The lawsuit claims certain manufacturers conspired to raise, fix, maintain, and stabilize prices, rig bids, and allocate the supply of ignition coils sold in the U.S., in violation of federal antitrust laws.
The lawsuit states that the MyFord Touch infotainment touchscreen system often crashes and freezes while the vehicle is in motion, fails to respond to repeated voice and touch commands, provides inaccurate GPS information and is unable to connect to mobile devices.
A Florida federal judge granted preliminary approval on Wednesday to a $299.1 million deal for Ford Motor Co. to exit multidistrict litigation over defective Takata Corp. air bags and hasten the removal of dangerous air bag inflators from 6 million affected vehicles.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in New York has thrown out a settlement agreement that could have triggered a payment of $1 billion of General Motors stock to owners of cars with defective ignition switches.
The Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler in May, alleging it used misleading, illegal software that led to excess emissions in nearly 104,000 diesel models sold in the U.S. since 2014. Vehicle owners have also sued Fiat Chrysler over the emissions issue.