The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month. Honda says it
has made a lot of progress with existing recall repairs because plenty of replace airbag inflators are available. The 77.7 percent completion rate out of nearly 13 million recalled vehicles has allowed Honda to issue the recall now instead of waiting until December.An automaker that’s actually ahead of schedule on a recall? What world is this?
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.