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#275 of 496 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit?
Oct 21, 2009 (10:56 am)
I am not one to run to an attorney, but I am at my wits end. Has anyone thought of a class action suit in regards to the transmission issues on the civic hybrids?
My story: In the past I have owned to fantastic Honda CRXs. From that experience I thought Hondas were great so I purchased a 2005 Honda Civic hybrid new and I have had nothing but problems. With the recall and JUDDER issue my car has been in four times. They have burnished and put in start clutches, etc. Although they have covered it so far, my patience is gone now when they are saying I need a new transmission which they WILL NOT fully cover. I would end up paying 1700 to fix something that is related to the judder issue.
They have offered me a mere 4800 trade in value for the vehicle if I want to get out. It is a ridiculously low amount of money.
Please let me know if there has been interest in a class action.
#276 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:52 am)
Honda does not make quality vehicles anymore. They are living on past reputation.Their dealerships use these defects as leverage to put more cash in the register. They do not care. I will never buy another Honda.
#277 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I purchased a 2003 HCH on 12/29/02. I had all the judder issues over the years that have been recounted by so many of us at this site. Did the "burnish" thing (at my expense - it seems that tranny oil isn't covered by the Honda extended warrantee) and still had the judder...Like you, I was less than pleased to Honda's response to the problem...and also that of my dealer/repairer. At 128,000 miles I traded the HCH in on a new Prius (in 2/09). Got a great deal, (finally) a reliable car, responsive dealer, and (hopefully) a more responsive manufacturer (we'll see with the floor mat issue). Letters, e-mails, phone calls, and visits to the Service Mgr had no effect with Honda. This time around I simply "voted with my feet" and dealt with Honda in the same manner as they did me...I WALKED AWAY FROM THEM...and bought my hybrid from another manufacturer and dealer. I don't see us buying another Honda...in this lifetime anyway!
#278 of 496 Re: 2005 Honda Transmission Problems [nypeach]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:51 pm)
Is there a 100,000 mile warranty on the transmission? I cannot find this information. The dealer is telling me it is out of warranty (a little bit over 90,000 miles) on a 2005 HCH???
#279 of 496 Re: You have Judder! [luvhatehybrid]
Oct 21, 2009 (9:22 pm)
Does anyone know of a class action suit against Honda for the civic hybrid judder/transmission issue? Someone posted back in October of 2008 about this.
#280 of 496 Exact problem with transmission failure?
Oct 27, 2009 (5:09 pm)
Does anyone know what the exact issue is with the transmission failure on the HCHs?
#281 of 496 Re: Exact problem with transmission failure? [hawks3]
Oct 28, 2009 (3:51 am)
From what I gathered. The CVT transmission is similar to the ten speed bicycle derailleur gears. It sort of works in the same way. The CVT tranny is very common in Motorcycles and scooters (Honda still makes those). Someone got the bright idea of sticking one in a car. The problem is that a motorcycle transmission can't handle being in a car. As a result, the components of the transmission start to malfunction or breakdown. The CVT is not ready for prime time (yet). Honda and few other auto manufacturers have put this transmission in their vehicles with very bad results (ask people who own the Nissan Murano with a CVT!). I feel that they all knew about this and did it anyways because it would improve the weight ratio and therefore the mileage(a CVT tranny weighs a lot less than a regular tranny.). They have handled this very poorly and created a Customer Service problem that they refuse to deal with. Too bad. Even if they make a vehicle that gets 100mpg..I'm never buying another Honda.
#282 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Nov 05, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with their honda civic hybrid reversing while its in drive?
#283 of 496 Re: CVT Transmission [stephonda]
Nov 13, 2009 (6:18 am)
Did you trade your car in or has this solution worked for you over the last two months. If so, do you have any idea why it works?
#284 of 496 Re: CVT Transmission [missmysubaru]
Nov 13, 2009 (7:47 am)
I have recently sold the car and the transmission was performing like new when I sold it. These Transmission work like motorcycle clutches & this is like an old trick I used to use when racing competition Dirt Bikes.. believe me, it works well, and will stop the juddering if you follow my instructions, a service guy at a Honda dealer explained to me how to do this and how it works and I performed it myself no problem but, the fluids cost me 95 bucks.....