Honda Engine Misfire Settlement

Class Eligibility:

Purchasers of Honda vehicles with a V6 engine with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM-2) in the following types of Honda vehicles:

  • 2008-2012 Honda Accord;
  • 2008-2013 Honda Odyssey;
  • 2009-2013 Honda Pilot;
  • 2010 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2012 Honda Crosstour
Estimated Amount:

The settlement has two components:

  • Warranty Extension – the warranty will be expanded to cover engine misfires for 8 years after the purchase (not mileage limitation).
  • Repair Reimbursement – if you paid out of pocket for an engine misfire for your vehicle, you can file for full reimbursement.
Proof of Purchase:

VIN number

Claim Form: Honda Engine Misfire Claim Form
Case Name: Soto, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc.,
Case No.: 3:12-cv-1377-SI (N.Dist California)
Case Summary:

The plaintiffs allege that certain Honda engines developed misfires due to faults in the design and manufacture of the engine. Honda denies the charge. The case was settled before being decided by a corut.

Settlement Pool: Not applicable
Settlement Website: Honda Misfire Class Action Settlement
Claim Form Deadline: April 10, 2014
Claims Administrator: Settlement Administrator
Soto Class Action Settlement
P.O. Box 2722
Torrance, CA 90509
(888) 888-3082

64 Responses to Honda Engine Misfire Settlement

  1. Bernie N Libertore says:

    I have had the misfire situation.

    One day all is well, next morning Check Engine Light is on . Found the worst “BAD” Sparkplug I have ever seen.
    My issue is “What caused the fouled plug and is there other damage that I cannot see?

    I don’t want to do anything until I can find the answer to “other damage”.

    Will Honda service check the Engine as part of this settlement?

    • Jeff O says:

      Bernie, that is a good question. I intend to find out if Honda will check the engine over as part of this settlement. It’s all fine and great and dandy that they will reimburse for expenses incurred in the past but when this warranty extension is over then it will continue to happen. So I feel Honda needs to figure out what is the root cause of this and fix people’s cars accordingly.

    • Steve says:

      Can anyone let me know how soon upon owning the vehicle did you encounter this misfire and fouled spark plug. Like how many kilometers have you put in the vehicle already. Because i bought a 2013 honda pilot brand new and i have about 3,000 kms on already Honda sent me a letter already extending my warranty for power train to 8 years in case my trouble light comes on. Reason this will come on is due to that misfiring of the engine and foul spark plug. I want to know if this will happen early or after so many kilometers or years of driving the vehicle? Thank you and would appreciate your comments.

      • Carol says:

        I have a 2011 Honda Accord V6. The first time I encountered the misfire was at 30,000 miles ( Nov 2012). The 2nd time was this weekend (Feb 7,2014) at 63,000 miles. The dealership is now replacing the engine with a 2014 engine

      • Karen says:

        The first time it happen was at around 6,000 miles in summer 2009. Now my car is in the shop Feb 2014 at 65,000 miles. Irritating!

      • Dave says:

        I had my 2010 Crosstour do it and now the 2012 has done it. Dealer in Des Moines replaced 4 spark plugs — my wife and son were there for a college trip. Scared them when the car started to run rough and lose power on the Interstate

        I too wonder what other damage this is causing

      • Saloff73 says:


        We bought our Honda Pilot in mid/fall of 2013 and just this past weekend, Feb 21,2014, we had this engine misfire trouble. We were 500m away from home and had to bring it to the nearest Honda dealer. Now it’s a struggle having them agree to ship it to the nearest dealer by us. It’s unreasonable to expect us to pick it up / drive 500 miles to pick up the car and then another 500m back home for something we are not responsible for. This Pilot is less than one year and just had an oil change service a week ago. This engine misfire trouble is crazy! Car was shaking, light was on, won’t/ can’t accelerate…simply a recipe for disaster!!

        • Claudia says:

          I wonder if it’s better to exclude myself from the class action settlement? I bought my Honda Pilot last year, 2013 but it’s a 2009 vehicle. I have not had any problems but what if I do and it results in an accident or something worse? If I don’t exclude myself I would not be able to sue Honda, correct?
          Also, can anyone confirm that the 8 years starts at the time of purchase? so in my case my extended warranty would expire in 2021?
          thank you.

  2. Peg Blatt says:

    We’ve had this problem since we bought our Pilot and we’re glad to see Honda is adding this to the warranty. When we originally took our 2011 Honda Pilot to be checked out the service manager told us there was nothing wrong. Then when they finally agreed to check it and make the repair,the service personnel made the comment that “it is always the no. 3 spark plug” so apparently they have been aware of this issue for quite a while. Our concern is about all the other spark plugs and the effect this has had on our gas mileage, which has reduced considerably.

  3. Kenneth Petrie says:

    I bought a used 2011 Honda Pilot jand also bought a bumper to bumper extended warranty. Will this settlement affect my right to have repairs done under this warranty. If yes, can I get reimbursed for the $1900 I paid for this warranty coverage.

  4. Wayne Hundemann says:

    My 2010 Honda Accord’s engine warning light came on just last week, along with the VSA and triangle warning light. The VSA and the triangle go off after pressing the VSA button though. I just tested the car and received the codes for cylinder 3 and 4 misfires. Will the service be covered under this court decision?

    • DR says:

      Yes. I am having the same issue! It is being covered by Honda as we speak. Bring it in asap.

    • Kim Evans says:

      If your car is pulling those codes, you can take it to the dealer now for repair. They will do it for no charge. However, I took mine after I paid to have two replaced and dealer fixed it but I am having the misfire again. I am guessing now it is more plugs gone bad? If it is the same two as last time, something else needs fixed and just changing the coil and plug is only a bandage fix.

  5. J.P. says:

    2008 Honda Accord ex-l v6. Have been having issues or just noticed the problem around 40K. What have I experienced: 1. Loss of oil between oil changes (up to 2qt) 2. Blowing white smoke due to fouled plug 3. ECO not engaging due to low oil 4. Oil on plugs, closest bank to cabin. Now if the service departments will acknowledge the issue. They still claim they don’t know anything about this problem or the class action suit.

  6. Wayne W says:

    Just received class action letter today. This is the first we have heard of any problems. Our 2009 EXL Accord has 74,000 + miles and has never had any of the problems mention in this blog. However, I would like to know if there are any recalls regarding this issue.

  7. Von says:

    I have a 2011 Honda Pilot EX V6 and had it for 2 years and notice my engine oil consumption goes up pretty quick. An is worried about this since I take long drive trips time from time. I’m wondering if Honda will issue a recall on all these vehicles before/after they find out it’s a manufacturer defect on these engine blocks since I don’t want my car failing while my driving or going up in flames. Should I get my car check out and will Honda cover it in the settlement?

    • Maurice Brown says:

      Yes, this is happening to me as well! Just bought a used 2009 Accord EX-l 6cyl and the VSA light and check engine/emissions light is coming on. Can I get this fixed at the dealer under the lawsuit decision?

      Please Advise

  8. NP says:

    Hi All

    I have had 2 “misfires” in our 2011 Honda Odyssey, both time the flashing check engine light came on and the power became sluggish. My wife and kids were driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles both times, and luckily were close to their destination when the car conked out. Both time we had to have the car towed to the local dealer and my wife and kids had endure a lot of stress and time spent to deal with the issue. I am now afraid to take the car anywhere remote, like on a camping trip. The dealers said it was spark plug fouling (#3), and gave me copies of the service bulletin from Honda. I sent a complaint to Honda, and some guy from Torrance called me back and asked me to take the car into our local dealer for a full looksee. They even gave us a rental car. In the end, they said they could find no problem and would not do any further work on the issue. I sent them a letter informing them that if this happens again I will be consulting my lawyer. And now I get this Settlement Notice in the mail. I’m PO’d.

    Who cares if we get an extended warranty – the car has lost a big part of its value. And what happens if we are in the middle of nowhere when it happens?

    • grace says:

      I owned a 2007 Honda pilot & I was driving when car became sluggish and loose power,i had just gotten on the parkwayand preceded to get on side of road when me check engine light came on and the car just died.Honda didn’t say it was a misfire but it sure sounds like it.They said the spark plug blew,fell into the engine and crcked the cylander,went thru the radiator also.Their was major engine work to be done ontop of everthing to be replaced then the next month th back alternator went & the following month the front alternator went & then they said I’m gonna need a new starter so we traded it in for a odyssey and now I’m pissed.I don’t wanna go thru the same crap I did with the pilot

      • Kirk Lauerman says:

        I have a 2007 Honda Pilot with 94,000 miles, started it in the morning and noticed it was running rough. The VTM-4 light was on. I let it warm up for a minute drove it down the road and back and realized something was wrong. Decided to drive it down to automotive company 6 miles away to have them check it out and less than 1/2 mile away it quit running. Had it towed and they said spark plug got so hot and shot out. They are telling me I need a new motor which will cost $5,000. I bought this car for $42,000 only because Honda has a great name and expected to drive it 20+ years.

    • Stephanie Prine says:

      I actually had a question. Does this include the 2014 Odyssey? We are in the market for one, but after reading all these posts, I am a little nervous.
      Many thanks!

  9. KW says:

    My wife has complained recently about her 2009 Pilot seemed to “skip” while driving @ highway speeds. I started driving it + sure enough; sometimes subtle + other a jolt; had NO check engine lights on.
    Took it in to my local mechanic and he ran a scan on it – still no codes but determined that the engine was misfiring..#4 mostly. Cost $200 for 6 plugs and to clean the throttle body. He said that he originally thought that should fix the issue but he did some research online and found the TSB’s concerning the misfire and software updating.

    He has advised me that I will need to take it to the dealer for the software updating..
    My question is..will that cost me anything in light of the TSB’s and the recent settling of the class action lawsuit?

    • DanD1 says:

      I have the same problem. I have an Accord EX V6, and after about 60,000 Miles my engine started to occasionally “stutter”. I think it generally happens when I start accelerating. Then rather than getting the normal, smooth, and powerful acceleration, I feel the entire car stuttering forward. It’s somewhat subtle, but VERY bothersome. Before I’d heard of this settlement, I took the car into the mechanic, and they had trouble reading any codes.

      • marty says:

        Dan – did they ever get a code reading that matched any of the codes that are identified in the lawsuit?? My engine is blown now and dealership had my car in the shop just prior and “none of the codes” are referenced.

  10. Ryan says:

    Does anyone know if this affects the gas mileage of the vehicle? My 2011 Pilot get 17 mpg on a good day which is grossly under its retail estimate. I have found many other Pilot owners with similar complaints. Does an engine that misfires affect your mpg, and if so, what is being done by American Honda in answer to the false mpg estimates that they sold the vehicle based on?

  11. DR says:

    No soon after I received the notice in the mail regarding the warranty my CHECK ENGINE light came on for the 3rd time. I purchased a 2010 brand new V6 fully loaded Accord and it only has 37,000 miles on it. My car has been sitting in the Honda dealership for a week now. They had to rebuild the cylinder and its still causing a misfire. For some reason the car is still running on only 3 spark plugs vs 6. This is being completely covered by Honda. Sad they had to touch the engine. I don’t know what to do anymore!!! Help?!

    • Steve says:

      I dont understand why Honda is still trying to fix the engine. It is obvious the engine is a mess so i would push for them to change the engine.

  12. Anup Patel says:

    I have had 4 misfires on my 2008 Honda Accord V6. It’s frustrating and costly. I barely just topped 100K miles recently. The honda dealership never mentions anything about this being a common issue, instead I was told that I’d have to replace the whole engine block to get rid of this problem. It’s a ridiculous response and wouldn’t the problem continue on a new engine block?(not that I’d do that as its not worth to spend that much on). I’m for this settlement!

    • Mary says:

      What happened when you had the misfire? I have the same car. My check engine light went on shortly after letter, but then it disappeared.

  13. ernie says:

    I aware of this too ever since I bought my 2010 accord ive had a misfire my check engine light came on n the it went off I can feel the misfire so I went to my local honda they denied me service saying I had no warranty then two months later I got a letter in the mail saying my warranty was going to expire I showed them the letter they still dont want to acknowledge it I talked to a honda tech this problem is commen and that if you have oil in the spark plugs they recommend to replace the short block which is the lower half of the engine I dont have money laying aaroud to buy an engine honda should take responsibility n fix these issues I bought a new car not to deal with these kind of issues but seems like you cant trust a new vehicle either try taking it in if you have the warranty they know about this problem!!!!

  14. Gary Borowski says:

    It happened to me twice, once while traveling with family from New York to Florida. I called Honda yesterday and was old to bring it back in for a piston ring job?

  15. Ron J says:

    I have a 2009 Accord and had the problem described in the class action suit. Repair date was 9/28/12 at 59,327 miles. Service manager described the problem as “engine misfire” and charged me $281.62 to replace 6 spark plugs. However, there is no diagnostic code on my official Honda invoice so according to the notice, I get nothing back. Anybody have any ideas on what I should do? I plan to go back to the dealer, but doubt that I will get much help there.

  16. Lisa says:

    This was my first and last Honda I will ever buy! Honda has always had a goof reputation and so my husband and I bought a 2008 Honda Accord V6. The car was great the first couple of years, then the car hit 60,000 miles and began to misfire. I had the car towed to the dealership. I was told it was a “bad” sparkplug. This was fixed under the cars warranty. Then 7 months and 9.000 miles later it happened again! This time the dealership told me I would have to pay over $200.00 to fix the car. I don’t think I ever had such a fit with a car dealership before. I demanded the Honda representative be called. So the dealership didn’t charge me. This last episode was at 90.000 miles when the car began to misfire. The dealership decided to replace my engine head and engine block with only a 12 month warranty. I had to pay for a rental car for a week as the dealership did not provide loaner cars or pay for a rental car. I traded my Honda in the next month.
    I was shocked to see this settlement!!!! An 8 year extended warranty. I can honestly say Honda has lost a customer for life!

  17. Rhonda Davidson says:

    My 2010 Honda Crosstour with 64000 miles had check engine light come on while on road trip. Had to have spark plugs replaced. Cost greater than $400 at Honda dealship. Have driven Hondas for years and never had this problem before. Thanks for the valuable information on this site!

  18. Gary says:

    We bought a 2013 Odyssey in April last year and now this. We leased it too with the intent to mostly buy out after the lease. Hearing this makes me wonder what will happen.

    So far I believe the van is running fine we’ve got approx. 11K miles on it so far. I found out about this yesterday during a call to Honda customer service to check on something else actually.

    My take is any fix would be just a stop gap and the ideal fix would be replace the engine. And that my friends would be a major overhaul. Mess with something like even at the dealership and you are guaranteed to have issues with other things they disconnect and connect back.

    This is not a happy situation. Even if you get a new engine. World of pain for customers and Honda alike.

    Should have stuck with my Forester.

  19. Brandon says:

    Does the car have to be bought right from Honda? or can i have purchased it from another dealership?
    I just recently bought a 2008 Honda Accord EX V6 in December of 2012 and its having that misfire problem.. just curious if it has to be owned from new to get that extended warranty service

  20. Lisa says:

    I had a 2010 honda accord lx ….. 2000 miles into the lease car broke down, took it in and was told the engine needed to be fixed. I immediately contacted Honda ( because I usually keep my cars after the lease period is over). They would not let me exchange the vehicle or adjust the buy out price. I did turn in the car after the lease period because I didn’t trust a vehicle that had engine problems. Is there any recourse I would have? Since they repaired it and I’m not out any money except loosing the money I paid into the lease for a car I was not comfortable keeping? Do I bother to fill out this information?

  21. John says:

    In august 2012 we purchased a new odyssey with 25 miles on it is February 2014 with 17,000 miles and the engine light came on. Took it back to the dealer only to find out that the engine needs a complete tear down due to fouled plugs and cylinder heads and rings. Thank goodness it’s still under warranty.whats to prevent this from happening again even with the eight year extension that Honda gave us. Very very unhappy with the whole situation.

    • LUCAS WRIGHT says:

      2012 Honda Pilot, purchase price $41,000.00. 50k now headed back to dealer for the 7th time in three weeks. Check engine light on. Class action lawsuit issue enables repair of engine (new piston rings and spark plugs). Got car back after engine overhaul and it was leaking oil. Three times to correct oil leak and exhaust leak. n ow back three times for check engine light. Car is not right and dealer is doing the best they can but these engines are built in the factory and when an engine is rebuilt at a dealership you never know who is making the repair. HONDA HAS OFFERED NOTHING in reimbursement for my time or troubles.

  22. Carl A. Harris says:

    I have owed Honda Accords for many years, i have owned the following cars ( 1990, 1991, 1992 , 1993 , 1994, 1995-My son still drives, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002-my other son still drives, 2003, 2004, 2007 purchased off the show room and 2008 Purschased new which i still drive daily. The 2008 Honda Accord V6-L may be my last Accord if Honda does not correct the misfire-related repairs. Honda has always been one of my preferred car, but after the 2008 Honda Accord issues, and if Honda decide not to repair or replace the hard working consumers cars, then these Honda cars and trucks should be banned from the market. I bought a 2008 Honda Accord V6 to last a long time. The car was great the first couple of years, then the car reached 90,000-110,00 miles and began to misfire and engine light came every 5,000 miles, so we had to change the 100K spark plugs every 10,000 miles. I took the car to the Honda dealership. I was told it was a “bad” spark plugs again and again and to fix the problem a $4,500 new engine small block to be installed at my expense. Then 4 months and 10.000 miles later it happened again! I never had such a issue with a car dealership before. This last episode was at 10,000 miles when the car began to misfire. The dealership has not replace my engine head and engine block at this time. My $30,000 car uses 3 QT of oil between oil changes. An 8 year extended warranty may be the answer. I can honestly say Honda may loose a customer for life! We demanded the Honda headquarters and representatives be called to make good on the issues. My next steps may be local and national news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Frank says:

      Carl, I completely agree with you and your frustration. I am going through the same issues with my 2010 Accord. I spoke to a Honda rep and was basically told that they did not have to step in. I have my car at the dealer after breaking down for a third time. First time- fouled spark plugs. Second time- camshaft needed to be replaced. Third time- failing piston. Where does this end? I was told that they can do the necessary repairs, but insist on having my engine replaced. If there is something inherently wrong with these engines, making remedial repairs will only be a short term solution. The extended warranty will eventually expire and Honda customers left with a subpar vehicle. It’s a shame that Honda is failing the consumer as we make the choice to invest our hard earned money into a mirage if what Honda once was and stood for. SHAME on Honda for turning a blind eye and refusing to be accountable for its product. In today’s world the media is one of the most influential tools in making your voice heard. I will be pursing this further and making our voice heard. Best of luck.

  23. Jeffrey Kurz says:

    I have a ’09 Honda Accord V6 85,000 miles. Had the misfire occur several times. Finally got the problem fixed under the SOTO claim. Also submitted the previous bills for reimbursement. Now I get no check engine light or misfire but still burn excessive amounts of oil. Went back to the dealership who have been very helpful to date but feel I’m starting to get the run around. Dealership stated every car manufacturer has a oil burn allowance. Called Honda of America and waiting for a follow up. Is the oil usage also related to the misfire settlement and do I need to have the check engine light on for repairs? I have been back to the dealership twice (@ 1000 miles & again another 1000 miles) to document low oil.

  24. Lance says:

    My dealer is replacing the rings on Monday morning he 2014 the of February. Hope it solves the problem.

  25. Lance says:

    My dealer is replacing the rings on Monday morning on the 24 of February. Hope it solves the problem. I have gone through 3 check engine lights for misfiring in one year. All back fires seem to happen on the highway at speeds of 60-65. If re-ringing my top end dosent fix the problem I hope the replace the engine. The resale value has to take a hit from these cars now.

  26. Brian says:

    My 1st and last Honda!! How does this settlement help? If I am correct it does not extend the original 36000 miles covered under warranty- only extends the coverage from 3yrs to 8yrs. How does this help? My 2010 Honda accord has given me nothing but problems since it hit 40000 miles.

  27. Craig Peterson says:

    Hi, I have a 2014 Honda Pilot. Just got it 12/31/2013. All of a sudden, last two months, I have check engine light on, traction control light and off and on the VTM light. Car also seems to misfire/run sluggish occasionally. Generally it is all first thing in the morning, not in afternoon. Not sure if weather related or what. Anyone else have these problems? Today the car seemed like it was going to die out.

  28. Jason says:

    I was unfortunately at a Chevrolet dealership when I had seen this beautiful Honda sitting on their used car lot. I should have kept walking, now I am getting the check engine lights that everyone on here is experiencing. I bought the car with 58,00 miles on it and now after 1 year and 4 months have 82,000 miles on the car. I now drive the car with a shudder, sluggish acceleration and oil consumption issues. I have been to Gwinnett Place Honda in Duluth Georgia to have the car looked at (which was NO help after 3 hours of waiting). Jae, the service manager told me that the misfire code I was experiencing was not part of the class action law suit. ( I repaired the spark plugs with factory original parts) I also have had the coils looked at by two independent (TRUSTED) shops that can not pin point the specific problem. I have been told that because the car was consuming oil that the VTec solenoid has possibly gone bad, my car will not accelerate over 4500 rpm now and misfires horribly around 5000 rpm if the car allows itself to reach those rpms. I am very disappointed with my Honda dealership telling me that I have to pay for the oil change and engine consumption test, telling me that when I brought the car in to them that all they were going to do was clear the code and wait until the car does something wrong again! And still telling me that I would have to pay for it! I never had this problem with Chevrolet and I after market upgraded my cars exssesively with Chevrolet backing their cars in every way possible! Totally UNSATISFIED!

  29. Roger B Shortridge says:

    I am disappointed that Honda is not upfront standing behind their vehicles. I own two and don’t plan on owning any more. The 2005 Odyssey Touring is misfiring and has been for a long time and the dealer doesn’t know me. My 2011 Touring Elite needed a new windshield and the warranty that I purchased from the dealer isn’t worth a damn, will not even use Honda replacement parts or OEM replacement parts. The dealership did not offer me a Honda Care Warranty. They must have made more more money on the Warranty offered by the Patton Leather Shoe Boys. Now I am looking at a class action law suit for misfire that is not approved by the courts. Telling me I have to make a selection of options that I don’t agree with or loss any hope of getting the misfire problem fixed if it does occur.

    I believe that the dealers are the problem and Honda if they don’t take their clients seriously will come to regret it later. I know Toyota straighten up pretty quick after the heavy fines.

    Hope you have better luck with Honda America that I have.

  30. Mr G says:

    Hi everyone, my Honda Pilot recently received the fix at the local dealership. I was adding one quart of oil every 1,000 miles and I knew this was not right. I really knew something was wrong when I pulled the spark plugs and they were fouled. It has been determined the piston rings used in these Honda engines are failing, resulting in oil being burned and plugs getting fouled. In some of the worst cases, the faulty piston rings have actually scarred the cylinder walls. Honda covered the parts and labor to replace the piston rings on the 3 rear cylinders, all new gaskets, o rings, and 4 spark plugs. I have already noticed a huge difference in engine performance and I will be replacing the remaining 2 plugs myself in hopes this resolves the slight stumble still occurring.

    • Doug says:

      I just picked up my 08 odyssey from the dealer. They replaced piston rings 1-3 and spark plugs 1-4. What I find funny is why didn’t they just replace all the spark plugs. I pulled the #1 plug just before I dropped it off. I’ve never seen a spark plug corroded so bad.

  31. Cortney says:

    I have a 2000 acura tl thats is made by honda my car misfire every time i put in the shop to get fix and get the car out A couple days later its misfires again and still misfiring now. On 3 cylinders

  32. Annie says:

    I have 2014 Oddessey bought on Thanksgiving 2013. Only 4 months and only 1000 miles. Engine light is on and a little bit shaking. Brought to Dealer, Dealer said it is misfire and need to open engine to check.

  33. Selina says:

    We bought a used 09 Odyssey and immediately had problems with oil consumption, The 2nd spark plug issue led us to the dealership right after this settlement came about and they replaced all my plugs and reset the computer free of charge. They said it should fix the problems. A few months later and my van is using 2 quarts of oil every 3000 miles. Honda did an oil consumption test and recommended a new engine and they would only pay HALF! They changed their story- they will replace it free of charge or I won’t stop fighting. Doesn’t the settlement say they would have to cover it?

  34. Ray says:

    Broke down on trip to nc from ny.. Car fixed at aamco shop, then after that, to Honda dealer for software update.. After motel bill, aamco bill , Honda dealer bill. We are out about $700.00..probably the last Honda we buy.. Hoping to recover some $$ in the class action suit..

  35. cortney clemons says:

    Well I have a 2000 acura 3.2 tl made by honda. That has a misfire problem every day from the time I get it out of the shop. And start backs. And its doing it now.

  36. Ron says:

    We own a 2005 Honda Pilot that’s been having the VTM4 and engine light come on repeatedly over the past few months, with rough idle that is inconsistently coming on when cold. Changed the spark plugs and #3 cylinder ignition coil since only that plug was fouled. Light came on again. Dealer adjusted the valves, but the problem returned. Dealer said NAPA’s plugs were incorrect and charged me to put factory plugs in even though the plugs were correctly specified. Dealer also switched the after-market coil from #3 to #6. Problem returned after about 250 miles. Still #3 cylinder misfiring issue. It’s back with the dealer again.

  37. Melvin Freeman says:

    I have a 2010 accord V6 and have had to take the car to the dealership four times with misfire issues. I mailed the form for the class action settlement this week. This is my third Accord, the others (1996, and 2000)were excellent vehicles. Honda Corporation (Engineering, Consumer relations/dealerships)has lost their way. I will never purchase or recommend a Honda vehicle again. Hopefully I will be reimbursed.

  38. David Manns says:

    I have the same issue as all. Our 2008 misfires all the time. Had to have engine work done to fix the code that is in the class action lawsuit. Very tired and nervous to drive long distances until it gets fixed properly. Our family relies on this vehicle to move us safely everywhere we go. My twins are the most precious cargo. I know issues come up with design I just hope they close out the lawsuit and get the vehicle fixed properly.

  39. Nicolas says:

    I have a 4 cylinder 08′ Accord with this exact issue…
    My regular mechanic was unable to find the issue and recommended I go directly to a dealer for a diagnostic. Within an hour of having the car the dealer mechanic called to inform me that this engine misfire problem would cost me $2200 in parts and approximately 6 hours of labour.
    After reading up about the lawsuit, it does not appear that Honda will reimburse the 4 Cylinders…
    I’m still in awe… First and last Honda.

  40. Ross says:

    2009,Honda, Accord. In the shop waiting for parts, and work to be done. Engine check light, #2 cylinder misfire…oil, 1 qt every 1,000 miles. we where told by the Honda dealership service dept.(Willey Honda, Bountiful, UT) That this was normal use (BS). I don’t think I will ever buy a car from Honda or this dealership again(they aren’t upfront about anything, messed me up on my Ford F-250 too, service Dept.) I hope they are enjoying their Honda cars too. If I accept this work, will I loose out on a replacement engine, because that is where it will end up…They are only put a bandage on this issue. Good Luck my brothers and sister of the Honda, Smoke and Mirrors show…Maybe we could make Lemonade?

  41. Paige Walton says:

    With my 2010 Honda Accord v6, I’m at least on my 4th issue with this and now it sounds funny, check engine malfunction light on again! Every time if took it to Scott Honda they acted like it was my fault, oil not registering. Did oil burning test diagnostics, etc. it wasn’t until it happened AGAIN a yesterday that i remembered I got the class action lawsuit papers in the mail! Looking everywhere for all receipts (who keeps oil receipts?). I stopped going to honda for work on the car coz they blamed it on me! I have a new car repair shop who is now aware of the issue. I have 3 days left to get all paperwork filled out, send “original” receipts, and hope I get something in return. I’ve always owned Hondas. But I want to trade in, but it’s prob not worth anything now due to this malfunction & Honda not doing anything about it! I’m so pissed & feel totally ripped off!!

  42. Paige Walton says:

    In the end, Honda will screw their reputation! At least Toyota did the full recall! Honda has hidden this for years! Trained their employees to blame it on the consumer or even worse, make up lies & tell you to check your oil every time you refuel? I have had this issue for years! I have a beautiful 2010 Honda Accord. I used to love it & was a faithful Honda owner. My first car almost 30 years now, was a Honda. I’m getting rid of it & will never remain a Honda owner again, sad to say. But the way I was treated & lied to, the diagnostics & oil consumption tests, all blamed on me! And I maintain my cars!! My son has my previous 2001 Honda accord & it’s running better than my new one! My youngest sister still drives a 1987 Honda accord, and that too still runs better! I’m afraid to even drive to work! One day all is well & the next, no oil, lights going off, sputtering because spark plugs are damaged! If I had the time, I’d go far & sue for full rights of lemon law! Not right at all! Karma will get them!

  43. Von says:

    I just received a letter in the mail about extending the warranty and I should reactivate it by calling 1-855-297-4282 and mention the letter for $100 discount.
    Does this mean I’m paying out of pocket for extending this warranty? Did they settle the case? I’ve look online and nothing is confirm. What happen to do nothing and have the lawyers help settle case for us and receiving an award settlement in the amount of getting out of pocket bills paid and extended warranty? Where was the letter informing us about the case settling?

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