Lawsuit Alleges Defective Honda Driver-Assisting Safety System

Lawsuit Alleges Defective Honda Driver-Assisting Safety System

  • By: Staff Writer
  • Published December 23, 2020

A class action filed in a California district court alleges defects in the computerized driver-assisting safety systems in certain Honda vehicles.

The lawsuit alleges that Honda’s proprietary driver support suite, called “Honda Sensing,” has a defect that causes subsystems within it to malfunction dangerously while the vehicles are driven. Specifically, the suit claims the defect impedes the system’s ability to detect and respond to roadway conditions, causing malfunctions of the adaptive cruise control, the lane-departure system, and the Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS). The complaint alleges the defect exists in 2016 to 2020 model year Honda Accords and 2017 to 2020 model year Honda CR-Vs.

The named Plaintiffs filed the lawsuit on behalf of themselves and all persons who purchased or leased a class vehicle in California, Arizona, Florida, Iowa, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Ohio. They allege violations of various state consumer protection and warranty laws, as well as unjust enrichment.

The case is Kathleen Cadena, et al., v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., case number 2:18-cv-04007-MWF-PJW, in the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

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