American Honda Motor Company, Inc Named in Class Action Over Alleged Paint Defects in Model Year 2003-2007 Honda Vehicles

American Honda Motor Company

Plaintiff, by her attorneys, brings this class action against American Honda Motor Company, Inc., on her own behalf and on behalf of all other similarly situated Florida owners and lessees of model year 2003-2007 Honda vehicles, and alleges as follows based upon the investigation of her counsel.

Plaintiff brings this action against American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (“Honda” or “Defendant”) for money damages, injunctive, equitable, and declarative relief on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated Florida owners or lessees of 2003-2007 Honda automobiles.

Plaintiff, a resident of Florida, is the owner of a 2003 Honda Accord automobile having the factory original black paint. Due to an undisclosed latent defect present at the time of manufacture of Plaintiff s vehicle, the paint of Plaintiff’s car has delaminated, causing the vehicle to have the appearance of faded and peeled paint. To remedy the effects of this undisclosed latent defect would require the stripping and repainting of the car at a cost of several thousand dollars.

Honda, through its factory authorized dealer, has denied any relief to Plaintiff. The defect at issue is, upon information and belief, attributable to a sub-par adhesion between the factory-applied primer or undercoat and the vehicles’ factory applied paint, and is one that is common to all 2003-2007 Honda automobiles. This defect has existed since the date of manufacture of Plaintiff s and the putative class members’ vehicles, but due to its undisclosed and latent nature, it would not have been discoverable by Plaintiff or the putative class members until such time as it began manifesting itself by way of delaminating paint from the cars’ body panels.

At all times relevant, and including to this date, Honda has omitted any mention or disclosure of this defect. As a result, Plaintiff and the class members are left with defective vehicles that require an outlay of thousands of dollars in order to strip and repaint the vehicles, and which, as a direct, proximate, and foreseeable result of this defect and Honda’s omission have been reduced in value.

Plaintiff brings this action on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated Florida owners and lessees of Honda automobiles, seeking monetary, declaratory, injunctive, and equitable relief, as well as attorneys’ fees and costs as redress for Honda’s violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act, F.S.A. §§ 501.201 et seq., as well as its violation of the Florida common law of unjust enrichment.


dave m. said
1713 days ago
i have an 02 accord with same issue


Mary Lou V. said
1674 days ago
I have a 2009 Civic with paint defects.


javier m. said
1662 days ago
i live in san diego ca . with an 2007 blue civic paint defects. just got a letter this week from honda that they re going to repaint the hood and fander at no changer to me. but the roof or bumper.


javier m. said
1662 days ago
i live in san diego ca . with an 2007 blue civic paint defects. just got a letter this week from honda that they re going to repaint the hood and fander at no changer to me. but the roof or bumper.


Nicole C. said
1639 days ago
I have a 2006 Honda Civic Coupe with the same paint defect. Unfortunately, I'm in Louisiana and haven't heard of any class action suits here.


Craig J. said
1569 days ago
I am the owner of a 2008 Honda Civic EX (color - black) and am experiencing the paint delaminating on the roof (clear coat failing).


Isabel G. said
1483 days ago
I am the owner of a 2007 Gray Honda Accord and am experiencing really bad paint damage.


Khurram I. said
1459 days ago
I have a 2003 Accord and have the same issue. My dad's Civic is having the exact same problem with the paint.


Lig M. said
1447 days ago
My mom has a 2007 gray honda civic and the paint on the roof has started to come of. The car looks awful


Stephen P. said
1446 days ago
2007 Honda civic si black paint. paint delamination everywhere except front and rear bumpers.


Stephen P. said
1446 days ago
2007 Honda civic si black paint. paint delamination everywhere except front and rear bumpers.


Hung-I C. said
1427 days ago
I have a 2009 atomic blue metallic Civic with paint defects on the roof.


Au'Sharriece G. said
1404 days ago
07 Silver Accord with INDENTICAL paint issues as stated by other Honda owners.


cynthia s. said
1356 days ago
Paint problems 2009 Civic


Daphne N. said
1349 days ago
07 Blue Civic Coupe with paint de-lamination beginning on the roof.


Angelle S. said
1034 days ago
The first incident happened while turning, car came to a stop, jerked the wheel almost hitting another car; all without
warning. A child passenger was in the back seat and was thrown forward hitting her head on the passenger front
seat and seat belt locked causing her to have a seat belt bruise. VSA (light), the VSA activation light (triangle with
exclamation inside) were both illuminated. SUV was taken to local dealership to perform the recall work. Two weeks
later, same thing but this time I was going about 55mph on highway, SUV came to almost a complete stop within a
short distance. Grinding feeling and with the VSA indicator lights on. Almost hit someone when the wheel jerked and
caused me to go into the right lane and almost hitting someone, kids were in the SUV one in the passenger side
front and the other in back same side. Seat belt once again left a bruise on their chest and caused the front
passenger to have strained his neck. This is a vehicle that cause great concern. I am now afraid to allow my son to
drive this vehicle with this problem continuing. The dealership has said that they have preformed the recall bulletin
and I will need to fix this on my own. This is not satisfactory at all.


Isaac A. said
802 days ago
I have a 2007 Honda Odyssey color midnight pearl blue final assembly point at factory in Alabama. Same issues paint chipping and pealing all over the place on my vehicle. Obviously a factory paint defect that Honda is doing nothing about.


Carmen D. said
283 days ago
2003 Honda Odyssey midnight blue - paint problems on hood


James F. said
201 days ago
2006 Civic GX with cracking, clouding, chalking paint on hood and entire front end. Royal blue Pearl paint code B536P. Looks as if my car went through an extended sandstorm in the desert. Honda claims my VIN number isn't included in the warranty extension/recall and that's why I didn't get anything in the mail to notify me of the warranty extension.


Erica B. said
182 days ago
'07 odyssey. White paint. Paint peeling! Started on drivers side over the windshield with a rather large sheet.


William W. said
154 days ago
09 Honda civic coupe, gun metal...they repainted hood and roof at a shop of their choosing, not mine, but not the trunk, rear quarter panels, and multiple places where gaps are between doors, hood, roof,etc. Never received on notice about anything. The hood and roof are now a slightly different color and poorly done but had to accept...told me not to park it in the sun...what???

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