2001-2002 Accord. 2001-2002 Civic. 2002 CR-V. 2002 Odyssey. 2003 Pilot. If you own one of these vehicles and you haven't replaced their Takata inflators, the next knock on your door could be from a Honda representitive. And you should answer ... it might just save your life.
When a 2015 Odyssey owner's van went up in flames, he called his insurance company and got a payout. That's usually how those things work. But after the payout, the insurance company turned around and sued Honda saying they should pay for the damagaes. What a world. From CarComplaints.com:
The 2018 Pilot and Ridgeline have been recalled because of a dangerous seat issue. The seat rivets can fail to secure the seat slide rails to the forward part of the seats, something that could cause the front seats to separate from the floors in a crash.
What in the world is going on with the 2nd row seatbacks in the 2014-2016 Odyssey? They were recalled in December 2016 because they wouldn't stay put. They were [recalled] again in 2017 after 46 people suffered injuries. And guess what? It's now 2018 and they're getting [recalled] again. Again.
When Michael Preston's 2015 Accord lost its power steering, he was concerned. When he found out it was because mice had chewed through his car's wires, he was pissed. His lawsuit, Michael Preston, et al., v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc. wants Honda to cover the problem for all 2013-2017 Honda owners and lessees in Illinois.
There is something funky about Honda's new Earth Dreams engine, especially in cold-weather climates. A growing number of complaints involve high oil levels and the strong smell of gas inside the cabin of the CR-V and, to a lesser extent, the Civic.
Takata's chapter 11 bankruptcy plan has been approved by a Delaware judge. While that means some reorganization, pay-offs for creditors, yadda yadda etc ... the dollar figure I was interested in involves how much is being set aside for injury victims.
Nichol Lynn Barker Pahlck's 2002 Honda Accord was involved in a "crash that should not have been fatal," according to Florida authorities. Pahlck's family denies receiving any recall notices although Honda said in previous statements that 21 airbag recall notices were mailed over the years to registered owners of the Accord, including 10 recall notices sent to the current owner.
It's a new year, so we're out with the old and in with the ... ahh, crap. There's another Takata recall for Honda owners? 2018 ... 2017 ... it's all the same. This recall involves 717,000 vehicles which, I believe, brings the grand total of recalled vehicles to 72 quadrillion or so.
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.