Plaintiff, by her attorneys, brings this class action against American Honda Motor Company, Inc., on her own behalf and on behalf of all other similarly situated Florida owners and lessees of model year 2003-2007 Honda vehicles, and alleges as follows based upon the investigation of her counsel.
Plaintiff brings this action against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (“Honda” or “Defendant”) for money damages, injunctive, equitable, and declarative relief on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated Florida owners or lessees of 2003-2007 Honda automobiles.
Plaintiff, a resident of Florida, is the owner of a 2003 Honda Accord automobile having the factory original black paint. Due to an undisclosed latent defect present at the time of manufacture of Plaintiff s vehicle, the paint of Plaintiff’s car has delaminated, causing the vehicle to have the appearance of faded and peeled paint. To remedy the effects of this undisclosed latent defect would require the stripping and repainting of the car at a cost of several thousand dollars.
Honda, through its factory authorized dealer, has denied any relief to Plaintiff. The defect at issue is, upon information and belief, attributable to a sub-par adhesion between the factory-applied primer or undercoat and the vehicles’ factory applied paint, and is one that is common to all 2003-2007 Honda automobiles. This defect has existed since the date of manufacture of Plaintiff s and the putative class members’ vehicles, but due to its undisclosed and latent nature, it would not have been discoverable by Plaintiff or the putative class members until such time as it began manifesting itself by way of delaminating paint from the cars’ body panels.
At all times relevant, and including to this date, Honda has omitted any mention or disclosure of this defect. As a result, Plaintiff and the class members are left with defective vehicles that require an outlay of thousands of dollars in order to strip and repaint the vehicles, and which, as a direct, proximate, and foreseeable result of this defect and Honda’s omission have been reduced in value.
Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated Florida owners and lessees of Honda automobiles, seeking monetary, declaratory, injunctive, and equitable relief, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs as redress for Honda’s violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act, F.S.A. §§ 501.201 et seq., as well as its violation of the Florida common law of unjust enrichment.