Honda HR-V Owners Report Dangerous Windshields
A woman unloading groceries from her 2023 Honda HR-V was startled when, without warning, her rear windshield suddenly shattered.
The incident, however strange, was not an isolated one. Over in New Jersey, another mom reported her rear Honda HR-V windshield suddenly shattered. She was reportedly driving the SUV with her infant son facing backward in his car seat.
Indeed, these are just two examples from hundreds of complaints by Honda HR-V owners to the federal safety regulators alerting them to the problem. The motorists told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that their rear windshield spontaneously shattered from the inside out without any external impact.
Some say it happened when they closed a door. Others reported it occurred while they were driving with the rear defroster on. A few told the NHTSA their SUV was parked and turned off. At this time, it’s unknown if there is any connection between the rear window defrosting system and the spontaneous glass shattering. However, all of the complaints to the NHTSA stated they did not find any object that could have caused the glass to shatter and there was no impact or collision that could have caused it.
“This is certainly a serious safety issue that should be addressed immediately,” said California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson. “Honda needs to step up and find out what is causing this before someone gets hurt.”
So far there are more than 300 complaints made to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration about the issue, but Honda has not filed a recall or addressed the problem. In fact, many owners reported that dealerships refused to replace the windshields under warranty. The replacement cost of roughly $600 to $800 is no small repair for a new vehicle and some owners say they are considering using after-market windshields to avoid it reoccurring.
Certainly, most owners have asked Honda to step up and pay for the windshield replacement. Furthermore, American headquarters is reportedly investigating the problem, but there is no word on whether they will conduct a recall.
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Published on Dec. 14, 2023
Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.
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