Case Number: 3:22-cv-06225-MMC

Practice Area: Consumer Protection Defective Products Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Pending

Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of California

On October 29. 2022, Berger Montague and co-counsel filed a class action against Honda alleging that the 2016-2020 Honda Civic, Honda Accord, and Honda CR-V vehicles have a defective integrated in-vehicle communication and entertainment system (called the “Infotainment System”) that malfunctions, freezes, or crashes, which in turn causes several systems to become inoperable, including: the navigation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”); music/radio; display screen; Bluetooth/phone; and backup camera functionalities.

More specifically, the defect causes: the back-up camera image and the display image generally to flicker, freeze, and/or fail; error messages (including a “no device connected” message despite the camera being connected); the display screen and all associated functionalities to crash; Bluetooth connections to fail; USB connections to fail; the inability to receive incoming calls or make outgoing calls; the failure of in-vehicle microphone function; the navigation to fail; and GPS signal failure.

The defect also prevents the driver from being able to adjust the HVAC system, it causes the display screen to fail and suddenly go blank, black, or blue, which can cause the driver to become distracted, and it causes safety-related systems (including backup camera functions) to fail, necessitating repair or replacement of the entire system.

The Team Behind the Case

A motion to dismiss is fully briefed and pending.  Russell Paul, Amey Park, Abigail Gertner and Natalie Lesser are responsible for this matter.

If you have purchased or leased a vehicle and experienced a defect which impacted the safety of the vehicle and has resulted in economic losses, please contact Berger Montague.  Our award-winning lawyers are available to speak with you free of charge.

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