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.
Honda. Takata. Recall. Three words that I'm tired of typing and you're sick of hearing about. Yet here we are with another recall of 1.3 million Honda and Acura vehicles with ticking time-bombs for airbags. Many of the vehicles are being recalled for a second time.
Car companies seem intent on squeezing in the latest and greatest technology into our cars, even when those technologies are an overall detriment to the driving experience. But there's good news coming from Honda HQ.
The 2016 Civic has an electronic parking brake. Oh wait, let me fix that – the 2016 Civic has an electronic parking brake that doesn't always work. There, that's better. Or worse (depending on how you look at it). Honda has issued a recall says they aren't aware of any Civics rolling away due to the issue.
Have you ever hired a moving company? If you have, you know it's unlikely everything is going to make it to the destination in one piece. I guess we shouldn't be surprised when the same thing happens while moving cars. Honda is recalling the 2016 Civic 2-door because the side marker LED lights were damaged during shipping.
You're not going to be going far in some 2015-2016 Honda and Acura vehicles, because the gas tanks leak. Honda blames the problem on insufficient welds which may separate and allow fuel to leak out. Weld, that stinks.
A group of Acura owners are suing Honda because they believe problems with the car's bluetooth are draining the batteries. The HandsFreeLink lawsuit was filed against Honda, parent organization of Acura and one of the first companies to use Bluetooth hands-free technology, calling it HandsFreeLink.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) makes a lot of announcements, but here's one thing you'll rarely hear from them: a plea to stop driving your car. Immediately. NHTSA says
based on new testing of Takata airbag inflators, 313,000 older vehicles have a 50 percent chance of experiencing ruptures of the inflators during the deployment of the airbags.A FIFTY percent chance. That's about 49.999999% too high.
If you thought one recall for Takata airbag inflators was a nightmare, you're really not going to like this news from CarComplaints.com. The 2004-2007 Accord has been recalled because they were assembled with an incorrect front passenger airbag module that doesn't comply with what Honda says is the "advanced airbag requirements._" Or put another way, the fix ain't workin'.
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.