Mazda Cruises Out Of Suit Over RX-8 Stalling Defect
By David McAfee
Law360, Los Angeles (March 18, 2014, 4:08 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed the remaining claims in a proposed class action claiming Mazda Motor of America Inc. refused to repair a defect that could cause its RX-8 sports car to stall, saying the plaintiff didn’t show that Mazda was liable.
Named plaintiff Meghan Decker, the owner of a 2004 Mazda RX-8 that on two occasions wouldn’t start because of a “crank no start” condition, sued Mazda for alleged wrongful denial of her claims for repair costs under an extended warranty. After nearly...