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A recent investigation has shown that certain Volkswagen vehicles equipped with a purported safety feature may instead have a potentially dangerous defect causing the braking system to engage unexpectedly and without proper reason. If this sounds familiar, this Volkswagen Front Assist Class Action Investigation may be for you.

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Volkswagen refers to this automatic braking  feature as “Front Assist” or “Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking,” and touts that the “system can help monitor traffic and can alert you acoustically and visually to a potential rear-end collision with the vehicle moving ahead. If it senses that a frontal collision is imminent, Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) can support the driver with increased brake pressure or, if the driver does not react at all, it can apply the brakes automatically. Pedestrian Monitoring (included in Front Assist) feature can warn of pedestrians crossing in front of the vehicle and, under certain circumstances, can brake automatically to help mitigate the outcome of a collision with a pedestrian if the driver doesn’t respond to the warnings.”  

Instead of making the vehicles safer to operate, however, there is a potential defect that actually makes them significantly more dangerous to operate to both the vehicle’s occupants and to drivers and pedestrians in the vicinity of the vehicle. Some consumers have reported that the brakes are sometimes unexpectedly applied autonomously without reason and without warning.  When the defect manifests suddenly and without warning, it can leave the driver stranded in a dangerous area, even in the line of travel of other traffic, with a vehicle that has suddenly stopped and will not move.  Some consumers have even reported that in trying to make the vehicle move forward that it has stalled and died.  Sometimes the only way to over come the defect is to put the vehicle in reverse (which is not always possible) and back up some amount before then driving forward.  When the issues are presented to dealers consumers are often told the vehicle is operating as intended and therefore cannot be repaired under warranty or otherwise.

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If you own one of these vehicles and have had sudden braking issues manifest when there was not any perceived potential crash we would like to learn more about your experience.

Editor’s note on the Volkswagen Brake Class Action Lawsuit Investigation:

This piece is written about recent troubles issues with the Volkswagen Front Assist Braking Feature, and the claims alleged above. If you have gone through issues similar to what is covered above, we do ask that you contact us today! If you are considered eligible to be among the class of consumers described in the article above, you may eventually be able to participate in receiving any compensation the court may award.

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If you believe that what is alleged in this piece has affected you, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you take a step in the right direction, fight this issue, and better enable you to join the consumer class action. If interested, please send an email to, find us on Twitter or Facebook, or even connect with us directly on our website! We look forward to hearing from you all. 

Similarly, please check out our current list of Class Action Lawsuits and Class Action Lawsuit Investigations, here.

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2 thoughts on “Join The Volkswagen Front Assist Class Action Lawsuit Investigation”

  • Matthew Dorton says:

    I purchased a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta September 2019. Since the first month of ownership I have had issues with this Front end assist. Front end assist keeps stopping my car in the middle of traffic with no collision possibility. I have been driving on empty highways when the system has engaged and brought me completely to a stop. This has happened so much that it wore down the brakes and ruined the rotors on my car to the point that they needed to be replaced. I have dealer documentation stating that it was brought in multiple times for this issue but it was never resolved. Also have documentation from when the rotors and brakes were replaced Under warranty due to the issues. I’m excited for this Investigation. Hopefully They will be able to get this matter resolved.

  • Jeff says:

    Yeah, that is definitely not normal. I am on my second Volkswagen with Front Assist/Adaptive cruise and I’ve never had any significant cases like you mention. I’ve had one case on my 2019 GTI where it braked coming out of a parking lot for no reason, but it was pouring rain out, but nothing ever at highway speed or road speed.

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