A lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has been answered by the defendant and is in discovery proceedings.
The proposed class representatives filed their second amended complaint in October 2022, which defendant answered the following month. As indicated in December 2022 court minutes, the parties have been addressing discovery matters such as witness production and depositions.
As alleged in the second amended complaint, the plaintiffs allege that due to a manufacturing defect, sunroofs and moonroofs in 2015-2022 Honda and Acura vehicles are prone to sudden explosion, causing broken glass to fall onto the driver and passengers. The plaintiffs contend Honda has not disclosed this alleged defect and has often suggested to consumers that their sunroofs were damaged by flying objects, when in fact that defect allegedly manifests even in the absence of such an object.
The lawsuit raises claims including breach of warranty and violation of various state business and consumer laws, fraudulent concealment, and unjust enrichment. They seek remedies including damages and attorney fees.
The case is Mary Tappana et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., case number 2:21-cv-09046, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.