really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
40,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. recall and replace airbags (1 reports)
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problem #1

Dec 032014

Accord EX 2-4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,400 miles

The dealer and Honda were of no help in resolving this rather serious and potentially fatal issue. During my telephone contact with Honda the representative appeared to be reading from a prepared statement from Honda's Legal Department. The statement was designed not to provide any information relating to the Takata airbag issue and to merely state that my vehicle was not covered by Honda's airbag recall. This is particularly disturbing because Maryland, the state where the vehicle is garaged, is typically hot and humid during the summer and that is the very conditions alleged by Takata, the airbag manufacturer, to be conducive to airbag explosion upon inflation. During my telephone conversation with a service writer and a parts representative at the Honda dealership where the vehicle was purchased they would only advise that my vehicle was not included in the airbag recall and would not answer any further questions.

The formation of a class action law suit against the dealership, Honda and Takata is under consideration. The pursuit of criminal prosecution is also under consideration as resolution of this matter is not expected on the part of the responsible parties. The existence of the airbag problem appears to have been known by Takata and Honda back as early as 2001? The cover up appears to have been a joint effort designed to avoid the substantial expense and potential loss of vehicle sales that might follow a massive recall and the development of a technical solution to remedy the actual airbag defect.

- Dave K., Lutherville, MD, US