It Was Only a Matter of Time Before Honda Got Sued For Rising Oil Levels in the Earth Dreams Engine

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Scott McCracken
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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.

More About the Lawsuit

  • The lawsuit aims to cover all current and former owners / lesees of the 2015-2018 CR-V and 2016-2018 Civic with a 1.5-liter, 2-liter, or 2.4-liter Earth Dreams engine.
  • One of the plaintiffs in this case needed to change their oil and filter four times before the vehicle even hit 10,000 miles.
  • I suppose it was possible Honda was going to make it out of 2018 without getting sued over rising oil levels in their Earth Dreams engine. Just like it’s possible that someone could convince me that a vehicle with one of these engines is a great investment Which is to say, not very likely.
  • In China, officials put a stop sale on Earth Dreams equipped vehicles until Honda can come up with a solution. In Canada, a statement was released saying they’re aware of the problem and working on a fix. In the USA, you’re told to suck it up and drive longer distances. ‘Murica.
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