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Original review: June 2, 2023

Good morning, My name is Lisandra **, I have a part that was order on April 24, 2023. I open the case with Honda, they put my case in critical back order, and now I received a call from the case manager that have my case and he told me now the date change for June 15, 2023. I been waiting for a left mirror for almost two months, I buy my car April 1, 2023, from South Motor Honda, my first payment started on May 16, 2023, now I am paying monthly every 16 of each month $765, and I can’t even use the car, This is a manufacturer problem, is not the dealer and is not me, the point is I been almost two months with no car, because you guy sends to the market new cars and doesn’t have parts to fix it? I only received apologies, but no one resolve my problem, no the dealer, no the case manager, no Honda and no the manufacturer.

The problem is not the accident that I had, (only was paint and the left mirror), the problem is there are no part to fix the car. I need to resolve this, if there are no parts, you will need to find another way, I am so disappointment now, I feel discriminated, and feel that you guys are leaving me alone with this problem, instead of resolved it you are giving me a hard time. Do you guy care about your customers? I had a Honda for years, I buy another brand and now I went back to Honda, for this?, To feel that you guy doesn’t care about your customers, That doesn’t matter if you are loyal to the brand, you are on you own when you have a problem, I been looking for answer, and all I received are apologies, that’s all. And I really need a call for a person that have the solution on hands, no more apologies with no sense and no more excuses. I will really appreciate that someone can take my case seriously for once,



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Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 2, 2023

I have filed this in various reporting agencies. I am writing this complaint since Honda has so many issues with their vehicles and it has boiled down to my 2013 Honda Pilot which has an engine check light issue related to P0301 – Bank 1 Piston Ring Issue. There was a class action suit on the same and noted in their Service Bulletin 13-082. However, the attorneys of both parties Honda and the plaintiffs reached some kind of deal even with the National highway safety board (Federal Agency) and many vehicles of 2013 were left out of the extension of warranty or repair of this issue, even though a Certified Dealer of Honda checked my 2013 Honda and confirmed it was the same issue. The deal done by these parties have not reached many owners of Honda Pilots for this issue.

This is a disgrace to Honda and would encourage all car owner’s past, present and future to buy other cars other than those made by Honda. They have not yet resolved my issue even after all these months of trying. Even lawyers involved these in past cases have refused to help or talk on the matter. What are they hiding or what deals made w/ Honda, plaintiff, and the Highway Safety Board?

I am an original believer of buying Toyotas, however I got a recommendation from family members and friends to get the Honda pilot who have similar vehicles of both Hondas and Toyotas, even though I was very reluctant to buy a Honda due to the horrific stories I have heard about Honda vehicles and experience w/ Honda personnel. So, I got a Honda Pilot 2013 and my terrible recent experience w/ the car issues and the customer service a Honda corporate proved the terrible stories I had heard to come true.

I had contacted Honda to resolve my issue on case which was due to a Honda know issue on the Piston ring issue also confirmed by the Honda Mall of GA Dealership on 11/2/22. The behavior of the case manager, Mr. Kantar ** was atrocious and disgusting. A person like Mr. Kantar ** should be fired from his job for his choice of words and not doing his job and resolving the issue. This will also be sent to BBB and listed on the consumer reporting websites. He has closed my case twice without resolving the issues or doing anything about it. He is a rude person and people like him should not be allowed to work at Honda or any company.

I have never had any major issues with any of my several Toyotas or even one Nissan that have owned in my life. However, buying this Honda Pilot 2013 was a disaster. Bought this car brand new and recently had this engine light issue that the dealership told me was a known issue to Honda and should be resolved by them. This car has a low mileage of 135k and should not have this issue. Mr. Kantar ** told me over the phone very rudely that "I am not going to resolve your issue, what are you going to do". This person is a disgrace to Honda and should be removed right away. He closed the case without trying to resolve it.

I had also called Honda an second time and had the case reopened. I have requested the case to be sent to someone else but was connected to him again. I told Mr. Kantar that I did not want to Talk to him and did not want to discuss w/ him due to his behavior. There was another Mrs. ** who called me extension and I had left several messages for her, but she never returned my call. Is this how Honda employees work and get paid for not Calling and resolving issues. This behavior by Mr. Kantar constitutes harassment of the highest order and a disgrace to Mrs ** not rectifying the issue.

Furthermore, this case was closed again on their own when I called to find out status. Upon calling Honda the customer service lady who picked up the phone was rude also saying she would not assign this case to some one and only Mr. Kantar. This is wrong and needs to go to a superior person at Honda. I have not heard back from any supervisor or superior person but got an email saying, "If you don't respond within 5 days the case will be closed again."

I contacted Honda a third time again and a Lady spoke w/ me for 5 mins and assigned a case to other gentlemen who was also rude, did not resolve the issue and re-closed the case again. Honda should fix my Honda Pilot along with other owners having the same issue. The cost given by dealership is approx. $5300.00 and should provide the extension warranty for the same. I encourage all car buyers and users not to buy Honda in view of the issues we have seen in the world.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 1, 2023

    I want to start off by saying that I've been a loyal Honda customer for 20+ years and have always had at least one Honda in my household, from cars, to motorcycles, ATV's, etc. So when it came time to buy a minivan we didn't even shop around. We just bought an Odyssey (2018). I bought the "Honda Care" extended warranty from the dealer because I was concerned about the potential cost of diagnosing/repairing any electronics out of warranty. I've heard horror stories about 3rd party warranties so I made sure to purchase from Honda- who I thought was a reputable company.

    Over the winter we had an issue with the car where just about all of the electronics on the van failed. I took it into the dealer and was told that water somehow got into the vehicle and under the dashboard to damage the body control module. There was no evidence of water, the mats weren't wet, nothing. I called Honda Care to file a warranty claim and spoke to an incredibly rude guy that told me that "water intrusion" was excluded and there was no way they would cover it. First of all, how is it that a warranty designed to cover manufacturing defects, would not cover water somehow permeating the frame of the vehicle and damaging electronics? Secondly, I had asked for some sort of proof that there was water intrusion and was told they couldn't do that.

    I did not accept his answer and called Honda corporate to escalate the issue. I was assigned a case manager who was incredibly friendly, but just talked in circles. I spent MONTHS corresponding with her and sending her a bunch of documentation that she had requested along with photos, etc. Then she called one day and said they were closing my case and would not be helping me.

    The dealer was also no help. For those of you that aren't aware, the dealer is paid much less for warranty work than what they're paid for regular customer repairs. So its advantageous for them to say its not covered, because they want to get paid more. I complained to both parties but both just pointed the finger at each other and no one would accept any accountability or provide any sort of proof of "water intrusion".

    I'm so annoyed and disappointed by this treatment. Now my family is out thousands of dollars for something that absolutely should have been covered by the extended warranty. Just a warning to those out there that are thinking of buying a Honda, and their extended warranty. This most recent issue was the last straw for us. We have been repeatedly screwed over by Honda and their dealer network over the past 20 years but like a abusive spouse, I kept coming back.

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    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: May 31, 2023

    Purchased a 2022 Honda Civic. Last month we had our first flat tire and used the manufactured jack that came with the car. The jack was positioned and used properly. While removing the front left tire, the jack unexpectedly lowered and almost crushed our friend's leg under the car. The car was stopped just shy of completely hitting the ground. The tire just happened to still be positioned under the wheel well so it caught on the fender and held the car off the ground. However, this caused additional damage to the fender and will need to be replaced. The cost will be over $1700 which doesn’t include the required scans.

    I reached out to American Honda for assistance in paying for the damage caused to the car due to their faulty manufactured jack and they stated they would not be assisting in the repairs as they could not confirm if the jack was used properly. This is their way of not backing this product. I have used many jacks over the years and am 100% certain that our car would not be damaged if their equipment would have worked properly. Very dissatisfied with American Honda. Very sad that we now are out of pocket due to their product negligence.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 11, 2023

    DO NOT purchase this Civic. I will also NEVER buy another Honda again. I can't wait to buy a Toyota again and get out of this garbage Honda. Honda USA KNOWS they put a bad AC system in these cars but is only choosing to cover the compressor. Problem is, when you put a bad part in the system you ruin the ENTIRE system. I had my compressor replaced last year (2022) and now my evaporator is bad according to the dealership. Honda USA will not even acknowledge this is the fault of the compressor. Evaporators are supposed to last 10-15 years or the LIFE of the the system. My car is less than 5 years old and has 65,000 miles. There is NO WAY this problem was not caused by garbage parts from Honda and they know it.

    When I tried to open a case with Honda USA, I could never get a hold of the person assigned to my case and when I finally did, they had already made the decision not to cover the evaporator BEFORE even talking to me. I thought Honda was a step up from Toyota but it clearly is not. I have been mistreated by both dealerships I have dealt with and now gotten terrible customer service from Honda USA. I will NEVER buy a Honda again. I don't think they could give me a car at this point. There are countless articles about the AC systems in these cars being bad and Honda has chosen to ignore their customers to try to save money. Honda USA is a TERRIBLE company and their Customer Service is the worst in the industry. Buyer BEWARE!! **

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 8, 2023

    My car has been in a Honda since the beginning of October 2022. It is now March 2023. I have called every possible department and all I keep getting is different dates for my car to be ready. I have 6 months paying insurance and unable to use my car. Honda has told me lie after lie. I have been waiting on a SRS system that has been on back order. Beware of Honda at all costs.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Feb. 6, 2023

    I bought a 2022 Honda Ridgeline (new). One morning I woke up to see a puddle of water on the front passenger mat, luckily the mats were Weather Tech. Traced the water and it was coming from underneath the storage compartment. Took it to the dealer and they found the leak. Reported to Honda Corporate and they basically said, there is nothing we can do for you compensatory. Basically I bought a $45,000 vehicle and because of their lack of quality assurance they don't see it as a good gesture to even give as little as a gift card. Luckily the dealership fixed the issue, but the entire experience left a bad taste. Now this morning I saw some minor water drippage in my 2019 Honda Pilot Touring. Here we go again. What's up with Honda's Quality Assurance.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Jan. 31, 2023

    Beware of purchasing a 2021 Honda Passport. When using my phone for any audio it randomly disconnects whether it’s connected via Bluetooth or USB. Seems like false advertisement to me! I went to the service dealer and contacted their main customer service department from the website and neither had an immediate solution. They both stated that they were aware that their cars were experiencing this issue and we had to wait for Honda to come out with an update. If only this could result in a discount on my car payments as one of my key criteria was function Bluetooth audio.

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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Nov. 14, 2022

    I purchases a 2021 Honda CR-V in October of 2021 in CA for my daughter to use while she is at school in Texas. Shortly after purchasing the car she and I drove the car back to TX. The registration came due this year and required an emissions recall to be completed with proof mailed back to the CA DMV in order for the tags to be renewed. My daughter took the car to a Honda dealer in Texas and had an emissions recall completed. I mailed a copy of the work order stating an emissions recall had been performed to the CA DMV along with the registration renewal fees in late August. I was informed in mid October by the CA DMV that I had not met the recall requirements to receive the renewal.

    On the CA DMV notification stating that the recall requirements were not met were instructions to call the CA ARB with questions. I called CA ARB and got a message that they don’t take calls and instructed to send an e-mail which I promptly did. I received a notice back from CA ARB that a “pink form” was required from Honda in order to complete the recall verification process and that the dealership would be able to assist. I called the Honda dealer I purchased the car from and spoke to a person in their service department who instructed me to contact American Honda about getting the verification notice.

    I then called American Honda and opened up a case, thoroughly explaining the situation and have gotten absolutely nowhere. I have literally spent 2-3 hours on the phone with American Honda with one of their case workers telling me that the system shows the recall completed but they don’t have a form to supply to verify and use to mail to the CA DMV even though the fees have been paid to the DMV and American Honda says they show the recall being completed. Honda kept telling me this is a DMV issue... Well, it’s a recall issue that Honda is required to do and the DMV requires Honda to supply verification that it has been completed so that makes this a Honda issue with supplying the paperwork that they agreed to supply the customer to forward to the DMV.

    The last call I received back from a different case worker at American Honda (it was escalated to a manager) was Friday afternoon and their position is that the car is in Texas and they have different smog requirements than CA and that the dealership in TX may not be certified to complete or properly perform the recall for CA (?) – I was told by the previous case worker that the recall had been completed according to their system. Their (Honda America) case worker manager’s suggested solution is that I go to Texas to register the car there and then bring it back to CA and re-register it in CA when my daughter finishes school. I guess that may sound reasonable to someone somewhere (?). CA ARB says that there is a pink form required from Honda to send to the CA DMV to handle this. Why can’t American Honda figure this out? Someone somewhere within Honda would have set up the recall program and have some knowledge on how to resolve the matter without having to change the state of registration.

    In the meantime, the tags are now expired and the issue remains that I have purchased a $40,000 car from Honda that has an emissions recall and due to their inability to supply me with proof of completion or instruct the Honda dealer in Texas the necessary steps in completing the recall and it’s requirements to allow it to be registered. I am stuck with a vehicle I can’t register short of driving it 4,000 miles round trip to bring it to CA for a recall procedure or traveling to Texas myself so I can register it there.

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    Original review: Nov. 14, 2022

    We are Robertino ** and Cristina **, and we bought through financing a Honda H-RV Model Year 2022, VIN: ** with few km less than 16,700 km on the odometer and maintained in excellent condition.

    Short story facts: On Aug 5th, 2022, our vehicle had a catastrophic transmission failure on a flat road in Longo’s parking lot, which defeats the purpose buying a new car to avoid these kinds of situations. Our transmission is covered by warranty. Road-Sport Honda, Scarborough, did not provide a replacement vehicle. Moreover, they didn’t take responsibility for the failure; the representative of the dealership kept saying that they can do nothing, and everything is depending on Honda Canada, and kept repeating “It is a global shortage, and we can’t provide a loaner/rental car”. We were able to move the car to another dealership, Queensway, from which we promptly got a rental on September 8, 2022.

    Three full months and a week passed and still we do not have a date when a transmission will be delivered to the dealership. The Dealership doesn’t know when the parts are coming, since Honda Canada is providing them, and they are under TBA status. We called 7 times Honda Canada Customer Relations and we got nowhere only variations on the following theme: “it is a global shortage of parts, and we can do nothing for you”, even two times I spoke with case manager Loren (case # **). When we asked for updates, we were told that there are not enough employees to provide this service and that the Dealership is first to be informed when the transmission will have a delivery date.

    Our car it is in the same spot parked at the dealership for 14 weeks, would you think that the tires or the breaks are not affected? We got the rental car after 5 weeks, because we moved the car to a different dealership (Honda Queensway, thank you). We do not have the winter tires on the rental, we cannot go out of Ontario due to rental insurance policy, so we can’t honor the vacation we planned and paid. We can’t go over the border in US for Christmas shopping. We are diligent in to pay all our commitments such as car loan or insurance, but still, we do not have the car we are paying for.

    We drive as rental a different SUV a Hyundai Tucson, which is expensive on gas, not quite an equivalent car. When we call Honda and ask when we will have the part, we are told you do not have a timeframe and you can do nothing for us, even when we proposed alternative solutions like gives us the money back or gives us a new car minus the tear and wear for this existent car or fix right away in the past 14 weeks.

    We wrote three emails on Sept 19, 2022, and we were replied and told on the Sept 20, 2022, that is nothing to do when we asked for a date for delivery for the transmission or to be reimbursed since we feel like we got a lemon or to have a new car minus the wear and tear. When we wrote a reply to the Sept 20 Honda’s answer on Sept 26, 2022, we didn’t get any response. When we asked by phone why Alex on Sept 30, we were told that already we got a reply on our concerns on Sept 20 so no other follow up from Honda is needed.

    "We can do nothing for you" is all we got from our efforts when we contacted Honda Canada. This is how you treat your customers? When you got a report saying we have a failure of a transmission after reaching over 16,600 km on a new Honda 2022, no bells are ringing? Why don’t you think of, "How can we get the trust of our customer by taking a transmission from the new cars line and quickly fix this and satisfy this existing customer, and potentially letting a future customer to wait a little bit"?

    Details for this story: Current vehicle Location: Queensway Honda, Service Dept. History: On Aug 1st, 2022, while driving, we heard a metallic noise when I accelerated. On Tuesday August 2nd, 2022, I went to the dealership Road-Sport Honda, in Toronto-Scarborough from where I bought the car, to report the noise. I had expected them to check the vehicle, but instead I was scheduled an appointment for the 8th of August at 9:15am. (I have the email sent on Aug 2nd to prove it.) On Wednesday August 3rd, I went again since the noise was continuing. I thought if I went again and told them that I was in the VIP program and had the extended warranty, we would be successful in either having the appointment moved earlier or in checking the noise on the spot, however, nothing changed.

    We did not use the car again until Friday August 5th when we went to do shopping at Longo’s on Laird, at which point the car broke down. Road-Sport Honda did not provide a replacement vehicle. Moreover, they didn’t take responsibility for the failure; the representative of the dealership kept saying that they can do nothing, and everything is depending on Honda Canada. It was extremely hard for them to believe that the car had a broken transmission, so they did not want to provide a loaner/rental car and we quote, they said: “It is a global shortage situation, and they cannot provide it”. We were able to move the car to another dealership, Queensway, from which we promptly got a rental on September 8, 2022.

    We have been continuing to pay the biweekly payments and insurance for more than 6 weeks now and we still do not have a date for repair since the transmission has a status of TBA as the estimated delivery time. I called Honda Canada on Sep 09, 2022, and expressed my concern and a “case” was created, and I was told a case manager would call me back. I called back on the 12th of September, spoke with Angela, and at this time I was told that the case manager will call in 3-5 business days from my first call, and she has no news regarding the TBA status of the transmission. The case manager called on the 15th of Sep. 2022, Mr. Loren, and told me that my case is #**, and he has no updates regarding the date when the transmission will be sent to the dealership.

    We didn’t feel was helped in any way with this call, with the creation of the case. On September 30, I spoke with Alex, and he told me that, "We can do nothing for you." On October 6, 2022, we spoke with Marge, and she told us that only the Dealer can tell us when, she doesn’t have any updates, same when we spoke with Maria on October 14,2022. On October 24 we spoke with Angela, she had no updates for us, we expressed our concerns and asked for Loren the case manager. We spoke then with Loren other than no news, nothing can be done, we got the advice to call every time when we got concerns and ask for him and that lately we less calls received probably because the parts are started to be received, but no promise for us.

    We are wondering why this wasn’t already reported to you, Honda Canada, and a case made after 6 weeks with no solution for the critical failure occurred on a brand new car; so I had to call to have a case open; why I still having to wait another 5 business days to be called by Honda Canada case manager; why am I having these calls trying to solve this situation; why haven’t you contacted, concerned for me the customer, with a car under warranty with transmission broken?

    We suggest that Honda Canada would improve the process by giving the Customers updates on status in cases such as mine when it is not a minor defect. All my friends are surprised too! We are extremely frustrated since we have only one car for the family. This is now the 3rd vehicle we have purchased from Honda and have been loyal customers. My 1st car I purchased from you was a Civic, then an H-RV M.Y. 2016 in perfect condition which was traded in for the H-RV 2022 for about $20,000; due to this development we have started to regret that we traded in. Friday morning, we were called by Honda Canada after 14 weeks. I will keep you posted with the results….

    Kind Regards,

    Robertino and Cristina **

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    Honda has been around since 1946 and is known for making cars, aircraft, power equipment and motorcycles. It offers six kinds of motorcycles, including touring, sport, adventure, cruiser, dual sport and supersport models. Prices vary by motorcycle type and model but range from about $5,000 for a dual sport motorcycle to more than $150,000 for the top supersport model.

    • Touring: Ready to hit the open road in comfort? Honda offers six models of touring motorcycles made for highway riding. Touring models come with 670 to 1832 cc liquid-cooled engines and a variety of features for the road. Plan your trip with a built-in Garmin navigation system, listen to some tunes with Sirius XM radio on a surround-sound system and enjoy heated seats. Prices range from $11,000 to $24,700.

    • Adventure: Honda makes seven models of adventure motorcycles made for on- and off-road riding. You can start with a base model of adventure bike and build it however you’d like. Available accessories include a 12-volt electrical socket, a center stand, a motorcycle cover, heated grips and more. Prices range from about $5,000 to $16,000 for base models.

    • Cruiser: Honda cruiser motorcycles are focused on style. Choose from one of 11 base models and build your perfect cruiser with accessories, colors and engine innovations. These bikes have a low seat-height and extra-wide rear tires. View a full list of customizable options on the Honda website. Cruiser motorcycles start at $4,400 and as much as t $25,000 for base models.

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