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:
- Live with it and document the malfunctions
- 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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