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Taking Honda to Small Claims Court

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xtwo wrote: Ok. Thanks all for your input. I think I'll still go ahead with the small claims court. I have got nothing to lose anymore (except for $56 :D ), the van is sitting in garage collecting dust anyways.
You will have to most likely pay some, if not all, of the defendant's costs if you lose. If this wasn't the case the SCC would be filled to the brim with everyone who thought they could just shake down another person/business for ~ $50 and time!
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15 years old with 200,000kms. Good luck.

Porsche won't even look at IMS bearings in their old Boxsters and 911s, as they believe the usable life of their cars is 10 years. If it fails after 10 years you got your money's worth.

You are not even the original owner, so you have no grounds to stand on when it comes to maintenance of the vehicle.
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xtwo wrote: Ok. Thanks all for your input. I think I'll still go ahead with the small claims court. I have got nothing to lose anymore (except for $56 :D ), the van is sitting in garage collecting dust anyways.
Well, actually, you do have more to lose than just the filing fee.

If you lose the court case, then you have to pay the costs for the winning side. Unlike suing Joe Schmuck down the street, Honda can hire an expensive lawyer to defend themselves. You'll be on the hook for costs if you lose. I'm not a legal expert, but I think your chances of winning are between slim and none....
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don't waste your time and money, you have no case.
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so will OP get a bill for $5000 for Honda legal team?? priceless
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Fjr2005 wrote: so will OP get a bill for $5000 for Honda legal team?? priceless
I think OP probably thought he could force Honda to settle as clearly Honda's hourly cost to defend is far more than a 50 bucks payment and a few hours of OP to waste.

Just imagine if there were no repercussions to SCC plaintif losses. The court would have been hijacked by all the revenge filings.
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A dealership will charge your around 10-12 hr labour to take out and tear down the transmission. Thats almost 1000-1200 right here at minimum. Then you have to take pictures and provide it to the court along with someone who is able to explain these issues....

To be honest, my family friend who has an odyssey got their transmission replaced from the junkyard for around $1500 ... twice in 10 years. Might as well do that and cut your losses.
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masarwar wrote: A dealership will charge your around 10-12 hr labour to take out and tear down the transmission. Thats almost 1000-1200 right here at minimum. Then you have to take pictures and provide it to the court along with someone who is able to explain these issues....

To be honest, my family friend who has an odyssey got their transmission replaced from the junkyard for around $1500 ... twice in 10 years. Might as well do that and cut your losses.
Tried finding one here in USA. No luck. Labour is pretty expensive here. They want close to $2500 for a used transmission replacement or transmission overhaul.

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