GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON -- After much research back in 2000, we purchased a 2001 Honda Odyssey Van. It was supposedly the best van, more reliable, best warranty, highest safety rating in its class. The long and the short of it; at 117,000 miles, we are in need of our 4th transmission. The original transmission died at 49,000 miles (the dealership, West Hills Honda in Bremerton) was great about securing a "new" transmission--turned out to be a rebuilt, but they also secured a 3rd transmission when #2 died at 81,000. I have no complaints with dealershipjust their product!
However, the replacement on transmission #3 is not going as smoothlythe company that re-manufactures these (Howard Engineering in Los Angeles, CA) says they will let us buy a new or rebuild transmission at their cost. How nice--on a product that is obviously substandard anyway!
Our van has had issues with the emission system and brakes since month one. We have gone through 6 sets of brakes (no one can figure out why) the car shakes like it is ready to explode and as of yesterday, the traction control system light came oncan someone Shout "lemon" along with me???
We were seriously considering buying a Honda Pilot--however, when I went to the website for Howard Engineering, guess what came up as readily available? Transmissions for 2004, 2005, 2006 Honda Pilots!! Aaacckk! I'm running fast and furiously away from that thought! Honda, your Odyssey Vans are junk--I have several friends who own them as well and have similar problems. I think our van takes the lemon award for transmissions, though. I WISH we would have bought a Toyota that year.
NORWOOD, MASSACHUSETTS -- I have a 2008 Honda Accord EXL with 30,000 miles on it. I noticed a squealing noise this week which was off and on. I called the dealer and they had me bring my car in to check it out. At the end of 2 hours I left with a $569 dollar bill which I REALLY feel is excessive.
I am planning on trading this car in and going for a different make of car. I also spent almost $2,000 for an extended warranty which, at this time, has done nothing for me. I am so very disappointed in this particular vehicle and am sorry I ever bought it. I also wonder if there is a recall on Honda vehicles regarding problems with brakes?
The only positive, which I am sorely looking for, is that I will never get another extended warranty and will probably not ever buy another Honda. There are many other fine automobiles out there and Honda has just lost a good friend in me
TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA -- My Honda Accord, LX-P, which was purchased in June 2008 is already giving me problems. The brakes had to be rebuilt at 18,000 miles! Front and rear discs had to be resurfaced and rear brake pads replaced. This was not covered by warranty because it is considered a wear factor.
In my 69 years, I have had numerous cars and I have never had to make these repairs at such a low number of miles. It seems to me Honda has a real engineering problem and they need to address it. I am very disappointed with this Accord. I chose the Honda over an Altima and Camry because I believed that it would give me trouble free service for many years.
PEMBROKE PINES -- I also have had a problems with my brakes and had to have them replaced every 10,000 miles or so. I drive a new 2008 Honda accord. I was also told that it was new materials that were being used that caused the pad to wear out quickly and then I was told that it was the way I was driving the car. I have owned other cars and have never had to replace pads like this. My front brakes are the brakes that came with the car and I have not had a problem with the front.
We need to file a class action suit. In reading complaints many other owners are having the same problem. Honda needs to fix the problem. Honda is aware and is doing nothing about it. These cars are lemons. File a suit with the lemon law.
WAYNE, NEW JERSEY -- I leased a new 2008 Honda last year. The car now has 25008 miles. When I took it in for 8th oil change, I was told I needed rear brakes. When I questioned the service manager about the need for brakes, he told me that Honda is now using smaller brake pads so that wear sooner. In fact, he assured me that 25000 is good since some owners had to replace brakes with as little has 15000 miles.
Why does the consumer have to get less for their money? Honda Accord is not a cheap car. Brakes should last 40000 miles. What a rip off. Hmmmm I wonder what is next???
HOUSTON, TEXAS -- I am a new Honda owner. I purchased this vehicle because I was told so many great things about the Accord. I am very disappointed with the service. I have 25k miles on this 2008 v6 and I have had to purchase new rear brake pads. I am sure Honda is aware of this defect. There are numerous complaints located on several internet sites. Can someone please initiate a class action lawsuit?
CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA -- I'm sitting at the dealership and told that the squeaking sound I've been hearing at 9800 miles is that my brakes are worn out and need to be replaced! At cost of $265. This is very premature compared to other cars I've owned. I bought this car for low cost of ownership. Now, I have to budget for brake replacement every 10,000 miles? This is not right. Honda needs to come clean on this.