Spontaneously Cracked CR-V Windshields
Honda says the strong fuel vapors are caused by excess fuel building up in the oil pan. The issue appears to be particularly bad in cold-weather climates. In a letter to consumers, Honda impressively skirted blame by placing it on the drive…Continue reading article "Spontaneously Cracked CR-V Windshields"
Denso Fuel Pump Failure
The impellers inside of Denso branded fuel pumps may have been excessively exposed to a drying agent during manufacturing. This leads to them cracking, absorbing fuel, and deforming so badly that they stop sending fuel to the engine. Honda …Continue reading article "Denso Fuel Pump Failure"
Starter Failure for Accord and Crosstour
The starter system in the 2013-2015 Honda Accord and Crosstour has a defect that makes starting the engine completely unreliable. The starter motor grinds and whines but the engine never starts. Honda denies any out-of-warranty claims on th…Continue reading article "Starter Failure for Accord and Crosstour"
Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine
Excess fuel vapors in Honda’s 1.5-liter engine aren’t burning off and diluting the engine’s oil. This raises the oil level, triggers warning lights, creates a terrible smell, and brings into question the prospect of long-term damage caused …Continue reading article "Oil Dilution in Honda's 1.5L Engine"
CR-V Vibration Defect
There are so many vibrations in the 2015-2016 CR-V, particularly at low speed or idle, that owners are starting to get sick. Honda has released a series of videos explaining the issue and a technical service bulletin outlining potential sol…Continue reading article "CR-V Vibration Defect"
Gas Smell in CR-V Cabin
Honda says the strong fuel vapors are caused by excess fuel building up in the oil pan. The issue appears to be particularly bad in cold-weather climates. In a letter to consumers, Honda impressively skirted blame by placing it on the drive…Continue reading article "Gas Smell in CR-V Cabin"
Civic Visor Keeps Falling Down
A federal court has approved a class action lawsuit settlement against Honda after the popular automaker failed to fix or warn owners about defective sun visors. The settlement affects over 2 million Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid owners and …Continue reading article "Civic Visor Keeps Falling Down"
Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear
The Internet has been abuzz with complaints about uneven and rapidly wearing tires on the 2006-09 Civic. These uneven tire problems can quickly turn into braking issues and also lead to reports of difficult to control vibrations, giving som…Continue reading article "Civic Rapid and Uneven Tire Wear"
Rodents Chew Soy Wiring
Honda switched to a soy-based coating for their wiring that is more biodegradable. It sounds like a pro-Earth move by the automaker, but the real reason is probably a little less triumphant: the coating costs less than plastic. Still, less …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy Wiring"
Excessive Oil Consumption
One of the top complaints about the latest generation of Honda vehicles is how the V6 engines burn through an excessive amounts of oil. Mechanics did their best to place the blame on the owner's driving and maintenance habits, but it was cl…Continue reading article "Excessive Oil Consumption"
Civic Hybrid MPG Lawsuit
If you're a Civic Hybrid owner who has been underwhelmed or downright pissed off about your car's MPG performance, you have a couple options.Continue reading article "Civic Hybrid MPG Lawsuit"
Accord Premature Brake Wear
The Accord is one of the most popular sedans on the road based on its reputation for dependability over the years. However owners of 2008 2009 Accords (and a small number of 2010 models) are up in arms over premature brake wear that is wide…Continue reading article "Accord Premature Brake Wear"
Honda's batteries are such a drain.
A new lawsuit suggests that the batteries in the 2017-2019 Accord and CR-V are simply too weak to run the car's electrical systems. Couple that with a parasitic drain and you've got yourself a killer combo if you're a big fan of curse words and walking to work.…keep reading article "Honda Owners Feel Drained By Their Underpowered Batteries"
A CR-V cracked windshield lawsuit has been dismissed after the plaintiff and Honda agreed to an unknown settlement outside of court.
The lawsuit claims that windshields in the 5th generation CR-V are subject to stress cracks from excessive pressure from the frame. Honda's warranty is supposed to cover any broken glass that is the result of a defect but continually denies a defect exists.
While dismissing the lawsuit is a blow to other owners experiencing the same problem, the action waskeep reading article "A CR-V Cracked Windshield Lawsuit Has Been Settled Outside of Court"
dismissed without prejudice as to the claims of the members of the putative class other than Plaintiffwhich leaves future lawsuits in play.
Honda wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions
with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.
Honda has continually denied the allegations but are ready to put this whole ordeal behind them with a ... checks notes ... $25 credit towards the future purcahse of Honda parts. And you must live in California. Oh I'm sorry, should I have told you to sit down first?…keep reading article "Honda Settles 5-Speed Transmission Lawsuit With California Owners"
Honda has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the Honda Sensing safety suite is really quite dangerous.
The consolidated lawsuit says warning messages appear for no reason and that the vehicles can suddenly change speeds while driving. Honda lawyers have come up with a list of technicalities on why the case should be tossed.…keep reading article "Honda Files a Motion to Dismiss Honda Sensing Safety Lawsuit"
A 2018 CR-V owner has sued Honda for denying his cracked windshield warranty claim
even though both the dealership warranty administrator and a 3rd party company agree that the crack was due to stress from a defect. It wasn't until the claim made it up to a local parts and service manager that the claim was denied.
Honda's warranty program is supposed to repair broken or chipped window glass if it's the result of defects in materials or workmanship. But somehow they just keep insisting a defect doesn't exist. How odd.…keep reading article "Honda Sued For Routinely Denying Windshield Warranty Claims"
When a modern infotainment system freezes, it takes other important vehicle functions down with it.
Honda has been sued for shipping a defective head unit that repeatedly disables the radio, backup camera, navigation, and other entertainment systems in the 2018-2019 Odyssey and 2019 Pilot.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Honda is Concealing Infotainment Bugs"
Honda has been upfront about the 2015 CR-V’s vibration problems. A recently settled lawsuit is asking them to be upfront about the solution, too.
The automaker has released a series of Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) with suggestions for removing the unwanted vibration. However, not every dealership acknowledges the problem or tells owners about the free repairs. That’s about to change as the settlement requires Honda to directly contact all potentially affected owners about the TSBs.…keep reading article "Honda Will be Required to Tell Owners About TSB 15-046"
There’s a fix coming for rising oil levels in the CR-V and Civic, but your eligibility largely depends on where you live.
Honda’s N60 service campaign will attempt to fix the oil dilution problem with software updates to the transmission control module and electronic fuel injection system. Additionally, drain plug washers and climate control units may be replaced.…keep reading article "Honda Has an Oil Dilution Solution, For Some"
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.…keep reading article "Georgia Lawsuit Wants a Recall for Honda’s Oil Dilution Problems"
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.…keep reading article "Puerto Rico Man Sues Honda For Severe Injuries from a Takata Airbag Explosion"
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.…keep reading article "It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Honda Got Sued For Rising Oil Levels in the Earth Dreams Engine"
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.…keep reading article "The Illinois-Based Soy Wiring Lawsuit Has Already Been Dismissed"
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.…keep reading article "Alleged Software Defects in Honda Sensing System Make CR-Vs More Dangerous to Drive"
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.…keep reading article "Insurance Company Pays Out Policy, Then Turns Around And Sues Honda for the Damage"
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.…keep reading article "Another Lawsuit Says Honda’s Soy Wire Insulation is Too Attractive to Rodents"
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 article "Another Proposed Starter Class Action Seeks Nationwide Status"
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 article "New Jersey lawsuit is Tired of Honda Ignoring Starter Complaints"
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 system allows a driver to "pair" a smartphone with the car, but according to the plaintiff, Honda should have warned consumers about the alleged defects that cause batteries to drain at alarming rates.
Chances are this isn't only happening to Acura owners.keep reading article "Honda’s Parasitic Bluetooth Problem"
About 341,000 Honda Accords with Continental Automotive System airbags have been recalled.
Honda says the 2008-2010 Honda Accords have airbags that can fail to deploy in a crash, something that has so far caused two injuries. Continental told Honda the problem is a defect in the electronic control unit of supplemental restraint system (SRS), all caused by moisture and corrosion.
Recently, Continental announced they needed to recall 5 million airbags that were succeptible to corrosion. The airbags in question might fail to deploy in a crash.
Honda doesn't expect parts to be ready until in the fall of 2016.…keep reading article "Continental Airbags Are Injuring Accord Owners"
A lawsuit says the soy-coated, environmentally friendly electrical wiring used by Honda in 2012-2015 vehicles is irresistible to rabbits, mice, and other rodents.
Soy vey. When the lead plaintiff brought his 2014 Crosstour in for service, the mechanic found a rabbit living in the engine compartment and using the wires as a chew toy. To be fair, it is a warm place to hang out with lots of free soy-based snacks.
Of course, it wasn't really free. The damage cost the owner $765 dollars. That's a lot of carrots.
We've certainly heard about this before. Honda defends itself by saying it sells anti-critter tape that can be wrapped around the wires. The tape is laced with enough capsaicin (the stuff that makes peppers hot) to melt the whiskers off anything that comes sniffing around.
The lawsuit thinks owners shouldn't get stuck paying for repairs and the red-hot-chili-tape should be available for free. What do you think?keep reading article "Rodents Just Love Honda's Soy Wiring"