On January 18, 2013, Chimicles & Tikellis filed a proposed class action lawsuit in the District of New Jersey against Honda North America, Inc., American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda Motor Company, Ltd. (collectively “Honda”) for alleged premature door lock actuator failure in certain Honda CR-V vehicles. The complaint alleged that these models may contain a defect predisposing the door locks to not lock and/or not unlock electronically as a result of failed electronic door lock actuators. This problem may result in safety issues and expensive repairs related to fixing the door locking mechanism. This issue may also render some vehicle doors non-operational (i.e. unable to be unlocked and opened) from the exterior.
Honda has agreed to a settlement that entitles class members to certain repairs and/or reimbursements for repairs that have already been made by class members. Please note that the final settlement approval hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 7, 2015. Upon the Court’s finalization and approval of settlement, Honda will begin issuing reimbursements and performing those repairs provided for by the terms of the settlement. For a complete description of settlement details, please visit the settlement website at www.doorlocksettlement.com.
WSBTV’s Jim Strickland reports on one woman’s experience with the malfunctioning locks on wsbtv.org.
If you are a class member and have any questions about this settlement, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page posted on the settlement website. You may also contact either the settlement administrator by calling 1-888-888-3082, or class counsel by calling 610-642-8500.