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"
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"
What CR-Z 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.
- fog lights getting condensation in them in the 2011 CR-Z
- paint peeling off in the 2011 CR-Z
- auto door lock makes loud buzzing noise in the 2011 CR-Z
- uncomfortable seats in the 2015 CR-Z
- no armrest in the 2012 CR-Z
What Breaks the Most
CR-Z Key Numbers
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"
Your vehicle might be involved in one of the largest and most dangerous recalls in automotive history. Honda is recalling 2.2 million vehicles with PSDI-5 Takata inflators.
You've probably heard about Takata by now. They're the ones responsible for airbag inflators that explode with too much force, sometimes sending metal shrapnel flying throughout the cabin. They're also the ones that have been linked to a number of deaths and injuries.
The good news here is that these particular inflators (PSDI-5) don't have the same history of rupturing. The bad news is replacement parts aren't expected to be available until later this year.
Needless to say, Takata isn't going to make anyone's holiday card list.keep reading article "PSDI-5 Takata Inflators Recalled in 2.2 Million Honda Vehicles"
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