1. 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.…

    keep reading article "Cheap Gas and Cheaper Fuel Pumps, A Honda Recall Story"
  2. 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.

    The suit claims that Honda has known about the problems for quite some time based on hundreds of customer complaints and service bulletin #16-002.

    keep reading article "Another Proposed Starter Class Action Seeks Nationwide Status"
  3. 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.

    And as it turns out the problem is likely a manufacturing issue. So a proposed class-action wants to know why Honda is refusing to help any owner outside of the warranty period?

    The lawsuit as it currently stands is for affected Honda owners in the state of New Jersey.

    keep reading article "New Jersey lawsuit is Tired of Honda Ignoring Starter Complaints"
  4. 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.

    In the bulletin, the automaker says the clearance between the starter motor gear and the torque converter ring gear is not optimal and that can cause issues with the starter system.

    To fix it, technicians are advised to rotate the torque converter clockwise by one bolt in addition to replacing the starter motor. The fix is covered under warranty but that only covers vehicles up to 3 years and 36,000 miles.

    keep reading article "Here's Why Some Accord and Crosstour Sedans Are Having Such a Hard Time Starting"
  5. how did Honda get off without having to fix the problem?

    By telling NHTSA what they wanted to hear:

    1. They said the issue can be traced to early production issues with torque sensors. Issues that were "quickly" resolved. No word on just how quick we're talking about here.
    2. They said most of those faulty sensors have already kicked the bucket ... at least they think. So nothing to worry about here, right?

    Well, NHTSA agreed. They said power steering failure was a "declining trend" and didn't warrant a recall. But of course they had to get one last jab under the ribs of owners:

    "The closing of [the investigation] does not constitute a determination that no defect exists."

    Gee, thanks guys. Full details about the investigation are available on CarComplaints.com.

    keep reading article "NHTSA Steers Clear of Recalling the Accord's Power Steering Problems"

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