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Keyless Ignition Carbon Dioxide National Class Action

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NOTICE OF DISCONTINUANCE OF A CLASS ACTION

1. On August 31, 2015, the Plaintiff instituted a Motion to Authorize the Bringing of a Class Action and to Ascribe the Status of Representative (the “Motion for Authorization”) in the Superior Court of Quebec, district of Montreal, under file number 500-06-000755-153, on behalf of the following class:

• All persons, entities or organizations resident in Canada who purchased and/or leased one or more of the Affected Vehicles containing a remote-control electronic keyless fob system, or any other group to be determined by the Court;

Alternately (or as a subclass)

• All persons, entities or organizations resident in Quebec who purchased and/or leased one or more of the Affected Vehicles containing a remote-control electronic keyless fob system, or any other group to be determined by the Court;

2. On October 6, 2016, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the Plaintiff to discontinue the legal proceedings against certain Defendants;

3. On January 25, 2017, the Superior Court of Quebec authorized the Plaintiff to discontinue the entire legal proceedings against all of the other Defendants, thereby putting an end to the class action;

BE AWARE that now that the Court has allowed the discontinuance, the class action is terminated. Limitation periods (i.e. prescription) are no longer suspended. Therefore, class members will no longer be represented by the class action and will be required to pursue their own legal claims, should they so desire.

On this website, you can also download and view the following documents: (a) complete list of Affected Vehicles (b) the original Motion for Authorization (c) the Amended Motion for Authorization (d) the Judgment allowing the partial discontinuance and (e) the Judgment allowing the complete discontinuance.

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CONSUMER LAW GROUP has launched a Canada-wide class action lawsuit against several car makers [Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, Hyundai and Kia] on behalf of individuals who purchased or leased a vehicle that contains a remote-control electronic keyless fob system.

The class action is based on car manufacturers’ failure to disclose, despite longstanding knowledge, that the Keyless Fobs are defective and unsafe as they fail to include a basic safety mechanism whereby the Affected Vehicles, if left unattended with the engine still running, would automatically turn off after a certain period of time.

The Affected Vehicles have a dangerous propensity to cause carbon monoxide poisoning due to the lack of an “Auto-Off” feature compounded with the fact that these vehicles are made to be virtually silent, leaving a lack of any engine noise when exiting with the Keyless Fobs. Also, there are no adequate external audible alerts (i.e. such as honking, etc.) to warn drivers that the engine continues to operate even though the Keyless Fob has been removed.

Since at least 2007, if not earlier, the car makers have known about the deadly consequences that can result when a driver exits a vehicle with the Keyless Fob and without having depressed the Start/Stop button. Nevertheless, even though an Auto-Off feature can be implemented without significant effort or cost, the Automakers have refused to act.

“Auto-Off” is feasible to implement through a simple recall campaign. The Affected Vehicles could be modified to cure the Defect with a simple software update costing less than $5.00 per vehicle and taking just 30 minutes of dealership time. Nevertheless, the car makers have neglected or failed to remedy this defect.

Shockingly, some of new vehicles have instituted Auto-Off, but yet the older model vehicles have not been recalled or rectified with a basic software update that would provide a permanent Auto-Off remedy for this defect. Nor have the car makers warned owners and drivers of the Affected Vehicles of the deadly safety risk of the defect.

By reason of this unlawful conduct, the members of the class:

(a) Overpaid for the purchased price or leased payments of the Affected Vehicles
(b) Have suffered a diminished resale value of their Affected Vehicles
(c) Have suffered pain, suffering, trouble and inconvenience
(d) Have suffered personal injury (if applicable).

The cars involved include:

Ford Vehicles
[Called “Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start”]
• Taurus 2010-2013
• Fiesta 2011-2015
• Explorer 2011-2016
• Focus 2012-2014
• Focus Electric 2012-2015
• C-Max Hybrid 2013
• Edge 2011-2012
• Escape 2013
• Flex 2013

Lincoln Vehicles
[Called “Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start”]
• MKS 2009-2013
• MKT 2010- 2013
• MKS 2011- 2013

Toyota Vehicles
[Called “Smart Key System”]
• Prius 2004-2015
• Prius V 2012-2015
• Prius Plug-In 2012-2015
• Prius C 2012-2015
• 4Runner 2010-2015
• Avalon 2005-2015
• Avalon Hybrid 2013-2015
• Camry Hybrid 2007-2015
• Camry 2011-2015
• XLE 2011-2015
• Corolla 2014-2015
• Highlander 2008-2015
• 2008-2015 Highlander Hybrid
• Land Cruiser 2008-2015
• RAV42009-2015
• Sienna 2011-2015
• 2009-2015 Venza

Lexus Vehicles
[Called “SmartAccess”]
• CT200h 2011-2015
• ES350 2007-2015
• ES300h 2013-2015
• GS3002006
• GS350 2007-2015
• GS430 2007
• GS450H 2007-2015
• GS460 2008-2011
• F Sport 2013-2015 GS350
• 2015GS450h F Sport
• GX460 2010-2015
• HS250h 2010-2012
• IS250 2006-2015
• IS3502006-2015
• IS250C 2010-2015
• IS350C 2010-2015
• IS F 2011-2013
• IS F Sport 2014
• IS250 F Sport 2014-2015
• IS350 F Sport 2014-2015
• LS430 2004-2006
• LS460 2007-2015
• LS460 L 2007-2015
• LS600h L 2008-2015
• 2011-2012 LS460 Sport
• 2013-2015 LS460 F Sport
• LX570 2008-2015
• NX200T 2015
• NX200T F Sport 2015
• NX300H 2015
• RC350 2015
• RC350 F Sport 2015
• RC F 2015
• RX350 2010-2015
• RX450H 2010-2015
• RX350 F Sport 2013-2015

Nissan Vehicles
[Called “Intelligent Key”]
• Murano 2005-2015
• Altima Sedan 2007-2015
• Altima Hybrid 2007-2011
• Altima Coupe2008-2013
• Maxima 2007-2016
• Sentra 2007-2015
• Versa 2007-2011
• Versa Hatchback 2012
• Versa Sedan 2014-2015
• Versa Note2014-2015
• Armada 2008-2015
• Pathfinder 2008-2015
• Rogue 2008-2015
• 370Z Coupe 2009-2015
• 370Z Roadster 2010-2015
• Cube 2009-2014
• GT-R 2009-2016
• Juke 2011-2015
• Quest 2011-2015

Infiniti Vehicles
[Called “Intelligent Key”]
• FX35 2003-2012
• FX45 2003-2008
• FX50 2009-2013
• FX37 2013
• G35 Sedan 2005-2008
• G35 Coupe 2006-2007
• G37 Sedan 2009-2013
• G37 Coupe 2009-2013
• G37 Convertible 2009-2013
• M35 2006-2010
• M45 2006-2010
• M37 2011-2013
• M56 2011-2013
• M Hybrid 2012-2013
• EX35 2008-2012
• EX37 2013
• QX56 2008-2013
• JX 2013
• Q50 2014-2015
• Q50 Hybrid 2014-2015
• Q60 2014-2015
• Q70 2014-2015
• Q70 Hybrid 2014-2015
• QX50 2014-2015
• QX60 2014-2015
• QX60 Hybrid 2015
• QX70 2014-2015
• QX80 2014-2015

Chrysler Vehicles
[Called “Keyless Enter-N-Go”]
• 300 2010-2015
• Town & Country 2011-2015
• 200 2015

Jeep Vehicles
[Called “Keyless Enter-N-Go”]
• Grand Cherokee 2011-2015
• Cherokee 2014-2015
• Renegade 2015

Dodge Vehicles
[Called “Keyless Enter-N-Go”]
• Challenger 2009-2015
• Charger 2011
• Durango 2011-2015
• Journey 2011-2015
• Dart 2013-2015

RAM Vehicles
[Called “Keyless Enter-N-Go”]
• 2015 1500

Hyundai Vehicles
[Called “Proximity Key”]
• Veracruz 2007-2012
• Genesis2 009-2015
• Genesis Coupe 2010-2013
• Grand Touring 2014-2015
• Elantra 2011-2012
• Elantra Sedan 2013-2015
• Elantra Coupe 2013-2014
• Elantra GT 2013-2015
• Equus 2011-2015
• Sonata 2.0T 2011
• Sonata 2011-2015
• Sonata Hybrid 2012-2015
• Azera 2012-2015
• Veloster 2012-2015
• Veloster Turbo 2013-2015
• Santa Fe 2013-2015
• Santa Fe Sport 2013-2015
• Tucson 2013-2015

Kia Vehicles
[Called “Push Button Start w/Smart Key”]
• Borrego 2009
• Optima 2010-2015
• Optima Hybrid 2011-2015
• Sportage 2011-2015
• Sorento 2011-2015
• Forte 2011-2015
• Soul 2011-2015
• Cadenza 2014-2015
• Sedona 2015
• K900 2015

The class action lawsuit identifies the group of affected persons as:

o All persons, entities or organizations resident in Canada who purchased and/or leased one or more of the Affected Vehicles containing a remote-control electronic keyless fob system, or any other group to be determined by the Court.

If you or someone you know owns or leases one of the listed Affected Vehicles equipped with a remote-control electronic keyless fob system and you wish more information on potential compensation or to be kept advised of the status of the Keyless Ignition Carbon Dioxide Class Action litigation or any resulting compensation from the Keyless Ignition Carbon Dioxide Lawsuit in Canada, Quebec or Ontario, please provide your contact information to our law firm using the below form.

IF YOU WISH TO JOIN THE CLASS ACTION OR TO SIMPLY GET MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW. Please note that providing your information creates no financial obligation for you. You are not charged any fee or cost for joining this class action. Our law firm is paid a contingency fee from the compensation recovered, only if the class action is successful. All information contained in this transmission is confidential and Consumer Law Group agrees to protect this information against unauthorized use, publication or disclosure.

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