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Honda Odyssey, Van
#1533 of 6484 2003 Honda Accord
Dec 20, 2001 (2:57 pm)
I anxiously await to see what Honda comes up with in upgrading the Accord to compete with the new Camry and Altima. Will the engines (4 & 6 cyl.) put out more power? Will they come up with a 5 spd automatic as in the Odyssey? How much larger will it grow in size and weight? The 1998 Accord was a nice increase in size, but not in power. Does anyone have any info. or direction for me to search out these questions? I remember the news on the 1999 Odyssey did not break in the car magazines or anyplace else until the van showed up on the dealer lots. Thanks for your input. Happy Holidays!!!!!!
#1534 of 6484 Bad Breaks
Dec 20, 2001 (4:35 pm)
Finally, I was able to get the dealer to pay for labor to resurface the rotors and change the pads. I had to pay $54 for the pads. It took me going to another dealer and doing tons of research on Ody break problems before they agreed to pay for the work. It appears there is a TSB on resurfacing the rotors where Honda will pay for the labor. You have to ask for it though, otherwise it is going to cost you $250. FYI the van is 2001 LX with 16,000 miles, took delivery in Oct 00.
Dec 20, 2001 (5:15 pm)
Here's a post about getting access to the clock to replace the backlight:
auburn63 Oct 31, 2001 5:40pm
SUVs, Vans and Aftermarket & Accessories Message Boards
Dec 21, 2001 (7:31 am)
Honda is very good at keeping secrets. The 2003 Accord will probably be about half way between the current Accord and the Acura TL.
#1537 of 6484 Trans problems...#1438
Dec 21, 2001 (8:04 am)
Go directly to the zone manager and demand a replacement transmission. If you get the runaround then fax a letter to Honda America CEO in Torrance, CA.... It cost me $500 to fix a problem that is not recognized by Honda. I was originally quoted $3500 then $1800 and finally after much back and forth $500. I have a 2000 LX and the tranny first show signs at 42k... Get it fixed and do so asap.
#1538 of 6484 Digital Clock-Thanks Skubes and Steve
Dec 21, 2001 (10:55 am)
I'm still under warranty so I will let my dealer fix the backlight. Thanks!
#1539 of 6484 extented warranty
Dec 22, 2001 (11:33 pm)
Just picked up my ggEX last night. Not as excited as when I picked up my 91 Accord SE 10 years ago-------sure hope this Ody will last me all these years without 1 single problem just like my 10-year-old Accord had done for me.
After reading all these problems here about Ody, started thinking about getting a 7/75000 HondaCare warranty which Honda had quoted me $999.00(7/100000 is $1199.00) with $0 deductible. It seems like a good investment when every minor/major repair would easily cost thousands of dollars, and transmission is very expensive.
Anybody had purchased HondaCare? Any advice on price?
BTW, I wanted to install a Panasonic TV/DVD at Fry but was told that it would void the Honda Factory Warranty on "electrical" parts. Is it true? If it's true, why are there so many people using those aftermarket CD, radio, or security alarm? When I asked the electronic store about it, I was told it won't void any Honda warranty. Please advise if anybody knows the truth.
#1540 of 6484 extented warranty by appleliu
Dec 23, 2001 (2:36 am)
If you do a search of Edmunds you will find a number of Honda Dealers around the country that are selling the 7/100K/0 Hondacare Warranty for around $900 or less. I live in Mich. and purchased mine from a dealer in upstate NY over the phone with my CC for 895. Had the paperwork from Honda in about 3 weeks. My dealer told me it was about 1400 (his cost) and no way could I get it cheaper. Not only did he lie but being I got it out of state I didn't have to pay any local sales tax. This seems to be another Honda product that some dealers are trying to rip us off on. On should you get it, my feelings are in 7 years you are bound to have something go wrong with any vehicle and at todays prices you should at least break even. Also remember the added benifits of a free rental car, and I believe trip protection if breakdown happens on a trip.
Dec 24, 2001 (6:03 am)
Anybody knows about anything about the aftermarket TV/DVD installation will void Honda warranty on "electrical" parts? All advice greatly appreciated.
If that was the case there wouldn't be any aftermarket dealers selling anything around. Now if they install a product and do a bad job and it causes something else to short out than Honda would have a claim just on what happened and you would have to go back to installer for compensation.