges the squealing brakes have caused owners to use their vehicles less than they normally would if the brakes weren’t defective. And the class action accuses Porsche of offering “secret warranties” to certain customers but not to all owners and lessees.
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