LG Refrigerator Compressor Defect Investigation
Girard Sharp has filed a class action lawsuit against LG on behalf of US consumers who purchased LG refrigerators equipped with linear compressors. These refrigerators are reported to be defective, resulting in failure of the refrigerator’s linear compressor, which renders the LG refrigerators unable to perform their most basic function: cooling and preserving food and beverages. Although refrigerators should last 13 years on average, the LG refrigerators have been failing within 36 months.
You can read a copy of the complaint here (amended 6/27/2019). Plaintiffs allege that LG has known about the defect since 2014, and that despite its knowledge of the compressor defect, LG has sold and continues to sell these refrigerators without alerting purchasers to the problem.
Furthermore, when consumers have made warranty claims for malfunctioning refrigerators, instead of replacing them with working units or offering refunds, LG instead attempted futile repairs or replaced defective compressors with other defective compressors, resulting in repeated refrigerator failures for many.
Have you purchased an LG refrigerator? You may have a claim for compensation. Protect your rights by speaking with a Girard Sharp consumer attorney—dial 415-981-4800—or by submitting your information below:
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Consumers have lodged a large volume of complaints concerning reportedly faulty LG refrigerators. The forum board on Consumer Affairs has almost daily complaints from people experiencing defects in their refrigerators, and they have failed at such high rates that one news report has labeled it a “pandemic.”
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