SAN FRANCISCO – A New York woman is suing certain automobile manufacturers alleging that they knowingly manufactured vehicles with defective airbags.

Kristen Ward filed a class-action lawsuit Feb. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Continental AG, Continental Automotive Systems Inc., Continental Automotive Systems US Inc., Atmel Corp., Honda Motor Co. LTD, and American Honda Motor Co. Inc. citing violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, fraud by concealment and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she bought a 2009 Honda Accord that was installed with the allegedly defective airbag control units that were recalled in December 2015. She claims she was harmed because the value of her vehicle has declined. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly manufactured vehicles that contain defective airbag control units.

The plaintiff seeks the following: compensation for all damages including return of the purchase prices of the defective vehicles with interest for the time paid, legal fees and any other relief this court deems just and proper. She is represented by Christopher M. Burke and Hal D. Cunningham of Scott + Scott, Attorneys at Law LLP in San Diego, David R. Scott of Scott + Scott, Attorneys at Law LLP in Colchester, Connecticut; and Linda P. Nussbaum of Nussbaum Law Group P.C. in New York, New York.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-00831-HRL

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