American Honda Motor Co. Inc., has been facing a class action lawsuit claiming that rodents and insects are constantly attracted to the synthetic soy-based lining used inside some Honda cars. The complaint, which was filed by a law firm in California, claims that thousands of people have fallen ill and even killed as a direct result of being exposed to factory emissions, which are believed to contain traces of rodents and insects. The firm is seeking compensations for losses suffered by individuals who believe they are suffering from health complications caused by Honda’s failure to install a more effective ventilation system in their cars.
The complaint states that the failure to ventilate Honda vehicles has caused a number of health problems among the members of the class including irritations such as headaches, backaches, dizziness, asthma, coughing, chest pains, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach aches, and more. Many of these illnesses were allegedly caused by the battery drain holes located in the lower front corner of some Honda models. The complaint further states that these battery drain holes let in an invisible chemical, referred to as trihalomethane or THM, which is a known carcinogen. This carcinogen, it is claimed, is the main cause of cancer in humans.
American Honda has previously settled multiple Class Action Lawsuits that was based on these same battery drain class lawsuits. It is also noteworthy that these same complaints have been made against several other automobile manufacturers as well. One of the automobile manufacturers that has been sued repeatedly is Ford Motor Co., which is responsible for the design of the popular Ford Explorer. The complaints in this case are centered on the “flat battery warning light” that the Ford vehicle displays after certain vehicle battery drain cycles. In addition, other defects in this car include the “front door glove box,” “exhaust hood,” and “dashboard.”
A class-action lawsuit filed in California against Honda has also included a number of complaints regarding their braking system. Specifically, the complaint states that the braking system on this automobile is defective because of the manner in which the brake booster is designed to operate. According to this complaint, the problem is that when the driver applies pressure to the brakes, the brake booster fails to effectively engage with the front brake cylinder because it is improperly designed. Additionally, another issue with this auto manufacturer’s braking system is the vacuum tube that is used to control the amount of vacuum that is used on the brake booster. As a result, this vacuum tube fails to effectively engage with the brake cylinder when it should be doing so.
A class-action lawsuit filed in Florida against Honda has also included numerous complaints regarding the transmission of power from the brake system to the engine. This happens in this case because the hydraulic clutch used on Honda vehicles is not very strong. This results in the transmission of power transferring improperly from the brake to the engine, causing the engines to work harder and wear out more quickly than they should. Additionally, the complaint relates that the manufacturer failed to warn customers about the potential for a defective braking system to lead to catastrophic failure of the engines if proper maintenance was not administered. Some Class-Action lawsuits have even related that, by failing to fix the brake pad defect, Honda was in direct violation of the law by concealing the problem for far longer than necessary.
One other Class-Action lawsuit filed against Honda has been brought forth on the battery drain defect. According to this class action lawsuit, Honda automobiles contain what is known as a “battery drain” defect. In some cases, the drain does not properly attach to the battery, which allows the battery to be charged in other cars. In other instances, the charge may come into contact with the battery but is not enough to cause damage or potential damage to the battery. As a result, the complaint states that Honda has been negligent in their efforts to correct this defect.