Honda Class Action Lawsuit over Allegations of Consumer Fraud

In fact, a class action lawsuit is filed against Honda Motor Company. Honda class action lawsuit accuses the automaker of knowingly selling defective vehicles. The suit claims that the passenger cabins of CR-V sport utility vehicles of 2015, 2016 and 2017 fill with noxious fumes. As a consequence, drivers experience headaches and stomach pain. Plaintiffs point out that the smell is ‘’pungent and intermittent’’. They also add that neither the speed nor the duration of driving impacts the odor.

Thus, the lawsuit accuses the car maker of violating consumer fraud statutes. Additionally, plaintiffs mention that Honda didn’t take any steps to solve the problem. In other words, the auto manufacturer didn’t attempt to repair defective vehicles or offer replacement.

Honda class action lawsuit notes that new Honda vehicles have a three-year or 36000-mile warranty. This means that the owners of these vehicles can expect free repairs. Furthermore, they can also get a replacement vehicle if vehicles come with a defect concerning their design or construction. However, as soon as the company became aware of the problem, Honda declined to honor the warranty. According to most plaintiffs, they discovered this issue within the first year of buying or leasing the affected vehicles.

More details about Honda class action lawsuit

In their complaints, plaintiffs point out that they cannot trust a car maker that sells faulty vehicles knowingly. They state that the company is well-aware of the reek of gasoline. However, it doesn’t fulfill the requirements of its warranty. That’s to say, the automaker agrees neither to repair nor replace the vehicles.

According to Honda class action lawsuit, the unpleasant smell does not depend on factors, like driving conditions or speed.

Actually, the plaintiffs claim that the automaker deceived them. The suit states that they would have never purchased the vehicle if they have known about the defect previously. The owners of faulty Honda vehicles claim that the company became aware of the issue in 2015. They received a lot of consumer complaints at that time. However, Honda didn’t attempt to deal with the defect, which causes gas fumes to enter the passenger cabin.

The plaintiffs are seeking to represent a nationwide Class of any person who bought one of the affected vehicles and reported noxious gas fumes.

It’s worth to note that Alexander Loftus of Stoltmann Law Offices PC is representing the putative class.

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