Volkswagen's Front-Assist Emergency Braking Can Activate For No Reason, Says Lawsuit

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Red warning light of the front-assist braking system

Volkswagen's Front Assist technology will automatically apply the brakes if the forward collision monitoring sensor detects an imminent crash. But according to a new class-action, it will also apply the brakes randomly and without warning.

Customers who complain are typically given two not-so-great options:

  1. Live with it and document the malfunctions
  2. Disable the feature entirely.

The Missouri-based class-action says that's unacceptable and wants VW to take ownership of the problem. That includes covering any related repairs or costs associated with the system malfunctioning under warranty.

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