Honda Lemon Law Attorneys
If you’ve brought your purchased or leased Honda in for repairs repeatedly, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Honda lemon law attorney about your case for free.
The experienced trial attorneys at Wirtz Law will protect your Lemon Law rights and pursue your claim at no cost to you. Our proven success record speaks for itself.
At Wirtz Law APC, our experienced trial teams are dedicated to fighting for our clients and getting maximum damages, including civil penalties. Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law APC has recovered more than $27,800,000 for consumers like you.
If you’ve had to bring your Honda in for repair two times or more for any of the following concerns, you may have a lemon. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Honda lemon law attorney and get our team of experienced trial attorneys fighting on your behalf today.
The engine is the heart of the vehicle. A car can’t drive without a properly working engine. Honda vehicle owners have commonly reported cracks in the engine block which in turn caused engine failure.
Common symptoms of engine failures include:
- Engine Control Module (ECM) warning lights on the dash
- Check engine lights
- No start, excessive cranking
- Lack of acceleration
- Loss of power
- Stalling (most often when attempting to shift gear)
The transmission or gearbox ensures that the correct amount of power reaches your wheels to drive at a given speed. The transmission ensures that the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels adjusts to accommodate the desired speed of the car.
Common symptoms of transmission failures include:
- Whining and clunking
- Burning smell
- Lack of response and hesitation
- Lunging, or jerking
- Noisy in neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Premature clutch replacements
Brake Fade or Failure
The brake system is one of the most important systems in a vehicle and is vital in preventing crashes. Most vehicles use either disk brakes, drum brakes, or hydraulic brakes. Brake failure is usually caused by faded brake pads or a malfunctioning brake booster. Hondas are specifically known for having premature brake wear.
Common symptoms of brake fade or failure include:
- Brake light on
- Wobbling or scraping when braking
- Squealing when braking
- Leaking fluid
- Soft brake pedal
- Burning smell when braking
- Increased stopping distance
The car’s electrical system is composed of the battery, starter, and alternator and is responsible for things like starting the car, powering the dashboard, and other electricity dependent systems such as power locks, power windows, sound systems, and lighting, among others. Electrical failure can be caused by a loose electrical connection, a blown fuse, or battery failure. In the case of Honda vehicles, reported electrical failure was commonly related to accessories such as the power door locks, windows, and lighting components.
Common symptoms of electrical failure include:
- Battery problems
- Engine won’t crank
- Headlights aren’t working properly
- Burning plastic smell
- Fuses keep blowing out
Steering and Suspension System Defects
Steering system defects cause serious safety problems, since a vehicle’s steering system is responsible for a driver’s ability to direct the vehicle and avoid collision.
Common symptoms of steering and suspension defects include:
- Difficulty turning the wheel
- Premature tire wearing
- Vehicle does not drive straight
- Loose steering
- Unresponsive steering
- Grinding, rattling, screeching, or other noise while turning the wheel
- Steering wheel slipping
- Excessive vibration
Fuel Delivery System Failure
The fuel delivery system consists of all the components which supply the engine with fuel. This includes the tank itself, all the lines, one or more fuel filters, a fuel pump (mechanical or electric), and the fuel metering components–either a carburetor or fuel injection system.
Common Symptoms of fuel delivery system failure include:
- Rough idle
- Car stalling
- Poor fuel efficiency
- Fuel odors in the cabin of the vehicle while driving, or outside the vehicle when parked
- Fuel leaks
*Note that your Honda may still be a lemon even if the issue is not listed above. Call 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON today to describe your unique issues and get a free case evaluation.
Is My Honda a Lemon?
Think you might have a lemon? If your Honda is on the list below and has required repeated repairs for the same issue, contact a Honda Lemon Law Attorney at 1 (833) 4MY – LEMON.
- Honda Accord
- Honda Accord Crosstour
- Honda Civic
- Honda CR-V
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda Element
- Honda Fit
- Honda HR-V
- Honda Insight
- Honda NSX
- Honda Odyssey
- Honda Passport
- Honda Pilot
- Honda Ridgeline
- Honda S2000
*Note that your Honda may still be a lemon even if not listed above
Notable Honda Recalls
Passenger Frontal Airbag May Explode on Many Honda Models (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 18V661000)
- In September 2018, Honda recalled over 1,300,000 of its vehicles due to defective passenger airbag inflators that are prone to exploding.
- According to Honda, a defect in the air bag inflator may cause the inflator to explode without warning. Inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Fuel Pump May Fail (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 20V314000)
- In May 2020, Honda recalled over 135,000 of its vehicles for a fuel pump failure which causes the engine to stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
- According to Honda, the defect may manifest in a loss of engine power or vehicle stalling, potentially increasing the risk of a crash.
Battery Sensor May Short (NHTSA Safety Recall Campaign No. 17V418000)
- In June 2017, Honda recalled over 1.1 million vehicles with defective battery sensors.
- According to Honda, the case for the battery sensor on the battery management system may not be properly sealed and allow water to get in, which in turn may cause an electrical short. An electrical short increases the risk of a fire.
At Wirtz Law APC, we are dedicated to protecting consumers from large automakers like Honda. Officially operating as American Honda Motor Company, Inc. The company’s United States headquarters is in Torrance, California.
Founded in 1948 in Hamamatsu, Japan, Honda opened its first U.S. storefront in Los Angeles, California, in 1959 and has been manufacturing automobiles ever since. For decades, Honda has also been the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles and internal combustion engines, producing more than 14 million engines each year.
Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001 and has remained so over the years only behind Toyota. Honda was recognized as the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world in 2015. It is reported that Honda makes $4,537.67 every second, for a yearly total of over $143,000,000,000.
While Hondas have a reputation for being reliable, they are far from perfect. Honda engine blocks have a long history of being prone to cracking, causing engine failure. Hondas are frequently recalled and notorious for having seemingly unresolvable electrical issues.
I think I have a lemon. What do I do now?
Under California’s Lemon Law, if you’ve given an automaker a “reasonable number of attempts” to repair your vehicle but the problems persist, your car might qualify for repurchase or replacement. Big automakers like Honda often try to muddy the water and re-define the analysis of Lemon Law qualification to their benefit – which is why consumers should never fight the big automakers alone! Generally speaking, as few as two (2) repair opportunities can be enough for your car to qualify. Don’t rely on Honda’s evaluation of your repair history, contact the professionals at Wirtz Law today.
How Wirtz Law Can Help
Over the past 6 years, Wirtz Law has recovered more than $27,800,000 for clients like you. On average, Wirtz Law APC fights for its clients in ten jury trials a year and settles many more cases at all stages of the litigation. We consistently recover more than just a buyback for our clients, recovering both actual damages and civil penalties against the automakers and distributors. We are the firm other lawyers hire when it’s time to go to trial, and consumers hire when they want their case handled right. We are ready to fight for your rights, today!
If you have a lemon, call 1(833) 4MY – LEMON to speak with a Honda lemon law attorney about your case for free.
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