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The 2016 Honda Pilot, and the 2018 to 2020 Honda Odyssey, have been at the center of recalls and consumer complaints due to faulty transmission systems. 

The problems have been so noticeable and consistent that they likely constitute the vehicles as lemons under California lemon law. Anyone who owns a Honda vehicle with a defective transmission system should explore their rights to file a lemon lawsuit right away.

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2016 Honda Pilot Transmission Issues

The 2016 model Honda Pilot with third-row seating, has consistently been a cause for concern with car owners. In particular, this model has significant transmission issues

Other severe safety hazards also began occurring when drivers would reach approximately 30,000 miles of drive distance. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the government entity that issues or orders vehicle recalls, has estimated that at least five crashes and one injury have resulted from this transmission problem

The average cost to fix the transmission issue is around $750, which is quite significant for the average car owner.

600,000 Recalled 2018-2020 Honda Vehicles

Recalled Honda Odyssey vehicles include: 

  • Five recalls have been issued for the 2020 Honda Odyssey 
  • 11 recalls have been issued for the 2019 Odyssey 
  • Several more recalls have been issued for the 2018 Odyssey

It seems that this model of Honda minivan is straining under a variety of issues in recent years, which might make the vehicles lemons. 

As of September 2020, the NHTSA has sent notices of more than 600,000 Honda vehicles, including the Odyssey, Pilot, and Passport models, experiencing some sort of open or active recall-related issue.

The two most prominent Honda Odyssey recalls involve:

  • Transmission failures: Among the 600,000 recalls, approximately 50,000 were due to a transmission failure in the Odyssey, that caused the vehicle to not stay in park without the electronic parking brake being active. Other vehicles with this recall would have the electronic parking brake activated without warning, while the vehicle was in motion. Honda has stated it resolved this issue for future rollouts of these models and has technicians available to remedy this problem for any outstanding affected vehicles.
  • Fire hazards: Another 250,000 or so vehicles have been recalled, due to an electrical problem that could pose a fire hazard to the third row. This recall was issued in March 2020, so Honda owners should contact a local dealer or technician to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

Consumer Rights Under California Lemon Law

Although Honda has offered solutions for its vehicles’ transmission issues, the hardships and financial strain those issues have already caused Honda owners across the country, has not been remedied. 

California lemon law is designed to protect consumers from unreasonably defective vehicles and the financial damages those vehicles can cause. It might be possible to argue that your Honda Odyssey, Pilot, or Passport is a lemon and that you are owed fair compensation.

Our Lemon Law Firm is Here to Protect Your Rights 

Norman Taylor & Associates, California Lemon Law Attorneys is here to help our clients throughout California take appropriate action if they are struggling with a Honda lemon. 

Your safety is our top priority, so we want to make certain you are not driving a vehicle that could be putting you at risk due to a defect. If you are the owner of an affected Honda model and are still having transmission issues or conflicts with the manufacturer, our firm can offer guidance on how to proceed.


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