Honda has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the Honda Sensing safety suite is really quite dangerous. The consolidated lawsuit says warning messages appear for no reason and that the vehicles can suddenly change speeds while driving. Honda lawyers have come up with a list of technicalities on why the case should be tossed.
A Honda owner has petitioned the government to look into some bizarre and dangerous power steering issues in the 2013 Accord. The owner claims the car suddenly pulls to the side without any warning. And he's not alone. There are hundreds of steering complaints about wonky steering behavior, particularly in the the 2013 model year.
Honda has recalled over 437,000 vehicles to prevent the engine from suddenly shutting down due to a clogged fuel pump. Sodium particulates, often found in cheap gas, can cling to the inside of the pump and increase resistance as they heat up. A clogged pump isn’t very effective at sending fuel to the engine and, as you might imagine, that’s a big problem.
A proposed class-action lawsuit says it’s time for Honda to take responsibility for the well documented problem of fuel entering the crankcase and diluting the oil in the 1.5L Earth Dreams engine. The scope of the lawsuit is currently limited to Georgia, but it could have national implications for this growing international problem.
Honda has been hit with a second proposed-class action for starter problems in the 2013-2015 Accord and Crosstour. The suit aims to cover all owners in the USA outside of New Jersey which already has a pending lawsuit.
For years 2013-2015 Accord and Crosstour owners have been complaining about problems with their starters and the costs associated with it. In addition to the threat of being stranded, owners have ponied up a lot of cash for new batteries, towing fees to the dealership, and replacement starter motors.
Some 9th generation Accord and 1st generation Crosstour owners are having a heck of a time getting their cars to start. The theory has been a combination of an underpowered battery and a defective starter motor were to blame, but there might be more to it according to Service Bulletin #16-002 which Honda released earlier this month.
how did Honda get off without having to fix the problem? By telling NHTSA what they wanted to hear:
Honda has announced a small, but important recall of 4-cylinder engines found in the 2014-15 Accord and 2015 CR-V. A manufacturing error might lead to serious engine damage. I'm no mechanic, but I'm pretty sure you need one of those in good working order to get from A to B.