A nationwide class action lawsuit has been filed against American Honda Motor Co., Inc., alleging that the rear windshield of its 2019-2023 Acura RDX vehicles is defective and prone to spontaneous breakage. The proposed class action, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, seeks damages and injunctive relief for anyone who purchased an affected vehicle.
According to the complaint, the rear windshields of the 2019-2023 Acura RDX vehicles contain a defect that causes them to spontaneously shatter without any external impact. This defect can occur when the motor is off or running, and when the vehicle is still or travelling at speed. If a rear windshield fails while driving, it can startle drivers and cause them to panic and swerve dangerously.
The complaint alleges that Honda was aware of this defect since at least 2020, yet failed to disclose it or take any action. Consumers have reported this issue to Honda dealerships, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and other organizations since then, with no response from Honda.
The lawsuit is seeking damages on behalf of everyone who purchased a 2019-2023 Acura RDX vehicle with a defective rear windshield, as well as an injunction requiring Honda to repair or replace all affected vehicles free of charge.
The plaintiffs are represented by Annick M. Persinger, Andrea R. Gold, and Leora N. Friedman of Tycko & Zavareei LLP; Jeffrey S. Goldenberg of Goldenberg Schneider, L.P.A., and Frank Bartela of Dworken & Bernstein.
The case is Franklin McIntryre, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., case no.: 2:23-cv-7024 in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division.