If your Honda has repeated problems that won’t go away, then Honda may have sold you a lemon.
Knight Law Group can help. We can answer any questions you have about your potentially defective Honda. If you decide to go forward with a lemon law case, we can offer legal representation at no out-of-pocket cost to you. Lemon law cases for Honda vehicles are not all the same. However, many Honda vehicles may have similar problems.
Top #4 Faulty Honda Vehicle Models
- Honda CR-V – Engine oil issues, random braking, acceleration issues
- Honda Accord – Engine oil issues, random braking, steering issues
- Honda Civic – Engine oil issues, Honda Sensing issues
- Honda Pilot – Transmission issues, random braking
Keep in mind that common Honda problems, such as random braking, engine issues and transmission problems are not limited to these vehicle models. If the recurring problem is making your vehicle unsafe to drive, consult with a California Lemon Law attorney about your situation. No consumer should be saddled with a defective or unsafe vehicle.
Top #8 Honda Issues
Auto manufacturers will sometimes release faulty vehicles to the public. Honda is no exception. Owners of Honda vehicles should look out for the following signs:
- Random Braking
- Check Engine Light on
- Hard Shifting
- Vehicle Hesitation
- Front End Collision System Malfunctions
- Engine Oil Dilution
- Steering Wheel Jerking or Veering
- Excessive Oil Consumption
If these symptoms or any other vehicle problems repeatedly appear, your Honda may be a lemon. Learn more about what the California Lemon Law can do for you. If you want to seek legal remedies from your auto manufacturer, consult an attorney to discuss your lemon law rights.
How Does The Lemon Law Protect My Honda?
Your faulty vehicle may qualify as a “lemon” under the California Lemon Law if it has repeated problems that won’t disappear after a reasonable number of repair attempts.
The California Lemon Law considers vehicle problems to be defects if they negatively affect the vehicle’s use, safety or value. The number considered “reasonable” will depend on the nature of the vehicle problem. If you’d like to know whether you’ve had a reasonable number of repair attempts, consult with our lemon law attorneys about your case.
Under the California Lemon Law, consumers may be eligible to receive the following rewards:
- ◦ Cash compensation (cash and keep)
- ◦ A vehicle replacement (substantially identical vehicle)
- ◦ A full refund for your vehicle (a lemon law buyback)
If you file a lemon law claim against an auto manufacturer and win, the auto manufacturer has to pay your attorney’s fees and costs (we only get paid if you win). Under the California Lemon Law, a lemon owner may be eligible to receive up to three times the vehicle’s initial purchase price… and then some, if the auto manufacturer is on the hook for additional penalties.
However, do not wait too long before consulting with a lemon law firm about your case. The California Lemon Law allows you to file a lemon law claim for up to four years from the point when your vehicle defect first emerged.
If you think your Honda is a lemon, don’t hesitate. Honda, like other auto manufacturers, has a track record of misconduct against consumers. You just might be one of them.
Honda Vehicles, Common Problems and Consumer Rights
Some of Honda’s most popular vehicle models are included in multiple class action lawsuits involving engine defects, transmission defects and issues with systems that are specific to Honda models. If you have a model such as a Honda Accord or a Honda CR-V, you may be included in more than one lawsuit, depending on what model year you have.
Recently, a class action lawsuit was filed against Honda because its Earth Dreams 1.5L direct injection engines allegedly had gasoline leak into the engine oil. The resulting engine oil dilution allegedly lead to premature wear and tear, engine stalling and other engine defects.
The Honda Oil Dilution lawsuit includes these vehicles:
- ◦ 2019–2021 Honda CR-V
- ◦ 2019–2021 Honda Civic
- ◦ 2018–2021 Honda Accord
Some, but not all Honda vehicles equipped with the Honda Sensing technology suite are included in a class action lawsuit alleging that some of its safety systems malfunction. The Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) is an automatic emergency braking system that is supposed to detect objects in front of a vehicle, warn drivers and brake the vehicle, if needed. However, the CMBS allegedly detects objects that aren’t there, gives false alarms and, sometimes, brakes the vehicle at random.
The Honda CMBS lawsuit includes these vehicles:
- ◦ 2016–2020 Honda Accord
- ◦ 2016–2020 Honda CR-V (EX, EL and Touring)
- ◦ 2016–2020 Honda Pilot
Honda has faced multiple class action lawsuits alleging that certain Honda Pilot and Honda Odyssey vehicles experience violent shaking, lurching, stalling and other issues with their automatic transmissions. One lawsuit has claimed that some Honda vehicles experience juddering from the torque converter clutch (TCC).
Jerking, lurching, deteriorated transmission fluid, torque converter clutch (TCC) shuddering and other issues may appear in these Honda vehicles:
- ◦ 2011–2019 Honda Odyssey
- ◦ 2014–2019 Honda Pilot
Honda’s 9-speed transmissions allegedly experience similar defects, such as rough or delayed shifting, delayed acceleration, gear shifting problems, sudden or harsh acceleration and loss of power. These 9-speed transmissions have also been used in certain Fiat Chrysler vehicles, and may cause issues in the following Honda vehicles:
- ◦ 2018–2019 Honda Odyssey
- ◦ 2016–2022 Honda Pilot
- ◦ 2016–2022 Honda Pilot
- ◦ 2018–2022 Honda Passport
- ◦ 2016–2020 Acura MDX (non-hybrid)
- ◦ 2015–2020 Acura TLX (76 models)
Honda’s idle-stop feature automatically shuts off the engine when the brake pedal is fully applied and the vehicle is idling. The idle-stop feature is supposed to restart the engine automatically when the driver releases the brake pedal.
However, a class action lawsuit alleges that the idle-stop fails to restart the engine when the brake pedal is released. As a result, the driver can’t operate the Honda vehicle.
The following vehicles allegedly experience the Honda idle-stop defect:
- ◦ 2016–2020 Honda Pilot
- ◦ 2016–2020 Honda Odyssey
- ◦ 2016–2020 Acura TLX
- ◦ 2016–2020 Acura MDX
If your Honda is included in one or more class action lawsuits, we can help you opt out. By opting out of these class action lawsuits, you retain the right to pursue an individual lemon lawsuit, in which you could potentially recover a far more substantial cash settlement.
Our Lemon Law Experience Against Honda Makes The Difference
If your Honda has a recurring defect that the dealership could not fix, contact us to learn more about your lemon law rights. Knight Law Group’s lemon law attorneys have represented thousands of clients in cases against major auto manufacturers and obtained record settlements. Our lemon law services come at no charge to you. Initial consultations are free, and our lemon law attorneys only get paid if you win.
Knight Law Group is an automotive lemon law firm that exclusively practices in California. If you are a California resident who purchased or leased a defective vehicle from a licensed dealership in California, we may be able to help you get rid of your potential lemon and recover significant cash compensation. Model year restrictions apply: 2015–Present vehicle models only.
However, we cannot help those who reside outside of California or purchased their vehicle outside of California unless they are active duty members of the Armed Forces, nor will we be able to refer those to a lemon law firm in their states. To learn more about the California Lemon Law and your legal rights, visit our California Lemon Law Guide for more information.