Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
A large number of Honda vehicles have been recalled because they contain dangerous airbag inflators made by Takata. The shrapnel-hurling inflators have been recalled in over 37 million vehicles (and counting).Continue reading article "Honda Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
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"
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"
What Civic Hybrid Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- transmission stopped working in the 2004 Civic Hybrid
- uneven tire wear in the 2007 Civic Hybrid
- transmission will not engage in the 2005 Civic Hybrid
- excessive wear and tear on tires in the 2008 Civic Hybrid
- abnormal tire wear in the 2008 Civic Hybrid
What Breaks the Most
Civic Hybrid Key Numbers
Those replacement PSDI-5D Takata inflators that were supposedly safe? Now they're exploding too.
The desiccated replacements were exposed to excess moisture during assembly. This rapidly degrades the propellant and allows pressure to build up over time, turning the inflator into a mini-grenade that explodes during airbag deployment.…keep reading article "Honda Recalls Replacement PSDI-5D Takata Inflators for Exploding"
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"
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"
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.
The action makes official the agreement that requires the airbag manufacturer to pay $850 million to help automakers cover some of the cost for airbag recalls. Another $125 million will be paid to compensate drivers injured by exploding airbags.
The plan also includes a "channeling injunction" for future victims. Unfortunately I don't see any mention of compensation for the families of people killed by the inflators, but I'm sure we'll see future litigation in those cases.keep reading article "Takata's Bankruptcy Has Been Improved. What Does That Mean for Victims?"
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.
keep reading article "Honda Vehicles Need Passenger-Side Takata Replacement"
The Takata airbag inflators are at risk of exploding due to the metal inflators that contain the explosive chemical, ammonium nitrate. The chemical can become unstable due to heat, time and moisture, something that has already killed at least 21 people worldwide, most of those deaths occurring in Honda vehicles.
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.
You probably know the script by now:
- Over time Takata airbag inflators are susceptible to moisture.
- When that moisture mixes with the airbag's propellant, the inflators become unstable and can explode sending shrapnel throughout the cabin.
- The problem is responsible for 11 deaths in the USA alone.
Honda has now recalled 11.4 million vehicles for this problem. Eleven point four million! Find out if yours is on the most recent list.keep reading article "Yes, There's Another Honda Takata Recall"
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"
Other Honda Models
- Honda Accord
- Honda Accord Crosstour
- Honda Accord Hybrid
- Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid
- Honda CR-V
- Honda CR-V Hybrid
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda CRX
- Honda Civic
- Honda Civic Hatchback
- Honda Civic Hybrid
- Honda Clarity Electric
- Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
- Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
- Honda Crosstour
- Honda Del Sol
- Honda Element
- Honda FCX Clarity
- Honda Fit
- Honda Fit EV
- Honda HR-V
- Honda Insight
- Honda Odyssey
- Honda Passport
- Honda Pilot
- Honda Prelude
- Honda Ridgeline
- Honda S2000