There is really something wrong with Honda City’s clutch

I had blogged in 2009 that I had to replace my Honda City Clutch after just 30,000 km which is a sure sign of poor quality. Honda dealer and the company gave the usual excuse that I was riding the clutch. Of course, I had proved that to ride the clutch, I had to be either drunk all the time or just stupid. Honda’s CEO also did not listen to my woes as well as ignored all my appeals.

Before buying new Honda Civic car, check out its clutch system

Honda Siel cars India has launched the new Honda Civic car. However, I suggest that whoever is thinking of buying the new Honda Civic, you check out is the clutch system is the same as Honda City. If the design and technology is the same, I suggest you take the following actions:

Buyers of Honda cars-Beware of their clutch problems

I am sorry I have not been able to update you guys regarding my clutch problem with Honda City as I have been a little busy. I have 2 good news and 1 bad news. Now you must be thinking that this sounds good but actually it isn’t. The first good news is that the customer dissatisfaction cards that I sent and mentioned in my earlier blogs do work. At least, haraased and dissatisfied customers at least have a tool to get the attention of companies to resolve their complaints. The second good news is actually not good news for other Honda owners but in the short-term it supports my claim that something is wrong with Honda’s clutch. I have received a number of responses to my blog by Honda owners who are facing problem with their clutch. One of them says that his clutch started giving a burning smell at 5000 kms.

Honda doesn’t want to talk to its dissatisfied customers

I have been keeping you guys posted with all the developments with respect to my Honda City complaint to Honda Siel Car India. I had mentioned earlier that I have sent customer dissatisfaction cards developed by me to the president & CEO and GM-Service. But as expected, I have not received a response from any of these executives or anyone else.

Finally, Honda City executives find time to respond

Finally, Honda Siel Cars India executive found time to respond. Jaspreet’s response dated August 1, 2009 is given below:

Honda City’s Clutch & Flywheel get burnt at 30000 km. Could the car have caught fire?

The clutch and flywheel of my Honda City failed/burnt at 30,000 km. I could not believe this. I have driven cats all my life, but never had to replace the flywheel because it got burnt even once. I am very unhappy with Honda and its quality. I am giving below step by step what is happening to my complaint with Honda Car India and I will keep you guys posted about the developments. Lets see how Honda maintains / build relationship with its customers.