Yamaha company sells WaveRunners with fuel gauge defect, 2023 lawsuit: Scam or Legit? Find Out!

Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement concerning the Yamaha company selling WaveRunners with fuel gauge defect? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.

What Is Yamaha company selling WaveRunners with fuel gauge defect lawsuit?

Mitchell Higgins filed a class action lawsuit against Yamaha Motor Corporation USA. The class action lawsuit was filed in Illinois federal court.

Higgins claims Yamaha sells WaveRunner personal watercraft with a fuel gauge defect. 

The plaintiff is represented by Daniel A. Edelman, Tara L. Goodwin, and Matthew J. Goldstein of Edelman, Combs, Latturner & Goodwin, LLC. 

The case is  Higgins v. Yamaha Motor Corp. USA, Case No. 1:23-cv-05611, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

What Is This Class Action All About?

Yamaha Motor Corporation sells WaveRunner personal watercraft with a defect that causes their fuel gauges to prematurely read near zero when they are actually still filled to 40% to 50% of capacity, a new class action lawsuit alleges. 

Plaintiff Mitchell Higgins claims the alleged WaveRunner defect triggers a loud low fuel alarm that is “extremely annoying and disconcerting” and that there is no way to stop. 

Higgins argues the low fuel alarm will briefly stop and that the fuel gauge will return to “normal” when the WaveRunner is idling, but that the alarm will ultimately sound again and the fuel gauge will drop back down to empty when the watercraft is throttled. 

“There is no way to silence the fuel alarm for the return trip back shore. Once the fuel alarm sounds, the computer software for the dash locks out the touchscreen if there is any throttle input,” the Yamaha class action states. 

Higgins wants to represent a nationwide class of consumers who have purchased a Yamaha watercraft within the last four years. 

Who Is Eligible?

This settlement concerns all persons who purchased a Yamaha watercraft within the past four years.

How To Be Part of This Settlement

To partake in this settlement, class member must submit a valid and timely claim on the settlement website.

What Is The Pay For This Settlement?

The pay for this settlement varies and the proof of purchase is not necessary.


As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like The Children’s Place class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim.

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