Last post on Mar 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM
You are in the Honda Accord Hybrid
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Honda Accord, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
May 01, 2009 (8:16 am)
Thanks - that is helpful. I am still considering this car.
#57 of 57 Re: strange virbration
Mar 22, 2010 (12:02 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)?