Anyone who owns or leases a 2017 Honda Civic and had their car roll away.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating whether the cars’ gear shifters were defectively designed. To help with their investigation, they want to hear from people who had their cars roll away to determine whether a class action lawsuit is necessary.
How Can I Get in Touch?
Fill out the form on this page and one of the attorneys handling this investigation may reach out to you directly.
What’s in it for Me?
If a class action lawsuit is filed and settles, you may be able to collect money for repairs done to your car and/or its loss in value because of the issue.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org would like to hear from anyone who owns or leases a 2017 Honda Civic and had their car roll away.
A number of people have complained about the issue, and now attorneys are trying to decide whether a class action lawsuit should be filed. Read on for more.
What’s the Problem Exactly?
It is believed that Honda deviated from the standard gear shifter design when manufacturing the 2017 Civic. For one, attorneys suspect that the 2017 Honda Civics’ gear shifters return to the center position after being engaged. As a result, they believe drivers have little tangible or positional feedback as to whether the car has actually been put in park.
Furthermore, the attorneys suspect the 2017 Honda Civics don’t have the proper safeguards in place and, as a result, are unreasonably dangerous. Specifically, attorneys suspect that there is no safety override in place that automatically puts the car in park or applies the parking brake when the driver gets out of the car, which can cause them to roll away. Most vehicles on the market have this feature.
Complaints About the Honda Civic Roll Aways
The following are complaints drivers have submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) over the reported roll away issue in 2017 Honda Civics.
“My new car will let you turn off (push button) and get out and walk away while still being in gear. I exited my vehicle in this situation and it rolled down the drive and hit a tree. It was 3 feet from rolling into a highway that could have resulted in serious injury or death. Older cars you cannot remove the key. You should not be able to turn off the car without some other safety feature to keep this from happening.” — NHTSA ID # 10980221, Benton, Kentucky
“When pulling into a parking spot i put the car into park but the car kept moving forward, over a sidewalk and into a building. I put the car in reverse and could not stop the car until it hit another object. Had damage to the front bumper and grill.” — NHTSA ID # 11015929, Columbia, South Carolina
“I was turning into a parking lot where i then proceeded to park my car into a parking spot. I put the car in park and the car continued to move forward. The car ended up hitting the building that was 2 feet in front of me. The car then reversed on it's own and charged forward to hit the building again. The second time it hit the building the air bag went off. I tried to put the car in reverse manually to prevent it from hitting the building. When i did this , the car accelerated backwards.” — NHTSA ID # 10939005, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
How a Class Action Lawsuit Can Help
If a class action lawsuit is filed and is successful, owners and lessees of the vehicles may be able to collect money for repairs, as well as any loss in value of their cars it relates to the reported problem. Honda could also be ordered to send notice to those with the affected vehicles and offer a fix for the issue.
If you have a 2017 Honda Civic and it rolled away, get in touch with us using the form on this page. One of the attorneys handling this investigation may then reach out to you directly to learn more about the problems you had. Any information you can provide can help them determine whether a lawsuit can be filed.