I recently bought a new Odyssey in Brooklyn, New York. It turned out to
be a lemon - it had a serious safety defect and the dealer apparently
falsified the new vehicle inspections in order to make delivery of the
vehicle. I immediately took the car to the dealer for a repair. The
dealer told me they had to order the part.
The dealer hadn't repaired the problem in over 30 days. I wrote to
American Honda and asked them to investigate. I asked them a list of
questions regarding how the issue was handled, and asked for a refund
since the vehicle was not fit to be delivered in the first place. Among
the questions I asked was why it took so long for a dealer to fix a
Months later, American Honda finally wrote back to me claiming they had
conducted a thorough investigation. They fabricated a story claiming
the replacement part was available on the day I brought my car in for
the repair. This was outrageous! If they had the part why did they not
fix it the same day? Also, records showed the dealer did not have the
part. So American Honda lied about the situation. Also, they
completely ignored the questions about the safety issues I raised in my
I'm fed up with Honda. On the one hand, they touted their safety
records, but behind the scenes, they didn't take safety seriously.
Also, based on their actions, they were attempting to cover up
potentially an illegal activity of the dealer (i.e. falsifying vehicle
I want to write to Honda headquarters in Japan. Does anyone know where
I can find their address?
I also plan on filing a new car Lemon case. Can someone recommend a law
I will update the board with any new progress on this matter.