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Honda Hit With Class Action Over Fire-Prone Portable Generators

May 6, 2020, 7:01 PM

American Honda Motor Co. hasn’t done enough to make purchasers of dangerously defective generators whole, a would-be class representative alleges in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

The complaint, filed Tuesday, claims Honda violated the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state consumer protection laws when it knowingly sold consumers defective portable generators prone to leaking fuel and catching fire.

Honda issued a recall of the generators at issue in March 2019 and offered to inspect and repair the machines at no cost to their owners. But named plaintiff Timothy Langston says that’s...

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