Maserati Hit With Class Action Over Defective Antennas

Law360, New York (June 19, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT) -- Maserati North America Inc. was hit Tuesday with a putative class action in California court accusing the luxury-car maker of knowingly selling vehicles with defective antennas that prevented car owners from using satellite radio services that were promised with the vehicles, and refusing to fix the antennas.

The suit alleges the company misled consumers by marketing their 2014 luxury vehicles as being capable of receiving satellite radio services and even coerced purchasers and lessors of the cars into signing contracts with satellite radio provider Sirius XM Holdings Inc., despite knowing that the cars' hi-fi stereo system antennas were defective.

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