Honda riders hit by car problem that resets clocks 20 years back


HONDA owners are familiar with a “mini-Y2K” after some cars’ dashboard clocks deteriorated and reset on January 1, 2002.

The cause of the bizarre problem affecting British and American Honda vehicles released between 2004 and 2012 has yet to be found.


Various Honda released between 2004 and 2012 were affected by the issue.Credit: Getty

Driving forums were flooded with dozens of concerned Honda owners in the days following January 1, 2022.

They wondered why their dashboard clocks were reset to 12:00 a.m. on New Years Day 2002.

Chris Callopy wrote on the Ridgeline Owners Club forum: “Today I drove to work. The clock shows January 1, 2002.

“The weather is awkward.”

The VitaliyKuku poster added: “Same problem on my RTL 2011.”

Within hours, hundreds of drivers came forward via Twitter, Facebook and auto forums to detail their experience with the issue.

Others have pointed out that the issue means on-board GPS now showing incorrect arrival times.

Sandie, owner of a 2007 Honda CR-V from Scotland, told The Sun: “It’s boring to say the least.”

The satellite navigation issue cannot be fixed until the dashboard clock issue is resolved, she added.

Sandie, who preferred not to reveal her last name, said: “You can’t change the time because the GPS satellite changes it for you.

“If I make a 24-minute trip, the GPS insists on telling me that I will arrive at 12:24 am!

A Honda UK spokesperson told the Honda CR-V Owners Club forum: “We have just received more information on this and have been informed that Honda Technical Services are currently working on it.

“Once there is a solution to this problem, authorized Honda dealers will be notified and will be able to assist them at this point.

“It would be best to check with your local authorized Honda dealer for any updates as they will have the latest information on this and will be able to assist you once the fix is ​​released.”

Meanwhile, Honda US has said the issue will resolve itself automatically in August 2022 – but there is no solution until then.

A spokesperson said: “We have reported the problem with the NAVI clock to our engineering team and they have informed us that you will experience an issue from January 2022 to August 2022 and then it will be fixed automatically.

“Rest assured that we will continue to monitor this and let you know if a fix is ​​available before that date.” “

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