- Issue: Faulty window regulator
Honda Owners Allege Defective Windows in Class Lawsuit
Lieff Cabraser represents Honda owners in a class action lawsuit against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. ("Honda") for manufacturing and selling vehicles with allegedly defective and broken window mechanisms.
The vehicles at issue in the complaint include the Honda Odyssey, Honda Pilot, Honda Element, Honda Accord, Honda CR-V, Honda Civic, and Acura MDX from model years 1994 to 2011. Windows in these vehicles allegedly can, without warning, drop into the door frame and break or become permanently stuck in the fully-open position.
The experience of a Honda Element owner with a faulty window, as explained in the complaint, has been typical of many Honda owners. The driver's side window slid down suddenly while he was driving on a smooth road. A few months later, the window on the passenger side of the vehicle also slid down into the door and would not move back up. The owner incurred more than $300 in repair costs, which Honda refused to pay for.
Lieff Cabraser attorney Jonathan Selbin commented on the case: "Not only did our clients complain to Honda about their failures at the time, but before we filed this lawsuit we reached out to and notified Honda of the problem and asked them to resolve it for everyone who has the vehicles. Honda never responded."
In June 2013, the Court granted in part and denied in part Honda's motion to dismiss. Plaintiffs' core claims remain and discovery in the case is ongoing.
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If the window system in your Element, Honda Pilot, Honda Civic, Honda Accord, Honda Odyssey, Honda CR-V, Acura MDX, or other Honda or Acura vehicle has failed or become inoperable, please use the form below to contact an attorney at Lieff Cabraser to submit your complaint and to discuss potential claims.
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