Honda is updating the next generation of Civic sedans, freshening up the popular cars that the Japanese auto manufacturer has been churning out since the early 1970s.
The company recently unveiled a spruced up prototype for the 2022 version of its midsize car. The 2022 version of Honda’s entry-level vehicle features “a more sophisticated design that includes exterior cues borrowed from the larger Accord and a more modern interior,” according to Car and Driver.
The new Civic looks fairly luxurious for a car that is often the first buy for new drivers. It has a longer body, smoother rear spoiler, LED headlights and taillights, and a honeycomb mesh interior trim.
Honda is also rolling out new hatchback and upscale Si editions of the 2022 Civic. A test version of the new Si was recently spotted on a road in Ohio.
Although Civic is a strong seller in the U.S., Honda has continued to struggle to make sure that the cars are safe to drive.
For example, Honda announced earlier this year that it was recalling more than 130,000 Civics and other vehicles. The company said at the time that a fuel pump defect could cause the cars to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.
Meanwhile, the company recently confirmed that a woman in Arizona died in August while driving a 2002 Civic with defective Takata airbags. Those safety devices, commonly found in Honda and a wide range of other vehicles, have been linked to 17 deaths in the U.S. alone.
Legal Rights for California Car Owners and Lessors
Honda is not alone when it comes to problems with defective vehicles.
The world’s largest auto manufacturers recall millions of vehicles each year because of problems that put people’s lives at risk. That is not to mention the wide variety of defects that do not spark a recall but pose safety hazards.
The good news for car owners and lessors in California is that the state’s lemon law gives you some important rights and protections. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires car manufacturers to repair vehicles while they are under warranty and to buy back or replace cars that the company is not able or is unwilling to fix.
Talk With a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a car owner or lessor who has been left haggling with a manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help. A lawyer can walk you through your rights and options to ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in Southern California and across the state. We work tirelessly to help people enforce their rights and hold car manufacturers accountable.
Our offices are conveniently located in Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco. Call us at (888) 800-1983 or contact us online to speak with a California lemon law attorney today.