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Honda Accord, Steering, Sedan
Jul 09, 2003 (3:55 am)
Don't have this problem on my 03 coupe, but a pertinent example is of a friend's Lexus GS300 whose entire suspension AND steering systems were replaced by Lexus to eliminate a shimmy.
Dealer of course re-balanced and rotated tires previously and still couldn't fix it.
A Goodyear franchise finally fixed the problem; they simply had an extremely competent technician who knew how to balance tires.
Based on this scenario, I'd have the dealer replace the rim/tire set with one from a new car which has been driven at the same conditions without problem. In the remote chance this isn't feasible, I'd get an aftermarket shop to do the job with a commitment from the dealer to reimburse the expense.
Jul 09, 2003 (9:43 am)
My EX-V6 Sedan now has 700 miles and no problems with steering vibration...very smooth and powerful acceleration and deceleration without a wobble. Just don't get me started on the rear window vibration thing!
#12 of 19 Too smooth
Jul 09, 2003 (12:55 pm)
Sorry to hear about that problem. I feel like I have the opposite problem. The car is so smooth that I glance down to see my speed and I am doing 20-30 miles more than I thought. Can you have the service manager test drive the car with you so he can see the problem?
#13 of 19 No problem yet followup...
Jul 09, 2003 (5:36 pm)
Checked mine. No problems. Thank the Lord for this blessing. I know what you're talking about....I've got an '88 that's done the same thing for quite a while. Once I had new tires & the rotors turned it took care of it. I'm go to the head service manager. If that doesn't get you results, go there on a real busy Saturday, when they've got a bunch of people there. Then try the raising your voice...you'll get some service. Let us know how things turn out.
#14 of 19 '03 Accord EX 5MT 4Cyl
Jul 12, 2003 (11:29 pm)
I have no major problems. Just turned 8,800 miles this month. Rotate every 3750mi and never had the tires balanced. I do notice that the clutch doesn't seem to hold real well, though...
I will admit that the dampening on the steering is not very strong, and that's what gives it that "euro" driving feel. One of the things that I would probably check is the bolts on the suspension-- anti-sway, struts, etc. If there is a loose bolt, it will magnify any vibrations from the road.
#15 of 19 Average Unassuming
Jul 13, 2003 (3:58 am)
person buys Ford, GM and Chrysler!
You buy a car that sells 400,000 units a year and you think your special? What makes me laugh is people who think like you are surprised that their cars aren't perfect. Go back to reading consumer reports!
Jul 14, 2003 (5:04 am)
That wasn't a very helpful comment. Let's cut the sarcasm and focus on helping other members with their questions.
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Jul 14, 2003 (7:48 am)
However the original post is highly offensive and inappropriate and not necessary to get across the point. To categorize people buying GM, Ford and Chrysler as average and unassumming wasn't necessary!
#18 of 19 riswami
Jul 14, 2003 (8:43 am)
Sorry to go against you but.....
He is at an Accord Forum and he can get away with stuff like that. Had he gone to a GM forum he would have been chewed up and spit out and vise versa.
Jul 14, 2003 (11:12 am)
Looks like this topic has outlived its usefulness anyway, so I'll freeze it and ask that further conversation continue in one of the many active discussions on the Accord. Thanks!
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