Mazda Stuck With RX-8 Stalling Defect Action

Law360, New York (October 26, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT) -- A judge refused Monday to end a proposed class action in California claiming Mazda Motor of America Inc. hid and refused to repair a defect that could cause its RX-8 sports car to stall, ruling that the claims were properly constructed.

According to the complaint, Mazda knew of a so-called crank no start problem as early as April 2004 but actively concealed the defect from owners and lessees of 2004 to 2008 models of the RX-8. The suit claims that the problem, in which the engine...
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