Lawsuit re Acura Transmission Defect - Acura Forum : Acura Forums

AW Community News and Contests! Get all the news and contest announcements from the Acuraworld management!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-09-03, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
Acuraworld Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 2
Lawsuit re Acura Transmission Defect

Our law firm has filed a lawsuit against American Honda Motor Co., Inc. regarding defective automatic transmissions. The complaint alleges that these transmission failures are a safety hazard because they can cause the vehicles to downshift abruptly and without warning, at any speed, and cause sudden deceleration, loss of power, wheel lock, loss of control, and collisions. The vehicles involved, at this time, include 2000 through 2003 Acura 3.2 CL (including Type S); 2000 through 2003 Acura 3.2 TL (including Type S); and 2000 through 2001 Honda Accord, Odyssey, and Prelude. We request that anyone who has experienced these or other problems with an automatic transmission in any of these vehicles, including but not limited to property damage or personal injury, contact us with details of your experiences at hondacomplaints@pkns.com
pknshonda is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 01:30 PM
eh....
 
Loseit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Age: 43
Posts: 1,367
guys...send em your info!

so?
Loseit is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 01:33 PM
end me
 
Brian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Age: 38
Posts: 14,830
sure... why not.. this person seems real trustworthy given they haven't even posted their name or affiliation.
Brian is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 01:34 PM
A dirty,foul,little boy!
 
Dirt McGirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: PA
Age: 41
Posts: 27,530
Quote:
Originally posted by Loseit
guys...send em your info!
I just had a failure, but no harm to anyone.......yet.
Dirt McGirt is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 01:34 PM
1/2
haf
 
1/2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Singapore
Age: 39
Posts: 10,626
Send a message via Skype™ to 1/2
excellent! please please please make sure you contact austin519@aol.com or just PM austin519 on this board about this. he's been compiling complaints from several of us about this.

also mods, can someone move this to the right forum?

Last edited by 1/2; 06-10-03 at 12:55 AM.
1/2 is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 07:37 PM
Registered User
 
autoxCLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: North Florida
Age: 42
Posts: 13,838
If anyone has any questions regarding this firm, more information can be found at www.pkns.com. It is up to each individual if they wish to contact them and obtain further details. Acuraworld.com makes no claims as to the veracity of the lawsuit.

Thanks!

A job is an involvement, not a commitment. Like a breakfast of ham and eggs: the chicken is involved, the pig is committed.

There are 4 boxes to use in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, ammo. Use in that order. Starting now.

"The greatest thing about tomorrow is, I will be better than I am today. That's the beauty of tomorrow. There is no such thing as a setback. The lessons I learn today I will apply tomorrow, and I will be better." --Tiger Woods

2004 Mitsubishi Evo VIII
Alpine CDA-9558
JL XR650-CSI (front)
JL XR650-CXI (rear)
JL 10w6v2 (bump)
Alpine MRP-M450 (bump louder)
Alpine MRP-F450 (front and rear amp)
autoxCLS is offline  
post #7 of 28 Old 06-09-03, 09:15 PM
Worship the Valentine 1
 
acuratlman789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: St. Simons ISland GA
Age: 31
Posts: 859
Send a message via AIM to acuratlman789 Send a message via MSN to acuratlman789 Send a message via Yahoo to acuratlman789
Listen to u getting all serious

2000 WDP 3.2tl
Wings west Body kit
17in O.Z superleggeras
Bridgestone Potenza tires
Mugen Grill painted NBP
OBX SS Headers/downpipe
Comptech Exhaust
Comptech Swaybars
Nuespeed Chrome Upper Strut Bar
AEM Short Ram Intake
Custom Aluminum Door locks
32% Lumar tint
Hardwired Valentine 1
AP-Signworks Door sills
Kuzo Highbeam Lights
All interior lights are Blue
Garmin 5 GPS (Stolen)
Garmin Quest
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d8...curatlsig3.jpg
acuratlman789 is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 06-10-03, 02:46 PM
Your mom seems 2 like it
 
MC222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lets go Phils!
Age: 37
Posts: 19
Send a message via AIM to MC222
I e-mailed him...Can't hurt

'01 Satin Silver CL-S
Comptech Headers, AEM CAI
18" Centerline RPMs, Toyo FZ4s (225/40/18), Comptech Sways, H&R Sport Springs
2003 Tails, CL-S Door Sills, PIAA Lights, 35% tint all around

Dead-Dead-Dead Tranny at 28,900 miles
Never fall in love with anything that, in principle, cannot say, "I love you" in the morning
MC222 is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 06-11-03, 03:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: NJ, USA
Age: 37
Posts: 3,109
Send a message via AIM to LIGHTBEING
I just spoke to the attorney who is handling this case. Told him my tranny dropped out from under me at around 40k and gave him some details.

I asked him what the goal of the lawsuit is, and he said for everyone to get new transmissions, not rebuilt ones and maybe even some monetary compensation(he says it is too early in the case for him to tell about the $$$)

I suggest everyone who has had a failed tranny, send him an email and give him a detailed explanation of what happened.

We may just get NEW trannys, but then again I probably won't have my car anymore by the time this case is finally over

2000 WDP Acura 3.2 TL

http://www.acurainspired.com/gallery...006_p26632.jpg

-19x8 +49 Chrome SSR Vienna Sovereigns
-Toyo Proxies FZ4's 235/35/19
-Type S wheels w/ Yok Avids 215/50/17
-Rotora Rotors w/ Satisfied Pro pads
-OEM Body Kit
-Tein SS Coilovers
-Comptech Exhaust
-Comptech Icebox
-35% Gravite Tints all around
-02' Tails
-Acura TL Doorsills
-Remote Starter
LIGHTBEING is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 06-11-03, 03:57 PM
Your mom seems 2 like it
 
MC222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Lets go Phils!
Age: 37
Posts: 19
Send a message via AIM to MC222
I talked to the lawyer today - He responded to my e-mail almost immediately...Good guy (Matt Nugent) They are working on a personal injury case against Acura because of a faulty tranny and they are also looking to get HOA to recall the faulty trannies.

Will it happen? Doubtful.

But it cant hurt just to share your experiences with him.

'01 Satin Silver CL-S
Comptech Headers, AEM CAI
18" Centerline RPMs, Toyo FZ4s (225/40/18), Comptech Sways, H&R Sport Springs
2003 Tails, CL-S Door Sills, PIAA Lights, 35% tint all around

Dead-Dead-Dead Tranny at 28,900 miles
Never fall in love with anything that, in principle, cannot say, "I love you" in the morning
MC222 is offline  
post #11 of 28 Old 06-12-03, 04:49 AM
Modalicious...
 
Austin519's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 5,190
Hey guys (wave)...I've spoken in depth with this firm and will be helping them with their case...they've definitely earned my trust. This firm is very well known, and very serious about the case. They are currently in information gathering mode, so ANYONE WHO HAS HAD PROBLEMS WITH THEIR TRANSMISSION PLEASE CONTACT ME OR PKNS AT OUR RESPECTIVE EMAIL ADDRESSES. Those of you who have already contacted me, I have your info...so no need to twice. Don't let me down guys...this affects us all and we may finally see Honda do the right thing to save lives (let's hope). Thanks everyone

Austin519

Back in Action: 2002 Black/Black Acura TL-S Project
CarDomain DIY Site and Gallery: http://www.acura-tl.org

*Current Mods*
Performance: 3.5L Engine Swap|JE Forged Pistons|Cryo Treated Shot Pinged Magnafluxed Rods|Port And Polish|5 Degree Valve Job|Comptech Supercharger and Icebox|Titanium Transmission With Kevlar Clutches|Comptech Exhaust,(Jet Hot) Headers,Rear SS Brake Lines,Sways|Neuspeed Upper Strut Tie Bar|Rotora Big Brake Kit,Front Brake Lines,Rear Slotted Rotors,Ceramic Brake Pads|Tein SS Coilovers,EDFC|Pirelli P-Zero 225x45x17 Tires|B&M Tranny Cooler|Redline 5w20/Water Wetter

Exterior: Cleared Headlights|Clear Spoiler Lens|Silblade Wipers

Interior: Custom painted Trim|Momo Race Shift Knob|Leather Wrapped Rebuilt Rear Deck|Plexi/Fiberglass Sub Box|Plexi/MDF Sub and Computer Enclosures|Dynamat on everything but the window glass|Relocated hood release

Electronics: Custom computer|Alpine DVA-9965 Headunit|Alpine PXA-H701 Processor|XM Satellite Radio|Xenarc 7" Widescreen Touchscreen|Zapco 9.0XD(subs)|Zapco 4.0X(fronts+kicks)|Zapco 2.5X(rears+center)|2 JL 12w7(subs)|JL XR 650CS(fronts)|JL XR 650CX(rears)|JL XR 400CX(center)|JL XR 525CS(kicks)|Stinger Wires|Optima Yellowtop Primary Battery|Optima Yellowtop Secondary Battery|200A High Output Alternator|Solaris 9005 Highbeams|Razo Fogs|Custom installed hidden Valentine V1+remote display

Security: Hornet 564T 2-Way Alarm|Addt'l Shock Sensors|Addt'l Breakage Sensors|Automatic Up/Down All Windows+Sunroof

IntegraVT - "Maybe we can organize a Neosporin® group buy for you."
Austin519 is offline  
post #12 of 28 Old 06-12-03, 04:11 PM
Colombian style...
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Houston
Age: 35
Posts: 899
so if we already sent out the info to Austin519, do we send it out again?

2000 TL
-plenty mods-
Bangin'TL is offline  
post #13 of 28 Old 06-16-03, 06:22 PM
1/2
haf
 
1/2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Singapore
Age: 39
Posts: 10,626
Send a message via Skype™ to 1/2
Quote:
Originally posted by Bangin'TL
so if we already sent out the info to Austin519, do we send it out again?
look at austin's post....he mentions if you've already sent the info to him, no need to do it again.
1/2 is offline  
post #14 of 28 Old 06-18-03, 11:39 AM
Colombian style...
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Houston
Age: 35
Posts: 899
Quote:
Originally posted by hafids


look at austin's post....he mentions if you've already sent the info to him, no need to do it again.

Thanks bro, i must have missed it...........

2000 TL
-plenty mods-
Bangin'TL is offline  
post #15 of 28 Old 06-22-03, 05:17 PM
Registered User
 
eggbert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Age: 55
Posts: 16
I haven't had problems with my 2002 Acura TLS transmission yet but believe it is a dangerous thing for these sports sedans to be only fixed when they fail. Acura advertised this sedan as a machine you can drive in a sporty manner but I'm afraid to drive in any way except extreme caution.

My other concern is the resale value of these cars because of the known transmision problems.

Maybe this firm will get somewhere for all us owners and the safety of everyone on the highway.
eggbert is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Acura Forum : Acura Forums > Featured Forums > AW Community News and Contests!

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Acura Forum : Acura Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Ad Management plugin by RedTyger