Acura Bluetooth Battery Drain Lawsuit Goes to Trial

Acura HandsFreeLink systems reportedly have defects that cause batteries to drain.

โ€” Acura’s Bluetooth battery drain issues sparked a class action lawsuit that has been in court since 2016 and is headed for a trial in October unless the parties reach a settlement.

According to the plaintiffs, Honda/Acura failed to warn customers about alleged defects in the hands-free calling system called HandsFreeLink.

Those alleged defects caused the batteries to die and caused the plaintiffs to allegedly suffer out-of-pocket losses and decreased values โ€‹โ€‹of their Acura vehicles.

What began as a nationwide action now includes Acura customers in just four states: California, Kansas, New York and Washington.

The class action lawsuit involves all consumers who purchased these vehicles in those four states.

  • 2004-2008 Acura TL

  • 2005-2008 Acura MDX

  • 2007-2009 Acura RDX

The Bluetooth system allegedly malfunctions and won’t turn off when not in use, causing the Acura’s battery to drain.

Supposedly, Acura was aware of problems with the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink systems before owners bought their vehicles, but did nothing to repair the systems before selling them.

The plaintiffs allege that they would not have purchased their Acura vehicles or paid less for them if Honda had warned customers that the batteries would die.

In it acura lawsuitplaintiff Lindsay Aberin says she bought a new 2005 Acura TL equipped with HandsFreeLink but took the car to an Acura dealer in February 2008 to have the Bluetooth HandsFreeLink system repaired.

The plaintiff says the dealer replaced the battery for free, but the Bluetooth problem occurred two years later and then again two years later when the Acura battery was replaced again.

Aberin says he had to take the Acura to a dealer several more times due to HandsFreeLink issues until he disabled the Bluetooth system in 2016.

The Acura battery depletion lawsuit alleges that it can cost more than $1,000 to replace the HandsFreeLink system and even replacing the Bluetooth system can drain the battery.

Multiple class action lawsuits have been filed fired as the judge cut the number of affected states to four.

The deadline to exclude yourself from the Acura battery depletion class action lawsuit is June 20, 2022 and trial is scheduled to begin on October 31, 2022.

To exclude yourself or learn more about the Acura Battery Discharge Class Action Lawsuit, visit

The Acura Bluetooth Battery Depletion Class Action Lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: Lindsay Aberin, et al. v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc..

The plaintiffs are represented by Seeger Weiss LLP and Carella, Byrne, Cecchi, Olstein, Brody & Agnello, P.C.


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