Acura Class-Action Lawsuits

A class action, also known as a class action lawsuit, class suit, or representative action, is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

Acura Issues with Lawsuits

HandsFreeLink Drains Battery

  • #electrical

Acura's parent company Honda was one of the first to offer a hands-free system called HandsFreeLink. In their rush to beat the competition, however, they missed a defect that allows the system to stay on at all times. Yes, even after the car has been turned off. This parasitic electrical drain puts strain on the entire electrical system and had led to numerous reports of dead batteries and burnt out alternators.

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The blue user interface of HandsFreeLink is shown making a call via a BlackBerry.

TRW Crash Sensor Defect

  • #airbags-seat-belts

There's growing concern that some sort of electrical overstress is messing with airbag control units (ACU) in certain Acura vehicles. And that's a problem since it's the sensor that senses when a crash occurs and tells the airbags to deploy.

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Transmission Problem Sparks Lawsuit

2015 Acura TLX owners want to know why their transmissions jerk and hesitate so much. It's a fair question. When you spend $35k+ on a car, you usually do so with the assumption that the transmission will be able to make it's way from 1st to 4th gear without acting like a washing machine filled with bricks.