Class Action Suit Filed Against Automakers Over Carbon Monoxide Risk from Keyless Fobs

Class Action Suit Filed Against Automakers Over Carbon Monoxide Risk from Keyless Fobs

A group of plaintiffs has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against ten automakers in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming that keyless fobs (because they do not turn an engine off when removed from a vehicle) are defective because consumers used to traditional keys can suffer carbon monoxide poisoning when they park in garages and remove the fobs, but fail to push the Start/Stop button.  The complaint claims that the failure of automotive engines to turn off despite the removal of the fobs has resulted in 13 carbon monoxide deaths. [8/27/15]

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