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
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.
The lawsuit as it currently stands is for affected Honda owners in the state of New Jersey.keep reading
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 optimaland 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
[Starter problems happened] rarely at first, but then more frequently now - like every 3rd start - the auxiliary power comes on but the engine doesn't turn over. Sometimes the starter makes a horrible sound like maybe I'm trying to start the car but the engine is already on, but it definitely isn't. I can't reproduce this at will, so I figure there's little point taking it to a mechanic until I have to tow it in.
Just like many others on here, I started having intermittent issues with the car not starting. It started happening near the 90k mark about every 20ish or so starts. Turning the key would activate the dash power/electrical but I would only hear a click from under the hood, the car would usually start the 2nd/3rd time.
Based on the number of starter problem complaints, Honda should compensate all Accord and Crosstour owners buy providing a voucher to get their starter and ignition relay system rechecked out at the local dealership.