Acura HandsFreeLink Defect

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CASE UPDATE

The Seeger Weiss law firm was appointed lead counsel on the Acura HFL case. If you are interested in more information, contact attorney Scott A. George at 877-912-2668.

Owners of Acura vehicles featuring the HandsFreeLink Bluetooth phone-pairing system are suing the automaker for a battery-draining defect that has plagued owners since at least 2005.

The lawsuit cites complaints to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration detailing the defect’s safety hazard to drivers, including accounts of vehicles unexpectedly stalling during high speeds, and sudden, complete electrical failure.

The Seeger Weiss law firm was appointed lead counsel on the Acura HFL case. If you are interested in more information, contact attorney Scott A. George at 877-912-2668.

ABOUT THE DEFECT

The lawsuit states that Honda’s HandsFreeLink feature will get stuck on even if not in use and even after the car is turned off. Once stuck, the unit creates a constant “parasitic” drain on the electric system, leading to drained and dead batteries, recurring battery replacement and premature failure of other essential electric components such as alternators.

“Acura owners are faced with the choice of expensive replacement of the HandsFreeLink™ unit (in excess of $1000.00), with no promise that the replacement also will not get stuck ‘on,’ or disabling the HandsFreeLink™ system by disconnecting the HandsFreeLink™ unit from the car,” the complaint states. “Despite knowing about the issue with its HandsFreeLink™ since at least 2005, Honda has merely issued internal Service Bulletins to its dealers over the years, notifying only the dealers about the problem, but offering no meaningful solution, warranty coverage or recall.”

The complaint states that in its rush to become the first automaker to offer hands-free calling with its HandsFreeLink system starting with 2004 model year Acura vehicles, Honda failed to ensure the unit would reliably switch off, and also failed to adequately notify owners of the issue or remedy the problem. 

The Seeger Weiss law firm was appointed lead counsel on the Acura HFL case. If you are interested in more information, contact attorney Scott A. George at 877-912-2668. 


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The Seeger Weiss law firm was appointed lead counsel on the Acura HFL case. If you are interested in more information, contact attorney Scott A. George at 877-912-2668.

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