Honda is facing multiple class action suits regarding Honda Odyssey and Honda Pilot models, along with others including Honda Ridgeline and Honda Passport.
One suit alleges the following transmission problems:
- Banging into gear
- Transmission failure
In another class action, these vehicles are alleged to have a defective infotainment system (including the backup camera) which behaves erratically, malfunctioning, freezing, and creating a safety hazard and distraction.
Additionally these vehicles have had other vexing issues such as problems with the electrical system, including a failure of the collision mitigation braking system (causing spontaneous braking), and failure of other driver safety or convenience features, including the automatic sliding doors.
Remember, under the right circumstances, class actions can either help and hurt the value of your individual claim. In most cases where lemon law rights are released in a class action settlement, your individual lemon law claim is more valuable than the class settlement proceeds, which may only be for a coupon toward a new purchase or an “extended warranty.”
Even worse, auto manufacturers often place time limits or other restrictions on the class settlement proceeds that prevent people from receiving anything in exchange for their released claims.
On the other hand, if you have a good lemon law claim you may be entitled to receive all your money back, or more.
The FOUNDER OF OUR FIRM used to work in-house for auto makers, which can be a big advantage in these cases. There is a FEE SHIFTING PROVISION in the law which allows us to take cases free of charge to you. If you have a good case we will front the costs and our time, and we only get paid by the manufacturer if we achieve a recovery for you.
If you have questions about a class action, or you think you may have a lemon, contact us today for a fast, free and confidential evaluation.
At Goldsmith West, we have noticed a trend of consumers experiencing problems in recent model year Honda CR-V models, including 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. These problems include but are not limited to problems with the engine, drivetrain and powertrain problems, loss of power, vibration, hesitation, cooling system, problems where the vehicle will not start, problems with the powertrain control module (PCM), engine knocking and stalling.
There have also been a series of incidents of reported fuel in the oil, and odor of gas fumes inside the cabin of the vehicle.
2018 model year in particular seems to have excess concerns about problems with gasoline in the oil tank.
Attribution: ABC15 Arizona
These vehicles are also equipped with CVT transmissions, which are known to have a litany of issues, as seen in class action cases for other models. (Links) There has been at least one recall issued for this vehicle. (Link)
There has also been a problem with the Electronic Brake Booster (EBB) system for which a technical service bulletin (TSB) was issued.
Consumers may experience the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs): P0300, P0301, P0302, P0304, P0172, P0297, P2187, P2583-76, and U3003-16.