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Lawsuit Investigation: Honda Civic AC Not Working

PRACTICE AREAS: Defective Products
PRODUCT: 2015 - 2019 Honda Civic air conditioning systems
CASE STATUS: Under Investigation

Attention: Anyone who owns or leases a 2015 – 2019 Honda Civic.

Berger Montague is conducting an investigation and asking to hear from anyone who drives a 2015 – 2019 Honda Civic and had to pay out of pocket to repair their vehicle’s air conditioning system. These AC systems have a known defect that causes the condenser to break and leak fluid, leading to a loss of cold air. We are interested in speaking with consumers to help determine whether a class action lawsuit can be filed.

If you own or lease a 2015 – 2019 Honda Civic, experienced issues with its air conditioner, sought repair from Honda, and had to pay out of pocket to fix the issue, please contact Dionis Mucollari at dmucollari@bm.net.

Honda Civic AC Blowing Warm Air

Berger Montague is investigating possible claims against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. and Honda North America, Inc. on behalf of consumers who drive a 2015 – 2019 Honda Civic. These models have defective air conditioning systems that cause the condenser to crack and leak refrigerant. Not only does this stop cold air from flowing, but a refrigerant leak in a vehicle’s AC system can damage other expensive components within the system.

The condenser defect is often not covered under Honda’s Powertrain or Limited warranties, which come with the Honda Civic, so drivers have been forced to pay out of pocket to repair their car’s AC. If you are one of those drivers, please fill out the contact form on this page.

Did Honda Know About the Defective Condensers? Yes.

Honda faced a previous class action lawsuit for the same defect found in its 2005 – 2007 Odyssey models. However, Honda provided no information to Civic buyers or lessees about the car’s unreliable air conditioning.

In addition, frustrated 2015 – 2019 Honda Civic drivers have been submitting air conditioner complaints to NHSTA and other online forums since 2017. Some examples are below[1]:

“Purchased my 2015 Civic in Feb 2017. The first time I went to use the air conditioner on 04/15/17, it only blew out warm air. The temperature that day was about 85. Since the car is new to me I made certain the air was on and that the ‘economy’ mode for the CVT was off. I was on the highway a good half hour so there was more than enough time for it to cool. I also turned the air on and off but nothing changed. After doing some research online I am concerned the warranty won’t cover it. Online reports for the Civic and other Hondas shows a rock or pebble can hit the condenser and cause it to fail and Honda refuses to honor the warranty.” – Posted April 15, 2017

“2016 Honda Civic……………..Blows hot air from AC unit. Many, many complaints on the web about the same issue. Honda will not address this issue !!! You will spend thousands of dollars at the dealer with nothing to show for it!! The car is a money pit…I am giving mine back to the bank on Monday.” – Posted March 1, 2018

“This Civic 2016, bought new in May 2016. After less than 3 years and only 42000 miles, AC is not working. Some other people also have reported the same exact problem with their Civic same year. Dealer or Honda won’t fix it under warranty.” – Posted March 14, 2019

If you are interested in participating in a class action lawsuit, please contact Dionis Mucollari at dmucollari@bm.net, or fill out the form on this page.

Do I Have to Pay to Consult With an Attorney?

We are happy to talk with you about your potential claims free of charge. If we decide to represent you in a lawsuit, we will enter into a written contingent fee agreement with you. A contingent fee agreement means we only get paid if we win, and we will receive our fees from the amount paid by the defendant in the case.

About Berger Montague

Berger Montague is a full-spectrum class action and complex civil litigation firm. We have been recognized by courts throughout the country for our ability and experience in handling major complex litigation.

The lawyers who comprise our Defective Products Practice Group put their nearly 50 years of class action experience to work to hold manufacturers accountable for products that are faulty or dangerous.

[1] https://www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Civic/

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