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1 Brooklyn, NY, United States Review updated:

I leased a 2008 Honda accord in Dec 2007 from Bay Ridge Honda . Their salesman(Tony) said " I want you to walk out of here with a new car". I advised him that I had SMG (auto appraisers) coming to my house to look at my 2005 leased Honda because it was due to be returned. He advised me that Bay Ridge Honda would except the car back and that I can cancel my appointment with SMG. I did just that . Tony looked over my car inside and out took the license plates off the car and put them on my new leased vehicle. He stated the car was fine but he never gave me anything to sign. About a month after I recieved a letter from American Honda that I owe $2400. for damages on the 2005 Honda. They stated I had hood gauges and dents in the fender and $600 worth of "HALE DAMAGE" on the roof of the car. I called them immediately and asked them for pictures of the damage. They told me they did not have to furnish me pictures I then asked them the location of the car. They put me on hold then told me the car was in Leesburg. missouri. I am in staten Island. After many phone calls and threats by American Honda the amout they claimed I owed for these so call damages changed. It went from $2400 to $1100 to $695. I was also offered a chance to cut the $695 in half if I sent them a check. Although enticing I refused because there was no damage on my car. To this day they are threatening my credit and refuse to listen The collection agents are Thugs and nasty. I have had four Hondas and never had a problem. I blame Bay Ridge Honda and their salesman because they were just interested in selling a car. And I blame American Honda for the terrible way the have treated a long time customer. Oh by the way I was over the mileage on the 2005 Honda, and recieved a nice letter from American Honda waving the $93 because I was a valued customer??? I guess my next step would be small claims court against Bay Ridge Honda (who never answered my request for help) and American Honda.

Jo
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  • Va
      1st of May, 2008
    0 Votes
    American Honda - Awful gas consumption
    American Honda
    United States
    www.honda.com

    I am getting 29 mpg city/highway average (no a/c, closed windows, only 2 adults with total weight of 280 lb, trunk empty, proper tire pressure, no aggressive driving/acceleration, no hills)

    When I spoke with Honda Motor Corporation representative about my concerns, he stated the following about the FACTS OF HONDA CIVIC gas consumption.

    It is a fact that the car would never get the mileages printed on the sticker that the car came with and it was misleading the public.

    This misleading is the fault of the U.S. Government, not Honda Motors.

    The actual gas consumption was 15-25% worse that what Honda presented during the sale of this vehicle.

    He claimed that even a 20-lb of suitcase would make a dramatic change on the Honda Civic’s gas consumption. He stated that this suitcase would be the culprit for obtaining worse than expected gas mileage consumption.

    I find this and other similar and ridiculous explanations of the horrible gas consumption of my 2006 Honda Civic part of the cover up of the public misleading and perjury by Honda Motors.

  • Va
      29th of Aug, 2008
    0 Votes
    American Honda - Would not repair 4 wheeler that was under warranty
    American Honda
    United States
    honda.com

    Honda and Honda of Greenville, Tn would not repair our 4 wheeler that was under warranty. Was taken in with rattle in bottom of motor. Retrieved ATV a few weeks later still with rattle in motor, but was told to drive it and see how it did. Well motor locked up and they told us we had put oil filter in backwards. We never messed with oil filter. Now they refuse to repair it. We retrieved ATV from dealer and checked it and no way to put oil filter in backwards unless you damage it. Well needless to say oil filter is fine and now we are stuck with blown motor. And Honda refuses to talk to us about fixing it, and Greenville Honda has not been honest with us the whole time.

  • Re
      20th of Nov, 2008
    0 Votes
    American Honda - Would not repair 4 wheeler that was under warranty
    1919 Torrance Blvd
    Torrance
    United States
    Phone: 1-800-999-1009

    Rear alingment for 2008 Honda CRV cannot be adjusted . The factory installed upper control arms do not allow for adjusting the camber on the rear wheels, resulting in a negitive camber which has the rear tires riding on the inside all the time. This will lead to excess tire where and loss of control

  • To
      16th of Mar, 2009
    0 Votes

    Yeah i've ran into the same thing, except i won't ride mine till they fix the noise. I'm being told that the noise is normal. W.T.F is Honda doing?

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