Total BS.Probably because the newer Honda's are built in the states rather than Japan. Honda's are still quality japanese vehicles, minus the fuel dilution issues associated with the 1.5 and 2.0T
We've had members complaining of random little issues and quality related nuisances on 2018 and some 2019 models. They seem to be more solid before 2017.
Honda sets up the factory with their tooling. Parts are generally sourced from the same manufacturers. If there is a batch of bad parts it's not because the car is put together in the US or anywhere else.
It's a Global World now.