Case Number: No. 8:17-cv-01079

Practice Area: Defective Products Consumer Protection Automobile Defect Litigation

Case Status: Pending

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

Honda Odyssey Transmission Complaints

Berger Montague serves as co-lead class counsel on behalf of a proposed class all persons or entities who purchased or leased a model year 2012 Touring and Touring Elite Honda Odysseys with VINs in the range 5FNRL5H…CB053446 through 5FNRL5H…CB148157, model year 2013 Touring and Touring Elite Honda Odysseys, and model year 2014-16 Honda Odysseys (“Class Vehicle”) in California, Florida, New Jersey or Pennsylvania from American Honda Motor Company (“Honda”) or through an American Honda Motor Company dealership.

Lawsuit Summary

The lawsuit, led by Lawrence Deutsch and Jeff Osterwise, alleges that Honda sold these vehicles without disclosing the existence a transmission defect which causes the vehicles to shudder, judder, vibrate, hesitate, or surge.  The lawsuit further alleges that Honda was not able to repair the defect, at the time of sale.

On December 21, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion accepting Plaintiffs’ damages expert and endorsing Plaintiffs’ theory for damages. 

On March 7, 2023, the Court issued an order denying Honda’s motions to strike Plaintiffs’ engineering and damages experts and denying, in relevant part, Honda’s motion for summary judgment.  

In Spring 2023, the parties filed supplemental memoranda regarding Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification.  Briefing on that motion is complete, and the parties await a ruling from the Court.

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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