Dead Battery in Accord and CR-V
Certain generations of Accord and CR-V vehicles chew through batteries. Leave one of these sitting a couple days and there's a good chance it won't start due to an underpowered battery, parasitic drains, and an ineffective battery charging …
Spontaneouly Cracked CR-V Windshields
Honda says the strong fuel vapors are caused by excess fuel building up in the oil pan. The issue appears to be particularly bad in cold-weather climates. In a letter to consumers, Honda impressively skirted blame by placing it on the drive…
Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine
Excess fuel vapors in Honda’s 1.5-liter engine aren’t burning off and diluting the engine’s oil. This raises the oil level, triggers warning lights, creates a terrible smell, and brings into question the prospect of long-term damage caused …
What Owners Complain About the Most
Sorting out which topics, problems, and model years have the most overall complaints from owners on CarComplaints.com.
Worst Issues (see all)
- 2008 Accord premature brake wear 1094 (100%)
- 2001 Civic transmission failure 681 (62%)
- 2003 Accord transmission failure 502 (46%)
- 2008 Accord excessive oil consumption 390 (36%)
- 2002 Accord transmission slipping and jerking 353 (32%)
- 2002 Civic transmission failure 278 (25%)
- 2009 Accord premature brake wear 266 (24%)
What Breaks (see all)
Over 708,000 Honda and Acura vehicles are being recalled to replace their DENSO fuel pumps.
The pumps have a defect that'll cause them to stop pumping fuel to the engine. You don't need to be a mechanic to see why that's a problem.…keep reading
Honda's batteries are such a drain.
A new lawsuit suggests that the batteries in the 2017-2019 Accord and CR-V are simply too weak to run the car's electrical systems. Couple that with a parasitic drain and you've got yourself a killer combo if you're a big fan of curse words and walking to work.…keep reading
A CR-V cracked windshield lawsuit has been dismissed after the plaintiff and Honda agreed to an unknown settlement outside of court.
The lawsuit claims that windshields in the 5th generation CR-V are subject to stress cracks from excessive pressure from the frame. Honda's warranty is supposed to cover any broken glass that is the result of a defect but continually denies a defect exists.
While dismissing the lawsuit is a blow to other owners experiencing the same problem, the action waskeep reading
dismissed without prejudice as to the claims of the members of the putative class other than Plaintiffwhich leaves future lawsuits in play.
Honda wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.
Honda has continually denied the allegations but are ready to put this whole ordeal behind them with a ... checks notes ... $25 credit towards the future purcahse of Honda parts. And you must live in California. Oh I'm sorry, should I have told you to sit down first?…keep reading
Honda would like a do-over on a previous CR-V recall that was supposed to prevent the power window switches from melting and starting fires.
Reports of fires and thermal events, such as melted switches, have actually surged since the vehicles were "fixed" following a 2012 recall. Honda now admits the repairs were probably insuffcient. 😳…keep reading
The best way to find out what's wrong with a vehicle is from the people who drive them. Not only do owner complaints help us rank vehicles by reliability, but they're often used to spark class-action lawsuits and warranty extensions. Plus, they're a great way to vent.