UNITED STATES, FLORIDA -- In 2008 we purchased a brand new Honda Civic from the Proctor Honda dealership in Tallahassee, Florida. 2 and a half years after this the paint on the roof started to look funny. After reviewing others complaints about this we were informed they have a clear coat issue via reading lots of complaints online. When we contacted the dealership they blamed us at first for getting bird droppings on the car that never happened. Then they said to contact Honda of America giving us a 1-800 number to contact them about it. Thus passing us off to someone else.
After spending lots of time talking with Honda of America, they said it was due to us buying a blue car or dark colored car (BS). After talking with them more they "agreed" to pay for half of the repainting of the roof. The real issue is now in 2013 the top of the trunk is looking really bad, the body lines are fading and other spots are appearing.
The little car runs good, has had very little mechanic issues but this kind of neglect to fix its appearance is a waste as they are losing a long time buyer of Honda cars (20 years owning a Honda). Next car we purchase will probably not be a Honda and we tell other people of this issue and not to buy one either. (I see a lot of these same cars driving around with huge clear coat issues plus other models and colors).
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS -- This is the worst experience I've ever had. I thought of taking the 2012 Honda Odyssey and it seems my credit and debit ratio doesn't gave me 0.9% APR. Then, I dropped off buying it and even informed the sales person not to do any credit checks as I know it would spoil my credit history and they confirmed me that they wouldn't do anything. But after a couple of days I could see 7 credit checks on my history that to 2 itself in simultaneous days of Honda.
When I tried to reach the bank/Credit unions to find who has done the credit check I come to know that it is from Honda. When I tried to contact the sales person he told that he has given my details to Honda and he doesn't know anything and asked me to contact the finance department. When I contacted the finance department they picked up the phone and told me that they would respond back but they didn't and also none of them responded back and even picked up my phone.
SOUTH CAROLINA -- Bought a Honda 130 HP outboard boat engine 10 years 3 months ago. This engine has 50 hours or less total operating time. Started having problems with the engine this month when I took my boat out of storage to get it ready for vacation. Took it in for service and the tech said there were numerous technical service bulletins on the motor all major problems - cracked blocks being one of them.
Honda to their credit did extend the warranty from 5 to 10 years. However, 3 months out of the warranty period and have to buy a new motor. Guess what, it definitely will not be a Honda. All outboard boat motor purchasers might want to seriously consider this post when considering Honda Outboard motor purchases. ** email address for additional info: **
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA -- 2008 Honda CR-V blows hot air (90 degrees per dealers statement) from lower vent, while blowing 68 degrees from upper and side vents. Dealer tells me this is normal, but I disagree, since this started happening after 3 and a half years of ownership. It seems to be the same old runaround when their mechanics either don't know how to fix the problem, or too much time would be involved and cut the dealership profits.
They tell me this is normal in all CR-Vs and nobody has ever complained about it before. Unbelievable. It wouldn't matter which state in the summer time, but when the outside temperature is 90+, and the lower vent blows out 90 degrees of hot, and the upper vents blows 68 degrees, how can it cool the car down? It seems the air conditioner is working against itself. The Japanese are very intelligent and honest people, and I don't believe they would let this kind of flaw go on the market.
I think the fault lies with either greed or dishonest dealerships, because an honest dealership would try very hard to find the problem and notify Honda to have this corrected for all Honda CR-Vs. I was directed to another dealership, but they wanted $112.00 up front to look at the car. Doesn't speak too highly of Honda products.
I am a "DO IT YOURSELF" individual. Your various owner's manuals are written primarily to make more money for Honda and its dealers -- even though that may alienate a vast body of customers who buy their oil and other parts automotive parts stores across the nation and beyond. There was a time when owner's manuals included vital information like the distance in miles between oil changes. Maybe that number is 5000 miles. Instead, Honda tells me when I am at various percentages.
It will be very simple for me to reset the mileage soon so that it registers 100% and I can then figure out what that invisible 100% figure is in miles. When I buy my next car or when I recommend a car -- I will advise folks to avoid Honda simply because all of its manual wording neglects anything that would negatively impact profits. That includes anything that a "DO IT YOURSELF" person like myself. The current worldwide protest movements have a lot of corporate targets. I would nominate Honda to be included among them.
I love my Acura TL. However, I am highly peeved at Acura. My dashboard cracked right on top of the airbag. Very ugly, embarrassing, and I can't get Acura to help me out. This should had been a recall, especially it being an airbag issue. POOR MATERIALS. They said there is nothing they can do for me. It would cost 1,900 to fix. I have did some research and apparently it is something that is common with the TL... I could see maybe if my car was 20, 30 years old. I take great care of my $40,000 dollar car. I was thinking of a new Acura next year, but now I will be buying a different kind of car. It takes the wind out of my sale. I thought I was getting a really nice dependable car.
Here we go again, 3 months ago the rear driver side window was down and would not go up. Took it to Honda and had a $300 to pay. Now it's the front driver side window, I don't have another $300. What next, the two windows on the passenger side for another $600? Come on Honda a recall is in order for this cheap part. I have never in all my car ownership years had a window just fall down, yet alone 2 in 3 months. Really makes me fear the future.
I have less than 20,000 miles on my 05 Pilot, and I am the original owner. I don't mess with the windows, they are usually always up! I was told by my service representative that this is a common issue. If that the case why do we have to pay for a poorly designed part? RECALL PLEASE, I can't come up with 1200 extra dollars every 3-5 years.
Last Sunday our a/c quit working in our 2004 Honda cr-v. I finally got it to a shop today only to find that like so many others I have a very expensive repair to try to pay for. I called every customer service number I could find and all I get is transferred to another department and waiting and waiting only to be told there is not a recall. Now according to the body shop I took it to, Honda has rebuilt the compressor but will not agree to recall it so far.
According to research there is a pending class action lawsuit against Honda for 2000-2008 Honda/acura cars for the same problem I am having. I cannot believe that Honda is not accepting fault for this!! Shame on them. I have always loved honda's, but I am angry and broke.
I own a 2004 Honda CR-V. I had routine service done on the AC by Honda of Tyson's Corner, VA a few weeks ago. They added freon and told me specifically that the compressor was "working perfectly." Right after the service the car started making a noise like something was rattling around under the car. I took the car back to the dealer and they claimed nothing was wrong and they couldn't hear the noise when they drove. Two weeks later the AC compressor blew up and shot metal shards through the engine.
After doing some research, I found that compressor failure with metal shooting through the engine is a known defect on 2004 CR-Vs. I called Honda USA and they refuse to help me with the repairs, even though they know this is a known problem. The dealer tells me it will cost $3,000 to fix.
Worst ATV ever! I purchased one July 1, last year. Haven't got to ride it maybe 40-45 hours. Put 3 cranks and sets of bearings in it. Bought a cdi, stator, coil. The crank is ready to go out again. Cost around 280.00 for crank. 80.00 2 bearing. 100-150 have installed. Honda knew about bearing issues, 450r forum has a place on it for people to list this problem. I myself have contacted Honda but nothing will be done. For the price of these ATVs they should recall them, or at least fix them free of charge.
Some don't get 10 hours before this happens. The modded crank they sell runs about 350-450 not counting service fee. Without them to install it there's no warranty. So here I've paid 3500.00 for the quad. Guessing 1200-1400 in it, still stock. Looking to have to put another 500-1000 in it. Not knowing if it will run 30 minutes or 30 hours. I've not seen it yet make it over 30 hours without breaking down. I was a Honda man. Think it's time for a change.