Honda class action lawsuitA federal class action lawsuit has been filed against Honda claiming its 2003-2007 Accords and Civics have defective paint that delaminates, causing the vehicles to appear faded or to have peeling paint.

The Honda Civic/Accord paint class action lawsuit was filed by two Plaintiffs, including a New York resident who alleges portions of her 2003 Honda Accord began exhibiting “areas and splotches of deterioration and eventually grey or white areas where the vehicle’s original paint had delaminated. Over time, the paint delamination has increased in severity and extent, covering several of the vehicle’s body panels.” When the Plaintiff brought her car to a Honda dealership to repair the paint delamination, Honda denied her request because it was beyond the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty.

“In modern vehicles, automobile paint is routinely expected to last the lifetime of the vehicle, such that, absent an accident, a vehicles owner reasonably would not expect to have to spend thousands of dollars to have his or her vehicles stripped and repainted during ownership of the car,” the class action lawsuit says. “Honda, however, has manufactured vehicles with a defective paint or paint application, that leaves vehicle owners with a vehicle of unacceptable appearance. In addition, the delamination of the paint from the vehicle’s body panels, exposing the vehicle to enhanced erosion.”

The Honda paint class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all California and New York owners of a model year 2003-2007 Honda vehicles. It is seeking actual damages and losses sustained by Class Members and other relief for breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty of merchantability, and violation of California’s unfair competition law.

A copy of the Honda Defective Paint Class Action Lawsuit can be read here.

The case is Michele Lynn-Mezzie Nguyen, et al. v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., Case No. 12-cv-6426 R (JEMx).

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  • Anonymous July 31, 2012

    We have the same paint situation with Toyota Corolla. The paint started to peel after several years. We couldn’t sell that car without repainting it. And even then we lost money on the sale because car was painted. Is anybody want to sue Toyota?

    • Mitch D May 6, 2014

      I would like to join this class action lawsuit too.

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      • Sunny June 3, 2016

        I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey Midnight Blue in the NY area with the same issue (Paint Peeling) and would also like to be part of this class action lawsuit.went to dealer and was told they can not do anything about it.

        • Grady June 12, 2016

          This original post is from 2012, but I’m curious if you heard anything back? We also own a 2007 Odyssey, Midnight Pearl, and the hood is peeling horribly. Looked on the internet & it is clearly a problem with other Honda owners, yet the dealers won’t own up to it. We are actively seeking a resolution & would add our name to the class action lawsuit list.

          • Jay June 16, 2016

            Even my car is 2003 Honda Civic and paint has gone almost every where on the car. I got the same response from Honda service that it is not under warranty to take care. How Honda can take it easy with such a quality of paint? They have to recall the vehicles for reprinting with no cost to owners

          • Lori Reimers August 5, 2016

            Yes!! I am also having the same issues!! My roof is awful and now its beginning on my hood!! I would also like to find out how to be a part of this class action lawsuit.

        • Jesse June 29, 2016

          I have a Honda Odyssey 2003 paint is peeling all over not just the roof or top areas. Also midnight blue

    • D Jeffreys November 10, 2014

      I have this exact same problem 2003 honda civic. Add me to this complaimt

      • Michelle November 21, 2014

        Me too. Its humiliating. Is this open and if so, how do I sign up.

    • Paul Ruez December 27, 2014

      I too would join that one… Roof of 07 Camry is peeling and Toyota wants $4000 to repair it.

    • T. Smith December 8, 2015

      We are having a similar issue with a 2009 Prius. I spoke to Toyota of Dallas during a trip there to have an oil change and they are not returning phone calls. They suggested that I reach out to Toyota Corporate. I have done so but they are suggesting that they have no responsibility. Yesterday I stopped by a body shop and the owner of the body shop indicated that his organization has been engaged by a local Honda dealer to remedy similar problems. In describing what he saw happening on our vehicle he said that the paint separating from the clear coat is known as it delamination and that this is apparent in various states on our vehicle. The remedy is to remove the paint from effective areas, he indicated that the areas effected on our Prius are the top, hood and area in the rear of the vehicle. The sides of the car do not seem effected. Would love to hear of a class action that we might participate in. I have a Lexus, Land Cruiser and this Prius. The other two vehicles have not shown similar problems.

  • Anonymous August 2, 2012

    I live in FL and a lot of people here are also experiencing this issue. Can we join this class action lawsuit? or how can we start another one? thank you

    • Patty Gresta December 15, 2014

      I have a 2003 Honda accord which also has the fading paint and would like to join th lawsuit

  • Anonymous August 2, 2012

    I’m too am in Florida. My 2005 accord has completely fades on the spoiler. Definitely a problem for others here, as I’ve seen much worse on some.

  • Anonymous August 5, 2012

    Like everything else on the car paint has to be maintained such as waxing your vehicle 2-3x a year. Like sunscreen Wax Protects your paint from the sun. Even Mercedes paint fades when not not waxed

  • Anonymous August 8, 2012

    I live in California and I have a 2009 Honda Civic EX that has fading paint on the roof. I regularly hand-wash (every 1-2 weeks) and wax it every 6 months. I have had numerous people telling me they have the same problem. I don’t feel a well cared for, 4 year old car should be having this issue

    • Richard October 26, 2014

      I agree Honda has issues with their paint going clear back to the 90s, however; you should be waxing your car 4 times a year. Every 6 months is just not enough.

  • Anonymous August 20, 2012

    I found this when I was gettting ready to call Miracle Auto Painting to get prices on repainting my car. It’s a 2004 Civic in CA with almost no paint left on the roof and the hood and trunk and side panels are looking splotchy and milky. It flakes off! AWFUL! We have 4 Hondas in my household and I don’t know if I’ll ever have another.

  • Anonymous August 22, 2012

    I agree with Brian. Cars should be waxed a couple of times a year. They should be kept in climate control garages. Hand washed ever other day, etc, etc. I am far from perfect. I also don’t think what the complaint here is fading. I have a 1996 Honda Prelude that has a little fading, but the car still looks good . I have a 2006 Honda Si, purchased new. The Si isn’t fading, the clear coat is coming off. It looks like it has some bad disease. I took it to the independant body shop that performs work for my Honda dealer and I was told the plants were not using enough clear coat on the cars causing the problems. I know I also have a 2002 Dodge truck that I also purchased new that I have treated the same as my SI and other than a few dings the paint still loogs great. I am not having a clear coat issue with this truck’s paint job.
    Yes, please contact me about joining this class action law suit!

    • Timothy Bohac April 28, 2014

      How do I join the lawsuit? I am having these problems with my 2005 civic in Eternity Blue Pearl. I am not the original owner and wonder if that matters? I live in California. 805-404-1700

  • Anonymous September 2, 2012

    Mine is a 2002 Civic. I contacted Honda service center just recently. They contacted Honda, whereby a man by the name of Chris called me.He said I am the main Man for the entire east coast and we are sorry, your car is too old. It only has 65,000 miles on it and is garage kept. He also told me what do u expect your car is from an auction, which I didnt know bc I bought it from a honda dealer. He was very rude and when I asked for someone else he said Im the only important person you need and my decision is final. I am now looking to get it painted on my own.

  • Anonymous September 14, 2012

    From spider veins to crows feet to premature fading this should not happen period. Thanks again honda .Went to local honda dealer where the vehicle was purchased used ” was not apparent at first of the paint cracks took some time to show and gradually got worse”. They told me 800.00 to repaint the hood and fenders at there special rate .” From there clear coat failure”. Every time we wash the car I cringe at the site of the cracks in the hood and fenders.

  • Anonymous September 15, 2012

    Add me to the list. ’07 Civic coupe, black. Clear coat started to turn white, peel a couple of months ago. Now doubled in size. No intention of getting rid of the car so am having it painted. Honda has offered a pittance toward helping with the cost but nowhere near what they SHOULD have done, which is to admit they had a defective paint process and made it right – fully. Shameful for such a world-renowned, quality auto maker.

  • Anonymous September 15, 2012

    Mine is a Honda Civic 2007. I left the dealers parking lot with 24 miles on it. Now with a year left to pay on it the roof is a disaster. The paint is peeling off and white spots are starting to appear on the truck. I went to the dealership in Snellville, Ga before my 100,000 mile warranty ran out and spoke to the service dept about it. They all looked at it and agreed that it was not normal. The warranty dept refused the claim and later I spoke to a gentleman on the phone at the warranty division (not the man in charge) and]
    he said that it was environmental (?). Isn’t paint suppose to
    endure the environment? Anyway I want my car repainted correctly and I think Honda should pay for it. Since I purchase this car I have had various strange things go wrong, all covered by the warranty. I feel that I bought a bad car and will probably never buy a Honda again. This was my first brand new car.

    • Lewis Sparrow December 13, 2014

      I have a 2010 honda civic and have already had the front quarter panel and the entire roof painted and now the top of the trunk is showing white spots the law suit should continue on for honda owners because even though this lawsuit is thru 2007 Honda still refuses to make a paint job that lasts the life of the car!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous September 22, 2012

    I did wax my car 2-3 times a year and it’s still delaminating. It all started as a grey cloudiness on my 2000 Accord Coupe. It’s not a matter of upkeep. It’s a matter that the paint sucks.

  • Anonymous September 26, 2012

    My 2001 Honda Accord just started having this problem about a year ago. Now, it covers about 1/4 of my car. A lawsuit needs to cover Honda’s starting in 2000. It is not just the 2003-2005 models.

    • Liz July 9, 2014

      Can you extend the manufacturer years? Ours is a 2000 Accord and the paint looks horrible over about 1/3 of the car. Please reconsider including cars from 2000 on. Ours has been well cared for but the clear coat failed and has ruined the value of the car.

    • Depaola Charles September 23, 2014

      8/99 civic lx has terrible paint issues too.,I want a good contact number to get it fixed from Honda?

    • Richard October 26, 2014

      The lawsuit should go back to 1998. That is when Honda began to have problems with paint and automatic transmissions. The 1998 is the same generation as the 2000.

  • Anonymous October 2, 2012

    1998 Acura CL 3.0 – purchased new. Paint is now “crazing/cracking” and is growing by leaps and bounds. Same run around -dealer: paint wearing out, normal for age. Call to Auto Armor as recommended by dealer–no reply. Two independent shops indicate faulty product/application which should be covered by Honda Motors (Acura). After seeing all the run around others are getting, I’m thinking of going directly to Small Claims Court. Anybody tried this? Results? BTW, wikipedia indicates all CL’s were built in Maryville, Ohio at Honda’s plant which also makes Acura Tl and Honda Accord.

    • Leann May 24, 2016

      Did you ever get anywhere my Acura rsx has failing paint it’s recalled for Hondas but not Acura which is crazy!

  • Anonymous October 3, 2012

    same here i have a 2007 blue honda civic and the paint on the roof is coming off . and on the hood and fender too.

    • freddy jimenez January 10, 2014

      same problem here i have a honda civic lx 2007 paint atomic blue metallic.

  • Anonymous October 7, 2012

    My 2008 honda civic looks like it has leprosy. Received extended warranty this week & took my car to dealer. Told my car doesn’t qualify because the defective paint is on the roof and trunk, not the hood & side panels. Funny because the Odyssey extended warranty issued in 2008. covered all horizontal surfaces. Was told my faulty paint problem was from the car wash. How come other cars taken to the car wash have no paint issues?!

  • Anonymous October 10, 2012

    I have a 09 civic and the roof fading. Have keeped it cleaned waxed it washed it. And it’s only 3 years old

  • Anonymous October 13, 2012

    Have a 2008 Civic with paint damage around the trunk. Mostly on the vertical portion of the trunk. Talked to the dealer 2 years ago and they admitted something wasn’t right. They would only cover part of it, so I decided to hold out. Received a letter in the mail from Honda and it would only cover the hood, which has minor issues. Not gonna waste my time with the dealer. I have faith in the case above!

  • Anonymous October 15, 2012

    My 2006 blue Honda Civic started having problems with the paint in 2010 at around 75,000 miles on it. I took it to the dealer and they said I was past the mileage and wouldn’t fix it. The clear coat has been peeling off for two years now on the roof, trunk and top sides and the paint is discoloring on the roof and trunk. On the hood my paint looks like it has cracks on it. My poor car looks terrible! Please help!!

  • Anonymous October 17, 2012

    I have 2008 Civic Si in Fiji Blue and the clear coat is coming off the far rear of the roof. I took it to a Honda dealer who told me onl ythe district manager can OK paint warranties. He came is a couple days later and said Honda would not cover this failure because the roof had been repainted. I find this hard to beleive. I did by the car in Jan. of 2011. None of the reports I had done on the car prior to purchase showed any history of damage or repaint. Sounds like a cop out to me. Not sure what I am going to do at this point, but very disappointed and believe this lawsuit should be expanded based on what I am seeing with later model cars as well.

  • Anonymous October 25, 2012

    My 2003 Honda Accord is fading as well, it’s on the back of the trunk and on the roof of the car. What can I do? How do I get involved with this class action suit?

  • Anonymous October 26, 2012

    Mine, too! I have a ’06 Honda Civic – for the past 2 years it looks like I kept it in acid rain. I BABIED this car/did all the right things. Garage, the right washes/waxing/etc. I’m disgusted. My saturn (that I sold to a friend to buy this car) is a 2000 – and the paint STILL LOOKS PRISTINE!!! My car looks like the junk from an acid rain. How do I sign up for this lawsuit??!

  • Anonymous October 28, 2012

    I also have a 2006 Honda Civic with crows feet all over the hood and growing. I take extremely good care of my car .The honda dealer and a corporate representative( Jeff May) recognized the problem on my car 3 years ago and said, too bad it’s after the warranty period. One uniformed Honda service manager stated the paint damage was from heat from the engine. REALLY !!!

  • Anonymous November 1, 2012

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic EX (blue) and it started having spots appear on the top 1.5 years ago and oh how they have grown, totally takes away from the value my car should have. I only have 60,000 miles and the inside looks new. Definitely defective clear coat/paint. How do I get involved?

  • Anonymous November 2, 2012

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic Coupe. A few months ago I noticed a spot or two but now it is horrible. I took it back to Team Honda in Baton Rouge, LA. After they looked into the matter, I was told that due to my high mileage they are not willing to help at all. This just doesn’t make sense to me. A car with 10,000 miles can sit in the sun all day the same as a car on the road with much more miles. This should have no affect what so ever on the paint. It is very disappointing that Honda is not making good on there defective paint. I wish they would have a class action suit in Louisiana. I would be the first to join. I will NEVER buy Honda again and tell as many people as I can NOT to buy Honda and how they don’t stand behind there product!!!!

  • Anonymous November 2, 2012

    I own a 2006 Honda Civic Coupe, color Atomic Blue. I have fairly low mileage: 58,000. About a year or so ago I began noticing fading on my room , hood and trunk lid. The areas in question started out as small, but over the winter months they became much worse. I read some of the consumer posts online and was discouraged from pursuing anything for some time because others reported that Honda was unwilling to step up to the plate and do something about the problem. However, I decided to just go to my dealer — Apple Tree Honda in Fletcher NC to see for myself what they would say and do. I took the matter up with Danny Ownbey, my service adviser. He was non-commital; however, he took pictures and asked me to go to two paint/body shops and secure estimates. Both estimates came in at around $2,200. Then he scheduled an appointment for me to meet with a “factory rep” who only visits the dealership once a month. On the day of my appointment, the rep came in while I was in the waiting room. Minutes later Danny Ownbey called me to his desk and said “We’re going to paint your car.” I couldn’t believe my ears. All I had to pay was a $100 deductible. Yesterday I picked up my car and it looks brand new. I urge everyone here to pursue this through your dealership and print this email out as a guide in handling it with your service adviser. I can’t help but think that Honda is beginning to realize they need to do something about this problem if they are going to keep their customers.

  • Anonymous November 6, 2012

    I have a 2008 Civic LX. Clear coat faded and became blotchy on the roof. Also experienced crows feet cracks on the hood. Honda did pay most of the cost to get it fixed in May of this year. Now fading and lifting of clear coat is occuring on other areas. I have to bring it to the dealer again. I have never experienced this on previuos Honda Civics. This is unacceptable.

  • Anonymous November 7, 2012

    As with Kerry Daniel above, I have approached Appletree Honda in Fletcher, NC about cracked paint on the hood of our gray 2006 Civic. This is a basic paint quality issue, nothing to do with washing and waxing or upkeep. I have a 99 Camry with better paint and have never seen this problem on any other vehicle I have owned. Paint is supposed to last the life of the car. I gave Appletree Honda 3 estimates and each estimator was quite familiar with the “problem”. I will be more than happy to join or start another class action suit for anyone involved here.

  • Anonymous November 13, 2012

    Same here! 2009 Honda Civic. black. And the paint is fading off to the primer. It is strange. And we do maintain the car just like all of the other cars we have and none have this kind of problem including our 13 year old lexus and 14 year old Ford F150 and the 12 year old PT Cruiser.

  • Anonymous November 13, 2012

    I purchased a new 2002 fully loaded black Accord EX-VL from Hendrick Honda in Charlotte, NC. After 4 years of ownership and maticulous care of the car, the black paint and clear coat started to look horrible, a real embarrassment to drive. I took the car back to Hendrick Honda with 46k miles on it and was told it was out of warranty and that Honda was not aware of any paint problems nor did they have any recalls. Bullshit!!!
    I travel all over the US and I can’t begin to tell you the 1000’s of Honda’s I see with the Honda Cancer. I went back again today after learning more about the class action’s, and still was told no help was available as it is now way past any reasonable time frame. I again pointed out that I brought the car back after 4 years of ownership with 46k on it was told basically to pound salt. Like many others out there, I will never own a Honda again and plan on telling anyone who even thinks about buying one to THINK AGAIN!! as Honda does not stand behind there products.
    Totally displeased.!!

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  • Anonymous November 23, 2012

    how do we join this suit?

  • Anonymous November 25, 2012

    I am also having the same problem with my clear coat. I have a 2007 Honda Civic, and the paint looks horrible. It is spreading all over the car. Has anyone been able to get Honda to pay for this?

  • Anonymous November 29, 2012

    I live in california and have a civic si 07. The paint is horrible.

  • Anonymous November 29, 2012

    2006 Honda Civic Blue: Paint has been pealing for a while now, Honda service told me it would have been covered in full had i brought it in before my warranty ended, they never mentioned that fact to me until 2 weeks after it ended even though i brought it there every 6 months for oil changes and other service and the problem had been getting gradually worse over the last 3 years. Needless to say, I was pretty irate. They contacted Honda and Honda offered to pay 25% of the cost which they said would be $2000 total. The paint job looks horrible, and I have seen several other blue civics with the same exact issue as mine with worn areas in the same places, mainly the top, sides aren’t so bad.

    I would like to join this lawsuit, how do I sign up? I can send pictures and more detailed information to you.

  • Anonymous December 7, 2012

    I am having the same problem as everyone else. The paint in the hood, the fenders are crack and the roof is fading, now if you pay a closer look to the whole car you will see how the disease is spreading all over the car, the doors, the trunk its really bad. I know that by Halloween next year my car will be diagnose will advance dermatitis. Please advice. They have to take care of this problem.

  • Kathleen December 29, 2012

    I have a 2007 Honda Accord LX. I just noticed today that the paint is chipping along the edge of the roof where it meets the back window. I will be taking the car to the dealer tomorrow to see if they will fix it now before it spreads to the entire roof, as others have reported. I doubt that they will do anything about it, since most people have reported that Honda is not responding to this issue. How do I join the class action suit? I also saw on the internet that a woman from Florida, where I reside, has also filled a class action suit. Has it been merged with this one?

  • Cherri December 31, 2012

    I have a 2005 Honda Civic – the paint on the trunk and roof are peeling and it looks HORRIBLE! How can I join this law suit? This is ridiculous _

  • Charles January 1, 2013

    I have my Honda Accord LX 2006. Recently I noticed that paint is peeling on the upper right and left unisides (aperture/roof rails) as well as the right and left back glass flange/upper quarters and paint bubbling along the back window edges and along the car top edges. The car has only 26000 miles on it. I bought the car from a Honda dealer in Texas. Now I moved to Michigan. I wonder how to solve this poor paint quality issue.

    • Pam June 23, 2016

      We have a 2009 Honda accord and the paint is peeling (actually most of it is gone – just bare metal) in the groove between the grooves around the back window and the roof. Honda knows this is a problem and Honda will not deal with this issue. Why should I pay 1/2 of the retail price to get it fixed when clearly it was a manufacturing defect. The paint did not adhere to the metal. I have purchased a lot of Hondas in the past, but i will be rethinking our next purchase (in about 3-6 months). Honda has shown its unethical response by not doing anything to correct the inferior quality of prep-work for the paint job. Think how many customers would come back to Honda if the problem was corrected. If there isn’t a mass problem – then wouldn’t cost much to correct. If it is a mass problem, then goodwill goes a long way to reestablishing good customer relations.

  • Jessie January 4, 2013

    I purchased a 2007 Civic Si black exterior, and the paint on the front fenders and hood have significant cracking. I received otification from Honda that it was be reprinted no problem. But I need the top of the trunk and back side panels painted as well due to significant fading. A five year old car should not be having see issues..on top of my clutch having a linkage issue, Honda needs to step up and fix this.

  • Tyler January 5, 2013

    I own a NH Black ’08 Si Sedan, I noticed a slight fading on the rear section of my roof. This spot quickly turned to a white splotch, and then I noticed the same thing happening to the front of my roof. A real embarrassment. I work for Honda. I take a lot of pride in my car and what I do, so I hate having to explain why the paint on my supposedly “high-quality” car looks the way it does. I live in Ohio, and have owned the car since it came off the assembly line in Alliston ON. How do I join this lawsuit?

  • duane January 6, 2013

    2004 honda accord paint is wearing really bad looks terrible 4k to fix

  • Lynn January 6, 2013

    My 2005 Blue Honda Civics paint has been peeling off in chunks for well over a year. There are areas on the hood, trunk, roof and doors that are continually peeling off. I probably could take all the paint off myself by peeling all the loose ends. I brought my car to the Honda dealership and met up with the regional manager last year. The guy had the nerve to tell me that it was probably my fault and that it could be from the environment. I live in San Francisco, There is no extreme climate changes in my area. I want in on the class action suit. What do I need to do?

  • Diane January 7, 2013

    I have a black 2005 Honda Accord and the paint has been coming off my car for over a year. It is really embarrassing to drive my car. I have complained to Rick Case Honda in Weston Florida for the last year. When I first called the person in the collision department asked is your car black or blue. they know their paint is defective. Finally the collision manager told me they would take pictures and send them to the regional manager for approval to paint. The regional manager who is a ghost to me told them that my car was out of warranty now and they wouldn’t paint it. I called the Honda corporate customer service and they said they can’t help me only the regional manager in my area can help, again he is a ghost to me and thru the collision manager the regional manager won’t approve to paint.

  • Randy January 7, 2013

    I just got off the phone with Honda Corp and was denied any assistace with this paint defect. I just bought a 2006 red Honda Civic SI from Folsom Lake Honda 14 months ago and now the paint on the hood, roof and one of the rear edge near the passenger side window is peeling off and oxidizing away. I also own a 2001 dark blue Jeep Grand Cherokee and the paint is excellent. This is very unacceptable and would like Honda to step up and admit this is definitely a manufacturer defect. I have always trusted Honda and love their cars. However, my recent experience with Honda support has changed my outlook. I hope this case will voice our complaint and find a resolution to this problem.

  • brad doerflein January 7, 2013

    i hvae a 08 si paint succks!!!!! like all others roof is bad i would like to join the law suit honda gave me the run around like others on this page they know this is a problem and need to fix it i also bought my car new

  • Kevin Reese January 8, 2013

    my friend’s 2008 Honda civic lx has the same issue on the rear section of the roof, so apparently has not fixed the issue. What is the current status of this case and can the later models be included?

  • Arvin January 10, 2013

    Just contacted the two law firms.

    I am looking to get in on this law suit!

    My car needs a new paint job and it is no thanks to Honda.

  • Scottwax January 11, 2013

    #4 Brian is not entirely correct. Most waxes and sealants DO NOT have any UV protection in them. The clear coat is supposed to have UV protection in it, that’s why most modern cars (except Honda and Toyota who don’t clear coat solid white paints) use a base coat/clear coat paint system. The clear coat has UV protection in it to keep the color coat underneath from fading. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wax your car by any means, the wax helps protect from acid rain, bird bomb etchings and other environmental issues. But a modern base coat/clear coat paint job shouldn’t start to fade or oxidized in just a few years even if not waxed regularly.

    I’ve been lucky with my 2004 Accord I guess, or maybe the desert mist metallic paint isn’t as prone to clear coat failure as the blue, black or night hawk pearl black.

  • Tanyett Thomas January 14, 2013

    I have a 2005 honda civic 4 door. my trunk ,roof, and hood is peeling very bad….

  • Danielle January 14, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda civic and its a dark blue. It is embarrasing to drive as the paint is peeling, has bubbled and peel and has lots of white spots all over the roof, hood, trunk area and spoiler. I purchased this car in August of 2011.
    After speaking with Honda they agreed that the paint was defective and that I would have to pay $700 and they will repaint my car but I only was given 30 days from the day they talk to me to make a decision and pay; after this time period they will not do anything. They said the paint job is worth about $4,000. Can someone tell me how to join the law suit? Is this offer legal??? Why should I pay for a deffective paint job from the factory??. Please… anyoneone help

  • Freda Kemp January 15, 2013

    I have a 2010 Honda Civic Crystal black in color. I purchased the car October 2009 in North Carolina. I just noticed that the roof has started to fade. I called my local Honda dealer which is where the car was purchased and was advised that because my car has over 36,000 miles on it they would not be responsible. My car is in perfect condition other than the fading paint . I don’t understand what the mileage has to do with the paint. Does anyone know anyone who is having this issue that lives in North Carolina?

  • Dave January 15, 2013

    I want to be on the list as well. Atomic blue metallic 2006 civic LX here. Paint on my roof is almost gone. It looks like 2 wide rows of white which is down to the primer I would assume. Clear coat is peeling off on the roof rails and white sploches all over the trunk lid. I took Honda Corp to court and lost because the judge felt they didn’t owe me anything. I wanna show him pictures now. Theres no shine to the car anymore. Almost embarrassed to drive the car. Everybody asks what happened to my car. I tell them its Honda quality! SMH

  • Elaina January 15, 2013

    I have a 2008 Honda Civic that had the clear coat faded with white on the roof as well. Honda turned me away saying it was not covered and I had to go to the CEO of Honda. They said they would do it out of “good will”. They sent the car to be painted which failed 3 times and now I have to have it painted again. I would like to take part in said suit.

  • Frank January 15, 2013

    I own a 2007 Honda Civic and also experiencing the same issue with clear coat. Honda needs to make the repairs on the poor quality of paint they used.

  • Claudia January 16, 2013

    Ihave a 2007 Honda civic and the paint has been coming off my car for over a year. It is really embarrassing to drive my car. I have complained to Kevin Loubier in Kuhn Honda Tampa Florida for over at year with out anwer after the inspection on february 2, 2012 until a month ago when Kevin said my car was on recall but after a week he just leave a message said my car is not on the list of recall and he tall if I have questions I need to call Client Service for more inf. the manager in charge of my case said that car will no cover them that my car was out of warranty now and they wouldn’t paint it. I called the Honda corporate customer service and they said they can’t help me.

  • Michael January 18, 2013

    I live in Utah and own a 2004 Honda Accord V6. The paint on the hood and fenders have this horrible problem. It is not rock chips or anything. Its delamanation with spider cracks through the paint. The rest of the cars paint looks great but those areas just look horrible and it is for sure a paint issue. I have been quoted crazy high prices to get it fixed, when it’s the paint they used that is the issue. I think Honda should own up to their mistakes

  • Barbara January 18, 2013

    2006 Honda Civic LX Coupe… Galaxy Gray… It is awful and so embarrassing to drive my beloved Honda. Hot spots on the roof, rear spoiler thingy faded, now the area between the side and the roof is deteriorating, delaminating. Cheesy paint is not something you would expect from an otherwise exceptional Honda product. What gives? I just submitted my info to receive the newsletter. Not happy with my Honda dealer… I kind of stay away from them. Is that how they want their customers to react?

  • Melissa January 19, 2013

    I have a blue 2005 Honda Civic and I hate driving it around with everyone asking me what is up with the paint or people pointing out that my paint keeps getting worse and worse! The roof is just awful I have a huge patch just gone. The paint on my doors is slowing peeling and I have huge patches on my trunk. I want my paint fixed!!!

  • Andrea January 20, 2013

    2006 Galaxy Grey Civic Coupe here. Bought a Honda for quality and reliability. Sooooo disappointed! It has been maintained including being regularly waxed. Stays in the garage except for working hours. In fact, only 60,000 miles on it. I certainly hope Honda responds and takes care of this. I would have bought a Ford or Chevy or even a Nissan if I didn’t care what it looked like in 6 years. C’mon Honda! I also have an 01 Toyota Tundra and an 04 Toyota Avalon with no paint issues. This may be my last Honda.

  • Lee January 21, 2013

    2003 blue Honda Civic with severe peeling on the roof, some peeling on trunk and hood. Bought the car in San Diego, CA brand new in June 2003. Now living in Texas.

  • Wayne January 21, 2013

    2009 Civic SI black, clear coat failure on the roof

  • Wanda Allison January 21, 2013

    2005 Honda Civic. Blue paint is peeling off of trunk and both paneks near back window. Embarassing.

  • Trey Kizer January 21, 2013

    I own a 2007 Honda Civic LX coupe. It is dark blue. My problem started in late 2010 on the roof with a small patch near the back middle that had small white spots. These spots grew and grew until I have almost no clear coat on the roof. It is happening all over the car on all horizontal surfaces and near the gas cap. I can literally brush my hand over the car and have my clearcoat just flake off. I have never abused this car and have taken great care of it. It was garaged for most of its life and never parked under a tree or anything. The quarterpanels are also starting to peel. I took it to my local Honda dealership (Stokes Honda of North Charleston) and they were rude and treated me like it was my fault. I asked the lady if she could look me in the eye and tell me it was something I did and she just couldn’t do it. Just keep going on about how her 2008 Honda paint is fading but it was her fault for not waxing it enough. LOL the service manager, her name is Hope, told me she is ALSO having paint problems with a 2008 but STILL treated me like it was my fault. I am DISGUSTED with Honda and their terrible products and customer service. I have owned 4 Hondas and was a LOYAL customer, the Civic was at the top of our list for a new car which my girlfriend is in the market for. After this experience I will NEVER own another Honda and am advising all of my friends and family to stay away. My 2007 looks like it is a 1987 and to be treated with such disrespect by Honda ridiculous. I would LOVE to join in this class action lawsuit. I have put pictures up on facebook and advised everyone to think twice before they have to go through the same headaches I’ve faced with my Civic.

  • Barbara January 22, 2013

    In addition: I was looking at the 2013 Honda Civic EX Coupe last week and got to the paint issue and I was assured that Honda had corrected the problem (so there IS a problem), and there should be no paint issue on the new car. I told them I was hesitant about buying another Honda since I was so disappointed and disgusted with the 2006 Civic LX Coupe Galaxy Gray paint. I did not buy the new car, but instead invested in new wheel rims, getting an estimate on repairing paint (hopefully Honda will pay for it??) haha… and had the car detailed, only has 55K on it. I will think long and hard about buying another Honda down the road. It just IRKS me no end.

  • Jeff January 22, 2013

    I have a 2008 Civic SI in the Fiji Blue color. The clear coat is peeling off the top of the car. I took it to a dealership and the said that it was not their problem because the top had been repainted. Not sure how they could tell that, I feel it was a bogus excuse as to avoid a known issue with the paint. At this point I am stuck.

  • Erik January 27, 2013

    I have a 2007 Honda civic coupe and the paint on my roof is already fading!

  • Steven January 28, 2013

    I have a 2007 Si Sedan in Habanero Red Pearl,I am also experiencing the “crows feet” on the hood and the paint is starting to come up on the roof as well.They told me the side of my car,and hood as been repainted.Even when I stated how could the hood have been repainted but still be suffering from the original Honda paint issue ? It was just restated over and over again that it has been repainted…However they did offer to cover $500 of the $750 it would take to cover the roof and hood.I refuse to pay anything for this seeing how it is their mess.

  • chuck January 30, 2013

    Same here, 2006 Honda Civic LX coupe, dark blue and all the roof clear coat has peeled. White spots on the trunk and hood. What a bummer. I just spent $1,300 on new paint job with 3 year warranty!

  • Freda Kemp February 1, 2013

    I have a 2010 Honda Civic the paint on the roof is fading and the paint on the hood is cracking. I took my car to the Honda dealership which is where I purchased it from (brand new). They said that the hood is covered due to defective paint but Honda would not cover the roof. They took pictures of the hood and the roof. I was advised that the hood would be painted at no cost but I would probably have to pay for the roof. My car has 41,000 miles on it because I work out of town however other than the defective paint it looks brand new. How can I join this class action suit? I live in North Carolina the manager at the Bryan Honda body shop told me that I am not the only customer who has experienced the same issue.

  • Michae February 2, 2013

    2006 Honda Civic Lx (Atomic Blue). Same issues as you other 8th gen civics. Faded roof, spoiler, top of trunk, rear quarter panels along the top edges. Like a lot of people have stated here, “how do we join this lawsuit”?

  • ELISA February 4, 2013

    I have a 2004 dark blue Honda Civic. Paint is faded in the roof and hood. Paint is cracking in the fender and front side doors. The roof paint is completely faded exposing the metal. My friend who owns a Honda 2006 had the same problem.

  • Aura February 5, 2013

    Hi I’m out of Florida, I have a blue 2006 Honda Civic. I have Paint delamination started on the roof has moved on to my trunk, sides and now starting on the front of my car…also experienced problems with driver visor it completely fell off, the logo in the middle of the steering wheel has faded off….multiple problems that you dont expect from buying a brand new honda civic from a Honda Dealer…How can I join the lawsuit???

  • David Garcia February 5, 2013

    I have a 2009 civic where the roof and front hood are fading the black paint and started loosing paint in 2011.

  • Bonnie February 6, 2013

    My Honda Civic is a 2008, this is my very first new car. I was so excited to own a brand new car!! Now I am so embaressed for people to see my car. The roof on the car looks like it has some kind of disease! This started when my car was 4 years old and ofcourse still paying a note. Please advise it there is something I need to do for the suit??

  • james hill February 6, 2013

    Anyone in NC, find me on facebook. Look for a rabbit face for the profile pic. My 2009 black so has the same issue. We shouldn’t have to pay for anything related to paint failures. Maybe we could meet up at once and all goto Honda at the same time. They wouldn’t know what to do with a few cars all at once while others look at new cars. Possible bad PR if they try to deny fixing this issue. Thanks!

  • Tony February 7, 2013

    2006 honda civic ex coupe, clear coat on roof completely faded, have been told by bodyshop and card detailer, factory defect, not what i expected from honda??? Miami Florida

  • monica February 7, 2013

    So I can subscribe to a news letter and leave a comment, but how do we go about really finding out what years and cars are acceptable to getting repairs? I have an 2008 civic purchased in 2007 that has fading and peeling issues on the roof, about 75% of the roof looks likes its an aged old car. I used to love my dark blue civic. Now its embarrassing to have my car seen out in public.

  • Jeff in Houma, LA February 9, 2013

    This paint issue isn’t limited to just the civics and accords. I have a 2008 CRV in tafetta white that had already been back to Honda twice for paint issues. The first was a 4 months after purchase and the second was at about 18 months. Now at 4 years and only 37,000 miles, the rear liftgate is fading and flaking. Despite a documented history of paint issues with my particular car, Honda thus far refuses to cover the repair. My wife and I have purchased three Hondas over the past 10 years and have referred friends who have also made purchases. After sharing my purchase history with the folks at Honda they had the nerve to tell me I’m not what they would consider a good customer.

    Audi, VW, Volvo, BMW, and Mercedes all warranty their paint and corrosion for 10-12 years and unlimited mileage. Why is Honda only offering 3/36,000 on vehicles prior to the 2013 model year? Because they know they have a paint problem. They have reduced their paint volume and thickness from 160-180 microns, to under 90 microns on average. This means that the garbage bag you use is thicker than the layers of paint and clear coat on your car. It is so thin that some professional auto detailers first use a paint thickness gauge to determine if it is safe to use certain techniques on Hondas.

    Honda has lost my business for good.

  • Mary February 9, 2013

    I have a similar situation with my 2006 Honda Civic. The paint looks terrible and I’m embarrassed to drive the car. I have a much older vehicle that has been housed at the same location and the paint is 200% better than this car. I’m happy to join the class action for this.

  • Rosalyn Rosal February 9, 2013

    Live in CA, with a2006 black civic. paint has completely oxidized on the trunk and hood.

  • Linda February 10, 2013

    Live in Santa Rosa, California. Daughter owns a Blue 2003 Civic Si Hatchback. Paint has oxidized and is peeling pretty much on the entire driver side and back side of vehicle. Lowers the value of the vehicle by a thousand dollars. If it can be sold at all is questionable. It’s ridiculous……….

  • Maura February 11, 2013

    2009 Dark Grey honda civic had “checks” on the hood and roof along with white areas (beginning of corrosion) on the side panels. The total for the job was 1500.00 I still had to pay $236. Now its starting to show corrosion on the rear panel and trunk–just called Honda and they wont help me at all. Even though it is the same problem in a different area. I am losing my trust in Honda. Next car will not be one.

  • Harold Mason February 16, 2013

    2003 Honda Accord Forest Green paint has been peeling for years. The apperance is terible. After reviewing all these complaints and observing other Accords with the same problem I can’t see why Honda won’t own up to this. Other brands of cars from the same year don’t have that problem. I would like to be notified If this issue is resolved.

  • Maria February 18, 2013

    I own a 2006 Honda Civic Coupe. The paint is fading on the hood , trunk and roof, when my husband took in to Rick Case Honda last summer, the dealer could not explain and said it would cost me about $3500.00 for them to repaint! Talk about insult to injury!!!!!

  • Lashae February 22, 2013

    I have a 2008 Honda Civic dark grey. My problem started 6months after I bought the car. It’s started with a small patch on the roof and has grown to 5 huge patches on the roof. It has now moved to the truck. I was so in love with my Honda now I hate it! I’m still making payments on the car and that really bothers me. What do I do?? Someone please help!!

  • Christina February 22, 2013

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic with peeling paint on the roof and doors, can we get this repainted for free and who do we go to/what do we have to do??

  • Christina February 22, 2013

    I forgot to mention, I am in North Carolina, is there anything for us Honda owners here?

  • Lester February 22, 2013

    I purchased my 2006 Honda Civic in Feb. 2006. I have several areas where the paint has peeled off even even down to the metal im some areas. I have taken good care of my car because I plan to keep it for several years (only has 74K miles). VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HONDA!!!

  • Lester February 22, 2013

    Oh, also located in NC. Come on Honda; make things right!!!

  • Ken February 23, 2013

    my 2008 civic has the same problem. first only 2 small white spots on roof and trunk. now i have more than 5 that are the size of my hand. very disappointed in honda cars. not getting a honda ever again

  • Kim February 26, 2013

    I received a notice which stated if the HOOD was cracking then I may be eligible to have it repainted, but because the ROOF of my 2007 Honda Civic didn’t qualify :/ The manager took pictures to submit to the company, but I never heard back from him with any additional information. The autobody guy who gave me an estimate said there was evidence on other parts of the car. He also said that he had seen a lot of this on the Honda Civics :/

  • Siobhan February 27, 2013

    2006 Civic, Galaxy Grey, paint has been coming of in patches. Clear coat failure I was told.

  • Megan February 27, 2013

    07 Honda Civic LX. I highly talk about Honda but after reading about everyone who has the same clear coat paint problem I do, I am not sure I could recommend them again. Roof is peeling and flaking at a fast pace. Not sure what to do or how much it will cost. Honda told me this is not common even after I told them I know about the law suits against them. Disappointed.

  • missy March 2, 2013

    I have a 2006 blue honda civic. My clear coat started coming off when the car was 3 years old. The dealership said I had to talk to a honda rep. The rep didn’t contact me until 8 months after I contacted the dealer. The rep said it was my fault. I don’t think this should happen to a car that is only 3 years old. They refused to do anything. The clear coat is now coming off all over. Honda cars are nothing but a piece of junk. I would also like to join this lawsuit.

  • chris March 4, 2013

    07 civic ex sedan I have a alabaster silver metallic civic and just noticed today that there is crows feet com one side to the other. Need info if this is covered by the recall for the nhbp paint recall?

  • Vincent Sparks March 4, 2013

    I am having the same problem as everyone else. The paint in the hood, the fenders are crack and the roof is fading, now if you pay a closer look to the whole car you will see how the disease is spreading all over the car, the doors, the trunk its really bad. I was also told sorry its out of warranty. The car is a 2006 blue Honda civic coupe EX. I would like information on how to join a class action suite, they need to be held accountable for their mistakes.

  • Chuck March 5, 2013

    Hello Katriell and Braun Law Firms! I’m subscribed to the newsletter but have seen no new news. Can one of the firms please provide some current status on the case? My 2006 Civic (metallic gray) is suffering the same as others. Honda’s stance on thie paint issue (and also the poorly designed 2012 Civic) indicates a corporation that greatly misjudges its customers. All the years of Honda loyalty and goodwill are lost and cause me to look to other brands. The refresh of the 2013 Civic indicates some hope that the corporation can still learn to do the “right thing” for its customers.

  • Ray Candelaria March 6, 2013

    I bought a 2001 Accord unlimited (new) for my wife, having had other Honda vehicles, and knowing that they were a reliable vehicle. This was to be a very nice looking vehicle for her, leather seats, sun roof and all the bells and whistles she wanted. Then the paint started to fade, and the roof and trunk areas started to fade after about 4 to 5 years, I have tried several products to fix the problem, but nothing seems to work. Called Honda and seems I got the same run around as everyone else. Knowing now that Honda was aware of the situation and has done nothing makes me more angry than before. I don’t know if I will ever buy another Honda. Love the perfomance, after 170,000 miles, it still runs great, as long as I keep it maintained. I have two recalls, but nothing major. It is disappointing that a large automobile company will not standby their product, and do what is right. At least make it known publicly that this is a problem with their product, so others have an idea what may be in store for them.

  • Meghanne March 7, 2013

    I have a 2008 Honda Civic coupe and also have paint issues. I had to beg and pleed for Honda to repaint the roof of my car where I had 2 huge white fading/peeling spots, which they finally did. But now I have another large spot on my trunk only about a year later. To me they should have just repainted the whole car if the roof paint was defective.

  • Amy March 11, 2013

    When will this class action expand to cover Florida? My 2007 EX-L Accord is oxidizing, and they keep telling me to just wax it…which we’ve done numerous times, and it looks WORSE! We are going to talk to them (again) today, but will probably not get the answer we want. This is a vehicle in great condition, but I worry about resale value when we go to get a new vehicle. I don’t think I will ever trust Honda again.

  • Sayeed March 11, 2013

    The paint on my 07 Honda Civic has faded on the hood, roof, truck, front & rear fenders, and spoiler. Honda says they will repaint my hood and roof but refuses to repaint the trunk, rear fenders, etc. Poor quality and customer service. Needless to say I will not be buying another Honda again.

  • Joshua March 13, 2013

    I have a 2005 honda accord coupe black, front fenders front bumper hood roof and trunk were all repainted due to cracking and pealing all out of my pocket. let me know how this goes i spent 1500$ on it all

  • Lorri March 14, 2013

    I have the same problem with my 2003 Civic paint. I took it yesterday to see how much a private paint shop would charge to repaint the car and was quoted 3,500-4,000. The cleared coat has has totally come off and if you dont paint it, rust will start to arise next. I was told that this should have not happenened.It.s just a terrible paint job!! We also have a Grand Am that is 17 years and the paint is still perfect. Took care of both the same way.Does anyone know how to get involve in the lawsuit against Honda???

  • Val March 20, 2013

    I am so happy to hear that someone has taken the initiative to bring a class action suit. I want to join or start my own in Maryland. I have been saying for years that something must be done to hold Honda accountability for the poor quality of its paint. My 2000 Honda Accord paint increasingly is fading. I have owned three Honda Accords and I never had problems with my two other Accords. I have kept all my cars for 10 years or more and never had this problem. It not how the owner takes cares of the car; it a poor quality paint job by Honda!

  • Susie March 20, 2013

    My 2008 Civic in a goldish color is also having paint problems. Let me in the lawsuit!

  • Lucy Burghard March 21, 2013

    I have been experiencing the same situation with my Honda Accord (2003) of clearcoat peeling. It looks awful. I am surprised that Honda has not owned to this issue yet! This is not a good marketing campaign for HONDA. Wake up and let’s correct this!

  • Kim March 22, 2013

    I have a 2007 Civic and all of clear coat of paint is coming off. It looks horrible and the dealership is no help! I have owned Honda’s my whole life but that is going to come to an end.

  • Dennis March 22, 2013

    How do I make sure I’m included in this class action suit?

    2007 Honda Civic Dark Blue

  • Tanya March 22, 2013

    I am having the same issues. I called the law firm (Katriel law firm in San Diego) and left a message about the suit. The dealer said Honda knows there is an issue and won’t help.

  • Tony March 22, 2013

    2006 Honda civic ex red…….contacted honda of amaerica, they opened up a case and i wnet to local honda dealer…they took pictures and got a body shop estimate of $2300 to redo trunk, roof and side rails, clear coat was peeling off, honda okd repair for me, I had to pay a $400 deductible

  • Wendy March 24, 2013

    I have a 2009 black Honda Civic SI which I just bought December 2012 and has only 31,000. My car too has 2 large white spots on the trunk and 1 forming by the sunroof where the clear coat has peeled off. Thia is my 7th Honda Civic and my 2nd black si and I have never seen thia problem before. My other black si was a 2000 which I bought in 2004 and had till 2006 ans the paint was perfect. I also just sold my 2002 gold Honda civic ex to buy this black one and the paint on it was pretty good too considering that it had almost 175,000 miles on it and park in the sun all day. I really think that Honda should own up to the paint issue on the whole car. I live in Hawai’i and just thia week I saw 2 other black si with the same paint problems. Please let me know how I can get in on this lawsuit?

  • Mark Hunt March 25, 2013

    I purchased my Accord in February 2004. I have detailed it twice a year every year and always been very proud of how good it looks and the compliments I get. This year the exterior paint has suddenly deteriorated. Along the edges the clear coat has come off. On the roof, trunk lid and side panel milky white spots have started to appear and seem to be growing rapidly. I am very upset that after spending so much time in the care of this car it has suddenly taken such a dramatic deterioration. It only has 62,000 miles on it! I was trying to figure out what was happening and what caused this when I received an email from American Honda asking me to take a survey. The survey was all about the paint quality of my car! This made me explore the WEB looking for this and I found hundreds of people and many sites detailing the exact same problems. I understand that my car is now eight years old and the warrantee for the paint has run its course but this is looking more and more like a defect in material and is not normal life expectancy. I contacted the dealership who was polite but could not help except to point at American Honda. I called American Honda and they told me they would not do anything for me. I filled out the “Contact Me” link on the Class Action Suit WEB page at and heard nothing back and I sent info the my local TV Consumer reporter at I would like to be part of this suit too.

  • Mitzi March 26, 2013

    I have a black 2007 Civic Coupe, bought it in April 2007 (39,000 miles). I started seeing the paint discoloration on my roof 2 years ago but since it’s only a small part of the roof, it really didn’t bother me. Then my trunk and spoiler paint… it just gets worse and worse everyday! I just spoke to Keyes of Woodland Hills today and they said Honda will not cover the roof paint because the paint defect is only for the hood and fenders. If Honda is aware of the paint defect, I do not understand why they would limit the warranty to just the hood and fenders! They said it costs $800 to fix just the roof paint and they (Keyes/Honda) will cover half of it. This paint defect is not my only problem with my Civic. I have been going back to my dealership to have them replace my defective visors, 4 times since I bought my car in 2007! I am getting rid of this car very soon and will never buy nor recommend a Honda car again! I am very disappointed and frustrated!

    Honda, own up to your defective parts! Stop advertising that you have “helpful Honda people” when you only have them in Sales and not in all department especially Service!

  • Derek March 27, 2013

    2004 Civic VP Blue. Same issue on the rear quarter panels and trunk area.

  • luis March 30, 2013

    I bought new 2008 Honda civic coupe and noticed fading of paint on roof. Dealer painted roof, charged 250 deductible. After reading some of the other paint problems, I am afraid other panels might fade as well.

  • Barry Deaton April 1, 2013

    I have a 2002 Honda Accord which started to show signs of clear coat peeling off and it leaves huge white spots and exposed paint. I have taken very good care of my car and I have taken my car to Pearson Honda in Midlothian Virginia to complain several times with no luck on getting my car repainted. In Feb 2010 the paint on my car looked great. Then in the summer of 2010 it started to really accelerate on the peeling and fading of the clear coat. I really love my car ; it is great mechanically but this paint issue with the paint should be an embarrassment to Honda because Honda has such a wonderful reputation and I still believe Honda is the best automobile in the world bar none. I also believe that this problem is directly related to the EPA requirements in the USA on paints because a coworker has the same car as mine and his paint looks great and the only difference is his Accord was built in Japan. Also I believe that the white saran wrap type material put on new cars during shipment does not help the paint. In the old days of Japanese cars they put kasmoline on the cars but I am sure the EPA has put an end to that also. Maybe Honda should repair all Honda Paint problems and send the bill to the federal government because of the EPA paint requirements.

  • Ryan April 1, 2013

    2003 Honda Accord V6 showing signs of clear coat problem on the roof.

  • kamlesh April 3, 2013

    I have 2003 Honda accord the clear coat is gone

  • Kimball Bitter April 5, 2013

    We have a blue 2005 Honda Civic VP that is showing the paint problems mentioned in this lawsuit. Discoloration on the trunk, hood, and top; peeling on the doors; and chicken scratch-like marks all over the front part of the hood. I have never seen the paint failing like this on other vehicles that we have owned.

  • Lacy April 9, 2013

    I have an 2006 Accord Coupe with the Saphire Pearl paint color and I just noticed its peeling along the top of the back windshield. How can we get other states added to the lawsuit and join ourselves?!?!

  • tanya April 10, 2013

    Well, i have issues with 2007 Accord. the paint looks horrible! I have beeing emailing the corp offices….They will cover 50% of the paint, but that is not good enough when I have transmission issues and strut issues.,,,,,,,

  • Vicki Warfield April 10, 2013

    Same thing as everyone else. My 2007 Honda Civic that I purchased brand new began showing signs of the paint coming off on the top around year 3 of owning it. I have contacted Martin Honda where I purchased the vehicle only to be told that they would paint the top but I would have to pay half the costs at about $400.00 which I refused to do. Since this time, my car has become increasingly worse so that now the failures have moved onto other parts of my vehicle. The car looks like total crap and its only 6 years old and very embarrasing to drive around. Proof to the public that HONDA SELLS BAD PRODUCT and then will not own up to their mistakes and take care of the customer. It’s really funny to me to see their commercials on tv explaining how they are the best car on the market and how the value of the car never goes away…. well, who would want to buy a car with no paint on it? YOU TELL ME!!!! I know I’m not the only one that this has happened to, and feel that it’s about time Honda fix this problem with the many folks that are suffering. I WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER HONDA! They will LOSE my business for life along with everyone in my family, friends, facebook encounters and anyone else I can get this information sent to. I wish I could attached the pictures of what my car looks like. It’s like a disease that just keeps getting worse and worse!!!!

  • Dave April 26, 2013

    2004 Honda accord bought brand new. Noticed the peeling started on the hood about the size of a quarter. Took it to two dealerships and both stated it was bird poop…what a line. Somehow the “bird poop” spot has now taken over the roof, trunk lid, and all sharp bends in the body metal. I absolutely will never buy another Honda because of this. Poor quality and very poor service as they did nothing to help on on a bad product. Be warned, stay away from them…won’t back their products.

  • Joanne April 26, 2013

    I have a 2008 Odysee that has the paint peeling on the front bumper and back bumper! Can this be added?

  • Rommel April 30, 2013

    My blue 08 honda civic has the same problems,,wrote a letter to American Honda and they offered a deal to repaint the whole car ,but I have to shoulder a substantial amount in which i have to comply with in a month,,,of course i did not agree to their terms…a manufacturing defect obviously experienced by thousands of consumers,, and they offer me a crappy deal with time limitations? no way i am submitting to their terms, i bought this car in good faith with high expectations,,,, this is not the end of this…

  • Kelvin Santiago April 30, 2013

    I have a 2005 Accord V6 Coupe in Nighthalk Black Pearl paint and am having the same issue. Clear coat is cracking all along the front of the vehicle and all around the door edges and moon roof edges. also have a quarter size spot on the roof where the clear is oxidizing and peeling.

  • Mike May 2, 2013

    Same thing has been happening on my 2007 Civic SI. Huge sections of peeled off clear-coat.

  • Mike May 2, 2013

    Looks like the plaintiffs lost:

    “ORDER re MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiffs Complaint 18 by Judge Manuel L. Real. The relief requested in the motion is GRANTED for the reasons stated in open court on October 1, 2012. Plaintiffs complaint as to all counts is dismissed with prejudice. (Case Terminated. Made JS-6.) (kti)”

  • Amy May 15, 2013

    My 2000 Honda Accord has clear coat failure :(

  • Juan May 16, 2013

    I have a black 2009 civic and i wont buy another Honda. For sure the paint is gone.

  • Rachel Williams May 25, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic Coupe in galaxy grey. Roof’s clear coat started breaking down about 2 years ago. Honda said they would not pay to repair. Then the hood and trunk started as well and the roof now is completely gross! Honda agreed to get an estimate from a body shop which was over $3,000 and then offered me only $300! Insulting! I’m embarrassed to be seen in my car. I’ve had many cars in my life and have NEVER had one’s paint fail like this.

  • jeff May 27, 2013

    Have a 2007 blue honda civic , that is garage kept, noticed 3 faded white spots about the size of my hand. Honda should pay, im pissed…

  • Gary May 31, 2013

    We have a 2006 red Honda Accord. Same problem. Looks terrible. Otherwise has been relatively reliable. Did need to replace steering assembly bearing front end – about $800. Our 2001 Honda Odyssey has OK paint. Have friend who has a 2004 Red Honda Accord – looks just like mine. We wish to join the lawsuit. My friend found this link – we were preparing a letter to Honda.

  • Beverley St. John June 1, 2013

    I have a 1998 Certified Black Honda Accord as well that I bought in 2001 with 35,000 miles on it. To date, it now has 65,000 miles. About 3 years ago I noticed a small area on the hood turning white and thought it was strange. Now it has spread to the roof and trunk. Also, realized that numerous other Accords the same model as mine all have the white discolorations. The cars are in great driving condition except that they look awful. I can’t imagine that Honda executives all over the USA are not aware or have not seen this issue themselves and not rectify it before it becomes a bigger problem, i.e media attention. Is that really the attention they want identified to these cars to detract from them being high performance great cars. Now that is silly and evidently will be costly to their bottom line. It will only be a matter of time as it’s no longer just a few isolated cases. I love Hondas, but won’t be investing in another one if this is not rectified, as clearly now even newer models 2003-2007 are having this issue.

  • iva June 4, 2013

    same thing happened to our 08 honda civic.. we bought it brand new…and we take care of our cars, always take it to professional hand car wash and the only time we took it in for a detail is at a honda dealership…when i when pick up the car, they only fixed the roof but want us to pay half the cost to paint the pillars and the trunk…. if honda admitted that its a warranty issue and fixed the roof why they want us to pay for the other areas…

  • Franki June 4, 2013

    My 07 civic has the same fading problem at two different location on my roof. I looks so terrible and it is growing! I quoted the repair to sand and repaint for $2000! Are you kidding me Honda?

  • Floyd June 5, 2013

    Bought a 2003 Accord EX new in Olympia, Washington was beautiful metallic black paint now looks like it has some disease. Body shop quote over 5k to repaint hood, top, doors and quarters, basicly the whole car would have to be stripped and repainted. All paint down to primer in many spots…more every day.
    Honda quality?

  • Starr June 6, 2013

    2007 Honda Civic.SI figi blue paint issues on roof and trunk. However honda did paint the hood and fenders but there was nothing visually bad as the roof. Its sad that we pay so much money for these cars and they wont even fix the paint on them

  • Sylvia June 6, 2013

    I have a 2007 Civic with the same fading spots on roof. The car looks terrible & is embarrassing to drive. Contacted Honda & they sent me to my local dealer who took photos & then advised me they would only pay half the cost of repainting the roof since car is no longer under warranty. I told them this is unacceptable why should I have to pay anything due to their defective paint. They were so rude they said they are now closing my claim–I will never buy a Honda. Besides the paint issues I had to replace the a/c & 3rd brake light which I see other people have had problems with this also–Shame on Honda to take our hard-earned money & not standing behind their product.

  • Rebecca June 6, 2013

    I have a 2005 Honda Accord with the same paint issue. The paint on the front hood started to spider vein only a year after owning the car. I had a private auto body shop look at it and confirmed that it was paint failure. I brought it to Honda and they said it was not their problem and no covered under the warranty. My car has since delaminated in several spots and looks terrible. I want to get it painted because it is embarrassing but it’s very frustrating that the factory wouldn’t address the issue when I brought it to their attention.

  • Sun June 6, 2013

    2000 Forest Green Honda Accord over here. Same issue as everyone else. I love Honda and their cars, but this seems to be a HUGE issue for any Honda owners. We pay so much for a car you’d think they’d at least use decent paint for it. A car salesman recently informed me that Honda doesn’t put the extra clear coat on it and neither does Toyota or Nissan (bullshit because they don’t have these problems). It’s also an extra $1,500 if you want the clear coat which will cover 3 sessions that you get every 3 years. So stupid.

  • TaMs June 8, 2013

    I am having the same issue with my 2005 honda accord. The roof has large white spots and the trunk is starting to do the same as well as the hood. I also took it to honda where the told me they cant do anything about because its not covered. My car looks horrible and dull. I love my honda but it looks like shit and its embarrassing. It’s clearly a defect and they should repaint the car as I bought it brand new from the dealer.

  • Van June 9, 2013

    I have the same issue with my 07 black Honda Civic. The car isnt even that old and the paint is fading horribly and is starting to rust. Does anyone know if/when we can get compensated for this defect?!

  • Dural June 9, 2013

    I live in TN and have the same problem with my 2003 honda accord

  • pauline June 13, 2013

    I like many others am experiencing paint defect on roof of my 08 honda civic si..I called honda and they offered to pay a certain amount to fix this. It is not right when I always took the time to wash and wax my car regularly. This car has had other issues with 3rd gear shift and sun visor problems

  • ricky zurif June 14, 2013

    I have a 2004 Civic and the front of the car has peeled so that the clear coating is gone. Honda says it’s the sun. I have been buying Hondas since 1984, but if they don’t fix this problem,it will be my last Honda. My neighbour who wanted to buy the car for his daughter will not buy it unless the paint problem is repaired. I live in Montreal Canada. Do you accept non USA clients as I want to join this lawsuit. If not, where can I find a similar lawsuit in Canada?

  • Leigh Ann June 15, 2013

    I have the same problem with my 2004 Accord. Honda says it is normal. An ugly car is not normal and I am so embarrassed to drive my car that I love. I want Honda to step up and accept responsibility and paint my car!

  • jim dudley June 17, 2013

    same problem with a 2005 honda odyssey.white paine coming off around the giving me the run around for SEVERAL YEARS

  • Lynn June 17, 2013

    I live in Jacksonville NC and have a brown 2009 Honda Civic EX-L. I am still paying on this car and there are grey/white spots the size of the palm of my hand all over the roof – in front of and behind the sunroof and along where it meets the front and back windshields. Those spots are huge and now I have 3 small spots starting on the truck. I took the car to Lejeune Honda on April 2nd – they took pictures and had the district mgr look at them. Today (June 17) I went back in because I never heard from anyone. Told me today Honda will pay 25% of $1171. to fix the issue and I had 60 days from today to have it done. Came home and called Honda Customer Care and basically I got an oh well…we have offered you 25%. The car is a 2009 and not paid for yet but Honda thinks it’s ok for me to pay almost $900 to the roof and truck painted! I need to be able to keep this car for a long time and it looks like crap after only 4 years!

  • Rhonda June 18, 2013

    I have paint failure on my 2000 Honda Accord (a clear coat problem). I called my local Honda dealorship and was told acid rain caused the paint problem! LOL

  • ellie July 1, 2013

    I look everyday at my 2007 fuji blue pearl si and I almost get in tears just seen it deteriorate in front of eyes. I fell in love the first day I saw it. Today I dont want drive it because of the paint. Its goes from the trunk and now its spreading to the hood. The top is almost gone.. very sad and disappointed with honda.

  • Joe July 1, 2013

    Hello everyone, I have a 2003 Accord, and my paint continues to deteriate.

  • Joe July 1, 2013

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord and my paint has deterioated through the years. It started on the trunk, and has been working its way toward the front. How do I go about joining a class action lawsuit to get this resolved. Thanks for you input.

  • Wendy July 7, 2013

    As the original NY owner of a black 2004 Honda Accord, I’ve also been plagued with this common, and tragic, paint problem, which began about 7 years ago and continues to worsen. This was my first Honda purchase, and it will most definitely be my last. The dealer, Nardy Honda of Smithtown, NY, of course refused to help, and Honda America refused to repair the defect. My $24,000 Honda Accord with leather, heated seats looks like a heap of junk! I would definitely like to be included in this class action suit. Hondas with this defect can be spotted all over the roads of Long Island–and will for many years to come symbolize the disgrace that Honda America has become! I suggest we all put signs or bumper stickers on our cars to advertise! “HONDA PAINTED THIS CAR WITH DEFECTIVE PAINT AND REFUSED REPAIR”

  • helenc July 9, 2013

    I bough new 2009 Honda Civic from Honda dealership in South FL. We drive car on South- no snow ever. Paint on the roof started to fade last year, this year it is peeling. I have to use my insurance to paint it, Honda doesn’t give any guarantees for paint after 36,000 miles.

  • Chris July 9, 2013

    Took my 2006 Civic to local dealership to see if they would do anything about the paint problems I was having and after about three weeks got a call that Honda is going to pay to have the car completely repainted.

  • Denis July 11, 2013

    I have a black 2007 honda civic and its having same issues, the paint has almost completley gone on the roof and trunk, does anyone know the status of this lawsuit.

  • Chris July 14, 2013

    Yes, my 2006 Civic has show major paint issues on the roof, but is now starting to happen on my rear deck.

  • Gq300zx July 17, 2013

    I live in New Jersey and have an 02 Honda Civic and the clear coat on the roof is pretty much gone to bare paint. Looks horrible.

  • Carrie July 18, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic (Galaxy Gray) that I bought brand new. The paint on the trunk is peeling, and it looks horrible. I am embarrassed to drive the car. Any help for Honda owners in Texas?

  • chris rudzinski July 24, 2013

    my 2007 Honda civic si blue I got new in 2006 of December its paint started checking 4 months after I got it . 1 year later I went to Honda and they side thear was no nothing wrong with it . 6 months later the paint started to peel off and Honda would not help me with it they wanted me to pay them $ 1,000 . my hood and deck lide and roof is peeling and now the hole car is peeling . I got two hondas before it and no problem with.i will never buy a Honda avery.

  • Chris July 28, 2013

    I saw a June 2012 update that said the case had been thrown out. Anyone have any information from later than that?

  • steve thomas July 31, 2013

    I have 2006 civic ,call it the scab mobile, dealer was no help called customer service in California. they were less helpful .I live in Fl. would like to join or start new suit.

  • Chris August 2, 2013

    I myself would like to join the law suit. I purchased my first car when I came back from afghanistan and it was a brand new 2009 Civic SI, from the show room floor. I did extended research on a car thats Relyable, Fun to drive, Good on gas, and that looks good. In doing so I bought the Crystal Black Pearl Civic Si. At first I loved the car. I always properly maintained it and kept it looking show room clean. Ive deployed twice to afghanistan for 8 months each. Durning this time my car was garage kept to ensure it’ll be well kept as I was gone. In April of 2012 I’ve noticed a haze on the roof top (Clear coat failure) and cracks on the hood and feders(crows feet). I had the paint check out and the dealer said that the paint is recalled but they dont cover the oxidation of the clear coat. I am furious as my Pride and Joy, my two tours to Afghanistan to pay for this car, are diminishing right before of my eyes. I took exteme care to maintain keep this car to look the way it does and now its just eroding away infront of me. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Mark D. Shelton August 4, 2013

    We purchased a 2004 Honda Accord in 2012 and it was fine all over. It started as others have stated with a white looking area on the trunk lid and is spreading rapidly there and now on both sides of the trunk. It was only on the passengers side in the beginning and also the Accord emblem below it just fell off one day! We have no idea where it went but there are the white blotches around that area as well where it was mounted. Now the blotches are starting to run up along the side of the car along the windows and looks awful to say the least. We’ve just gotten the car back from the transmission shop after having a new transmission put in to the tune of $3,980.00 and just this morning had to re-glue the rear of the headliner back up! Not very impressed with Honda’s anymore and the Ford Fusions are looking awfully good right now, especially my ’01 Taurus never had any of these issues and even more miles on it. May we join this class action suit or any new ones going after Honda for the paint issues? Thank you!

  • Ryan Irving August 5, 2013

    I have 2008 Honda civic the roof clear coat is off and little bit on the trunk you can see white spots. A car with 50000 miles something needs to be done.

  • A August 6, 2013

    2003 CR-V-red. Bought August ’03 in New Jersey. Clear coat on hood started peeling around 2011. It’s now 2013 and the hood is stripped bare of all clear coat and paint. Starting to rust. Thought I could just replace the hood but now the body is peeling too.

  • Gino August 9, 2013

    I live in CA and have a 2008 Black Civic Coupe, paint job on roof is terrible. Patches are showing up due to clear coat failure.

  • Gino August 9, 2013

    I live in CA and have a 2008 Black Civic Coupe, paint job on roof is terrible. Patches are showing up due to clear coat failure.

  • Gino August 9, 2013

    I live in CA and have a 2008 Black Civic Coupe, paint job on roof is terrible. Patches are showing up due to clear coat failure.

  • Gino August 9, 2013

    I live in CA and have a 2008 Black Civic Coupe, paint job on roof is terrible. Patches are showing up due to clear coat failure.

  • Sonya Mance August 10, 2013

    I’m having the same problem with my 2008 Civic. I live in FL. and would like to join the Class Action as well. Any information would be helpful. Blotchy white spots on a 2008 is not attractive!!

  • Joe August 11, 2013

    2007 Honda Civic with red paint which is also fading in spots and is rough. Gloss has disappeared.

  • Joe August 11, 2013

    2007 Honda Civic with red paint which is also fading in spots and is rough. Gloss has disappeared.

  • Mike August 12, 2013

    2006 Honda accord coupe V6 MT- paint peeling between roof and rear window. Would join lawsuit to make Honda fix.

  • duongtran August 13, 2013

    my Honda Accord 02 had same problem with paint feel off on roof and hood and look very bad

  • duongtran August 13, 2013

    my Honda Accord 02 had same problem with paint feel off on roof and hood and look very bad

  • ERIC August 14, 2013

    i have a 2007 honda civic blue paint job sucks. the roof of my car is fading cracking and peeling as the days go by. i went to penske honda ontario to have them help me. They keep giving me the run around. its going on three month now i go there personally on my day off saturday and get the same respone ill get back to you on tuesday. What happens tuesday no response. Isnt there commericals they advertise about being helpful not so much. i had to call corporate see what happens they said its not covered under warranty. they should stand by their brand and honor the horrible paint job.

  • Deb August 16, 2013

    Live in Pa, my son has a 2009 black civic with the same clear coat problem. White milky spots on roof and crows feet and cracks 1 to 2 feet long on hood. Honda willing to paint roof at 65% cost and our cost 45%. This is unacceptable. Car was bought new. How does mileage affect paint failure? Car is 4 yrs. old doesn’t matter if driven 16,000 mi or 60,000mi.

  • Kori August 16, 2013

    2007 Civic Si with clear coat failing on the roof of car. Already had the warranty work done with the hood/front fender crows feet issue, but clearly this isn’t just a hood/front fender issue. Needs to be addressed! I don’t like to feel like I am the issue…this is Honda’s fault and they need to fix it!

  • Shannon August 16, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda accord silver and the top hood and side panels above the wheel wells all the clear coat pealed off the car looks horrible. It looks like someone took a sand brush and scraped off the clear coat. On the sides of the car the clear coat bubbled up and chipped off. I’ve had the car for about 3 years and kept it washed. Seeing so many Hondas look the same as mine with the paint chipping off and fading, it is horrible. Something needs to be done

  • kevin botham August 18, 2013

    Pretty much the same story as everyone else. Bought a brand new atomic blue metallic Honda civic and prior to the expiration of the warranty the paint started thinning and the and the clear coat vanished causing large ugly spotting on the roof, hood, trunk and fenders. Took to Honda and the “regional” guy said it was due to “environmental” issues and suggested that we keep the car out of the sun ( in FLORIDA !!!) as much as possible. Since both my wife and I have bought Hondas from that dealership and currently both drive Hondas, they offered to pay for half the bill to repaint my civic….my half would ONLY be $1200.00, needless to say I declined their offer and neither my wife myself, nor ANYONE in my family will ever step foot on a Honda car lot ever again!!!!!!!

  • Drew August 18, 2013

    Black 2007 Civic Coupe owner here:

    Crows feet on hood and side panels, and also have 3 large oxidation spots on the roof. Honda needs to fix this…

  • Robin August 19, 2013

    I also have this issue with my 03 Civic EX… clear coat chipping away, more every day, exposing the white paint underneath. I’m not sure if I should have this fixed and hope for reimbursement or wait for the results of this lawsuit. Nearly every Honda owner I know has this issue (2003-2007 models).

  • Jessica August 23, 2013

    I have a Honda Civic LX ’07. The pain on roof and back peeling.

  • manuel August 23, 2013

    I have a Honda civic if 2007 buy it at the dealer and the painting is this stripping, in fenders rear trunk and the roof is not possible I want to fix it I

  • sharon August 24, 2013

    I am having the same problem with the paint on my 2001 honda. It looks horrible now

  • sharon August 24, 2013

    I am having the same problem with the paint on my 2001 honda. It looks horrible now

  • Jerry August 25, 2013

    We bought the Honda Accord (Black) New in 2003. Had clear coat put on to preserve paint job?? Per Honda Sales Rep. The Clear Coat/Paint, started peeling on the spoiler and roof in 2008. Roof/Trunk/Hood now look like someone took an electric sander to them!

    When I took the car to the Dealer, they stated it was because of the weather conditions in Southern California. The car was always parked in the garage at night! The Dealer then stated that they would give me a one-time offer to repaint the car at the Dealer’s cost of $900.00!! No Thanks!! Then the Service Manager would need to have the Honda Area Rep. see it first hand to make a determination. Of course, she stated that there was nothing they could do.

    I now ask Honda Owners in parking lots and gas stations, about their Leper Cars, and if they have contacted Honda? Some have with similar dealer excuses.

    Car paint should last 15 – 20+ years. I see old cars in junk yards with better paint on them then my 2003 Accord!

    My son drives the car now as his first car and it still runs great!! However, the paint just keeps on wearing away. Hopefully enough people will get on board to provide enough evidence for a Class Action Suit. Honda needs to stand behind their product.

  • Jerry August 25, 2013

    We bought the Honda Accord (Black) New in 2003. Had clear coat put on to preserve paint job?? Per Honda Sales Rep. The Clear Coat/Paint, started peeling on the spoiler and roof in 2008. Roof/Trunk/Hood now look like someone took an electric sander to them!

    When I took the car to the Dealer, they stated it was because of the weather conditions in Southern California. The car was always parked in the garage at night! The Dealer then stated that they would give me a one-time offer to repaint the car at the Dealer’s cost of $900.00!! No Thanks!! Then the Service Manager would need to have the Honda Area Rep. see it first hand to make a determination. Of course, she stated that there was nothing they could do.

    I now ask Honda Owners in parking lots and gas stations, about their Leper Cars, and if they have contacted Honda? Some have with similar dealer excuses.

    Car paint should last 15 – 20+ years. I see old cars in junk yards with better paint on them then my 2003 Accord!

    My son drives the car now as his first car and it still runs great!! However, the paint just keeps on wearing away. Hopefully enough people will get on board to provide enough evidence for a Class Action Suit. Honda needs to stand behind their product.

  • Jesus August 26, 2013

    I have a 2007. Honda civic 4 door si Fiji blue the clear coat is coming off many places every day my hood and fenders have many cracks I stay in Los Angeles they had denied me

  • Jesus August 26, 2013

    I have a 2007. Honda civic 4 door si Fiji blue the clear coat is coming off many places every day my hood and fenders have many cracks I stay in Los Angeles they had denied me

  • Jesus August 26, 2013

    I have a 2007. Honda civic 4 door si Fiji blue the clear coat is coming off many places every day my hood and fenders have many cracks I stay in Los Angeles they had denied me

  • Jesus August 26, 2013

    I have a 2007. Honda civic 4 door si Fiji blue the clear coat is coming off many places every day my hood and fenders have many cracks I stay in Los Angeles they had denied me

  • Jesus August 26, 2013

    I have a 2007. Honda civic 4 door si Fiji blue the clear coat is coming off many places every day my hood and fenders have many cracks I stay in Los Angeles they had denied me

  • ulysses Unz August 26, 2013

    2006 honda civic EX coupe, galaxy gray. Bought it brand new and within the first 4 years it started chipping, now its a complete mess on top.

  • ulysses Unz August 26, 2013

    2006 honda civic EX coupe, galaxy gray. Bought it brand new and within the first 4 years it started chipping, now its a complete mess on top.

  • Marie August 26, 2013

    How do I become part of this class-action lawsuit? I have similar problems with the paint peeling on my 2006 Honda Civic. It started to peel after the warranty expired, so the dealership won’t cover cost to repaint.
    I’ve had other problems with this car – sun visor replacement a few times, engine block had to be replaced (covered by Honda but not before my car almost stopped in the middle of the freeway), and other engine problems.
    If anyone knows how I could get the paint redone without having to pay the entire cost, please leave a message here. Thank you.

  • Eliza August 26, 2013

    Paint started peeling after I submitted my last payment. I tried to talk to my Honda dealership, but was blown off. Now my car looks about 20 years old, and it makes me so sad. I love my car.

  • Eliza August 26, 2013

    Paint started peeling after I submitted my last payment. I tried to talk to my Honda dealership, but was blown off. Now my car looks about 20 years old, and it makes me so sad. I love my car.

  • Eliza August 26, 2013

    I own a 2007 Blue Pearl Civic. Also, my (once) beautiful Civic is almost, completely bald on top with those ominous white patches starting to form on the trunk. I just want my car to look nice. I don’t think Honda realizes we are the worst form of advertising for them!

  • Preet Saran August 27, 2013

    2007 black Civic si here, got a note slipped in my car thru from a random person saying I may be eligible for a free paint job from Honda, my civic has paint peeling on the top, looks horrible, note was written on dealership letterhead. Googled it and found this site, hoping for help of any kind, how can I get help?

  • Preet Saran August 27, 2013

    2007 black Civic si here, got a note slipped in my car thru from a random person saying I may be eligible for a free paint job from Honda, my civic has paint peeling on the top, looks horrible, note was written on dealership letterhead. Googled it and found this site, hoping for help of any kind, how can I get help?

  • Julio August 28, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic ex, the car has always been garage kept. Couple of months ago I noticed the paint stating to to crack on the hood, fenders, roof anf rear right quarter panel. Never have been in an accident!! This car has been religiously washed and waxed every 2 weeks for the entire lifespan of the vehicle. I hope somebody does something about this.. I cant keep driving this car around like that its embarassing!!!! Figure it out Honda do you want to lose loyal customers????

  • Bill Kirsch August 29, 2013

    I have a 2007 Civic Si Sedan in Nighthawk Black Pearl. Paint is falling off the roof and looks awful Took it to the dealership “Autofair Honda” last night and was given the runaround. “Honda only covers the roof and fenders” I called Honda (1-800-999-1009) and epxplained the situation. The guy on the phone told me this was a known problem (roof paint) and the service managers have been notified in April of 2013. If your service manager claims they don’t know about it they are either playing dumb or they aren’t checking their bulletins.

    Bulletin 13-060

    According to the rep on the phone it has not been sent out yet but owners of cars that qualify should be seeing letters in the mail late September 2013. This is great news!

    The dealership I argued with last night actually called me today and said that they did some digging and they actually found a service bulletin from August 21st that talks specifically about the roof and trunk deck paint. They told me I could bring it in and get it painted… Hope this helps someone.

  • Jeffrey August 29, 2013

    I have a 2008 Blackhawk Pearl Si Sedan. I have fading in all kinds of places. Went three + weeks ago to Holman Honda autobody. The guy took pictures off all the cracking and fading and he said Honda will get back to me in 2 weeks. Still waiting. As far as I am concerned they should cover all the fading. In fact, they should paint the whole car. I knew I should have gotten a Kia or Hyundai.

  • Jeffrey August 29, 2013

    Glad to just see some of these messages are current. Even one from Bill Kirsch earlier today. I hope that letter for late September will come to me. I will definitely wait. Was gonna just pay to get the whole car painted from a place the limo company I work for does it very reasonably. And I agree all our fading is a terrible form of advertising for Honda.

  • Alice August 31, 2013

    I have a 2007 Honda Accord LX and recently noticed the paint chipping between the roof and back window. Received an estimate from a auto body paint shop for $1200. I’m taking it to Honda and request they cover at least a portion of the cost, since I’ve read some Honda dealerships are offering $500 for paint repairs.

  • Sam September 1, 2013

    Facing the same with 2001 civic.
    Has anyone got any help from Honda regarding this?
    I am planning to get the exterior detailed to see if they can take away issue in any way.

  • Albert Botto September 3, 2013

    2003 Accord V-6 EX, 4 door, Noble Green Pearl – clear coat failing on roof and top of passenger fender.

  • Michael rose September 4, 2013

    My paint started to fade in a few spots, then withinh three months it was cracking and flaking off. I took it to Honda dealership I bought it and they pressure washed it, now my paint is completely screwed up. 100% worse then when I brought it in!!!

  • Ulysses Unzueta September 4, 2013

    Bought my 2006 civic EX brandnew and still own, the pain is awful. Galaxy Gray has peeling on roof, and side upper panels and now the trunk and engine hood.

  • Anthony M. September 4, 2013

    I live in Orlando, FL and I have a 2004 Black Honda Accord Coupe EX, 2.4L 5psd and the paint started to peal a few months ago and has gotten worse. The clear coat is gone on lots of the trunk, roof, ans is starting on the side panels. Would Suit for Honda cover this in FL or at least pay partial? I love my Honda, but the paint is very ugly and embarrassing.

  • Shirley September 4, 2013

    I have 2003 Odyssey, Midnight blue, known problem extended warranty (I never received any notice ) only lasted until 2010. Now my car is peeling like a snake shedding its skin….Never going to buy a Honda again. Honda will not help at all and my dealership owner says, and I quote ” sometimes life isn’t fair. “

  • La Rita September 5, 2013

    I have a 2002 Black Honda Accord and it’s starting on the top back portion, above the back window. Very disappointed, looks bad. Told today, it will cost approximately $3,500 to repaint my car. Poor quality control by Honda.

  • John C. September 5, 2013

    2004 Honda accord dark blue has chipping on spoiler and now oxidizing on top of car started about a month ago and now seems to be spreading. Honda dealer says paint should only last 10 years. I have been a painting contractor for 20 years and the exterior of houses I have painted last more than 10 years. What gives? Defective paint ?

  • Lynn September 5, 2013

    My original post is #150 from 6-17-13. The service mgr from the Honda dealership called me to say that there is a new TSB out to cover the roof and trunk. My VIN falls under this TSB. I can now make an appointment to have the roof and trunk painted and it will be covered 100%. They will have the car for 2-3 weeks since it is not a priority and no rental is available. Please call your Honda dealership with your VIN to see if your car falls under the new TSB that just came out.

  • Keith R. Levan September 6, 2013

    2005 Accord EX coupe. Nighthawk Black Pearl paint is delaminating in several exterior locations- roof, trunk, rear side panels.

  • Larissa September 6, 2013

    I have a 2009 white honda accord coupe exl.. My paint is cracking around my entire rear windsheld. I have paint cracking on my roof (currently 6″ x 3 “… but expanding) and my entire car has lost its clear coat and looks chalky. I am currently getting the run-around by all honda dealers saying it is “wear and tear”….. what car’s paint is supposed to start flaking off at 4 years? I’m getting extremely frustrated with Honda! Expand the class-action year to 2009!

  • Jo September 8, 2013

    2004 Honda accord EX with navigation, black pearl color. About 90K miles. Portion of top roof nearby moonroof is fade off. Side nearby rear door starts to have white flaking issues, and along all edges. This is an extreme customer dissatisfaction. Hope Honda takes responsibility!

  • Ana September 8, 2013

    I have a 2007 Civic SI. The top of my car, especially the roof area has paint peeled off, fades spots and blotchy spots. It looks like I’m driving a 20 yo car with a bad paint job. The problems started within a year or two of purchasing the car (brand new). I really hope Honda does a recall and repaints the cars.

  • Diane September 9, 2013

    I may have u all beat. I just leased a 2013 Honda accord in April and just 5 months into the lease the paint is peeling off my hood. Clear coat is cracked crows feet and the paint is chipped. I just noticed it today after I took the car to a hand wash car wash. I flipped out on them and they said it was bird poop that ate away my paint! I never had bird poop on that spot since I was so neurotic about cleaning the car. I’m calling the dealer tomorrow as I’m also having trouble with cvt transmission and it’s downshifting among other problems. I live in CT and we dont have any weather problems yet. I would love to join the lawsuit. Did not except this with a brand new car! I’ll never buy a Honda again.

  • Kema September 9, 2013

    I live in SC & I have a burgundy 2005 Honda Accord EX where my paint is also peeling. I have white spots & clear coat peelings in huge spots in front of, behind my moonroof, & on the trunk in several spots. Hoping for a recall to fix this issue.

  • Al Shipman September 10, 2013

    I have a 2006 Honda Civic 2 door blue. The roof, hood and trunk all have large peeling and faded spots. Really makes the car look bad. This certainly needs to be fixed, I hope Honda takes care of the issue.

  • shelbey September 11, 2013

    How do I become part of this lawsuit? I am having all the same problems with my 2004 Honda Civic. Would like to get it fixed and needs to be on Hondas behalf …

  • nicole berstler September 11, 2013

    I also need to know how to become part of this lawsuit.I have noticed stops and cracking but just today i took it to honda and when they did the complementary car wash,I now have nicks out from where Im sure they pressure washed it.I am so mad! My car looks horrible now.

  • Ed Cardoso September 11, 2013

    We live in Orlando, FL and have a Black (i mean, use to be…) 2004 Accord Ex sedan and its awful… Hood, sides, top, trunk,doors…
    Is fading everywhere…
    Its really embarassing, having to go to work with a car like this, which i bought brand new and cost me 30K.

    My estimates were from $3500-5000
    its a joke.
    Now that i registered here. What to do? fill up?


  • Cynthia Parisi September 11, 2013

    My 2005 Honda civic is going back for the 3rd time to be painted…roof, truck, now paint is coming off door and hood – peeling, fading, white spots. This started a year ago – every few months same problems starts someplace else Honda initially claimed it was the ‘environment’…you live in Florida….acid rain, etc. Advised today Honda extended the warranty from 3-7 years on certain VIN and colors. Contact your Honda service department manager.

  • Leesa J Cagle September 11, 2013

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord Green, it has a terrible paint job the hood, roof and trunk has white spots and it has spread all over these areas. It is so embarrasing to see this. I need a paint job and do not have the money for it. Please I want some help on getting my car painted. I bought this car brand new and have taken very good care of it, has very low milage for this year model. Please help me.

  • Tami B September 12, 2013

    I have a 2007 nighthawk black Honda Accord. The hood looks awful. The paint is fading something terrible! The paint is also peeling in other areas. The car runs perfectly and is in great shape otherwise. How can I join this lawsuit?

  • Rich A September 12, 2013

    I want in too!!! 2004 black honda accord bought at ps honda in manhasset ny. Car is an embaressment. The far is peeling and fading everywhere from trunk, sides of the car, roof and the hood. I was told i should have washed and waxed the car more, so its my fault, not theirs. I will never buy honda again!! Somebody tell me how to get into this lawsuit. Someone needs to be sued!!!

  • Gabriel esparza September 12, 2013

    I have a 2004 Honda civic ex eternal blue pearl. I am also having issues with my paint. I have always taken good care of my car and feel this isn’t due to my negligence. I don’t see that many cars like mine with my same car color where I live, but when I do the weird thing is that they all have paint issues. It has to be a defect.

  • Gabriel esparza September 12, 2013

    How do you join the lawsuit?

    • Reggie March 30, 2015

      I just recently bought a 2006 Accord, with only 50k, it was red or supposed to red, but the boot lid, the roof and bonnet are now turning pink. I have tried to tee-cut it but with no success. I am now going to end up with a multicoloured car.How does one join this class action?. Honda should stand by the paint work on their cars, otherwise they will lose out in future sales.

  • Gabriel esparza September 12, 2013

    The case was dismissed with prejudice. The case is closed. Honda won.

  • Chris September 14, 2013

    2004 charcoal gray civic. Paint fading on roof and trunk. I can honestly say that whenever I see another car on the road with the same paint erosion, 98% of the time it is a Honda! I’m really shocked that case was dismissed. Is there anything else we can do????

  • William Noyes September 14, 2013

    I have atomic metallic blue paint. It has had to be redone three times on the portion from the pinstripes up. The rear trunk and roof blistered and faded after only three years. Each time I had no car for a week.

  • Mark Primavera September 14, 2013

    I have a 2007 black civic. The clearcoat on the roof has failed totally. The hood and front fenders have small cracks under the clearcoat. I just went to honda and they told me they will repaint the hood, roof, ground effects and front fenders for free. Also they are giving me a loaner car till its finished. I’m not sure why the rest of you are running into problems. I got a paint recall in the mail months ago btw.

  • Jani Stanczyk September 14, 2013

    Do you know of any Class Action lawsuits of similar subject (clear coat coming off paint job) for the 2008 Honda Accords?

  • Stephen Cacacie September 14, 2013

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic SI it is black but the clear coat and the paint are ruined on the roof I received a recall but had no visible damage until recently is there anything I can do. The car looks awful

  • Jeffrey Levin September 15, 2013

    Stephanie. I was in the same situation. I lost that letter, but you don’t need it. Go to the Honda Dealer. They will take a picture and send it to Honda Of America. And they should approve the painting. I have paint decay on my roof, right side doors and front fender and trunk lid. My window molding is cracking too. Holman Honda in Fort Lauderdale has approved painting all those areas. I have a 2008 black Si Sedan. And after they paint it, if I get blemishes on the hood or elsewhere I will bring it back for more free painting. I also confirmed with the manager of the auto body shop that they indeed are having a recall on the roof and trunk also. Bill Kirsch ( look down a few weeks) is correct.

  • Bobbe Anderson September 15, 2013

    I own a 2002 Honda Accord that I purchased used from Griffith Motors, a local Honda dealer. As the others, my paint or top coat is peeling on the roof and the trunk, around the windows and the hood. I can’t believe Honda is denying this problem when so many have experienced the same situation.

  • Matt James September 16, 2013

    I own a 2006 Honda Civic Si, and the clear coat is faded and peeling badly on the roof, c pillar, and starting on the trunk. Clear and base coat are also cracking, peeling, and fading on the fenders and hood. A car of this age should not have any such issue. I am not pleased with an otherwise mint condition car having an issue that decreases its value due to a manufacturer defect. I have never seen such a sorry paint job as Honda has done on these cars. I own a 1993 and 1998 ford truck, and both still have near new looking paint. I will not consider purchasing another Honda if this issue is not corrected.

  • Cynthia Miler September 18, 2013

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic and the paint is peeling off almost the entire roof of my car. I bought my car new. I will never buy another Honda if Honda doesn’t make plans to make these defected paint jobs right.

  • Angie Daltorio September 18, 2013

    I have a 2008 honda civic and my paint is fadding and chipping on the roof and now worked its way to the trunk of my car, i am really pissed cause i just paid it off and have no warrenty on it and i feel that HONDA should pay to repaint it. some one please help!!!!

  • Carol Willis September 18, 2013

    I love my 2006 Honda Civic Coupe….my first new car in awhile. After I paid iit off, the paint on the top and trunk turned white and started peeling off. I took it to Honda..since it was out of warranty, they agreed to pay half….so they paid 500.00 toward the cost, which at the time I thought was fair… one year later the paint is peeling off everywhere else….I got an estimate to paint the rest of the car which is another 2,000.00. I took it back to Honda to see what they would do this time……will know in a few weeks. Looking at these posts, I now feel that they should pay it all….by the way I only have 50,000 miles on my car , which is otherwise great. It looks like a junkyard car, but will probably last another 15 years.

  • Jeff September 19, 2013

    We own a 2007 black Civic and a 2008 silver Odyssey:

    Right fender has delamination and peeling
    The whole car has faded substantially

    All 4 door handles have bubbled and the paint has peeled down to the plastic.

    We are in SC and would also like to join a class action suit.

  • Lupe Silva September 20, 2013

    I leased and then purchased (still making payments) on a 2008 Honda Civic which the paint is discolored, stained, rusting and spots on the roof and hood of the car. I noticed on the road that most cars I see with the same problem are Hondas. I figured there has to be a class action lawsuit for this problem. I am going to the dealer this weekend in order for Honda to fix / repaint my car. I hope that they will fix this at no cost to me as this is truly unfair if they ask me to pay. I have read the comments of others with this problem and it seems to me that Honda is not taking responsibility to try to fix this problem for the customer. I have leased 3 Hondas before I purchased this one and will never purchase another Honda if they don’t fix this problem.

  • denise September 24, 2013

    2007 Civic EX. Paint has been coming off & the dealership in Eatontown (DCH Kay Honda) wanted ME to partially pay for it to be repainted. After MONTHS of back & forth, they repainted it (at no cost to me) but didn’t do a good job. It still looks like crap!

  • Yasir Siddiquu September 24, 2013

    2009 4D Honda civic. Paint fading on the roof. The car is only 4 years old. Not even the family 1999 infinity has paint issues. I dont think it is fair to honda drivers to pay for a car that we will probably have to put another 2-3 grand into for another paint job. Not cool at all.

  • Francisco Burgos September 25, 2013

    I have a honda civic si 2007 sedan. There are white patches all over the vehicle.It began about 3-4 years after i drove it off the lot. It starting to look like a dairy cow. i really enjoy the si but not when it looks like a cow. one question? if we repaint it out of our money will we get compensated?

  • Nancy Neal September 27, 2013

    I own a 2004 Honda Civic and my paint has been peeling since two years after I owned the car, in 2009. It started small at first, and has now infected the entire car.

  • cheryl sarno September 28, 2013

    I bought my 2004 honda accord ex new. My paint has been peeling. I took my car to my Honda dealer and they said Honda is not taking going to do anything about it at this time. I only have 87,000 miles on my car and my resale value is going down everyday. Please let me know how I can become part of the lawsuit aganist Honda.Thank you

  • April Milam September 28, 2013

    My 2005 civic did it so bad that it had rust spots after only 4-5 years.

  • Ana Wu September 30, 2013

    I have 2005 Honda Civic. There are 3 big white patches on the roof and trunk. I bought it new, the paint started peeling off after 4 to 5 years. How can I join the lawsuit?

  • pamela September 30, 2013

    It will be nice to expand the class action to honda civic of 2009. I am having the same problems with the painting. I live in Florida.

  • izabela October 3, 2013

    My brand new 2007 honda civic bought from honda has paint coming of the top of the car. the clear coat is peeling and looks horrible. when i brought it to honda they said becuase i needed to wax the car more, when my friend has never waxed his car and has no paint issues obviously i see that there are numerous people with the same issue i would like to get invovled and get a fresh new paint joB!

  • Robert October 4, 2013

    I am wondering if there is a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who own a 2008 Honda Civic with paint problems. If so, please contact me at the email provided as I own a 2008 Honda Civic LX.

    Thank you.

  • Jane St. Clair October 7, 2013

    How do I join this class action suit? Same issue. Clearcoat delaminating on the roof and it looks like hell. Embarrassing to drive. Hondas used to be great cars.

  • Tony Shinta October 7, 2013

    2006 Civic, grey except for the ugly white spots on top, trunk and hood. Dealer said it was not covered by warranty, even extended warranty. Estimate $1000 to fix or loose $1000 on trade-in value. Honda advertising on Civic, ” Its legendary quality, reliability and low cost of ownership have made it a perennial favorite.” Legendary value is down on my Civic because of poor quality and warranty coverage.

  • Paulette Lawrence October 7, 2013

    I just took my 2007 Honda Civic to the dealers for repainting. This is the third time it has been repainted. I was told this is a problem that Honda has with cars coming out of Canada. Knowing the problem doesn’t take away the inconveniance of being without a car for three days or so. You would think they would pay for a loaner car, but needless to say they won’t.

  • Rebecca Waggoner October 7, 2013

    My Black 2006 Honda Accord LX is now almost paid off and is completely ruined with large amounts of oxidation everywhere. I am contemplating having it painted prior to selling, but would rather be a part of the class action if possible. This isn’t right that a car that is 7 years old would look like it is 20 even though I take great care of it! I pay almost $400 in payments every month for the past 5 years for it to turn to this… Please let me know how to be a part of this.
    Thank you,

  • Lindsey Graf October 9, 2013

    My 2007 Honda Civic has barely any paint left on the roof. Honda ought to be ashamed of this as well as the sun visors that break and
    the rear control arms that cause your tires to wear out. What happened to building a quality car that will last? Recalls should have been issued!!!

  • Louis Domashevich October 11, 2013

    I have the same problem as ever one else on the roof of my black 2007 civic. I would like to be part of the law suit.

  • Evan Kemp October 11, 2013

    My 2008 Fiji Blue Honda Civic Si is starting to have the same problem on the roof. Mine is right where the rear window meets the window. I am in Michigan, I am not sure if this means anything.

  • paul mariconda October 13, 2013

    The paint all over my 2009 Honda Civic is deteriorating rapidly. It is beginning to look looe a 20 year old car! I’m shocked that Honda will do nothing about it. They are willing to repaint the engine hood, which isn’t a problem!!! Please esnd me information to participate in the class action lawsuit

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  • Ellen Long October 13, 2013

    If Honda won’t own up to its responsibility, then we know what kind of company it is and I can now more easily switch to Toyota. Thanks for making my decision easier.

  • Eric Hoy October 14, 2013

    I bought my 2007 Civic new and I take very good care of my car. I am noticing blotches on the roof now and would like to be part of this class action suit.

  • Ozgur Keser October 15, 2013

    I have a 2003 honda accord and I’d like to be a part of this class action. Please send me contact info. Thanks.

  • tammy October 17, 2013

    I have an 2008 Honda Accord that the paint is bad on the top by the sunroof, on the trunk and now is it on the passenger door. I went to Honda dealership to document my concerns, and just got a call after 2 months stating that my car was too old(2008) and I had too many miles. Not sure why my mileage would be any concern with the quality of the paint

  • tammy October 17, 2013

    I have a 2008 Honda Accord that I purchased brand new. The white spots showed up on the roof of my black accord a few months ago. I took my car to a Honda dealership and the service manager took pictures. Since those pictures were taken in August, we have noticed more issues along the trunk and now the passenger door. I took my car back so these new areas were documented. Just got a called after 2 months, stating they will do nothing because my car is too old? And it has too many miles! How can I be included in the class action suit?

  • Bryan McCloud October 17, 2013

    2007 Black Civic SI. Roof paint is severly faded in patches. Would like to be part of this class action suit.

  • Georgia A. Eckelt October 19, 2013

    My Honda Accord 2003 with only 65,000 miles on it as of Oct. 2013 recently started to show the peeling clear coat in quite a few spots. I have waxed it and taken excellent care of it all these years, so I get sick to my stomach when I see how the once lovely bordeaux (red wine) color looks now. Please tell me how I can join the class action suit. I live in Burke, Virginia, close to Fairfax in Northern Virginia.

  • PATRICA STEWART October 20, 2013

    please tell me how to join the class action lawsuit for the defective honda paint .

  • Ellen Long October 20, 2013

    What is the outcome of this lawsuit? I have the same issue with a 2005 Civic that Honda won’t fix.

  • Jean Juenger October 23, 2013

    i have a 2004 Honda Accord that the entire hood has no paint left on it. It is like it has just faded off. I would appreciate info on how to join this class action suit or some way to get my hood repainted.

    Thanks, Jean

  • Luis October 27, 2013

    I have 2008 honda civic.that the paint is bad on the sunroof, trunk and now is it on the hood. I need info on how to join the class action lawsuit for the defective honda paint.

  • martin October 27, 2013

    try going to your dealership as a new recall has been made TSB 13-060 for vehicles under 7 years old.

  • Sherri October 27, 2013

    Thank you Martin! My 2007 Honda Accord has flaking paint issues and I’m so embarrassed by this. I will be going by Honda to see about the TSB 13-060.

  • Jessica October 29, 2013

    I have a 2007, and the paint on the top and trunk is terrible! Now its starting to peel on the doors as well. I too called Honda and was told they wouldn’t repair it. The only reason my hood isn’t ruined is because it was replaced from an accident. I hope they have done something about this!

  • Emily November 4, 2013

    I have a blue 2004 civic where the paint has literally just chipped away…it started in 2009 and has only gotten worse. I know a lot of people have gotten warranties for their hood if they have a 2006-2010. What about the rest of us?

  • Erin Henderson November 5, 2013

    Owner of a 2004 black 2-door accord coupe. My car is a total mess, it started a couple years ago when I notice some white patches above the windshield on the roof. I thought it was caused by my windshield fluid, but it continued to get progressively worse. Now, the clear coat is peeling all over my car, on the hood, trunk, front fenders, roof and on almost all the edges around the doors, windows and lights. It needs a total paint job and when brought to the dealer, they to bad, so sad !!!!!

  • Tammy November 5, 2013

    I called Honda concerning #13-060 to find out that it only covers civic models. So if anyone has an accord we are out of luck so far. I did call 800-999-1009 and filed a complaint.

  • F. Villar November 7, 2013

    I own 2005 Honda Accord, silver gray. In the last 2-3 months I watched in horror a small paint bubble/delamination in my rear bumper that became a very aggrresive paint delamination, now covering more than half of the bumper length by 3″ wide, and delamination is still in progress. I did call 800-999-1009 to report following #284 Tammy.

  • Dana Ashley November 8, 2013

    2003 honda accord burgundy. Bad peeling of clear coat and paint on back of vehicle.

  • Richard T Ortiz November 9, 2013

    2004 Honda Accord coupe EX, beautiful red paint starting a white cloud above windshield in front of moon roof. I keep this car detailed as I do all my vehicles and this is the only paint that is starting to fail. Had a 1991 Accord SE and was never a problem. VERY disappointed.

  • Summer November 12, 2013

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord and the paint is coming off on the roof and starting to move down the sides of the vehicle. I would like information on how to become a part of this class action. Car runs great but it looks TERRIBLE!


  • Terri Franklin November 13, 2013

    2003 Accord- Midnight Blue. Started as white blotches on the roof- eventually clear coat peeled and flaked. Very disappointing to find out this is what will happen regardless of excellent care given to maintain a nice looking vehicle.
    If this is what is to be expected, this is the last Honda that I will purchase.

  • Al Coleman November 13, 2013

    2004 Honda Accord coupe EXL, red paint starting a white cloud on the hood and on the roof in front of moon roof. I want to get a new Honda but, if they fail to recognize this problem and provide a satisfactory solution to those of us who are loyal Honda owners , maybe its time for us to find another car company.

  • John Richmond November 14, 2013

    I own a 2007 Civic Si sedan, GAlaxy Grey. The paint it peeling on the roof.

  • Brad Hogreve November 15, 2013

    I have a red 2004 HOnda Accord 6 cyl. Clear coat is peeling off.

  • Nanka November 20, 2013

    I am an owner of a 2004 Blk Honda Accord V6, the paint has started to peel off. I have called Honda about this issue several times, they are yet to acknowledge this to be an issue.This might be the last Honda car I am buying if the don’t take care of it.

  • Dyan Hector November 23, 2013

    I am the original owner of a 2005 Honda Accord
    And I have experienced several areas on my car
    Peeling. The areas include currently but have spread
    As time has gone on trunk, roof, windows and lastly
    Rear bumper. This is the original paint and has
    Never been in a accident. I have been a previous
    Honda owner and have never experienced this
    Type of issue on much older vehicles. I look forward
    To a response as this is a defect and not acceptable

  • Charles A. Brown November 26, 2013

    I have a black 2005 Honda accord and the clear coat is peeling. The trunk, roof and hood are affected.

  • josue recinos November 27, 2013

    im also honda accord 2004 owner ex Nighthawk Black Pearl color. the hood, roof and rear spoiler is beyond horrible conditions. the clear coat is all gone, and the base is exposed and its starting to rust. called honda and they said only the odyssey was being recall for the paint. i asked why only odsseys? its more than clear that the problem is not only with oddyssey! accords and civics are plagued with this horrible paint job! she said there was nothing honda can do for me. i told here that this will be my first and definetly last honda ill ever buy!

  • Jacqueline November 29, 2013

    I too am an owner of a 2005 Honda Civic that has exactly the same paint peeling problem. I have also seen several other individuals locally whom also have this particular make/model Honda vehicle, and their paint is peeling like cheap nail polish as well. This major issue is causing damaging corrosion to occur in multiple areas of my vehicle. I have tried many avenues in order to get this problem rectified, unfortunately I have not had any success as of yet. I am highly dissatisfied with the quality of product provided to me. Please help me obtain a positive resolution to this disaster!

  • Rachel December 1, 2013

    What about the people with 2002 Honda Accords with the exact same problem? What recourse do we have. Why is this only 2003. My car is a 2002 I bought it in the Summer of 02. A few years ago the paint started going bad. It looks horrible. What am I supposed to do. I know I am not the only 2002 accord owner with this problem.

  • David Stevens December 2, 2013

    If you want another good automotive case Google bad ford focus transmission, this is a nightmare

  • Chris from Georgia December 2, 2013

    You need to call your local Honda dealership. I received a letter about 3 weeks ago telling me they had extended the paint warranty for this issue. My hood, roof, and trunk had the clear coat coming off. At this time, my car is being repainted for free under the warranty. CALL your local dealership!

  • mike December 5, 2013

    I have a 2005 Honda Accord Black, roof, trunk, front fenders and rear fenders clear coat is delaminating… I actually had some one ask me did someone pour acid on my car

  • Anabel Marquez December 6, 2013

    I have a 2006 honda accord. I noticed about a year ago it started to oxidize it looks so dull and ugly. My car is grey.. I love my car but I’m really frustrated that Honda hadn’t taken steps to fix their paint problems. I thought I’d be a honda owner for life but I’m loosing faith that they’ll do the right thing. Does anyone know if any dealerships are taking care of the defective paint issue yet?

  • Ida December 18, 2013

    I have 2003 Dark Blue Honda Accord. I have the same problem with my vehicle with the paint on the hood. I have tried to call the local Honda dealer and then the corporate office and both have given me the run a round that because there was no warranty extension on the Honda Accord.there was nothing they could do for me. This is just a big corporation trying to avoid assisting their consumers. I hope this lawsuit wins so eventually Honda will have to repaint my car as well. Kudos to this class action suit.

  • Jon December 21, 2013

    We had my wife’s 2006 Honda Civic SI repainted due to paint peeling excessively on the trunk lid, roof (near and around the back window, and all around the back window seal areas, and the hood. At the time, earlier this year, Honda agreed to pay 90% of the costs. I’m hoping we’ll be able to recover the rest if this suit gets filed as it was (according to our dealership) close to a $2000 repair.

  • Jon January 10, 2014

    I am having this problem on my 2003 Honda Accord. How do I join this class action lawsuit? Thank you.

  • Will Alexander January 19, 2014

    I have had this issue with my sons 2005 Silver Honda Civic….looks nasty! Can someone advise me how to be a part of this lawsuit to have Honda fix this. I had no idea how widespread this problem was until my son told me his friend heard about the lawsuit recently and just did my own preliminary research.

  • D. Hill January 19, 2014

    My 06 accord has paint that is starting to separate from the primer above the rear window. I would like to be a part of this class action law suit. Thank you.

  • Neva Steele January 20, 2014

    I have a 2007 blue Honda civic the clear coat it peeling on the hood and fenders and roof. We have a 2002 silver Honda accord and the paint is in good condition. We also at one time owned a 1992 maroon Honda accord and the clear coat started cracking and peeling at about 6 years old. It seems to me the darker paint jobs have most of the problems. Honda needs to correct this it is unexceptable. Can I please join the class action law suit I leave in CA thank you

  • Laura Sutliff January 30, 2014

    Hi there, I am having the same issue with my 2007 Honda Civic Si. How do I sign up for this law suit???

  • Carl Daniels February 3, 2014

    Same problem with my 04 accord. How do I join in this class action lawsuit?

  • Patrick Bowman February 5, 2014

    I own a 2000 Honda civic lx in factory forest green. It only has 130,000 miles and has been well maintained it’s entire life. The roof is completely faded and lacking clear coat and the hood is getting worse every day. This is a damn shame too because the car has never had a single mechanical issue and could very well run until 250,000 miles, but it’s ugly as sin due to the shit paint job Honda did.

  • gerardo feliciano February 6, 2014

    my Honda civic 2010 the paint is completely gone in the roof, hood, you only see the metal. it is a 2010 and the damage started 2012, this is a garage car, little use

  • Elaine Eltringham February 7, 2014

    My 2007 Honda Pilot EXL in factory Aberdeen Green Metallic is experiencing delamination on both doors of the driver’s side of the car. There are numerous spots that have appeared over the past few months on both doors on the driver’s side. I was disturbed to search on the internet only to find this seems to be a known problem that occurs with Hondas.

  • Misty February 10, 2014

    My blue 2005 Honda Civic has been having the same problem for the past two years. I didn’t realize how big of a problem this has been for other people. I don’t care about getting any money but I would like to get my car repainted without paying an arm and a leg. Can someone please give me advise on what I can or should do?

  • Dorothea Trujillo March 5, 2014

    My 2006 Honda Accord is experiencing similar problems. What are the necessary steps needed to join the lawsuit?

  • Craig Dellinger March 6, 2014

    Same problem here. 2007 Civic Coupe – Atomic Blue. The roof is looking terrible. It’s our son’s car and has been outside it’s whole like, but it was waxes a couple times a year. It’s ridiculous that Honda hasn’t done something about this. This will for sure be the last Honda we ever purchase.

  • Shauna Mimbsb March 11, 2014

    Same problem with my 2004 Accord. I would like to join the class action lawsuit. Something needs to be done and Honda should be responsible.

  • Dana March 12, 2014

    I have a 2003 accord and the clear coat has been coming off and now some of the paint. It is literally embarrassing to drive at this point. Not to mention, I am definitely profiled for having a crappy looking car. The car itself runs fine. I keep it well maintained. I would like to have this car for a long time because honda’s are supposed to last a long time. However I cant imagine having to drive this much longer. I live in NJ and constantly see other hondas on the road with the same problem. What can we do to be involved in this suit?

  • Mehdi March 14, 2014

    I have a Honda accort 2004 EX model (gold color), I am having the same issues as others, went to dealership in ONT, CA and also called honda, they documented my case but they will not do anything; What can I do to be involved in this class law suit? I even left two e-mails with invloved law firms, but no response.

    Thank you

  • shari sullivan April 7, 2014

    Hello I have a 2009- Honda Civic Ex-L, I bought the car brand new- Wash my car twice a month, get it waxed 3-times a year. I started to notice the top roof by the back window is starting to fade. I have even own the car 5-years yet. Still making payments, this is really pissing me off. I had a 2000 Honda Civic which i owned for 12 years Not one PROBLEM.

  • shari sullivan April 7, 2014

    I feel the paint honda is using is very cheap, I dont feel I should have to pay, someone to fix my car. How do I and other people go about making a class*action suit. So many complaints*– Honda should be held for their actions.

    Shari Sullivan, CA

  • Cheri Matthews April 7, 2014

    I have a Blue 2004 Honda Civic VP with only 27,000 miles on it. Bought it new in 2004 and about 2 years ago, the paint started peeling off the back. Now, 2014, it looks a mess! The top of the car looks like some kind of disease! The paint now seems to just flake right off, right down to the bare metal! I was thinking of selling it & thought I’d get more money due to such low mileage, however, with the paint problem, forget it! How can we get in on this Law Suit Action?

  • Ryan April 9, 2014

    I have a 06 civic si Fiji blue coupe and the hood has terrible crows feet and now the c-pillars around the back glass are cracking and peeling off in chips. Honda should be held responsible but I’m also told its environmental. HELP!

  • Phoebe Gilman April 17, 2014

    I have a 2007 CRV and the clear coat is peeling off the hood by the day. I have never seen this is any car I ever owned before. I am happy with the car except for this but I will never buy another Honda. I would like to get this fixed.

  • Lindsey K April 22, 2014

    I have a 2007 white Accord with fading/oxidizing paint. It will not hold a shine with waxing and has streaks on the sides. It is progressively getting worse.

    Columbus Ohio

  • Coco April 23, 2014

    I have a 2010 Civic. Hood, roof and rear are cracking, pealing and have white spots. Brought it to dealership in the fall, said their was an extended warranty on it. Brought it to appraiser, submitted it to Honda Corp, Honda Corp approved all but one area which they said they would split the cost with me – $600 would be my share. Honda does not cover a rental car, so I would have to incur that cost as well. I did not get it fixed.

    Have a problem with my speed sensor, brought it back in to the dealership & they said their have been updates to the paint warranty & that I should bring the car back in for another appraisal. I did that & they told me that if it was approved by Honda, it would take a minimum of 2 weeks to fix. However, they currently have so many other Honda’s on the list, there is a minimum 3 month wait list.

    I am still awaiting to see if my car is approved; in the meantime my car is a great vehicle for deterring new Honda buyers. People stop me and can’t believe how Honda lets this happen to their cars.

    Also, why is Honda not paying for the rental car. The paint problem is their fault. When I spoke with Honda Corp, they said it was the dealerships decision to reimburse for the rental car. The dealership said they are not paying for a rental car and they do not have loaners. Seriously, shame on Honda for their behavior. They should own up to the fact that the painting is not up to par, fix it, and cover the rental car.

    By the way, I also heard the painting on the doors are also going to fade and spot just like the rest of the car. Rumor has it Honda already knows this, but will not fix it until it starts to happen. So potentially that’s a minimum of 4 weeks to fix my car and the cost of rental car. Has anyone heard of this happening?

    This is my 1st and last Honda.

  • Mike April 26, 2014

    I have a 2006 blue Civic ex. I have only have just over 112,000 miles on the car that is regularly parked in a garage unless at work or out on the road. I received a re-call letter some time ago and disregarded it since my paint at that time was fine. Now I am noticing oxidation on several spots on the roof and have cracking paint on my hood. Is there a way to get a copy of the re-call letter? The dealer now is telling me that I must produce their letter to qualify for any assistance. I have liked the Civic and Honda but I am being forced to change that perspective and I am not sure where to turn to remedy this problem. Please help me out.

    • Coco May 8, 2014

      Hi Mike – your dealership should have the warranty as it is tied to your VIN #. I received my letter October 2013 & it was sent based on VIN #. The letter was to notify you of 2 warranty extensions:

      “The 1st warranty extension applies to some 2006 – 2011 Civics, where the exterior paint on the hood and the leading edge of the front fenders may crack. A 2nd warranty extension that applies to the same group of 2006 – 2011 Civics, where the exterior paint on the roof & trunk may have a chalky or cloudy appearance. To ensure your confidence in your vehicle, American Honda is extending the warranty on the paint in these areas to 7 years from the original date of purchase. If your vehicle is already 7 years old based on the original date of purchase, American Honda is extending the warranty an extra 6 months from the mailing date of this letter.”

      Call Honda Customer Service at 800.999.1009 and selection option 4. They should be able to send you a letter with your VIN # on it.

      I hope this helps and good luck!

  • Vito May 26, 2014

    I have a 2005 Honda Accord and my Paint looks absolutely horrible. It has deteriorated, and now i can’t even sell this car without taking a huge lost. Please tell me how i can join this class action. I am the original owner but i have over 150k miles. Will i be covered? That is not fair that i have to deal with a problem they have created. I paid full price for this vehicle $24,000 plus Please Help

  • RICHARD, florida June 3, 2014

    I also have a 2005 Honda Accord ex v6 purchased it brand new, I am also seeing the breakdown in the clear coat on the roof , and hood. I would love to hold Honda accountable for this poor paint job . How can I be part of this class action

  • Sonia June 4, 2014

    I have a 2008 Honda Civic Si, Habanero Red Pearl which we bought brand new. Just called the Honda Dealership to let them know that for the past 6 months we noticed paint was fading on the roof of our car. We have three white blotches on the roof. I told them that we found out about the paint recall. The service Department (Terry) entered my VIN # and according to their system my vehicle is not on the list for the paint recall. I am so dissapointed, all the cars we have purchased in the past resulted in no issues but our first Honda gives us this issue.

  • Denise June 6, 2014

    Like so many other of these complaints the paint is peeling of the roof of my 2007 Honda Civic. I did not receive the warranty notice or subsequent extension notice. The only reason I even knew Honda offered the warranty extension is because other Honda Civic owner pulled up beside me at a traffic light and told me. Honda was completely apathetic when I called them to see if they’d still cover it. How do I become part of this class action law suit?

  • Hannah June 9, 2014

    My 2012 honda civic currently having a similar problem with paint. Instead of the roof, the paint near the windshield area is coming off…. Clear coat is showing. Talked to dealer first and the guy said that it probably had accident and repainted. Nothing wrong with the paint. Next step, I talked to collision center people, they told me probably the paint issue, no evidence of repainting job. Also talk to other dealers from other manufacturer, and said the same thing like the collision guy. The honda dealer refuses to take the phone call…. I don’t know what to do.

    • Matt June 29, 2014

      I have a nighthawk pearl black 2010 si. I got the front end repainted for free after a recall noticed i recieved. It had bad crows feet. Just noticed a spot on the roof now. I also just got another recall notice for paint on the roof. I am going to call them tomorrow.

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  • Lee June 20, 2014

    I also faced this same problem!
    2005 Honda Accord EX.
    7 years, 80000 miles into ownership, had paint failure all around the vehicle. (I have 20+ pictures to document this)
    I took it to the dealership it was purchased from, and contacted Honda Corp. but was denied any coverage.

    If someone could shed some light as to how I can join this suit, I would greatly appreciate it!

  • Sarojin June 22, 2014

    My 02 Accord is having serious issues with the paint. Started showing spots a year ago and now the entire roof and trunk are completely ruined. I don’t even wash my car for fear of what will happen. It flys off like dust with just a swipe of your finger. I’d love for Honda to help with this. I love my car and the actual body is in perfect shape. Sucks that I won’t get anything out of this car because of something that isn’t my fault when I go to sell.

  • Sue July 1, 2014

    I have 2006 Honda Civic atomic blue paint. Took it to Honda dealership who said there is a paint peeling problem. Extended paint warranty expired January 2014 but I am beginning to see the peeling paint since June 2014. Want to join the law suit. Please help.

  • Christopher Nash July 9, 2014

    I bought a 2006 civic ex in October of 2005. My paint is beginning to fade and I was told the warranty for paint repair has expired. I love this car but it is embarrassing to show. My sister has another brand that is four years older than mine and has not had any paint issues. I do not feel I should be required to pay for this. If Honda expects to sell me or any members of my family another car this issue should be resolved.

  • Peter J Koulikourdis July 25, 2014

    I purchased a 2002 Honda Accord for my mom. It has been garage kept and has 50,000 miles.
    This blog made me realize that it is NOT age or weather that has caused the paint on this forest green Honda to fade, but a manufacturing defect. I mad an appointment at Paramus Honda to inspect the vehicle to confirm its condition and that its not accident related. The Service manager and Body shop manager all but laughed it off as tough luck. OK I am preparing my law suit
    Coincidentally, I am a Board Certified Trial Attorney and I intend to file a Law Suit in New Jersey,
    Any individual that wishes to Join my suit, please email me at
    Contact me if you are interested in joining the party

  • Lauren July 27, 2014

    I purchased a 2007 Honda Accord Sedan Taffeta White, now at 85,000 miles. The paint began peeling about 2 years ago around the edges of the roof, now it is all over including a huge piece on the hood and the right side panel above the door. I have taken very good care of my car and as the others have expressed they too expected to have their Honda for a long time. The estimated cost for repainting is $3000, Honda is only willing to give me $1000 towards the repainting. The Honda collision center I took it to for an estimate has said that my car is worse then all the Civics he has seen and they are paying in full for the Civics. Now the dealership will not return my calls and I am subjected to driving a car that looks like a junker. How can we as a group come together to get the Honda Corporation to take ownership of this issue with their paint not being up to par. If anyone out there is willing to move forward with another Class Action Suit I would be willing to participate.

  • Norine Clark July 30, 2014

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord that has had a paint problem since the first year. When I went to Honda they tried to tell me that I let something get on the car. The paint isn’t peeling but there is no shine just blotches over the hood and roof. A friend of mine told me there had been a recall on paint and her whole car was repainted but I never received any notice of this. Is there any other class action suit going on?

  • Melissa Miracle August 5, 2014

    I have a dark blue 2007 Honday Odyssey and the paint just began peeling away on the hood, roof and side panels. How can I join the lawsuit? I have had vehicles for over 10 years and never had paint pop off like this before.

  • Anonymous August 7, 2014

    My 2001 Honda Accord clear coat is peeling all over the place. Hood, roof, trunk lid, 4 door edges, top of 4 fenders and hood. American Honda Motor Co. claims the root cause of this paint failure is acid rain, therefore not their responsibility. My other vehicle (non-Honda brand) has been parked next to my Honda five years longer, yet its paint job has no issues. Honda does not manufacture vehicles with paint job robust enough to withstand everyday current planet Earth environment. I guess if my car would be parked inside the garage all day: half day at a garaged home and the other half of the day at a garaged parking work place, then it could be less inmnune to Earth environment. Given, I do not have a luxury to keep my car shielded from the environment most of the day, as I need to drive it, I will have no choice but to look at other car brands. The Honda dealer diligently quoted the paint repair for $6000. This is more expensive than any mechanical failure (engine, transmission, etc). So, I guess it is worth the risk and may end up with spare cash in my pocket by looking at other brands that may not be as “reliable” as Honda claims their products to be.

  • Chuck H August 9, 2014

    I have a 2006 Civic. The hood has been all crazed cracked since 2010. Now the clear coat is 40% gone on the roof and trunk. The car looks horrible with large dull dark spots bordered with a white haze on a black car!! Honda must be proud of their crappy paint jobs.

  • agnes finucan August 23, 2014

    i live in Md; how do I join the lawsuit?

  • S Goyal August 24, 2014

    I have 2002 Honda Civic having exactly the same issue, white spots all over the trunk and top of the car, contact Honda and no luck denied. I am in California and want to know how to join the lawsuit.

  • Terri September 3, 2014

    Seriously is there a class action lawsuit I want to join I have a 2005 blue civic that looks so old because the trunk, hood and roof are dull and blotchy with faded paint I why are the only covering 2006 and newer when older cars are having the same exact issues in the same areas with the same colors it is obviously is the same paint. I am disappointed with America Honda this is my 3rd honda an I convinced other family members to purchase Hondas they can do better by there customers

  • Ingrid Stewart September 7, 2014

    got a 2005 Honda LX SE silver (which looks golden to me)
    paint has crow feet all over the hood
    vehicle was garaged most of its life
    i am the first owner
    i have owned 7 others honda’s before and the 1996 Honda Civic EX which was white had a paint fading problem.
    I addressed that problem to Honda very early and the only thing they did for me was wax the car
    i even had a specialist come out to Hennessy Honda in Woodstock, had a different name back then, and nothing concerning repainting the car was done.
    i did not own the car long enough to see how bad the paint got
    same with the other hondas
    my fist Honda i owned in germany was a 1982 Honda Accord Hatchback
    i owned it several years before i came to the United States and do not remember a paint problem with it
    Now looking at all of these remarks i am seeing here the honda i have now will be the last one i own
    guess i have to do my research what car company has a better reputation in quality and customer care

  • Aimee Struk September 7, 2014

    I have a 1999 Accord Coupe. Same delaminating issue with the clear coat. My started a month after the warranty ran out. The dealership initially told me it was rain runoff from the spoiler. I seriously asked him …are you telling me my car isn’t waterproof after 3 years? I had this section repainted after Honda split the cost and unfortunately it’s the only part of my car that still looks nice after 15 years of ownership.

    • Betsy October 13, 2014

      My 1997 blue Honda Civic has had this paint/clear coat issue for years. The car is in great except for the paint (and the headliner sagging). It’s embarrassing to drive it. I’m surpised Honda doesn’t want to fix the problem on our cars – it’s really bad advertisement for them to have my car on the road.

      Even though my car has been relatively trouble free, I will never buy another Honda again. It has been a terrible car cosmetically.

      Can the lawsuits be pushed even further back to at least 1997?

  • Nancye Hackney September 10, 2014

    I have a 2000 Honda Accord Coupe with the same clear coat issue. It is an inconvenient eyesore and a MAJOR Peel-A-Thon. Multiple areas of the clear coat is decomposing. Shouldn’t the color outlast the drivability? Honda will NOT own up to THEIR mistake. It has become my problem now. Honda tapped danced their way all around their problem when I took it to the dealership. This was the response I got: “It would cost Honda $12,000 to paint the vehicle and it was out of the 3 year 36,000 mile warrant! Why did I feel like I was speaking with Billionaire Donald Sterling will NEVER admit he made a mistake!

  • Steve Ormondroyd October 1, 2014

    I have been trying for years to get my 2004 Honda Accord V6 repainted. Yes I did also get the four pat responses from the dealers. I have had no luck with the dealers and found out the whoile car has to be repainted for $1,000’s. If they owned up to the faulty work right away they would have only painted part of the car. Now some years later the car is even worse.
    I am retired and can’t afford to paint the car and neither should I have to. I have been a Honda driver for years, but I have to think twice before buying another one.

  • Coloradan October 10, 2014

    I have a Honda Accord LX 2008 and the paint has been peeling since 2013. Honda dealership said paint warrant has expired last year, and I had to pay $2000 in a local auto body shop. So frustrated. Never buy honda again.

  • knaydee October 20, 2014

    I’m currently experiencing this with my 2008 Honda Fit. From my research online, it appears I’m not the only one having paint chipping and peeling issues. I contacted American Honda and they told me the same as the plaintiff in this case: “Honda denied her request because it was beyond the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. ” My car is just barely over the 36,000 mile mark. The damage occurred before then anyway. Any ideas/advice on how to get the Fit included in this lawsuit or starting one?

    • Reetah January 30, 2016

      Hi I’m experiencing a paint issue myself, they fixed one side in 2014 and now 2015 the other dude started fading. They said they can’t paint it because the warranty was only 7 years. My car is a 2008 Honda Civic and only owned it for 4years. I think it’s ridiculous that an 8 year old cars paint is fading. Or they would sell a car like that. It’s pre owned btw. Wondering if you ever did anything? I want to do something about my car.

  • Kate October 22, 2014

    The paint on my 2007 Honda Odyessey is a mess! It’s light blue – Ocean Mist I think is name of color. Purchased vehicle brand-new. I called American Honda and they were VERY rude. Said they kanew nothing of paint issues other than the Midnight Blue Odyesseys. Said mine was out of warranty. Told them, between my husband and me, we have owned SIX Hondas of various models. NONE of them had this paint issue, with the paint literally peeling off in sheets. As far as keeping the car garaged – give me a break – if you work outside your home chances are good that you are parking it in a lot during work/sunlight hours. Cars that are garaged are parked there overnight – when it’s DARK. If sunlight were such an issue/cause of peeling paint, then dealerships would have all their cars parked inside. Honda needs to step up to the plate, take responsibility and repaint cars – otherwise they are obviously not standing by their product. I drove a Chevy Suburban when we lived near the water in Newport, RI and 2 years in Honolulu with over 100,000 miles on it that had no paint problems. Also had an ’86 Civic with 96,000 miles on it when I traded it in in 1993 that had zero problems with paint. HONDA, DO THE RIGHT THING!!

  • David October 30, 2014

    I have black 05 Honda accord. Garage kept. It has the same paint issue as everyone else in this thread. My 02 Ford truck which has always been parked outside, looks like it has new paint. This Honda has also been the worst car I have ever owned. I’ve spent 1000’s in repairs on this thing.

  • Lisa November 4, 2014

    I am having the same problems with my 2010 Acura TL – excessive checking, but the clear coat is fine. Honda/Acura refuses to take responsibility.

  • Kingpin319 November 7, 2014

    I live in New Hampshire a 2003 and having the same problem.

  • isaac November 12, 2014

    I also am having problems with my paint. It has faded (lost its clear coat) in some places, the hood is cracking and in some places it is chipping off. It is an 05 civic and runs well, but it looks like I’m driving a “bucket.” I bought a Honda for it to last but not to look like this.

  • TEA November 13, 2014

    I have a 2008 Odyssey in Nighthawk Black. The paint on the hood is webbing. The rest of the paint on the car is in great condition. When I called Honda to report the webbing paint on the hood, they said this is the first time they have had a complaint for a paint problem in a 2008 Odyssey in Nighthawk Black. Supposedly they are checking to see what facility painted the hood and when. People out there that have a 2008 Odyssey in Nighthawk Black, CHECK YOUR PAINT.

  • DW November 13, 2014

    2008 nhbp si sedan, paint on the roof has completely failed, white spots everywhere, and paint on the hood is cracked. Dealer took pictures and sent them off, been two months now and they have ignored my last email. Unreal.

  • Naval Sodha December 6, 2014

    Same problem here. White spots on my dark blue Honda civic 2007 on the roof. Please add me to the class action law suit. I am surprised Honda took care of dark blue Odysseys but not Honda’s with the same colour and same problem.
    Hey Helpful Honda guys…Do the right thing here and fix this problem. No other car of mine ever had this problem.

  • Mary December 14, 2014

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord, it looks like the paint is splintering. I noticed it a couple of years ago, but my husband said Honda wouldn’t do anything about it. My car is garage kept with low miles. What do I need to do to take care of this problem?

  • Chris kahler December 19, 2014

    I have a 2007 honda accord dark blue and the paint is splintering on the hood close to the windshield and spreading Please help I have three Hondas before trying to stay loyal.

  • Honda owner December 31, 2014

    Have an 07 odyssey dark gray EXCEPT for the hood… Paint is coming off all in the middle..not normal wear at all…please add us to this suit!!

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  • James Kiniston January 17, 2015

    I have a blue 03 civic ex 4 door
    2HGES25713H540296 Vin number
    plate number 7GQZ024
    nasty crows feet spreed all over the hood, and big white blotches of faded paint that looks white. I am the Second owner. Crows feet getting worse spreading to front bumper and roof
    James Kiniston

  • Ike Algaze January 20, 2015

    I have same exact issue as Melissa Miracle, Dark blue 2007 Honda Odyssey, Having paint issues in the exact places that hers is. Looks awful and Honda Corp isn’t doing anything about it. Count me in as a participant in any kind of class action lawsuit. These Honda idiots are awful and don’t stand behind their vehicles. Will never buy one again.

  • Dee Carmel January 22, 2015

    2005 Hinda Civic, midnight blue is peeling all over. Argh.

  • a shah January 26, 2015

    I have 2006 Honda Accord with same issue. I talked with Honda Customer Service, and they said that they will not be able to help me because it is out of warranty. How can i Join this class action?

  • Liz January 27, 2015

    This should be a nationwide suit. Would the attorneys please consider that? 2004 Accord here in South Carolina that looks ” nude”. Peeling paint off every surface.

  • Erika January 30, 2015

    I have a 2003 blue Honda Civic and I have the same problem. Is there anything that can be done to remedy this situation or am I on my own?

  • ShaVona February 1, 2015

    I am having the same problem with my 06 Civic EX coupe, black. I have been to the dealership several times over the last 6 years and have been offered no solutions. At this point there are hardly any parts of my car that are not peeling.At one point I was told by someone at Honda that my paint did not even look like Honda factory paint; I purchased my car with brand new with the tape still on. This happened 500 miles passed the warranty expiration. How can I be added to this case?

  • Doug February 5, 2015

    My 2001 accord same way cloudy white paint can off. Horrible

  • Tiffany February 6, 2015

    My 2010 Honda Civic has bald spots on the roof and I’m still paying on it! That’s not right at all and I’ve seen plenty of other cars around here with the same problem in the same spot. How do we get a lawsuit started because this is ridiculous!

    • Dee March 9, 2015

      Me, too! I plan to contact their Corporate Office today.

  • Cindy February 12, 2015

    my red 2005 Honda Accord looks like a junk car. The car has been garage kept, always waxed, and has less than 80,000 miles on it. When I bought the car the paint on the hood bubbled and peeled within 6 months. I took it back to where I purchased it and they repainted it under warranty. Over the next few years the clear coat on the bumpers bubbled and peeled and the paint started to fade. I took it to Hona dealer in town where I was told they had no knowledge an issue with the paint on 2005 Hondas and they found no record of any warranty work on my car. CLEARLY, from all these posts there IS an issue with the paint !! I have owned 4 Hondas in my life and this will be my last. They have lost a lifelong customer because they didn’t stand behind their product. At some point I will probably take it to MACCO and for 299.00 get a better paint job than Honda can deliver. But I will write check out the Honda paint job on the back window and encourage everyone that reads this to do the same. Potential buyers should know just how poor Honda products,support and customer service is .

  • linda thornhill February 18, 2015

    I have this same problem with the paint job on my 2004 Honda accord looks like the clear coat has peeled of and the is white residue left in the paint all over the body of my Honda. How to join this class action suit?

  • Raju March 3, 2015

    I have had paint problem with my 2004 Honda Civic VP model. Paint has peeled off on roof and sides. Clear coat has peeled of and the white residue left. shame to drive this vehicle. disappointed with Honda paint quality. Spend hundreds of dollars on paint job so far. How to join this class action suit

  • Dee March 9, 2015

    I have the same paint issues with my 2010 Honda Civic. :-(

  • Kimberly De la Cruz March 16, 2015

    I took my 2008 Honda civic SI to the Honda dealership to get the paint fixes under the recall. They had it for 3 weeks and after I picked it up and got it home I noticed that the two doors were darker than the areas that they just repainted. I went back there and spoke to the \head guy and he kept giving me excuses on why my car paint was not matching. He said that it was because my car is older and the paint has faded which I don’t understand because wouldnt the old paint be lighter than new paint if it had actually faded???? My doors and bumpers were darker! Long story short I took it to the collision place that Honda hired to paint it because Honda told me to go there to seer if they would fix it. Another thing the head guy said was that the guy that painted my car may have been having a \bad day! As soon as I walked in to the collision place the owner asked me why I was there and I told him that Honda sent me. He told me that he had already told Honda that he would fix it if they would pay to blend the paint in! So apparently blending of the paint is not included in the recall!!!! VERY UPSET! Calling fox 4 problem solvers!!!!

  • Angelina Estavillo March 19, 2015

    I have a 2004 Honda Accord and the frame around my back window is rusting…I live in Florida and the only time I have ever seen chipped paint and rust is when I lived in Michigan with other cars because of the salt in the snow…I thought something was wrong and when I read this post, it clicked that maybe I have a faulty paint job too… How do I get in on this lawsuit? I don’t feel that I have to pay for this?

  • Andy mcgee April 6, 2015

    My 2010 accord is peeling at 38000 miles! This is not an old car the paint should not peel like this.

  • Sharon Rice April 7, 2015

    I have a 2004 accord doing the same thing on the trunk area. Please include me in any class action suit.

  • David M Lee April 15, 2015

    I bought my 2006 honda civic used from a honda dealership in 2008.

    I was never told about this problem and now it has started just above my rear window on the roof.
    I love my car and it has been through a lot but ive never had an accident or anything.
    Its small now but it looks terrible on the dark blue colour and ive seen how bad it can get.
    Im so disappointed with honda, and their unwillingness to right their obvious wrong.
    please add me to your class action lawsuit.

  • Amber Scavone April 23, 2015

    2006 Gray Honda Civic. Have the exact same problems. Its embarrassing owning this car. I planned on always being a loyal customer but if they do not plan on being loyal then I have no reason to be as well. If there is anything I / we can do please contact me. Thank you.

  • Lori Chavez April 27, 2015

    I am an owner of a 2007 black Honda Accord. I am having the same exact paint problems with my car. It is really faded and the paint is coming off on the roof of the car where the sun roof is at. When I got the car it was black, shiny, and just beautiful. Now it looks really bad and I too am embarrassed. I feel as though people think I don’t take care of my car. Is this case still open and how can I get in on this case?

  • S. Hatcher April 27, 2015

    I owned a 1990 Honda Accord for 19 years, and my experience was so great, I purchased a new 2009 civic for my daughter when she turned 16 – wanted a reliable car that would last and give us few problems through high school and college. Over the past few years, the entire car has been repainted for various reasons EXCEPT for the roof (car was keyed, someone rear-ended her, someone backed into her in a parking lot, etc., etc.) The only problem with paint is the roof – it looks oxidized. I find it odd that a reputable national body shop can repaint the car on separate occasions, except for the roof, and none of the parts which have been repainted have oxidized. BUT the only area that has not been repainted – the original Honda paint – is oxidized. I want to join any lawsuit against Honda (Florida)! Such a disappointment – now on to find a lawsuit against Honda on the a/c.

  • Amy April 27, 2015

    and in the end…aka October 2013, Honda issues an extended warranty for 2006-2011 civics for 7 yrs from the original date of purchase. I have the cracking paint on my hood of my ’07 covered and repainted in January 2014. At the time no signs of clouding on the roof…fast fwd to after the 7yr extended warranty is expired, and now, clouding on the roof/spoiler. Called Honda, stopped at the dealer wait to see if anything will be covered…not optimistic Guess I shouldn’t have taken such good care so it could have happened before the extended warranty ran out. :(

  • ROBIN May 24, 2015

    I own a 2003 accord with trunk roof hood and doors devoid of paint and clear coat.i think we as Honda owners and tired of being ignore by Honda should pick a day and different dealer and fill their lot with what they say is noral wear and usage,,,i think that is the only to get noticed tv and other media , their future customers can expect this with a Honda purchase……old man Honda is rolling in his grave,,,,for what HIS company has turned into. …..

  • Doug May 24, 2015

    I have the same issue with my Pearl Blue 2003 Civic EX.. 190K miles, started 4-5yrs ago. Has the suit been settled? Can I still join the class action suit? Also, it is not feasible for every owner to keep their vehicle in a climate controlled garage.

  • Erica June 10, 2015

    Add me too. 2006 civic coupe. Paint cracking and chipping off in quarter size sections on left quarter panel around gas tank area.

  • Enid June 12, 2015

    I’m very disappointed I bought a used 2009 Honda Civic sedan from the dealership in Yorktown New York in 2012 and began seeing the paint on the roof peeling in 2013 I couldn’t believe it .I owned a 1994 Honda Accord and that paint lasted 20 years!!! I maintained it well same as I’ve maintained this car , now I see the paint peeling in the trunk and hood I am thinking of going to Toyota dealer I will call my dealership

  • Erin June 17, 2015

    2004 Black Honda Accord owner with same problem. Paint peeling on hood, roof, trunk and now edges around doors. Add me to this list please!!

  • Liz D June 19, 2015

    2007 Honda Civic EX – paint chipping on roof and trunk. Looks Horrible. NEED HELP! Only 81000K on my car.

  • Pat Chrosniak July 1, 2015

    I purchased my 2007 Honda Civic Coupe LX in October 2006. I have had few problems with it. I did have one accident for which I had to have the front driver axle and front side replaced. At my own choice, I had the passenger side back panel replaced this spring because of backing into a snow hill (crunch). Thus, I havent paid attention to the paint. I assumed usual wear and tear because I do not have a garage and the car sits on my driveway. A couple weeks ago, while on the highway, a truck that I was passing dropped a blob of some kind of chemical on my roof. I noticed it at home. I thought it was superficial but when I tried to wipe off the main blobs I found that it had eaten through the paint. I am going back and forth with my State Farm agent and the claims folks because a collision garage told them that it was normal wear and tear. State Farm sent a guy out today and I discussed the whole thing with him. He said there had been a paint issue with 2007 Hondas and that I probably will not be covered for the situation.

  • Dave July 1, 2015

    How do we join the law suit/ is it still possible? My 2003 Accord has this issue

  • SUK KIM July 5, 2015

    I have same problem 2004 Honda Accord LX black. How can I solve this problem ? Duluth GA resident

  • Kem July 29, 2015

    I have a galaxy grey 06 Honda Civic. It started delaminating about a year ago and now it looks like crap. I took it to the Honda dealership and said they would paint just the roof for $2000.00 and the total was 4000.00 so I was getting a break. I declined and am glad I did since now other areas of the car are doing the same thing. Dealers are telling people that it is the customers fault. For example washing the car too much or too little. Or waxing it too much or too little. Too much sun, bird feces, pollen etc… Lies! My kids still drive a white 97 Toyota Camry. The only paint problems are where they run into things with it. Cars just don’t delaminate on their own like all these Hondas are doing. Since I found out about this class action suit, I spoke to 3 people about it and 2 out of 3 people have friends with this problem. Just think how many people are being screwed by Honda. So Honda thinks by ignoring the problem, they will save money by not repainting the vehicles. Just how much money does Honda think they are losing by losing repeat Honda customers? I used to buy just Toyota, then I thought I would buy a Honda. Guess I will be giving Toyota my businees again.

  • Donna Rothermel August 10, 2015

    I have a 2003 Honda Accord, this just started on the hood of my car (paint turning milky white in areas), I took it in to Honda to see what it is, and they just said Oh they do that. The estimate to fix the hood, both pillars on either side of the windshield and the top of the quarter panels is $3000.00. Mechanically this car is in excellent condition and has been meticulously maintained. With only 90,000 miles on it I want to keep it for several years to come. The color is Redondo Red. This is unacceptable…please contact me in the action, I don’t want to drive around in an embarrassing car nor do I have $3000.00 for a PARTIAL paint job.

  • Kara Moore August 13, 2015

    I own a 2007 Honda Civic EX Sedan in Atomic Blue Metallic. I bought the car brand new in June 2007 and have taken good care of my car. Over the past year I have noticed the paint fading and flaking from the roof. It is primarily on the front of the roof just in front of the sunroof and toward the back of the roof by the back windshield. I also have some paint defects on the front right fender. This vehicle has been an absolute nightmare. I have had so many unnecessary issues with this car. Honda refuses to fix these issues and makes the customer pay for their defects. My sun visors keep breaking. The drivers side visor broke twice since I bought the car and now the passenger side has finally decided to break too. Annoying and dangerous on the drivers side. My car is now 8 years old and has just hit 100,000 miles so they wont cover anything anymore. Also, I have the rapid tire wear issue. I was involved in that class action suit and did get reimbursed for the cost of the control arm replacement but did not get a refund for the multiple sets of tires replaced and also 4 wheel alignments done. The worst part is I still have tire wear problems even though the rear arm control replacements were supposed to fix the issue. I bought brand new tires 18 months ago and my tires are really bad AGAIN! I will never ever buy a Honda vehicle again. They do not stand by their product and make the customers deal with their problem! This car should not have problems with the paint. I took good care of it and its just barely 8 years old! I want this fixed. How am I supposed to sell it to someone for a decent amount of money when the exterior looks so bad and the tires are never good, making the car ride horribly and extra unsafe to drive in the rain and in the ice/snow in the winter months.

  • Lisa August 19, 2015

    I have a 2007 Honda Civic with the same problem with the clearcoat/paint problem on the top of the car, as well as the visor problem. I guess I can velcro the visor, but to repair the paint on the roof – it will cost hundreds. Has anyone gotten any help from Honda or can I still add my name to the lawsuit?

  • Daryl August 21, 2015

    I also have a 2007 civic si with crows feet all over hood & front quarters, clear coat on roof peeling at three spots. American Honda says they won’t cover the issue because the 7 year warranty extension issued on the paint has expired! They admitted there was a problem but will not help out because when I purchased the vehicle the warranty expired 2 months earlier. I’d like to add my name to the lawsuit if possible?

  • Diane August 23, 2015

    I have a 2004 Honda Accord EX-V6. I have had the roof painted because of the clearcoat coming off. Now it’s started coming off of the trunk and around the edges of the fenders. It looks awful. The car still drives great. I bought it brand new and have always a kept it cleaned and waxed. Please include me in any suit that’s filed.

  • Anna Frahm September 1, 2015

    I have a 2008 Honda CRV where the pain is chipping in big patches. Due to the age and type of Honda I own, can I still be included in the law suit.

  • Anna Frahm September 1, 2015

    I have a 2008 Honda CRV in which the pain in peeling in chunks. Due to the age and type of my Honda can I be a part of this law suit?

  • Tracy September 8, 2015

    I own a 2007 Honda Civic in blue and have also had the paint faded. I had the car repainted and now Honda wants to charge another $2,000 to have it repainted again. Honda tells me that there is a seven year warranty for the paint. I put in a Complaint with Honda and was told that I would probably not get a call back. My family and I will never purchase another Honda because they know there is defective paint on these cars and think that a seven year warranty is sufficient for this. I think not.

  • Tom September 24, 2015

    This issue started developing on my black 2005 Accord earlier this year. Now the white spots have covered much of the cars roof and trunk. Its 10 years old with 120,000 miles and has never had any other issues, so perhaps I shouldnt complain too much. However it is disappointing that there appears to be a defect in the clear coat and paint on these older Hondas. I would be happy to join a class action lawsuit to get this resolved. In the mean time I will do a half-assed job of spray painting over the patches to make it somewhat more presentable.

  • Boris R September 27, 2015

    I own 2010 Honda Accord. Around spring of 2015, I noted problems with paint at my car’s roof. The problem quickly amplified to the point that I am not comfortable to even take my car to a car wash. The local dealership despite working on other unrelated issues on my car a few months ago (and confirming the non-existence of any prior painting issues on car’s hood) refused to address it. Please include me in any suit that’s filed.

  • Anna September 29, 2015

    I have a 2008 CRV in which the paint is coming off in patches. How can one add this year and type of car to this lawsuit???

  • RUTHANN October 2, 2015

    Same here. 2007 Honda Civic started peeling this Spring as well. No help from Honda.Definitely Will not buy the next car there. include me in the lawsuit too!!

  • Glen Winberg October 15, 2015

    I too would like to be included in this lawsuit please. My 2003 Honda Accord has developed oxidation on the hood; roof; and trunk and is very unsightly. This flaw has devalued the car’s value. I take excellent care of my car and would Honda to repaint my car at no cost to me. Please let me know the status of the lawsuit and what is required to be added. Thank you.

  • Joe October 17, 2015

    My 2010 Honda Insight is having the same problem. It’s paint code is black hawk pearl and the clear coat/paint is failing. Interesting enough Honda extended the paint warranty for seven years on the 2010 civic with the same paint code because the paint is failing but won’t honor it on this car. I am looking into legal action if anyone can advise

  • Lauren R October 28, 2015

    I have a kiwi green 2004 Honda Civic with the same problem. The roof, trunk, and now even hood have extreme paint deterioration. The engine runs great still, but the paint job makes me cringe. Can I join the law suit?

  • Jim Brown October 30, 2015

    I have a 2005 civic and the cloud and paint fade is terrible. My roof, trunk hood looks terrible. How do we Get Honda to help with this problem as it is definitely a defect in material used.

  • Jennifer November 5, 2015

    I have a 2006 Honda accord, when I called they said there is no recalls but my paint is chipping off in several areas and has started to rust. I live I North Carolina, what can I do, and has this action expanded from just the 2 states listed.

  • CP November 18, 2015

    I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey. Within the last year the paint has started flaking away. Not rusting, just flaking off in about five different spots. I brought it to my auto body guy to have it fixed before it did start rusting and he told me this is a bad paint job to bring it back to Honda. I brought it to Honda and they said there is nothing they can do about it, which is a bunch of BS. I have been told by two other mechanics that this is the fault of a bad paint job. I have had lots of vehicles in my life and never has the paint just flaked away, I understand if it rusts it will than lose paint, but there is no rust on my van. When the white paint flakes away the silver is nice and shinny underneath. Now that the paint is gone it is going to rust! My paint is not fading, its coming off! Fading I understand, flaking paint is just nonsense!

  • maria kaylor December 9, 2015

    2005 honda ex…..paint peeling on the roof….I think there is a problem with this paint…..I have had american cars that have lasted on the paint for a very very long time…..

  • Holly Camorata December 20, 2015

    I have a 2005 Honda Accord that I bought 11/24/2008. The paint started peeling off within a year and progressively got so bad that it is embarrassing to drive it. I found out there was a paint recall on Honda Accord 2005 Midnight Blue. When I went to the Honda dealer for a recall on something, I complained about the paint they told me the car was black and not Midnight Blue. However, inside, on the door jam, is the paint color – which has been been identified by several people that work ( or worked) for Honda that the number is definately Midnight Blue. There is an obvious, mysterious cut that was made on that car color label, but the people were able to positively identify this was a Midnight Blue car. This car is obviously Midnight Blue and the Honda dealer is trying to cover up for it. I only have 92,000 miles on it. I would like to get in on this lawsuit, but I am also taking this to an attorney if this doesnt go anywhere. This is obvious deception — we just examined the car again on the door jam and we can clearly see the blue. Do not know if they tried to disguise the color or what. I do not like being taken advantage of — and obviously the rest of you dont either. There are enough of us on here with similar problems. We need to act on this —- we paid for Honda quality. If this is Honda quality, this issue needs to be addressed publicly so other people dont spend good money for nothing. With enough public attention on this issue, Honda could easily lose a LOTS of future business. All it takes is contacting your local TV stations, newspapers, etc. and getting the word out. They need to correct what they did wrong – or pay the price.

  • MK Kim December 21, 2015

    I have a 2004 Accord V6 with pearl black color, I purchased it on 2007 became a second owner of it and now it has 115,000 miles on it. It was a beautiful car, I took care my car well and I kept the car in the garage all the time when I’m home and still it is performing very well, but when it was around 100,000 miles on it, the roof top and trunk top skin began to fading color and the paint started to peeling off. Of course it is a more than 10 years old car but not many other brand cars have the same problem when they get older. I realized that mine wasn’t the only one has the paint peeling problem, I noticed that literally every other older Accords on the street have the same issues. Now I’m owning an ugly outfit car. I’m thinking about trade it in or re-painting it every day. I just don’t understand why world famous “HONDA” doesn’t do anything about it.

  • MCM April 2, 2016

    2012 Acura TSX red fading on hood, roof and trunk. Dealer admits problem, offered to paint area but cannot guarantee match. Need to file class action on Acura paint for other years this issue is not resolved and they have a duty to their customer.

  • Mary Ott April 27, 2016

    I have a 2012 Honda Civic Coupe EX Black with paint fading etc. Is there a class act on the 2012?

  • Bobbi Turkington April 28, 2016

    I have a 2015 that I purchased brand new 8 months ago, while washing and waxing a couple of weeks ago I noticed about 6 spots on the hood that are chipped! I am extremely upset. I had the dealership look at it and they called me back today and said they would split the cost of repairing it, they say it is from stones. I could understand if it was just 1 or 2 but to have so many just does not seem likely to me.

    • Bobbi Turkington April 28, 2016

      2015 Honda Civic

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  • tracie darnell June 2, 2016

    I have a 2008 Honda Fit, does it qualify? My red car is now red and pink from fading, looks BAD!

  • Karen Tennet July 5, 2016

    I have a 2010 Certified Pre-Owned Honda Accord. I noticed the discoloration of the paint about 1 1/2 years after I purchased the car in Nov 2014. The car was 4 years old when purchased. On the suggestion of Honda, I took the car to a certified Honda dealership (Open Road Honda in Edison, NJ) and had the paint diagnosed. The service technician said that the paint was cracking and that it was over the entire car. I had to get 2 estimates and both of the body shops (Open Road outside body shops) said that my car was an extreme case. Honda wants to pay 85% of the lower estimate to get the car repaired and I only have 30 days to accept the terms. They gave me no other options. How can I join the class action suit and who do I need to get in touch with to be included? PLEASE HELP. I in good faith purchased a Certified Pre-Owned car from Honda. I feel they should in good faith stand behind their product instead of passing the buck!

  • Sharon Boffo July 14, 2016

    Does anyone know if this class action is still opened to join? My 2007 Honda Civic started peeling the paint in 2015 and it looks ratty. Honda refuses to do anything about it.

  • Sharon Boffo July 14, 2016

    Does anyone know if this is still opened to join or a new one can be opened against Honda. My 2007 Civic starting peeling paint in 2015.

  • Mary Cape July 19, 2016

    I have owned 17 Hondas but only two are/were black. My 03 S2000 was black and never had an issue with the paint. My 08 Civic EX-L is black and was partially repainted under the warranty extension however, the roof was not. It is blotchy and spreading. I too would like to join this lawsuit and hope it can be amended to include other years as it appears from numerous sites I have visited that the problem is not limited to the years specified in the suit. My first Honda was an 84 Civic and tan. I have owned Accords, Civics, Pilots, CR-Vs, Odysseys, S2000, Passport in every color and this Civic is the ONLY one with an issue. There is obviously an inherent defect in the clear coat and Honda needs to make this right.

  • Robert Piercy August 10, 2016

    My 2008 Civic was re-painted under the Service Bulletin 12-049 which was issued due to the bad factory paint job. It was re-painted, but now, after 2 yrs., the new paint clearcoat is peeling. The paint job was not the best quality, I think the dealership just used a local “shade tree” paint outfit.
    I’ll probably never buy another Honda since their quality has gone down.

  • Elaine August 14, 2016

    We helped our son buy a 2007 dark blue Honda Civic DX. The roof has large white chalky patches which make the car look like a piece of junk. We contacted the dealership and they said “they weren’t aware there was a problem” and refused to do anything even though there was a recall. Please add me to your class action suit.

  • Rebecca Ziolo August 22, 2016

    I just called America Honda today about my 2008 Honda Civic that I bought a couple years ago from the BMW of Maryland. They said they send out a letter in Sept 2014in regards to the paint chipping issue and when I told her that I never received the letter she basically told me that it was not their problem… What I find strange is that I however received the dangerous recall notice they currently have for their airbags. I know that there are hundreds of other people that did not receive a letter in the mail about the paint warranty extension. I’m not sure what to do because I’m currently still making monthly payments and even the cheapest paint job will be over $1,250. Every time I look at my car I feel sick and helpless… It’s embarrassing to drive around

  • Memma White September 3, 2016

    The Honda brand used to reflect superior quality. I think that has gone down the toilet. This horrible paint issue has tarnished the company’s image to some extent. Our 2003 Civic EX is becoming an embarrassment to drive. But I just hate the thought of dishing out more than a thousand dollars to fix this stupid paint job. Unless Honda steps up to the plate and restores every customer to their original expectations, this issue will continue to dog the company for the rest of its natural existence. One reason is that the problem affects every generation of Honda models. Who makes their primers and paint? Fact is, we also own a Lexus 400 that has not had a single chink in its armour. Hopefully, the class action lawsuit on behalf of California customers will be upheld which could pave the way for customers in other States. My wife and I plan to buy new cars when we retire, but I don’t think they will be Hondas. In these days of comparable quality and performance, no one cares what’s under the hood but only that which is pleasing to the eye.

  • Linda Lisella September 8, 2016

    Can anyone tell me if this is still an open issue. My 2006 Honda Civic looks like it has leprosy! Thank you for your input.

  • Dilip September 15, 2016

    NJ resident 2007 Honda Odyssey, same problem of paint peeling off.

  • Kem September 16, 2016

    Paint peeling off. Honda Civic 2006. Honda refuses to fix their mistake! I sure wish the class action suit would make Honda responsible for their error. No more Hondas for me.

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