Those who own or lease a 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid should be aware that a number of consumer complaints have been filed regarding a wide range of power issues. Many drivers have experienced sporadic power failures and engines and transmissions that rev dramatically or have trouble changing gears. Although there are currently no formal recalls for this make and model, consumers urge the public to be on alert for potential power failures that could put drivers and passengers at risk.
One driver described how frustrating it has been to have to constantly charge the vehicle, as the car begins to rev and lose power as soon as the battery showed it was at two bars. Suddenly, the car loses power and refuses to exceed 10 miles an hour. While traveling on the freeway, the owner tried to accelerate to the speed of traffic, but the engine began to rev as the car lost power. This forced the driver to steer the car to the side of the road and wait for roadside assistance. Another driver shared similar experiences, claiming that power losses have happened on multiple occasions—while driving on the highway, down residential streets, or simply backing out of the driveway. Multiple trips to the dealership have yielded no clear explanation, making many consumers wary for their safety.
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