Honda Civic tire wear class action settlement

Honda Motor Co. has reached a class action settlement over claims that some of its vehicles excessively burned oil, causing engine misfiring and premature spark plug degradation. If you purchased a  2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2008-2013 Honda Odyssey, 2009-2013 Honda Pilot, 2010-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour or 2012 Honda Crosstour equipped with a 6-cylinder engine with Variable Cylinder Management (“VCM-2”), you could be eligible to receive compensation for repairs or a warranty extension.

The Honda engine misfire settlement will resolve a class action lawsuit (Soto, et al. v. Honda Motor Co. Inc.) alleging that Honda manufactured more than 1.5 million defective vehicles that excessively burned oil.

Honda has denied the allegations in the class action lawsuit. The parties agree that there are no safety concerns with the vehicles named in the litigation. Honda agreed to the class action settlement in order to avoid the costs of a trial. The proposed class action settlement was preliminarily approved by U.S. District Judge Susan Illston on Oct. 9, 2013.

To receive full compensation for your vehicle repairs, Class Members must submit a valid Claim Form with a copy of an original repair invoice or receipt plus proof of payments for repairs or replacement of parts on a Settlement Class Vehicle by April 10, 2014. Class Members do not need to take any action to obtain the warranty extension, which will cover repairs for the affected vehicles within eight years of the original purchase or lease date of the vehicle, with no mileage limitation.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Honda engine defect class action settlement include all current and former owners or lessees of one or more of the following Honda vehicles equipped with a 6-cylinder engine with Variable Cylinder Management (“VCM-2”), purchased or leased in the United States:

  • 2008-2012 Honda Accord
  • 2008-2013 Honda Odyssey
  • 2009-2013 Honda Pilot
  • 2010-2011 Honda Accord Crosstour
  • 2012 Honda Crosstour
Potential Award

Full reimbursement of your out-of-pocket repair expenses, plus a Warranty Extension.

Claim Form Deadline


Case Name

Alex Soto, et al. v. American Honda Motor Co. Inc., Case No. 3:12-cv-01377-SI, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Final Hearing



UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Honda engine misfire class action settlement at the Final Fairness Hearing.

Claims Administrator

Rust Consulting
Soto Class Action Settlement
P.O. Box 2722
Torrance, CA 90509

Class Counsel

Steven N. Berk
Matthew Bonness

Beth E. Terrell

Michael F. Ram

Lawrence Deutsch
Shanon Carson
Eugene Tompkins

Defense Counsel

Michael L. Mallow

UPDATE: Reimbursements from the Honda Engine Misfire Class Action Settlement were mailed July 14, 2014. A second wave of checks will go out this Fall, according to the Settlement Administrator. If you get a check, let us know!

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  • j November 8, 2013

    2008 accord exl v-6 w/30k miles purchased 2009 w/8k miles. since day one vibration @ idle when cod, 95% less when warmed. santa monica dealer (purchased from) service stated it was normal back in 2009 (service told me they adjusted valves, tried swapping coil/plug, check vacuum leak,…). as of summer 2013 vibration has gotten less (70-90% – does vibrate every now and then only when cold, still very small vibration is felt at idle even when warm). does not burn oil nor any codes.

  • Julio NYC November 10, 2013

    I have not had any misfire codes come up on my car Yet?
    2009 V6 with 68 k . I would like to know if the dealer would do any preventive maintenance on my car to avoid this problem?
    Or do I have to wait for codes to come up,I will ask on my next service
    I will check my oil more often to see if I am burning oil?…
    This really stinks to wait for these codes to eventually appear ,I hope I am still under that extended warranty when the appear!

  • John V November 12, 2013

    2008 Accord E-XL 100K miles. I bring in my car in between 3K and 3.5K miles for a oil change and was told this past saturday I was low on oil. I was told by the service desk that I should add a quart of oil to my car between oil changes. This is what I get from a “certified” Honda Tech that I need to add oil to my 2008 Honda Accord. I’m pretty sure that everyone who has dealt with a Honda Service person has has the same story. They are all aware that this is a Huge Honda Problem. Has anybody had any luck with this lawsuit?

    • Ken March 6, 2014

      I have the exact same model and the exact same problem. When I took them to task about it, they backed off their initial stance that it was going to cost me around $6000 to repair. I wasn’t going for that crap, especially when I overheard the service manager talking about this defect two years ago. They advised it was from the oil getting into the combustion chamber just like the V6’s. They then agreed to clean the heads and install a new software program that is supposed to be a solution. We will see. In the mean time, Honda just lost a loyal customer.

  • Dusty D November 15, 2013

    Lawsuit ? I have a new 2013 Pilot with 5000 miles , have had no problems yet , Do I sign up for this class action to offset future costs ? Or is this only for people that have had problems ? Sounds like I should trade it in for 2014 ? Or do they have the same issues. Thanks

  • KB November 15, 2013

    I have a 2012 Honda Accord V6 it has 38000 miles on it and I have had it in the shop twice for cylinder #2 misfiring. I took it to the Honda dealer and they replaced the spark plug and now they are telling me that there is a kit that has to be order and put in my car. I have not had any out of pocket expense to date. So my question is do I need to sign up for this class action suit?

  • Sylvia Mathis November 17, 2013

    I have been experiencing recently these things…misfire of spark plugs…engine not running smoothly. It is a 2010 Honda Accord EXL.

    This causes me anxiety on the road as I am a single white female…62 years of age.
    Thank you,

    “Sylvia” Mathis

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  • Phyllis Piesco November 18, 2013

    We did’t have to pay out of pocket expense because it was under warranty. We did incurred expenses for towing and twice for car rentals. We have had trouble with that car from day of purchase. Three Honda Dealerships told us there is a problem with the engine. We should be able to be included in this lawsuit.
    Thank you.

  • Kenneth S. Wong November 19, 2013

    Good day
    RE: 18440_15
    Case 3:12-cv-1377-SI

    I received your claim for repairs for my 2009 Honda Odyssey Touring vehicle, however, i have not had any previous claims yet.

    I just want to ensure that if i donothing, that a warranty extension will automatically be in force, protecting my vehicle for a period of time. What is this new warranty and its expiration date? Thanks. 347-427-1700 (H)

  • Cheryl Morrison November 20, 2013

    I have had misfire and jerking but the salesman told me that it was normal with ESO so how will I be able to get the extended warranty in the event my problems are just beginning. My car has 36350 now and is out of the factory warranty. Can I file to get the extended warranty.

  • Bryan Narcisse November 20, 2013

    I have not received the settlement notice. I own a 2010 Honda Accord with a VCM-2 V-6 that I had to bring to Honda due to misfires, a check engine light (code P0304 was read), and excessive oil burning. Oil consumption readings show it’s burning a half of a quart per 1,000 miles which is within industry standard. Booo! Not really fair. I bought this car because I thought it would be dependable and worry free but I have to worry about maintaining oil levels. What happened to the 7,500 miles I’ve been duped into believing I would get between oil changes? Is 1 and a half quarts of oil enough oil for the car to run properly? I know I’m supposed to check the oil levels at gas fill ups but I’d have to add oil at every gasoline fill up at this rate. Oil is not cheap these days. That fact increases the cost of operating the car much more than what was projected when I purchased the car which in my eyes, further decreases the value of the car.
    I was not offered to a ring job to repair my car, which is what I believe the car needs to stop the excessive oil burning, but the spark plugs were changed. A $699.95 valve adjustment was recommended at my expense. Even though I purchased an extended warranty for the car, which my cars milage is well within, I had to pay $42.71 out of pocket for the oil change to begin the oil consumption readings. My spark plugs were not changed until my Honda Automobile Customer Representative, Yefri Lopez, approved the replacement. In all fairness, I must note this did occur before the settlement was reached. I still beleive this should have been covered by my extended warranty. A Honda service representative (Bryan McNutt) at the Concord Honda dealership, said that the new spark plugs have helped alleviate the oil burning problem since now my car seems to be burning only 1/3 of a quart of oil per 1,000 miles now.


    I’ve invested at least 9 dealership visits and several hours of work missed, my car is still not properly repaired to avoid this misfiring issue.

    Hopefully I can get it adequately repaired by Honda now with the backing of the warranty extention settlement.

    • kris December 20, 2013

      I traded in my 2008 accord V6 for a 2011 accord 4 cycl because of the problem with misfire and oil consumption in the v6. Have not had any problems with the 4 speed, does not burn any oil! I was stranded several times with it misfiring so bad that I did not feel comfortable driving it, several complaints to Honda and no answers so I got rid of it – Best thing I did!

      • Michael Stokes June 27, 2016

        Thank you Honda! I purchased a 2009 HONDA Odyssey because of the so-called reliability of your brand. After several years of the local dealer telling me the proper codes were not coming up to get the problems fixed I have replaced a set of spark plugs, 3-4 quarts of oil per month, along with the power steering pump that went out at 60,000 miles and, uh oh, we missed the time frame to submit that warranty claim. Thanks HONDA! I will never buy another one of your products!!! Thanks for listening to my rant and have a nice life:(

  • brandon November 20, 2013

    I would like advice on how I should proceed following this lawsuit. Should I file for the reimbursement and extended warranty, or should I sue?

    You need to “prove” that your car is burning more than a qt in 1000 miles. Ingenuity is key here. They will tell you that you need a timing belt. Tell them they’re are required by the manufacture to replace this if they take it out. If they refuse to cover it, the class action should reimburse you. They will replace the short block if you can prove that your car is burning more than a qt of oil in 1000 miles. This should not be difficult to do if you know how to “burn” excessive amounts of oil.

    • Peter February 10, 2016

      They are replacing my engine block and asked me if I want to pay extra to have the timing belt replaced. Why are they required to give me a new timing belt? Cant they just put the old one back? I didnt realize the class action required replacing the timing belt.

  • David M. Speichinger November 30, 2013

    I have a 2012 accord with 58,000 miles and it has been in the shop 2 times for engine misfire on #2 cylinder.They changed the spark plug both times ! Then a month ago I took it in for the same problem and also my warranty was up! They put in a new short block it only took 2 days ! I paid nothing and they gave me a car to drive for the 2 days ! So far it’s been running fine!

    • Mike January 15, 2014

      I’m the second owner of a 2008 Honda Accord Sedan EXL v6.We purchased from the original owner @ 103k.We too noticed oil consumption,1/2 to 3/4 qt of oil,500 miles+-.We are currently in the process of an oil consumption test @ Sunset Honda,San luis Obispo,Ca..Did your Honda dealership relent with your persistent questioning of oil consumption?What exactly did you do to get your short block replaced? Thanks! Mike

  • James Parks November 30, 2013

    My 2010 Crosstour at 38,000 miles has had no problems. I’m wondering, how many vehicles have had this misfire problem? How likely is it to occur? Once repaired, how likely is it to happen again?

  • Sara December 3, 2013

    I have a 2012 Honda Crosstour and each time I have had it to the shop for a oil change I told the service manager that after I have come to a complete stop then go thru a intersection I have a hesitation was told by the service manager that it was due from slowing down then speeding up??? I said I do not believe so

    • Zane December 20, 2013

      I had a hesitation problem with my 2011 Accord, V-6, but it turned out to be a result of my driving habit of using
      my left foot for the brake and right foot for the accelerator. There is a safety feature that shuts down the engine if you barely depress the brake pedal, which I was unknowingly doing with my left foot sometimes. Hope your problem is a simple as mine was.

    • Jennifer March 29, 2016

      I agree! I do not trust anything the dealership says about my 2012 Honda Crosstour. I have owned other Honda vehicles and have never had as many problems with any car. I have replaced an ignition coil, oil pressure switch, it is burning oil and is being blamed on a leaking vtec spool valve– I believe it is all related to this misfire issue.

  • Bryan Narcisse December 5, 2013

    I recently brought my car in for the last Oil consumption reading and it was found that the engine burned at least 2 quarts in less than 1200 miles. The dealership set me up with a rental car on 11/26/13 when the excessive oil burn was found. I called them the next day and they said parts (rings) are on back order and I won’t get my car back for about a week. It sounds like they are doing a ring replacement instead of replacing the short block as others have stated has been done to repair their cars. They also diagnosed the car with misfires due to fouled spark plugs. A check engine light (code P0304 was read).

    What is the correct repair for this problem?

    Thanks in advance.

  • Dan December 16, 2013

    What about those of us who have 4-cylinder engines?

  • Donnell December 16, 2013

    I own a 2008 Honda Accord 4cyl and it is doing the same thing the V6 Accords are doing, burning oil and I just had to have my spark plugs replaced paid for out of my pocket. Is this cover as well? If not, why not?

    • Dwahza Barnard February 25, 2014

      I’m having the same issue with my 2008 Honda Accord 4-cylinder. Please let me know if you have heard anything back. I called the number provided by the Class Action Suit and was informed that the 4-Cylinder is not apart of the lawsuit.

  • Chikieu Nguyen December 21, 2013

    I have 2008 Honda Accord, it burn the oil like crazy, i have to keep an eye on it all the time and fill the oil at least 1 litter every week. This is unacceptable, if Honda manuafacturing do not deal with this problem, i will not buy any Honda again. This is my first and also last Honda vehicle.

  • Kathleen December 21, 2013

    I have a 2009 Honda Accord that is a 4 cylinder. I started burning 2 quarts of oil between oil changes and took it to the dealer. They told me 1 quart per 1000 miles was normal. I took it for an oil consumption test which they said would be two times. It was down 2 quarts the first time and only .5 quart the second time. I thought that was fishy and really thought it when they told me that I had to have a total of 4 now (they would take an average). At the third one I was down only .5 quart again (fishy). I went about two weeks later to get a new battery and the guy at the local place (not the dealer) said that the oil was overfilled. It was starting to make sense to me then. I went for the final test and before I went – I took it to my local place and had them check it first. It was down a quart. Lo and behold 30 minutes later at the dealer it was only down .5 quart and my engine was deemed to be okay and passed the engine consumption test. Went immediately back to my local place and it was down .5 quart. I immediately called and spoke to the service manager at the dealer. I told them that it had been overfilled and that I had it checked both before and after their checks and know there is a Class Action Suit and that they fudged the numbers to make it not need the fix. He initially tried to say that people can read the dipstick differently but then told me that he would call the field agent. He called me back a few days later and I was approved for the fix. They changed rings, gaskets, nuts, bolts, and pistons all covered under warranty. They get paid from Honda so why do they try and not let it meet the criteria??? Hard to trust them now!!

  • Robin December 31, 2013

    I have an 08 Honda Accord. I am having to constantly put oil in it. My mechanic stated that blue smoke comes out the exhaust as a result of the engine burning oil. It also has a grinding sound when I first cold start it after it sits for hours at a time. I am truly concerned about the oil/engine problem. Can anyone give me any advice?

  • Mary January 16, 2014

    I have a 2008 Honda Accord 4 cylinder using excessive oil and has been pretty much since it was purchased. The dealership and maintenance crew did not show any concern about this, I figured I was just going to have take the lose and buy a new car. I had my oil changed and 4 weeks later my car did not register any oil on the oil dip stick so this is effecting more then the V6 Honda Accords because mine is a 4 cylinder. My question is where is all this oil going? I show no oil stains in my driveway and no smoke coming out of my car and no sign of oil on the engine. Can some one help me with being a part of this class action suit?

    • jessica December 22, 2014

      Did you ever find out about if there is a lawsuit for the 2008 accord 4cyl because my car is burning excessive oil.I drove a 300 mile trip with a freshly oil change came back home and car started making a funny noise i checked it the next day oil stick bone dry .I just need help finding out how to file claim

  • Judy Gilleland January 28, 2014

    What about the FIT??? I bought a 2007 Honda Fit; I have had to change the spark plugs so many times I’ve lost count. First one, then the other. Now that it is out of warranty (I bout the 100k or 7 year warranty); I’m going to have to pay for those spark plugs! Honda are you listening?

  • Jesse Figuried February 1, 2014

    Bought a 2009 Accord 4 Cylinder and I’m having to put quite a bit of oil in too. Nearly a quart a already and haven’t even done the first oil change yet. Why are the 6cyl’s only covered and not the 4cycl’s as well??? After reading through these threads it seems there are quite a few people having issues with the 4’s as well. Mine also makes a high idle rough sound upon starting cold and always wait for it to drop down in idle before taking off. Pretty stupid for a vehicle only a few years old. I’m a HUGE HONDA FAN but I’ll promise you one thing, if it starts going down hill from here they are in big trouble cause I’ll switch to something else like Toyota in a heartbeat…I think others will follow as well if Honda is being dirty with this little secret of theirs; apparently a bunch of secrets now.

    • Susan February 3, 2014

      Hi Jesse, I have a 2009 also, manual transmission. Document everything, bring it back to the dealer and have them check your oil every 1000 miles. DO NOT let them check it without you there. Wait until the engine is cool. The 6cyl refers to the Crosstour only. I went to my dealeship with all the documentation of what I was finding online, the lawsuit had not been settled yet. Now that it is, my dealership was given permission from HONDA to take the car in and fix it next week. I started out with 1 quart every 2500 miles right out of the car lot, 2 years later it’s a quart or more every 1000 miles. I will be calling to find out how I can get my car covered for another 4 years. The “fix” isn’t a guarantee either.

    • Eric February 14, 2014

      Jesse, I have a 2008 4 cylinder and have been dealing with the oil buring for over 2 years. My dealer also has performed the consumption test and takes it in the back where the run the test which they tell me is more involved than just the “dipstick”. I have been a loyal Honda owner but will never buy another as they have not backed up their product or admitted there is a problem. Same issue with rear brakes on the car, I didn’t find out there was a problem until i recieved a Class Action Notice. My dealer just claimed it was normal wear at 20,000 miles which seemed odd that the rear went before the front. Honda is now below Kia in my book. I wll buy U.S. next car for sure……

  • Sandy February 4, 2014

    I have a 4 cylinder 2010 Accord EX-L that is also burning oil, and I am getting the runaround from the local Honda dealership about getting it repaired. I have brought it in twice for it burning oil, and they have overfilled it so it looks like it is not low when I check it again. I want to know why only the V6 vehicles are included in this settlement and not the 4 cylinders? We are all having the same issue!

  • homer February 7, 2014

    I drive a 2012 Pilot… very low miles. What is the symptoms of this ‘misfire’? I do have a ‘shudder’ at steady speeds on flat roads which I attribute to the transmission… but in retrospect, it might be a misfire. I do not have an oil consumption issue (yet) but the oil gets really really dirty very quickly. So what are the symptoms of the issue here?

  • nick crefasi March 4, 2014

    this is a bullshit settlement. The service centers will NOT do any repairs unless the trouble code lights are on. Please object to the settlement as it is feel-good wording. In order for the oil consumption trouble codes to come on your vehicle must be around 3.5 quarts low on oil. (it only holds 4.5). If you car is stuttering and running like crap they will not fix it unless it generates a code for misfiring. Please object, complain or otherwise make this crappy settlement more noticeable.

  • nick crefasi March 4, 2014

    I have been a loyal Honda buyer for 25 years. I think I am done now! I absorbed the lousy brake issues but now this is really pissing me off!

  • Lucas Wright March 5, 2014

    BEWARE! BEWARE! 2012 Honda Pilot 50K check engine light eventually led to misfire and repair under class action lawsuit. Engine repaired as required under settlement. Since car has been back to dealer 5 times for oil leaked, exhaust leaks and emissions lights on dash. Oil leaks on exhaust make car smell horrible. Car has been back to dealer 5 times and this morning the check engine light is back on. The problem is that this repair is extensive and out of the realm of a shop mechanic. These engines are assembled at the factory. Once the head and oil pan are removed at the dealer there is no getting back. I am returning this vehicle to Honda Motor Corp and discontinuing payment to Honda Motor Credit. We are DONE! IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU INSIST ON THE SERVICE MANAGER UPFRONT AND REQUEST THE MOST EXPERIENCED MECHANIC ON STAFF. ENGINE BUILDING IS NOT A SIMPLE BRAKE JOB!!

  • KW March 6, 2014

    I have a 2008 Accord 4 cylinder EX-L and the exact same problem. When I took them to task about it, they backed off their initial stance that it was going to cost me around $6000 to repair. I wasn’t going for that crap, especially when I overheard the service manager talking about this defect two years ago. They advised it was from the oil getting into the combustion chamber just like the V6′s. They then agreed to clean the heads and install a new software program after the “Oil Consumption Test”. That is supposed to be a solution? We will see. In the mean time, Honda just lost a loyal customer. Ford will get my new car business.

  • DVW March 18, 2014

    My 2008 Honda Accord EXL was burning oil at 30,000 miles. Had the misfiring problem, which cost me $481 to replace all sparkplugs at 37,000 mi. Dealership wanted me to do the consumption test, but I went to Pennzoil and it stopped burning oil. I now have 53.000 miles, and it does not use any oil!

  • Daki March 21, 2014

    I have the same problem with my 2008 Honda Accord four cylinder

  • Top Class Actions April 9, 2014

    UPDATE: A federal judge granted final approval to the Honda engine misfire class action settlement at a March 21, 2014, Final Fairness Hearing. More info:

  • Donald Hines April 10, 2014

    My 4 cylinder is also doing this. They (Boch Honda Norwood Ma) just told me i have massive interior engine damage. They tell me it will cost $14000 dollars to fix but they will contact Honda and try and get me a break on the price because they didn’t notice the problem when it first happened. I see this happening to other people and i wonder if anyone can tell me how to get a class action suit started?

  • alfredo April 16, 2014

    I don’t understand how this settlement only covers 6-cyl engines.
    The case filed is Alex Soto,et al vs Honda Motor Co.
    If you read the case filing, it clearly states that Alex Soto has a “4-Cylinder” 2008 Honda Accord.

  • Ashley April 16, 2014

    I have a 2008 Honda Accord V-6 EXL. I bought the car in 2010 with 43k miles on it. After having it two months spark plugs started going out, it was using excessive oil, and the engine was misfiring all the time. Honda replaced the spark plugs, for free, 3 times. Spark plugs at Honda are 30.00 a piece, and they were replacing them for free. Which was nice, but tells me they knew there was a problem and just didn’t want to mess with it. My car was certified and had an extended warranty. I went to them several times and they said it was a computer problem. They then updated my computer. Long story short they continued to put me off until I reached the 100k miles and the warranty was up, and said they couldn’t do anything at that point. I still have all the same issues. I can get my oil changed and within 2 weeks my car is 2 quarts low on oil easily. I am very happy about this class action and hope to hear something soon! We pay way too much for nice cars for them to have so many problems!

  • CELINDA CALDERON May 5, 2014

    I have a Honda Accord 2008 and I have the same problem, burning too much oil

    • CELINDA CALDERON May 5, 2014

      2008 Accord 4 cylinder EX-L

  • Paul Ward June 11, 2014

    I have a 2010 Accord EX, 4-cyl, and had to learn about this as my car (bought at dealer 7 months ago Honda certified preowned) with 50K miles, started having oil light come on and funny noises and hesitations. Service tech said “oh, yeah that is an issue with that model”. So why didn’t the dealer tell me that when they sold it to me?? Anyone have suggestions as to plan of action? I sure hope there is a fix, and that my 100K warranty covers it all…Very disappointed as a long time Honda owner…

  • Top Class Actions July 24, 2014

    UPDATE: Reimbursements from the Honda Engine Misfire Class Action Settlement were mailed July 14, 2014. A second wave of checks will go out this Fall, according to the Settlement Administrator. If you get a check, let us know!

  • Matt Lanter August 13, 2014

    I just purchased a 2012 exl v6 w/nav 2 months ago. The dealer did not disclose this info to me. I thought I did my homework but no where did I see this lawsuit until after I purchased the car. It had only 8,800 miles on it and I only drive about 5,000 a year. I am worried that I will not have problems until after the 8 year drivetrain warranty is up. I am very pissed the dealer can get away with knowing of such a problem and not telling you. Only thing I can do is drive it and trade/ sell it after the warranty. This is my first and may very we’ll be my last Honda.

  • Al Smith August 19, 2014

    This problem is not limited to the V6. I just had my 2008 EX-L 4 cylinder with less then 81K rebuilt for this exact issue. I originally thought it was the transmission because of some noise and what appeared to be slipping from 2-3 gear.

    I took it into the dealer and the mechanic quickly recognized it as an engine problem and bet me I was out of oil. He confirmed that and through my dealer and Honda corporate office I had the pay a $300 deductible (instead of $500) to have it fixed because of my past Honda loyalty and because I took such good care of the car and had all service performed as needed at the dealer there.

    I am disputing the $300 and I want to know what they did that actually fixed the problem. Not what they did to fix what the problem caused.

  • Amy September 21, 2014

    I owned a 2009 Honda Pilot EX-L and just recently experiences the problem while driving in constant speed around 60 and then the engine light went flashing. Got a device and it read the code, P0303 and googled it and found out about this misfire class action lawsuit against Honda few months back. I went to the dealership and they replaced the 1-4 spark plugs at no cost to me, but the same issue, but milder without the engine light, still happened. I am scheduled to return to follow up with the dealership. While I did dig up my past maintenance invoices, and I did spend about $1200 fixing/replacing both crush washers and torqued both drain. It involved with the removing of the valve cover and adjusted all intake and replaced engine spark plugs… not sure if this is related to the misfire and whether or not this is eligible for the reimbursement based on the misfire (no code on the invoice, so I have to look into it with the dealership). Any comments?

  • Chris Bain November 6, 2014

    I own 2010 Crosstour and experienced misfiring in August 2014 after the deadline of the class action claim. The dealership told me that Honda knew of the problem. I am on the hook for paying for the problem. I have spoken to Honda and all they can do is apologize with ” I am sorry sir”, as they will not back up their product. Honda has decided not to honour its own product so I can no longer support them. I will in fact let others know that Honda is a much different organization and I will no longer be purchasing or recommending Honda.

  • Lori Kiker November 20, 2014

    I have a 2012 Honda Odyssey EXL 6 cylinder. I have now had it in the shop twice due to this misfire recall. The first time, the dealership fixed it, but did not notify me that if was going to possibly happen again. 2 days ago while we were out of town, it happened again going down the interstate. The #3 spark plug fouled again, having me limp (on what seemed like 2 cylinders) to a dealership while travelling. Was told by that dealer, that after the first time, the dealership should have replaced rings on the pistons to prevent this from happening again. And if this isn’t performed, it will continue to happen. I’m disappointed I wasn’t notified in advance that additional engine work would be needed to permanently fix this issue. This is a huge inconvenience for me. Just made another appointment to take it on Saturday to schedule a complete overhaul, which they said can take 2-3 days. I should not have to worry about being stranded in a practically new vehicle. The dealership has fixed for free under recall both times so far. And this does extend my powertrain warranty for 8 years due to the qualifying code for misfire. Just aggravated I’m having to deal with this, and other people as well. I love my Odyssey, but almost makes me want to go buy another manufacturer’s model.

  • John MIncone January 12, 2015

    2008 Accord V6. This problem just started on 1/1/2015.

    Hi, I think I have the same problem. When the engine is cold the check engine light would come on along with the VSA light, P0306 – #6 cyl. misfire. I check’d the coil packs by switching, all good and also replaced all spark plugs and flushed out the fuel rail. Engine burns small amount of oil, down about a pint at the next oil change.

    Still have this problem and need to look into this more.


  • Barry Boyd March 2, 2015

    I have a 2009 Honda Accord with 99,000 miles now. I just drop it off this morning with the code p0303 telling me mis- fire on #3 cylinder I replace the plug and coil pack and it did not fix it. I notice a after a thousand miles after a oil change it burnt a QT of oil and the gas mileage went from 25 mpg to 20 mpg. I have seen several complaints on this issue and my car is one of them now. I hope they fix it today because I am getting rid of it moving on to a better car. And also I have a 2004 Honda van now with its 2nd recall on it its going next!

  • Mike March 17, 2015

    Believe in having an engine misfire issue. Gas mileage has decreased significantly in the past several months. Just had car towed with shaking and engine light flashing. If this is in fact the issue can I still file for reimbursement?

  • Frank March 26, 2015

    I have a 2010 Accord V-6 and have been having the cylinder misfire problem as well. It started earlier this year with a check engine light. I took it to the dealership and they told me it was cylinders 1 and 2 that were misfiring. They replaced the spark plugs and I did not have to pay out of pocket for anything. About 2 weeks ago the little evil check engine light came back on. I had a friend of mine hook up his personal scanner and found out cylinder 5 was misfiring. Since it was the same issue, I did what anyone would do and take it to dealership so they can fix it without having to cover any costs. I took it in to the Honda dealership earlier this week and they did a diagnostic. I did the same thing as the previous time I had a cylinder misfire problem and signed a paper stating I would pay $115 for the check engine light diagnostic if it is not covered by warranty. It turned out there were misfires on cylinders 5 and 6 and for some strange reason told me my car was going to have to stay over night because they need to do a second diagnostic. I told them I needed my car and will just bring it in another day. I took it in a later day and it turned out that there was no second diagnostic needed. There goes my time being wasted!! After dropping my car off I went home. SEVEN hours after dropping off my car I get a call saying that it is ready. When I get to the dealership I find out that I have a $240 bill. I argue about how the charges came about if it was the exact same problem I had a month ago. They tell me that the warranty only covered cylinders 1-4. Im wondering if anyone else has had issues with cylinders 5 and 6? I have been looking online to find anything about only cylinders 1-4 being covered but haven’t came across anything.

  • May 3, 2015

    It is only cylinders 1-4(because they are the ones that are shut down during ECO).

  • Cherie May 19, 2015

    My Accord gave codes for cylinder 1, 2, and 3 misfire. Honda performed a computer update and the car ran fine for a year. I noticed the car seemed to have lost acceleration power and I scheduled to have normal maintenance work performed – timing belt and timing belt tensioner replaced. Before I could have the work performed, I noticed a loud noise coming from the engine so I added that to the list to be investigated. A cam lobe along with a rocker arm had pitting. After all work was completed, the check engine light came on and codes for cylinder 4, 5 and 6 misfire was given. Took it to Honda and paid $350 for diagnostics. They said they had never seen anything like it and could not tell me what was wrong with it without digging into the motor at my expense. They did advise that compression was lost in the cylinders and that was causing the misfires. This was not covered under the extended warranty as cylinders 5 and, 6 were not covered. They suggested getting a good, used motor at the cost of over $5,000 as it might cost more to figure it out and fix than the motor would cost. I have been searching as well to find out if other people had issues such as this. The only thing that I positively know is that the car was fine and then all of a sudden it starts misfiring, spitting out codes for 4, 5, and 6, and I have a loss of compression. They did tell me that all the mechanic work previously completed was superbly performed so that was not the issue.

    • Moe January 7, 2016

      My 2010 Honda Odyssey with only 40,000 miles had flashing engine light. The dealer replaced 1-4 spark plugs and upgraded the software. the engine light came back as cylinder number 6 misfire. They checked the spark plug and it was fouled. The ceramic around the electrode was missing. Honda is saying that cylinder 6 is not covered under the lawsuit settlement. The dealer wants me to pay for tear down as there is no compression in the cylinder#6. What a mistake to buy Honda???

  • jorge May 20, 2015

    buy used Honda Pilot 2012 CarMax never told me that I had manufacturing defects buying the 8th of December 2014.a two weeks had a 30 hour trip to mexico and passes to get the check engine, misfire I fix honda mexico but I did not like how they handled the sale I think you know that a car defects do not buy these cars bring several shortcomings and the loser here is the customer

    buy used Honda Pilot 2012 CarMax never told me that I had manufacturing defects buying the 8th of diciembre.a two weeks had a 30 hour trip to mexico and passes to get the check engine, misfire I fix honda mexico but not I liked how I handled the sale I think you know that a car defects do not buy these cars bring several shortcomings and the loser here is the customer

    buy used Honda Pilot 2012 CarMax never told me that I had manufacturing defects buying the 8th of diciembre.a two weeks had a 30 hour trip to mexico and passes to get the check engine, misfire I fix honda mexico but not I liked how I handled the sale I think you know that a car defects do not buy these cars bring several shortcomings and the loser here is the customer

  • James June 14, 2015

    Purchased my 2008 Accord in 2012, had no probs with it until last Friday. Found out that valve cover gaskets were leaking onto my alternator. Had to replace both. Is there a way for me to be compensated?

  • Barbara June 19, 2015

    My 2011 Odyssey, in the last few months, has a misfire. This is definitely later than the suit deadline. My husband checked and spark plugs will be $16-20 each. Are there any other suits at the present or recalls we can get in on?

  • Norma July 13, 2015

    Bought a used 2012 Honda at CarMax last year 34000 miles I have take my car back to the dealer 2 times due to misfires. Are there any recalls on this?

  • Mitzi August 11, 2015

    Purchased my 2009 Honda Accord in 2012 and just now experiencing an issue with my oil. Having to closely monitor oil levels and add 2-3 quarts between oil changes. Are there any other suits or recalls?

  • Daniel m August 17, 2015

    Is there anything that can be done for 2008 4 cylinder Honda Accord for this claim as I have missed this and did not know this was an issue. My car is burning a quart every 500 miles

  • Sara K August 25, 2015

    Honda Odyssey 2013. Misfire piston 4 today. Dealership plans to replace 4 spark plugs and 4 rings on the piston. 2 day job covered under this extended warranty provided by the lawsuit. I don’t expect everything to be perfect, but I do expect that when problems arise my dealership provides good customer service and fixes the problem. Love my Hondas and won’t give them up – but dealerships are another story. My dealership has proven to be a keeper too.

  • STEVEN SHEWMAKE August 28, 2015

    I’m having problems with my 2011 honda accord v6. Its because of the oil supposedly and i need to buy a new short block they said. This sounds like because of the oil burning to quickly. I need to know what I can do.. Can I have this reimbursed?

  • Angela January 14, 2016

    I have a 2009 honda accord exl v6, I’ve had all of the above problems. I had all of the above work done on my car Feb of 2014. The code for misfire hasn’t came back up but I went through it so much prior to the repairs I know what it feels like. Now all 3 catalytic converters in my car have failed at the same time. Everything I read says that misfires cause the temperature to rise in the converters and eventually possibility is that it burns them up. Honda is telling me this is not covered on the extended warranty which was given for the misfire issue. I love my car its everything I ever wanted and now it needs another 5,000 for repairs. It cut out on me in rush hour in a tunnel (I live on the peninsula in Virginia and travel to the south side via tunnel) Now I am scared to death to drive this car and unfortunately I owe so much on it, it sits parked. I will NEVER drive it again. A sad loss, even sadder Honda was no help!!!

    • Maria June 14, 2016

      I have the same problem. Misfired from July 2013 until Feb 2014 with multiple visits to Honda… before They repaired under class action. Now same thing is going on with it but the codes are for the catalytic converter this time..all 3 are blown now and blocked. They say that’s causing the sputtering .. Thing is if the misfire issue isn’t completely fixed the new cats will just blow again from the heat. I am done with Honda. Honda wants me to pay 25%.. I’m like why? This was your flaw with engine design not mine. I have filed a claim with Honda Corp and wAiting to hear back . They need to pay 100%. I have never had a cat issue before.. My car is only 6 years old ..this 2100$ repair is a result of misfire. I can’t believe they won’t admit it.

  • Bryan Cary February 3, 2016

    My 2013 Odyssey suddenly dropped gas mileage in April of 2015 from 28 to 18mpg. Mileage was around 30k miles. Have switched to high mileage synthetic oil and filter. Old air filter had black oil all over it, first time ever in 50 yrs of Hondas! This has not improved gas mileage after over 16k additional miles. Now now accelerator is getting worse in losing connection with the engine. Around 15 mph coasting, engine disconnects from accelerator and no acceleration nor increased rpm. A recent new event was in trying to accelerate from a stop light, engine bucked so violently that lost steering control and entire car bounced up and down. Don’t trust local dealer service. Long story. Waiting until engine blows up and they have to replace under extended warranty I purchased when I bought this car in fall of 2014.

  • Tony Pasillas March 12, 2016

    I have a Honda Accord 2008 and my engine light began to blink and then the VSP light came on. I took it to the dealership and after a diagnostics they finally found a code, a cylinder misfire. They stated they would check the spark plugs and coil but they were backed up and would have to keep it over night and run a diagnostics again the next morning. After reading all your similar problems I think they know what the problem is but don’t want to admit it.

  • Jeanine March 21, 2016

    I have a 2014 Odyssey and had a fouled spark plug at 17,000 and another at 30,000. It is going to the dealer for tests, but I am concerned that the problem will not be resolved before my warranty is up. Is there a way that I can be covered under this same class action suit?

  • Jonathan Duttweiler April 6, 2016

    I have a question around the whole Misfire Settlement agreement that I’m hoping someone can help me with. Back in January wife was experiencing what we took to be mild mis-firing so my wife took the Pilot into the the local dealer. There were no diagnostic codes and they couldn’t get the car to repeat what my wife experienced, so nothing done. They did not charge, so that was a plus. Since then I had an oil change and put in 5w-20 synthetic and have been using Redline treatment routinely as a prophylactic. Yesterday, with my wife down in Florida, Cylinder 1 misfired (P301 code). She was able to get to the local Honda dealer and they looked at it this morning. Senior Tech said it just needed a replacement spark plug, nothing else (asked about computer software upgrade, etc.). I still thought it should be covered under the TSB around this whole issue, but the Maintenance Manager said they looked the VIN up and even though it is a 2013, the VIN does not show it covered by that TSB or the Settlement agreement. Does anyone know why this would be? I really didn’t want to argue with the Service Manager over the phone and really appreciated what they did to get my wife in and out as she needs to be back home later today. Before I contact Honda Regional or Corporate I t

  • Kristie April 13, 2016

    Maybe someone can help me…I have 2010 Honda Pilot…I was driving it on the highway..The check engine light came on as well as the VTM-4 light…It didn’t fell any different. So, I pulled over,shut the car off and turned it back on again. Now, it is just the engine light. I am wondering if it did misfire? But I should be covered on the warranty right? I am debating if I should take it to the dealer or my mechanic.

  • Nini T. May 20, 2016

    I’ve taken my 2010 Accord EXL to the dealer at least 5 times for it’s rough idle and they keep telling me there’s nothing wrong with it. At first, I appreciated them for not cheating me or charging me for an unnecessary repair, but now after reading this article, I think their just trying to avoid a repair they know they’d be responsible for. I wish there was something I could do. I knew it wasn’t normal for my car to shake and tremble the way it does.

  • Bill N. May 22, 2016

    I thought all members of a potential class action suit were supposed to be notified and given the option to opt out. I bought a 2012 Odyssey in 2012 and did not know about this problem.

  • don john July 1, 2016

    Is this a big fix? My minivan(11, odyssey) was having this misfire from time to time. When it had it the car will vibrate quite a bit, and the VSA warning light comes on along with the check engine light; The code disappears quickly though. I brought the car to the dealer twice and the dealer said they cant find anything wrong(and indeed the code disappeared), and charged me for the diagnosis fees.(I felt they know whats going on because I went to autozone for a code read the misfire code was still there). This time I brought the car to the dealer and the code did not go away. The dealer finally agreed to fix the car, saying something is wrong with the piston rings and I dont have to pay a cent for the fix. This car is already out of the warranty so I guess they must have an internal recall on this. I now have this loaner car for a week now and they dont know how long it will take to get the car fixed. I was told its about a week but a week ago I was told its a week too. I have a feeling that next week when I call they will say itll be another week. My question is, will this fix be a long term one or just a temporary fix until some other piston rings quit? If its just a short term fix I need to get rid of the car before it happens again.

  • Tanisha Duran July 18, 2016

    I just bought a 2007 Honda Accord 3.0 l and I keep getting check engine light and I put on scanner and it tells me cylinder 5 misfire I already changed coil pack and spark plugs I did not know anything about the lawsuits what am I suppose to do

  • Lloyd Hatcher August 16, 2016

    I purchased a CERTIFIED USED 2010 HONDA Crosstour EX-L 2wd 3.5V6 with 57,248 miles on it from a local Honda of Escondido, a local Honda Dealer on 03/25/2014
    (Federal Judgement for a class action law suit for this and other Honda vehicles was made on 03/21/2014)

    Have not had any misfire issues or fail codes with it to date. However in the past 18 months it has been burning about 2.5 to 3 quarts of oil about every 5,000 miles when I change the oil and filter.

    Knowing what collateral damage WILL eventually occur from this condition is a major concern.

    My primary question is this,,
    Isn’t Honda and their dealers required to DISCLOSE/ADVISE/MAKE PUBLIC to buyers of vehicles they sell or have for sale that are with in the parameters of the vehicles with the flaws included in a class action law suit?? Especially when

    “A federal judge granted final approval to the Honda engine misfire class action settlement at a March 21, 2014, Final Fairness Hearing.”
    ” American Honda Motor Co. has agreed to a class action lawsuit settlement over claims it manufactured defective Accord vehicles that burn oil too quickly. “???

    I have purchased 3 vehicles from this dealer and have always been treated fairly. Not without some persistence on my part at times. In respect of our relationship I am going to present this issue to the service manager today for his recommendation on my issue and find out how they are addressing the the many customers affected by Honda’s product failure and the judgement.

    • Brandy Judge September 2, 2016

      Please let me know how you get your issue resolved with Honda because im having the exact same problem. Email me please at

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