Harley Davidson’s Warranty Restrictions
Aug 10, 2022
On August 5, 2022, Plaintiffs represented by Gutride Safier LLP filed a class action lawsuit against Harley-Davidson Motor Company Group, LLC and Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Inc. relating to its sale of motorcycles with warranties that fail to comply with federal and state law. Specifically, the motorcycle warranty terms condition the validity of the warranty on the use of only an authorized repair service and/or authorized replacement parts. Such a condition is considered an unlawful repaid restriction, as it ties the consumer’s product warranty on the use of a specific repair service at an authorized dealer, who provide such services and parts at a price premium in comparison to the cost of an independent service or parts. The class action follows a consent agreement reached in a similiar case brought in June by the Federal Trade Commission.
The case, Koller, et al. v. Harley-Davidson Motor Co. Group LLC, Case No. 4:22-cv-04534 in the Northern District of California, is ongoing.