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I bought this car 7 weeks ago, don't know what to do, don't even have the money to fix this problem which is the transmission, i'm getting the run around from the dealer who said that he was getting quotes so that he can get the problem fixed, and still I hear nothing, I have called and have stopped by the dealer's lot to speak with him, now I cannot even drive this car because it struggles to get above 30mph. what legally can I do without breaking the law. as of right now i'm out over $4000 and the quotes I've received so far are almost as much as what I've paid for the car.
Help what should I do??
- Luis A.,
Newburgh, NY, US
I noticed a high pitched whining noise when accelerating. At first I thought it was the alternator/power steering belts, but new belts did not stop the noise. It wasn't overly loud so I let it go. 3 months later I took it into the honda dealer because the noise was getting louder and was told that the transmission was shot. Something about the torque converter and transmission fluid pump failing.
$3300 later (a little more than usual since they had to overnight the honda remanufactured part) the thing was fixed. Kills me to put that much money in it since the bb value of the vehicle with over 80,000 miles is only around $5,000. But what can you do.
- Brandon S.,
Acworth, GA, US
What the f#@X Honda dealer:
1st, Texas Honda sold me my Honda"certified" Si hatchback. It had 42,000 miles on it. I figured that it was pretty low miles since you see a lot of hondas on the road with high miles. They tend to last a little longer than most cars. It was the certified portion that I later found out was a joke!! 150 point inspection...HA!?! The emergency brake wouldn't have stopped me if my life depended on it. So, I made them fix it. While I was working on my delivery route, I put on my emergency flashers on for about 5 minutes. When I got back to my car, it wouldn't start!?!? What the hey?!?! So then, they had to replace the battery. I also had to bring it back for a squeaky steering something or other. By this time, they where beginning to become annoyed with me. Then to top it all off, third gear was grinding. They told me that it had to do with the syncros in the gear box, but that wasn't the problem. The service writer, bless his heart, told me if they tore it down and found out its not defective, wink wink nod nod they would charge me 850 presidentes americanos to put it back or they keep the car and I never see it again. By that time, I was three payments and a down payment into it. The service writer said "Well, I have to pay my mechanic for his time." This $1500 warranty is a con game i got suckered into. They will say or do anything to get out of it. Certified is just another word for taken your money fool!! I got tricked I was ashamed. Don't get taken, they are the decepticons! They will transform on you!!!
Austin, TX, US
Transmission is in the early stages of failure. Problem is common to this model/make/year - Honda is aware of the problem but will not rectify. I am willing to join a class action lawsuit to force Honda to fix this problem.
- Mark V.,
Metuchen, NJ, US