"Oil dilution settlement"

gtman

Senior Member
I got it. But read what you posted. That limited warranty extension and product update are already part of the Honda fix for 16-18 model owners. This "settlement" doesn't really amount to much beyond that.
 

solar

Senior Member
I got it. But read what you posted. That limited warranty extension and product update are already part of the Honda fix for 16-18 model owners. This "settlement" doesn't really amount to much beyond that.
Yup, not much there. Technically it is a settlement. I read through it and it basically boils down to do nothing and accept the extended warranty, but you also waive all rights to sue Honda. Or you don’t accept the warranty and keep your rights to sue Honda in the future.

The settlement is your acceptance of the extended warranty.
 

HowdyPete

Member
But what about the original, alleged problem - fuel diluting the engine oil?
If true, it is happening every time the car is driven.
Outside of the lawyer's concerns, what is the effect on my Civic's engine?
 

gtman

Senior Member
But what about the original, alleged problem - fuel diluting the engine oil?
If true, it is happening every time the car is driven.
Outside of the lawyer's concerns, what is the effect on my Civic's engine?
My take is just make sure you get the engine up to normal operating temps and change the oil on time. You should be OK.
 

2017touring

Member
But what about the original, alleged problem - fuel diluting the engine oil?
If true, it is happening every time the car is driven.
Outside of the lawyer's concerns, what is the effect on my Civic's engine?
I have a 2017 Civic Touring I purchased with 21K miles. I am at 26.5K miles now and changed the car oil at 24K and after 2.5K miles, the oil went up by 2mm-3mm it seems. Oil level was right at the top hole on the dipstick and it's definitely higher after 2500 miles. This car is driven 60-80 miles a day. Most trips are 20-30 miles long so the short-trip thing is not the reason for oil dilution. I live in VA and in the last month the car has been driven with the new oil our average temp has been on the warmer side for this time of year. I don't really know what to do at this point other than stick to changing the oil every 5000 miles or so. What kind of long term damage is this causing to the engine is unknown. Only time will tell as I do plan to keep the car for another 5 years or 120K miles.
 

Syntek

Senior Member
Got this for my 2016 I no longer own. I wish I could transfer the extended warranty to the 2019 Si lol
 

kaivorth

Member
I just got this too. I'm going to exclude myself from this lawsuit. The extended warranty is pretty much useless. It's a wear issue, issue will crop up later, not now. I bought this car to be dependable in the long run.

Don't know if it's worth getting my own lawyer, but I'm going to demand one of 3 things:

A buyback at purchase price.
New car value minus my blue book value as a cash settlement.
Trade me up to a new Civic without these issues.
 
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If, in fact, there is fuel diluting your engine oil, you should experience an increase in the oil level, when checking it via the dipstick (this could also result from coolant entering the crankcase/lubrication system). Neither is likely. Frankly, unless fuel is blowing by the piston rings I'm not sure how this could occur, anyway. It's likely just another case of attorneys trying to stick it to a company via a class action suit. My recommendations: check you dipstick and check your exhaust during start-up. If it's the rings, you'd likely be getting a little blueish smoke.
 

HondasRun4ever

Senior Member
I was very surprised when I received this notice in the mail. So I started looking for more information online. According to several articles I found, owners were supposed to be notified last year about the warranty extension. But I never received any notice. This is the first I'm hearing about it. The lease on my 2017 Civic EXT coupe is expiring next month. I was planning to buy it because I love the car, but now I'm not sure what to do...
 

Anthony007

New Member
I got the letter last week sometime but my 2016 Honda Civic already has 83,000 miles engine blew, turbo blew and CAT CONVERTER blew to a $11,000 in repairs due to this issue
 

blackie X

Senior Member
i bought the extended warranty when i got my car, but i also got the letter some time ago. so far i have had zero issues with oil smelling like gas, im currently at 31k miles. hopefully i dont run into any issues, but only time will tell.
 
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