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"
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"
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"
What Crosstour 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.
- premature brake wear in the 2012 Crosstour
- vibration in the 2012 Crosstour
- won't start in the 2013 Crosstour
- complete loss of steering in the 2013 Crosstour
- terribly uncomfortable seats in the 2012 Crosstour
What Breaks the Most
Crosstour Key Numbers
The 4th phase of Honda’s Takata airbag recall is set to get underway next month.
Honda says itkeep reading article "The Next Phase of Honda’s Massive Takata Recall is Ahead of Schedule"
has made a lot of progress with existing recall repairs because plenty of replace airbag inflators are available. The 77.7 percent completion rate out of nearly 13 million recalled vehicles has allowed Honda to issue the recall now instead of waiting until December.An automaker that’s actually ahead of schedule on a recall? What world is this?…
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"
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"
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 article "Here's Why Some Accord and Crosstour Sedans Are Having Such a Hard Time Starting"
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"
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.
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