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Honda quality: Just like everybody else's quality, apparently

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Global recall. One hundred sixty-five thousand vehicles in the United States alone. Half-million-plus in China.


    So much for that sterling reputation.
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Nissan's not mincing many words about the quality issues coming out of the Magnolia State, either.

  3. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    3_bags ... Dude, that article's three years old.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    The problems are not as bad now, but still there.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Thankfully in my 17 years of owning Toyotas I've only had to deal with one recall... something to do with the airbag sensor.
  6. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    It's a relatively minor problem affecting a relatively minor number of cars. And they're taking care of the problem. Doesn't seem this is the death knell for Honda quality.
  7. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Seven hundred thousand cars worldwide (including every 2005 Accord sold in the United States) is a minor number to you.

    I see. I don't understand, but I see.

    (Goes nicely with the half-million Accords, TLs and CLs recalled in June 2004 due to transmission issues.)

    (And also the 600K SUVs and minivans recalled for transmission problems in April 2004.)
  8. Dirk Legume

    Dirk Legume Active Member

    I drive a 2003 Odyssey. The transmission has failed twice in 150k miles. The second time it failed as a result of a bad computer control thingie that Honda recalled in 2004 in a recall that lasted for one year. We were never notified of the recall and when the part failed last month, causing the transmission to go again, Honda refused to pay for any part of the repair.

    I am hoping to get at least another 50 thousand out of the car. We'll see.
  9. Runaway Jim

    Runaway Jim Member

    My wife and I have owned two Civics and a CR-V and have never had one problem with any of them. Hope that keeps up -- we're buying a Pilot soon. Compared to the utter crap I've had with Fords and Chevys, I'll stick with my Hondas, thanks.
  10. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Pilots rule.

    As do Toyota trucks.
  11. MacDaddy

    MacDaddy Active Member

    Honda and Acura sold about 2.5 million vehicles combined in 2005 and 2006. So a recall of 165,000 vehicles is less than 7 percent of the total. Relatively minor.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Not to threadjack, but every time I see the title of this one, I keep thinking it says Hondo quality...which of course would deserve a thread.
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