Class Action Lawsuit Alleged Honda For Selling Millions of Cars With A Major ‘Parasitic Drain’ Defect
According to a new nationwide class action lawsuit, Honda sold over two million cars in the United States with a defect that may cause vehicles to stop while being driven, stall, or not turn on.
The Parasitic Battery Drain Class Action Lawsuit
Plaintiff George Jones argued that American Honda Motor Company violated federal warranty and consumer laws in its dealings with buyers of Honda CR-Vs with model years 2017-2019 and Honda Accords with model years 2016-2019 in a class action lawsuit filed Tuesday in an Iowa federal court.
According to Jones, Honda has been concealing the fact that millions of their vehicles have a fault known as Parasitic Draining for years.
Furthermore, the class action claims that parasitic draining occurs when electrical components in a car fail to shut down after it has been parked and powered off, allowing the components to continue using power from the battery.
If left unaddressed, parasitic draining may lead to the battery’s premature obsolescence and a slew of component failures.
Jones, who owns a 2019 Honda CR-V, believes that the defect is dangerous because the damage occurs without notice, posing the possibility of vehicles stopping while being driven, as well as emergency hazard lights and headlights failing and the engine stalling.
According to the claim, the defect may also leave drivers stuck and being unable to start their cars.
Moreover, Jones claims that Honda customers have been forced to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars in replacement of batteries and repairs as a result of the defect and that the repairs are simply a “bandaid” on the problem, which will most likely reoccur in the future.
According to the claim, Honda was aware of the defect before marketing a single car, and though it has urged dealers to update software and replace dead batteries as needed, it acknowledges the fact that these are not long-term fixes.
Certification of the Class Action
Jones is seeking to represent anyone who possesses or leases a Honda CR-V (model years 2017-2019) or Honda Accord (model years 2016-2019) in the United States, as well as an Iowa subclass.
Notably, a breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, and violations of consumer protection laws are also alleged in the class action.
Jones is seeking class certification, an appropriate injunction, extended warranties, compensation, costs, and expenses, as well as a jury trial.
Editor’s Note on Honda Parasitic Battery Drain Class Action Lawsuit 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Honda for selling over two million cars in the United States with a defect that may cause vehicles to stop suddenly.
Case Name & No.: George Jones et al., v. American Honda Motor, Co. INC, Case No. 4:21-cv-00148-JAJ-CFB, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa
Products/Services: Honda CR-V and Honda Accord
Allegations: American Honda Motor Company violated federal warranty and consumer laws in its dealings by hiding a parasitic defect.
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