Honda Motors Co., Inc. is currently being sued for deceptive marketing and safety violations. According to the lawsuit, specific CR-V’s were advertised as being 5-seaters with 3-point seat belts at all seating positions, when in fact it does not. The back-seat belts are configured in such a way that only two passengers can properly buckle their seat belts at any given time. The middle passenger’s anchor buckle is to the left of the rear driver’s-side passenger’s buckle, rendering it impossible for the anchor buckle and rear driver’s-side passenger’s buckle to be utilized at the same time. As a result, passengers cannot safely transport three passengers in the backseat of a CR-V.
The lawsuit claims these are violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, Civil Code § 1750, et seq. (“CLRA”); the Unfair Competition Law, California Business and Professions Code § 17200, et seq. (“UCL”); and the False Advertising Law, California Business and Professions Code § 17500, et seq. (“FAL”). In addition, the lawsuit sites violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practice Act, 815 ILCS 505/1, et seq. (“ICFDBPA”); violations of the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practice Act, 815 ILCS 510/2, et seq. (“IUDTPA”).
Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges Honda Motors Co. had knowledge that their misrepresentations regarding the 2017 model year CR-V were misleading and yet continued to make the same misrepresentations regarding the 2018 model year CR-V to consumers.
If you are an owner of a 2017-2018 Honda CR-V you may qualify as a class member in this lawsuit.
Check back with Pirl for updates in the near future. A claim form will be available as soon as this case settles.
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