10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 1
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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problem #1

Apr 102004

Accord

  • miles
I have reservations about writing to you, but I don't want any other families to loose a loved one. I am not even sure if this is a valid complaint, but here it goes. My mother owned a Honda Accord, I am not sure what year but she bought it used just recently and it was fairly new, my brother has possession at this time awaiting the bank decision on her estate. During the early morning hours of April 10, 2004, sometime between 2 and 4 am, my mothers car alarm went off, the neighbors will testify to this. (I was told it was a feature to let the owner know the battery was low, except my brother had just charged my mothers battery that week sometime.) during that time they say it went off and stopped twice. The second time they thought maybe there was a problem with my mother possibly calling for help. She lived alone and was 66 years old. The first time they heard the alarm they thought maybe she had went to the car for something and accidently set the alarm off. She had previously had a cardio -conversion 3 weeks prior, where the doctors actually shock the heart to get a normal rhythm, my mothers heart was beating too fast for awhile. The procedure was said to have took and was too prolong her life 10 to 15 more years. The coroner's report states she died of a heart attack. She was found in the dinning room floor with her feet pointing toward the garage, she was on her way to check on the car. My sister-in-law, a registered nurse stated that the horn may have scared my mother causing her blood pressure to elevate and caused a heart attack. Should'nt there be some sort of warning to heart patients considering buying this type of vehicle? I don't know what else to say except please let the Honda people know this is a hazzard. If this isn't making any sense to you I apologize, I haven't made sense of anything since I got the call about my mom. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, patsy taylor.

- Darlington, SC, USA