VW Hit With 2 Suits In NJ, Fla. Over Tire Wear

Law360, New York (August 11, 2017, 5:08 PM EDT) -- In a one-two punch, Volkswagen AG was hit by two proposed class actions, filed in Florida and New Jersey federal courts on Thursday and Friday, alleging that the automaker failed to tell drivers that a defect in its Model CC cars caused tires to wear down prematurely.

The drivers in both suits allege that Volkswagen’s Model CC cars since 2010 have a defective suspension system that disrupts the alignment and causes tires to rapidly and unevenly wear — an effect often called “tired cupping.” Cupped tires...
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