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#981 of 2392 Go to www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com/
Apr 01, 2009 (10:07 pm)
When you log onto www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com/ go to FINAL ORDER AND JUDGMENT APPROVING SETTLEMENT. Here is FINAL AMMENDMENT of the warranty for failed transmissions with Honda. Excerpt of one of the most important things you need to know: "All persons and entities residing in the United States who currently own or lease one of the vehicles listed below equipped with an automatic transmission (the "Class vehicles") and both (1) the original purchase or lease date of the Class Vehicle is after November 21, 1998 and (2) the Class Vehicle has less than 109,000 miles in service on August 21, 2006. These are the actual parameters of who is covered for failed transmissions. Then the make model year of vehicles covered is listed. When you first log onto the website there is a place to plug in VIN number and it will tell you if your vehicle is covered. Although it says I am covered, the person who gave me a "case worker" (who hasnt called yet) said all coverage is determined on a "case by case basis". Seems to me like those who dont know the law and stick up for themselves get raked over the coals. I mean, your either covered according to parameters of the class action lawsuit or your not right? Wrong! Even though it clearly says on page 22 under Settlement Agreement: " 18. Honda shall pay all costs and expenses required for notice and administration of the settlement. " Im still reading online the majority of victims...i mean consumers, having to pay labor costs. I myself am on transmission number two. I purchased my 2000 Honda Odyssey a few years ago and the first transmission failed a year ago. Honda replaced and I quote the mechanic "not all of the parts needed to be rebuilt/replaced, we changed the parts that were bad and you should be fine". When I asked what would happen if this were to happen again he got very angry and said " IVE NEVER SEEN THAT...NEVER." Well, here we are a year later and its back at the Honda dealership. I use it for work so Ive had to pay for a rental. Its going to cost more for the rental by the time they get another transmission in than it would be for the new transmission. I was told a rental is not covered and was given a case manager who will determine what will happen. Huh. I thought the class action lawsuit would determine what would happen. I feel like making this a new personal cause. After what Ive read from all the consumers who were and are pushed around by this faceless big business with their powerful lawyers its hard not to want to organize and rise against this type of fraud. I feel really upset that Im paying for some CEO to get his trashy wife another exotic fur while she falls asleep in her cosomopolitan high off her ass on valiums and Im sitting here fearing for my life at the end of my 12 hour work day driving my overpriced foreign recalled transmission Honda hoping I make it home from work without a major accident.
#982 of 2392 Re: Go to www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com/ [angelpn74]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:26 am)
I hear ya, and feel the same way. That is why I am starting the website, so everyone knows about the Odyssey Transmission.
The think that really ticked me off with the case manger, is he tried to tell me that there are no problems with the Odyssey transmission except for the 99-2001 models. And all the stuff I read on the internet is not true.
And this case by case crap, I won't get started..
#983 of 2392 Re: Go to www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com/ [rfreitas]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:38 am)
CASE MANAGER helps Honda to save money, by asking questions (traps) they try to filter cases to see any excuses so Honda can pay less or reject the case. Don't think they are here to help consumers.
If Honda wants to honor the class action settlement honestly, the Honda dealers can take care of that without case managers. Bottomline is Honda still does not want to pay for its failed tranny even the law said so ...
#984 of 2392 Re: Go to www.hondatransmissionsettlement.com/ [bigdadi118]
Apr 02, 2009 (6:37 am)
I think the "Honda is going to pay 25%" crap (as in my case) is a bunch of bull. They probably are not paying anything. $3000 seems to be the going rate, and they are just throwing that percent out to try and get the consumer to feel better about Honda. When really Honda is paying nothing, other than giving me a 3 year warranty in the transmission. I know some people who paid under $1000 prob got some help, but those of that paid over $3000 in my opinion go zero help from Honda.
Speaking of warranty. angelpn74, your second one should be under warranty??? I was told all of the replaced transmissions come with a 3yr/36k mile warranty.
#985 of 2392 Re: Is This Your Odyssey Transmission Solution? [happydaz]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 02, 2009 (11:44 am)
I never trust power flushes or back flushes or adding chemicals to the transmission fluid. I wouldn't let the shop do a flush with the engine on my Quest minivan a few months back - just did a simple drain and fill and got rid of some of the older fluid that way. I guess I'm gun shy after reading posts like this one over the years.
I hope your van proves to be the exception and I hope that you report back after a few thousand miles (and asking people to email you defeats the purpose of a community forum - it's better to keep the conversation here so everyone benefits).
Thanks and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you (and for my brother and his Ody).
Steve, visiting host
#986 of 2392 Re: Is This Your Odyssey Transmission Solution? [steve_]
Apr 02, 2009 (3:23 pm)
Thanks for all your postings regarding this transmission issue. My 2001 Odyssey transmission went out yesterday, and that is why I started searching. I am the first owner and the car has only 85k miles! Always had all scheduled maintenance.
Reading all the postings here, and reading the settlement information I am wondering if my car is still covered? Or am I just out of luck, since I bought it in April 2001, and if reading all this correctly the (by final judgment) extended warranty was for 93 months, which would be January 2009.
Any ideas or comments are appreciated. Thanks!
#987 of 2392 Another victim to Honda's Transmission issue
Apr 03, 2009 (1:12 pm)
The transmission in my Honda Odyssey 2001 failed yesterday. My van has only 77K miles but I am am above the 7 year 9 months extended warranty many folks are talking about here.
I took it to the dealer and he says he can give me a 25% discount on a $4000 repair cost, which would be $3000. This is a huge amount of money to pay from my pocket, which Honda should be responsible. I called Honda and they are one of the rude folks I had talked to recently.
Looks like I have no other choice than to go for the repair. But I can say I will never buy a Honda again.
#988 of 2392 Re: Another victim to Honda's Transmission issue [jamesvb]
Apr 03, 2009 (1:31 pm)
That was the exact offer I got on my 2002. And they were very rude with me too, and I will never buy another Honda.
Did they say your new transmission would come with a 3yr/36K mile warranty?
#989 of 2392 Re: Another victim to Honda's Transmission issue [jamesvb]
Apr 03, 2009 (3:30 pm)
In my case - I have a 2000 Honda Odyssey, with only 87,000 miles on it.
In 2007, The check engine light came on and I took the Odyessy to the Honda dealer. Dealer said that the Solenoid value was saturated and needed to be flushed. Code P1456. Told the dealer that the Odyssey also has been hesitating and missing when accelerating. They said the EGR valve needed to be replaced. The mileage of the vehicle was 76,000.
Now at 87,000 engine check light on again, Honda dealer saying code P0740 need a new transmission. $4,300 to replace it. They said it's outside the 1999-01 TRANS WARRANTY EXT.
I called Honda Customer Relations to see what they could do in helping me with the cost or get it covered by expired extended warranty.
First call I got a customer service rep named April. She took down my information but was insisting that there was nothing Honda could do to help me. I asked if she could check on if someone higher could help me out. Wasn't the nicest customer service rep, not really helpful or sympathetic about my situation.
April called back a couple of hours later. Asked me how long I've been a Honda customer, if I own any other Honda vehicles. I told her I also have a CR-V and that I love my Honda(s).
She said a case manager would be calling me back, in the next 24-48 hours.
A gentleman named Jose then called me back the next day. Asked me about the Odyessy service history, how long I had the van and some other questions. He said next it would have to go to the Honda area/district manager for review.
That was a week ago and I'm still waiting to hear back from Honda. Hopefully, they call back soon, since we've been without the use of our van for little over a week.
I hope to hear good news, if not I guess I'll have to switch to a Toyota. I used to love my Honda, but after reading all these complaints about the transmission with no help from Honda. All i can say is i'll never buy a Honda again.
#990 of 2392 Re: Park to Reverse Odyssey Transmission Issue [rsmiedema]
Apr 04, 2009 (7:50 am)
Please help! My 2002 Odyssey is in the shop for the 5th time doing the same thing - loud clunk when shifting from park to reverse first thing every day. My transmission was replaced on the second visit and still does it - don't think I needed that bill! The dealership is stumped. I was excited to see your post - was this ever resolved? It is obviously not the transmission.