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In Honda's Fire Risk Suit, No Easy Answers

Law360 (June 27, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Accusations are continuing to fly in a class action that claims American Honda Motor Corp. concealed a design defect in certain Honda CR-V and Element models that allegedly makes them prone to fast-spreading engine fires.

So far, however, all the finger-pointing has failed to yield an explanation for the potentially dangerous oil leaks.

At issue in the protracted legal battle is how oil ended up dripping onto the exhaust system, igniting fires in dozens of vehicles.

The lead plaintiff in the case, Hal Pilger of Springfield,...
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