KGG Investigating Sticky Buttons Defect in High-End Luxury Vehicles
KGG is currently investigating a putative class action for certain luxury vehicles containing peeling or sticky surfaces of interior electrical switches, such as door and window switches, steering wheel switches, AC and radio switches, and more. While not dangerous to your health, the problem can be very annoying and cause undue expense for vehicle owners who have already paid $90,000 or more for high-end vehicles from Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, Range Rover, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, and other well-known car makers.
If you have experienced this “sticky buttons” defect with your vehicle and would like to speak with the attorneys at our firm about this matter, please contact class action attorneys Melissa R. Emert, Esq., or Gary S. Graifman, Esq., Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., at 747 Chestnut Ridge Road – Suite 200, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977. Reach us via telephone: (866) 896-0935, fax: (845) 356-4335, or email: [email protected] or [email protected]. Get your free consultation now!
What’s Wrong With the Interior Buttons and Switches of Luxury Vehicles?
Due to a defect, common driver or passenger touch points in luxury vehicles are peeling or becoming sticky to the touch. The affected buttons can include:
- Air conditioning switches
- Center console panel trim
- Door and window switches
- Radio control buttons
- Steering wheel switches
Which Vehicles Have a Sticky Buttons Defect?
Multiple models from the following car manufacturers are affected: Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Range Rover, Mercedes Benz, Ferrari, and Alfa Romeo. This list is not inclusive, and this defect can be present in other higher-end luxury vehicles. In some cases, buttons are failing on vehicles that are just a few years old.
What Causes Sticky Automobile Buttons?
Many high-end luxury vehicle manufacturers use a rubberized coating that melts and becomes tacky with continuous exposure to heat and humidity. The problem appears to be widespread. Vehicle manufacturers could have easily identified this issue during product testing prior to manufacturing and opted for a different type of coating on the buttons. Once the issue came to their attention, they could have offered to pay for a remedy. Since they have not done so, a class action lawsuit may force action.
What to Do If You Have Sticky Interior Console Buttons
Some vehicle owners have taken their cars to a detail shop to address the problem of sticky buttons. Auto repair shops may offer to replace these buttons for $500, $1,000, or even more. If you spend any money trying to fix the sticky buttons defect, be sure to keep the receipts. You may qualify for reimbursement. Contact KGG Law for a free, confidential consultation to discuss your options.
Should You Contact a Class Action Lawyer?
BMW promises “sheer driving pleasure.” Maserati claims to be “luxury, sports and style, cast in exclusive cars.” Perhaps Lamborghini was the only one to get it right: “Expect the unexpected.” Auto manufacturers are liable for releasing products to the public that have been adequately tested for safety and efficiency. When they fail to do so, buyers who have suffered unnecessary financial loss can join together in a class action lawsuit.
Contact the class action lawyers at KGG Law to discuss your legal options during a private, no-cost consultation.