Environmentally friendly vehicle wiring with a soy- and/or bio-based coating
may be too tempting for rodents to resist. A new class-action lawsuit
demands that the Kubota Tractor Corporation pick up the tab for damages
caused by gnawing mice, rabbits and squirrels, who are attracted to these
parts. The breach of warranty lawsuit, filed in Alabama, is a result of
the manufacturer’s goal of going green and saving money. However,
Kubota has failed to disclose the issue to purchasers and lessees of their
vehicles, and they refuse to make repairs under their limited warranty.
On September 28, 2017, Burgess, a corporate citizen of Hillsboro, Alabama,
purchased a 2017 Kubota L5460HSTC Tractor from Scott Equipment Company,
Inc. (“Scott”), an authorized Kubota dealer in Russellville.
Burgess used the vehicle for work purposes and kept it stored in a covered
barn. In January 2018, Burgess was unable to properly operate the vehicle.
Shortly thereafter, Burgess took the vehicle to Scott for repair assessment
and technicians advised Burgess the wiring harnesses had been destroyed
by rodents. Scott informed Burgess the repair and replacement would not
be covered under any Kubota warranty, therefore Burgess was billed $1,753.10
for the repair and replacement of the wiring. Burgess paid the amount
in full out of pocket.
Kubota failed to adequately fix the vehicle defect or reimburse Burgess
for the rodent-related damage paid to repair the vehicle. Neither Kubota
nor any of its agents, dealers, or other representatives informed Burgess
of the defect prior to purchase.
Burgess Properties, LLC is filing a class-action lawsuit against Kubota,
along with hundreds of other class members who have suffered from the
same rodent-related issues.
Philadelphia Class Action Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been injured in a Kubota vehicle as the
result of a defect, or suffered damages, please contact the
Philadelphia class action attorneys at Golomb & Honik, P.C. today. Our team has decades of trial experience,
and we have established a national reputation as a results-driven firm
for consumers in class action lawsuits. We represent victims in Pennsylvania,
New Jersey, and nationwide.
If you’re ready to get started, please call (215) 278-4449 or contact us online.