Class actions prove,
time and again, there’s
power in numbers.


Danger on the road can strike at any time whether it's caused by other drivers, road conditions, or even defects lurking within your own vehicle. Only a single vehicle component needs to fail to put both you and your passengers at risk.


In addition to the skills that our attorneys bring to auto defect cases, we maintain relationships with respected professionals who have specialized expertise and can help us fully evaluate and support your claim.

Auto defect litigation can be complicated and highly complex, requiring the diligence of seasoned lawyers with superior resources and experience. That’s where Whitfield Bryson & Mason comes in. We represent clients in car defect cases all across the country, and can point to significant successes** in litigation. Our lawyers have handled a variety of car defect cases which involved different parts and manufacturers, including:

Settled Cases

  • Nissan Brakes

    • Our firm is involved in the representation of purchasers of certain Nissan vehicles that allegedly suffered from design and manufacturing defects affecting their front brake pads and rotors. The parties in this litigation reached a class settlement agreement, awarding  which the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey final approved in June 2010.
  • General Motors Speedometers

    • Whitfield Bryson & Mason and co-counsel settled a proposed class action on behalf of owners of model year 2003-2007 “light pick-ups and sport utility vehicles” manufactured by General Motors. Pursuant to the settlement, plaintiffs and settlement class members are entitled to an extension of GM’s Special Coverage benefits, replacement parts, or reimbursement for replacement costs. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted final approval of the settlement in November 2008.
  • Jeep Brake Rotors

    • Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys represented model year 1999-2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee owners in a class action arising from alleged defective front brake assemblies. The plaintiffs alleged that the front brake assemblies of model year 1999-2002 Jeep Grand Cherokees were defectively designed and that Daimler Chrysler knew of this defect yet failed to notify consumers either before or after sale. Pursuant to the settlement, qualified members of the 1999-2002 Model Year Subclass were reimbursed for the cost of prior brake repairs or replacements incurred during the warranty period. Class members also received a free brake inspection and, under certain conditions, repairs paid for by Daimler Chrysler.
  • Goodyear Long Range E Tires

    • Whitfield Bryson & Mason attorneys served as Co-Counsel in an action alleging that Goodyear sold defective ties that are prone to tread separation when operated at highway speeds. The Court approved the proposed settlement in which Goodyear agreed to provide a combination of both monetary and non-monetary consideration to the Settlement Class in the form of an Enhanced Warranty Program and Rebate Program.

Pending Cases

  • Hyundai Brakes

    • Whitfield Bryson & Mason, along with co-counsel, is currently litigating a case on behalf of model year 2006-2010 Hyundai Sontana owners against Hyundai Motor America. The suit alleges that premature wear and replacement is required due to a defect involving the brakes, which may involve defective parts and/or premature corrosion, and alleges that such repair or replacement should be covered by the warranty. It seeks reimbursement of the cost of repair and replacement of the rotors and/or calipers. In addition, there have been over 150 complaints relating to the rear brakes in the 2006-2010 Sonatas filed by consumers with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s Office of Defects Investigation (NHTSA-ODI). These complaints indicate that owners have experienced problems with their rear bakes as early as 23,000 miles.

If you’ve been injured or put at risk as a result of a dangerous or defective car components, we can help you pursue a liability and personal injury claim. To discuss your situation and determine next steps, call Whitfield Bryson & Mason toll-free at 1-855-WBM-ATTY (1-855-926-2889), or email us:

**Disclaimer: The cases, verdicts and settlements we mention on this website are illustrative of the matters handled by Whitfield Bryson & Mason. The results we've achieved in these or any other cases don't guarantee a similar outcome in your case. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case and not all Whitfield Bryson & Mason case results are provided on this website.