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.
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 is recalling 232,000 Accords and Insights in the USA to repair rear camera problems. The automaker says the screens can go blank after certain usage events, but they didn't say what those events are. I’m just spitballin’ here, but I’m guessing one of those events is “backing up.”
A Puerto Rico man has sued Honda after being severely injured by an exploding Takata airbag. Juan Carlos Veras-Rodriguez was driving a 2002 Acura 3.2 TL when his car "lightly bumped" another car in front. The Takata frontal airbag allegedly exploded and sent shrapnel into the plaintiff's face, chest and neck, allegedly causing severe lacerations.
In the least surprising news imaginable, Honda has been sued for rising oil levels in their engines with Earth Dreams technology. The class-action lawsuit says Honda has concealed its knowledge the Earth Dreams engines are prone to defects that cause fuel to enter the engine oil, damaging the bearings and engines permanently. Decreased oil viscosity and premature wear allegedly cause the CR-V SUVs and Civic cars to stall and fail while driving.
Honda Canada released a statement acknowledging "Irregularly High Oil Levels in Certain Honda Vehicles" on August 21, 2018. They say they are currently working on a counter-measure.
A consolidated lawsuit about 2015 CR-V vibrations is coming to an end, and there isn’t a recall or restitution in sight. Instead, I present to you the consumer outreach program. By agreeing to settle the lawsuit, Honda only agreed to start a "consumer outreach program" to let customers know about the 2015 technical service bulletin.
Malaysia has had enough of people ignoring Takata airbag recall warnings, and will start imposing fines] on owners who don't get their recalled inflators fixed. Malaysian Transport Minister, Anthony Loke, made the announcement following confirmation of another death in a Honda vehicle that involved a ruptured Takata airbag inflator. Or in this case, Honda says two Takata airbag inflators ruptured in the same crash.
Well, that didn't take long. An Illinois-based soy wiring lawsuit filed a few months ago has been dismissed. While the case tried to assert that Honda's "rodent tape" was an admission of a problem with their soy-based wire coating attracting rodents, the judge saw it as an act of good customer service.
A lawsuit alleges that Honda's technology that is aimed at making us safer, is doing the exact opposite. Honda Sensing is essentially four different systems – lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and collision mitigation braking assist. But the systems regularly cause numerous warning messages to intermittently appear, and the CR-Vs fluctuate their highway speeds without warning when adaptive cruise control is set.