Google Knew That Its Pixel 6 Pro Had An Overheating Defect And Still Sold It, According To Latest Lawsuit

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Google Knew That Its Pixel 6 Pro Had An Overheating Defect And Still Sold It, According To Latest Lawsuit

It is no secret that Google’s Pixel smartphones equipped with the Tensor SoC are not thermally efficient, and even with the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro, the issue does not appear to have been mitigated. However, what happens when a company allegedly knows it is selling high-end devices shipped with an overheating defect? Well, they better have the best legal team at their disposal because a new lawsuit claims that the Pixel 6 Pro was mass produced with this particular defect, despite the company apparently having complete knowledge of it.

Plaintiff wants Google to create an advertisement, informing consumers of the Pixel 6 Pro overheating defect

Jennifer Hyatt filed a class action lawsuit against Google over the Pixel 6 Pro, with the details from Law360 stating that Hyatt went through several replacement Pixel 6 Pro units only to encounter the exact same overheating defect, which could not have been a coincidence. The lawsuit also states that Google proceeded to sell this now-dated flagship knowing full well that it shipped with this problem, and the plaintiff wants the Mountain View giant not just to create an advertisement, informing customers about this issue but also to issue refunds to those who purchased the Pixel 6 Pro.

Google and its executives have yet to comment on the latest lawsuit, but one Redditor also put out a post with a picture a while back showing that the Pixel 6 Pro’s heatsink had a prominent burned patch, which was likely caused by the Tensor’s overheating attributes. Since Hyatt is not the only one that encountered this defect, there can be some weight to this lawsuit, and assuming that Google is found guilty, Android Authority reports that the company would be in violation of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law, Unfair Competition Law, and the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act.

However, our readers should be informed that the lawsuit is in its nascent stages, and a ton of events could unravel before the judge delivers a verdict. There is also the possibility that these Pixel 6 Pro claims are thrown out the window during the filing stage, so as always, we will keep you informed on the latest.

News Source: Law360

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