— A Walmart lifetime tire rotation lawsuit allegedly should have never been filed because the plaintiff allegedly agreed to arbitrate any disputes when he purchased the tires and lifetime tire rotation and balancing plan.
The plaintiff who sued alleges he ordered a set of tires for $122.45 per tire from Walmart's website in July 2018. He had the tires installed at a Texas Walmart and purchased the lifetime tire rotation and balancing plan.
The lawsuit alleges Walmart “promises to provide tire balancing and rotation services every 7,500 miles for the life of qualified tires from the original purchase date.”
The plaintiff says he obtained tire rotation and balancing services in 2019 but was denied the services in 2020 due to safety protocols Walmart created due to the COVID-19 virus.
The lifetime tire rotation lawsuit alleges Walmart Auto Care Centers were closed in March 2020 which prevented customers from receiving tire services guaranteed by the lifetime agreement.
"Our people are working hard to have every part of the store ready to serve customers. To help support our people and focus on the most critical areas of the store right now, we will temporarily shut down our Auto Care Centers to allow those associates to focus on stocking and cleaning in the rest of the store." — Walmart website statement posted March 18, 2020
According to the plaintiff, Walmart's advertising concerning lifetime tire rotations was misleading and false and all consumers who purchased the tire rotation and balancing services have suffered damages.
The Walmart class action lawsuit argues consumers purchased plans for lifetime tire rotation and balancing services, then Walmart didn't honor the plans.
Walmart filed a motion to compel arbitration by telling the judge the lifetime tire rotation lawsuit allegations have no merit, but the class action allegedly shouldn't have ever been filed in the first place.
The Walmart lifetime tire rotation lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California: Johnson, et al., v. Walmart, Inc.
The plaintiff is represented by Yoon Law, APC.