A judge has denied Volkswagen's motion to dismiss a regenerative braking lawsuit for Jetta Hybrid owners.
Turns out VW can't stop their cars or litigation – zing!
"Plaintiff Peter Bryan Burra filed the Jetta Hybrid lawsuit alleging the “regenerative braking system” in his 2013 Jetta is defective and doesn't predict how much time or distance he will need to make a safe stop."
According to Mr. Burra, the hybrid's unpredictable stopping distances have led to two accidents. That's something others owners have complained about too.
VW says "the plaintiff agreed to enter arbitration according to the sales contract concerning a dispute about the Jetta Hybrid" and that the case shouldn't be heard in front of a jury. The judge, however, disagreed and will allow the case to move forward.keep reading article "Jetta Hybrid Regenerative Braking Lawsuit Continues"
Volkswagen is recalling 825 Touareg Hybrid SUVs with batteries that can get wet and catch on fire.
VW determined water could enter without the rear hatch open because the sunroof drains and rear lid seals weren't assembled correctly. Engineers say the hybrid battery tray is located in the rear hatch area ... In the worst case, the electrical short could cause a fire.
Buying a hybrid and generating your own heat source? That's taking "going green" to a whole new level.
The recall was expected to begin at the end of February, 2016. If you haven't received your notice or have questions, contact VW at 800-893-5298.keep reading article "Touareg Hybrid Batteries Catching on Fire"