Last post on Mar 22, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
#52 of 57 Replacement Tires HAH 2005
Jul 23, 2008 (7:54 pm)
I have a 2005 HAH with 57,000 miles on it. Original tires that are getting very close to replacement. Have any of you replaced your original equipment tires? Comments, recommendations, dislikes, anyone?
#53 of 57 Re: '07 Graphite Pearl HAH, no NAV - update [kenebaugh]
Jul 25, 2008 (4:27 am)
Mine also came with the standard mirror and I was spoiled with the auto dim mirror from my Camry. I found that the standard mirror has a limited viewing plus the compass really helps when turned around on an unfamilar road so I had my local dealership install an auto dim for about $275. Took less than 2 hours to install and worth every penny.
#54 of 57 Hybrid Battery Replacement
Apr 02, 2009 (11:42 am)
Anybody had to replace a Hybrid battery on the Accord Hybrid? I've heard it can be $4000+ , but don't know when it needs replacing. I'm considering buying a 2005 with $59,000 miles on it and I am little gun shy about the replacement cost. I spoke with a technician at Honda and was told that they will last forever and not to worry. Anybody had a problem yet?
#55 of 57 Re: Hybrid Battery Replacement [bnhbutts]
May 01, 2009 (8:52 am)
Have a 2006 HAH, with about 70,000 miles, no battery problems. Just a recurring "check engine light" coming for no apparent reason. Honda's been replacing parts (?), on my 6th visit to service.
May 01, 2009 (9:16 am)
Thanks - that is helpful. I am still considering this car.
#57 of 57 Re: strange virbration
Mar 22, 2010 (1:02 pm)
This is most likely old news at this point, but I went through several months of back and forth and lots of drive-abouts trying to demonstrate and then diagnose the vibration issue. I eventually ended up driving around with a Honda corporate rep who identified the problem—and it's an unusual one. The sound system in the HAH is designed to phase-cancel some unique sound of the hybrid engine. The originally installed speaker system had a design flaw and failed quickly (and I had one mechanic say, "predictably"). I had them replaced (but with the original design) within the first year, knowing I'd probably go back when they failed again—which they did. By then, the system was redesigned and the problem apparently fixed. Honda and the dealer responded well and fixed it both times free of charge. I haven't had the problem since. In the category of fwiw.
I still love the car except in the snow (but that's for another post).
>>does anyone experience a strange vibration- noticable driving on flat highway type surfaces and recurring both on acceleration and deceleration at multiple points (15, 35, 55mph)?