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Honda Accord, Engine, Interior, Paint, Sedan
#3526 of 3564 jweston1
Aug 21, 2007 (1:45 pm)
jweston1, please check your email.
#3531 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [blane]
Aug 27, 2007 (6:17 pm)
You said "Correct me if I am wrong but Mexico is a new assemble plant for Honda and they are having to work through the same problems that Nissan had to with their Canton plant." Well here goes, YOU ARE WRONG. Honda has been manufacturing Accords in Mexico since 1995, mostly for their domestic market.
As stated Mexico is new to making cars for the United States. The NHTSA mandates all AMERICAN cars have certain safety features (airbags, doorbeam protection, lighting requirements, bumper requirements, pollution requirements).
Mexico has a whole set of different standards that they require their cars to meet. NHTSA does not say just make the car to Mexican standards.
#3532 of 3564 All Cars Imperfect
Aug 28, 2007 (9:53 am)
Whether the car is built in mexico or not, all cars have imperfections. My Japan made 07 Accord has a few rattles too. I do hope you'll enjoy your car and be thankful yours doesn't have any rattles. Honda will work out the problems in time as a previous poster said.
#3533 of 3564 Re: All Cars Imperfect [wise1]
Aug 28, 2007 (11:01 pm)
My made-in-Japan 04 Accord EX 4 cyl had a squeaking passenger side window when in hot weather, got it fixed at the dealer, and it came back after half a year. I gave up on it.
Not to mention also the sunroof rattles, and dashboard rattles especially on the passenger side.
I hope the major components will hold up despite these nasty little annoyances.
#3534 of 3564 Re: cheap MEXICAN labor AVOID [terrypm1]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:53 am)
The Accords made in Mexico are expected to meet the same quality standards as other Honda plants. That rattle you heard is a minor issue that could get out of any Honda plant as the vehicle is not test driven for miles the way you would test drive.
In reality, Honda Mexico has been supplying vehicles to the US market for at least 5 years.
As your your argument around building the NHTSA standards - it's a mute point. The assembly process is nothing more than putting parts together to a required quality standard. It has nothing to do with any additional expertise for US bound vehicles.