Anyone who owns a 2018 or 2019 Honda Odyssey and had problems with their vehicle’s ZF 9HP transmission.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect in the ZF 9HP transmission is causing a sudden and unexpected shaking, commonly referred to as “juddering.” They need to speak to owners and lessees of the vehicles to learn more about the problem and to help determine whether a class action lawsuit is viable.
What Can I Get from a Class Action?
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could provide Honda Odyssey drivers with compensation for prior repairs and for the diminished value of their vehicles. It could also force Honda to recall and fix the affected models.
Help This Investigation
If you had issues with your Honda Odyssey’s transmission, fill out the form on this page and tell us about it. One of the attorneys we work with may then reach out to you directly to learn more about the problems you’ve had and to explain more about how you can help with their investigation.
What’s the Catch?
There is none. It doesn’t cost anything to get in touch or to talk to an attorney – and you’re not obligated to take legal action just because you spoke to someone about the problems you’ve had with your vehicle.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether a defect is behind the “shaking” or “juddering” problem reported by some Honda Odyssey drivers.
As part of their investigation, they would like to speak to anyone who owns or leases a 2018 or 2019 Honda Odyssey and had problems with their vehicle’s ZF 9HP transmission. In addition to juddering, drivers have also reported issues with acceleration.
If you experienced problems with your Honda Odyssey’s ZF 9HP transmission, fill out the form on this page and tell us about it.
The information you provide may help get a class action lawsuit started to force a fix for the issue and compensate those affected.
Honda Odyssey Transmission Issues: What Are Drivers Saying?
Honda Odyssey drivers say they’ve experienced issues when trying to accelerate from a stop, merging into traffic, driving uphill and changing gears at low speeds.
Specifically, they’ve reported the following issues with their transmissions:
Sudden, unexpected and violent shaking and jerking (commonly referred to as “juddering” or “shuddering”)
Hesitation when pressing on the gas pedal
Clunking or hard “downshifting”
Attorneys believe that the transmission issue creates a serious safety risk for Honda Odyssey drivers, passengers and others on the road.
Below you will find a sample of complaints posted online and/or sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the transmission problem [sic throughout]:
I have a 2019 Honda Odyssey that is experiencing hard shifting into 3rd gear. It has less than 4k miles on it and whenever it reaches 25 it jerks the car quite noticeably. Brought it into the dealer and they acknowledged there was a ‘sound’ when it shifted into third gear but couldn't replicate the ‘hard shift’ that I've noticed. They said it's operating as normal.” — mmaki, 2019 Honda Odyssey Owner, OdyClub.com
Vehicle experiences rough shifting when slowing down and speeding up in stop in go traffic. It is like it falls into gear, and not a smooth shift. Very disappointed for a $33,000 purchase. This happens on the highway, or on residential roads.” — 2018 Honda Odyssey owner, Vassar, Michigan, NHTSA.gov
Auto shifting anywhere from 20-30mph results in hard shift or knock. When van is downshifting there is an acceleration or knock. Transmission was replaced at 22,000 miles. No explanation for the cause. This was noticed about 3 months into owning the vehicle brand new at 8 miles from a Honda dealership. It took them 13 months of a continuous cycle of going into the Honda certified shop for them to believe us. Now our vehicle at 25,000 miles continues to reproduce the same problem.” — 2018 Honda Odyssey owner, Keizer, Oregon, NHTSA.gov
This is a serious safety issue. When driving the vehicle, the transmission has an issue where it can launch the vehicle into traffic. More specifically, after a complete stop at a stop sign or traffic light, when the throttle pedal is depressed to initiate forward motion, the transmission hesitates, then engages, causing the vehicle to launch into traffic. Many times there is an unintended tire squeal. Other times, this hesitation and launch makes the vehicle much more difficult to control. I've had this vehicle for slightly less than one year. The transmission hesitation and safety issue has become progressively worse over that time.” — 2019 Honda Odyssey owner, Zionsville, Indiana, NHTSA.gov
Class Action Lawsuits: How They Can Help
If attorneys working with ClassAction.org gather enough information and believe a lawsuit is viable, Honda Odyssey drivers may stand to receive money for repair costs and loss of their vehicle’s value. A successful class action could also force Honda to recall the cars and offer a fix.
Honda Odyssey drivers who experienced issues with their ZF 9HP transmissions can voice their complaints and learn more about this investigation by filling out the form on this page.
After you get in touch, one of the attorneys working with ClassAction.org may reach out to you directly to ask you a few questions and explain more about what you can do.