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Mazda Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Over Alleged Dashboard Defect in Mazda 3 & Mazda 6 Vehicles

Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 Car Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Complaint Against Mazda Over Allegedly Defective Dashboards.

Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor of America Inc. (“Mazda” or “Defendants”), have reportedly been named as defendants in a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California (styled Danielle Stedman, Gary Soto and Jody Soto v. Mazda Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor of America Inc., Case No.  8-14-cv-01608) alleging, among other things, that Mazda sold 2009-2011 model year Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 vehicles with dashboards that allegedly do not withstand exposure to sunlight, melt, crack, emit a noxious chemical smell, and have a reflective quality according to the Mazda class action lawsuit complaint.

The proposed Mazda class action lawsuit is reportedly brought on behalf of the following nationwide putative class members:

“All persons in the United States who owned or leased a Class Vehicle.”

Class vehicles include 2009 through 2011 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 cars.  The suit is also reportedly brought on behalf of a Florida subclass consisting of persons who purchased or leased a 2009 through 2011 Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 in Florida.

The Mazda class action lawsuit complaint reportedly asserts legal claims for, among other things, alleged violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law California Business & Professions Code § 17200 et seq., California’s Legal Remedies Act, Cal. Civ. Code. §§ 1750, et seq., negligence,  the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, Fla. Stat. § 501.201, et seq., and unjust enrichment.

The Plaintiffs and the putative class members in the Mazda class action law suit reportedly seek, among other things, an order certifying the case as a class action, an order awarding actual, statutory and punitive damages, restitution, disgorgement and other equitable relief, an order requiring Mazda to allegedly adequately disclose and repair the alleged defect in the dashboard, interest, and an award of reasonable attorney’s fees and other litigation costs.

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  • JOHN FALIIN June 21, 2015, 12:08 am

    When Universal Mazda in Waco,Tx inspected my 2009 Mazda M6 with only 39,018 on odometer;(5/15/15)with a melting dashboard…the SVC DEPT advised…only one option to correct the problem…replace the dashboard via thousands in cost.
    This is my 6th Mazda purchase dating back to 1983….a loyal custom of 30 plus years!
    MAZDA’s refusal to recognize the melting dashbords or provide support to the owners for repair….clearly depicts the company from the top management down thru the ranks as an uncaring…greedy company! Such stores as mine should be made public thru the media and internet blogs etc! A truly superior product with minimal flaws,however a greed focused management! Mazda spends millions on advertising but very small amounts to support legitimate customer service issues!

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