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#4987 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [jojosnet]
Dec 20, 2009 (11:26 am)
Wow, I wish I knew this TSB existed a few years ago...I hit a pretty deep pothole with my 2004 Honda Accord in Jan 2007, so I immediately self-tested the alignment and noticed my car drifts to the right. I brought it to a Honda dealer and had the alignment done, but the service rep said the technician couldn't fix the drifting and said the set back (a type of alignment measurement) on my front right wheel was out of the acceptable range by just a little bit so they said I would need to go to a body shop to fix it because they don't have the equipment to fix the set back problem. I've been driving my Accord since then with the steering wheel drifting problem and I have been kind of used to it, but next time I will bring up the TSB to the Honda dealer during my next scheduled maintenance to see if I can get a good will out-of-warranty repair for that TSB....
#4988 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [daveturner]
Dec 20, 2009 (11:39 am)
I took the TSB to the dealer and the stupid service tech said "Oh this look you found this on the internet, well my guys need to get paid for what they do so I need to charge you for inspection 89$".
I told him I told you what the problem is. He said he still have to do the inspection.
I took the car to Tirekingdom, since they done the alignment 10 times so far. Thanks to the lifetime alignment plan. lol
They were trying to get me new tires, and they said the problem is caused by tires.
#4990 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [jojosnet]
Dec 20, 2009 (12:40 pm)
...since they done the alignment 10 times so far.
So excepting the TSB that is being discussed you notice that the car's alignment needs readjustment fairly often? I'm not noticing that the car drifts to the right I notice that my alignment needs adjustment about every 6 months. I've had it done twice already.
I have an 03 LX Coupe 4 cyl. I do notice that if I hold the steering wheel dead center the car will track right, maybe this is what you guys are talking about after all. I've just gotten used to it I guess.
So I guess my question is whether the alignment needs to be redone every now and then?
#4991 of 5868 I know this is the wrong forum, but...
Dec 20, 2009 (1:01 pm)
...I recently had to use some touch-up paint due to a minor dent that occurred when I grazed a lamp-post and took out a large smallish chunk of paint, 1.5 in X .5 in, whilst trying to jump my mom's car. My question is how to blend the touch-up paint so that it isn't as obvious?
I can handle having it not look the best, since the car is 7 years old and I live in MN. Cars don't maintain their youthful looks very long up here for various reasons. I'm chalking the blemish up to character, but does anybody have any ideas about how I can fix this minor issue?
#4992 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [tankbeans]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 20, 2009 (1:47 pm)
No dealer is going to do a TSB for free, though. These TSBs are merely suggestions from the factory, not recalls. So the factory is telling the dealer "we aren't going to pay for this after warranty", leaving the dealer little choice but to charge you, or do it as goodwill out of his own pocket.
#4993 of 5868 2003 pilot rear air vents not blowing air
Dec 20, 2009 (2:42 pm)
I still have my original pilot which I took pretty good care of it but have notice recently that my rear air vents are not blowing any air whether on heat or a/c. The front vents are working great and I have to blast it so my two girl would get air. I've been avoiding taking it to the dealership because if it's something I can do, I would prefer to save some money.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#4994 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 21, 2009 (4:28 pm)
I'm checking to 1) see if anyone else have this issue and 2) if there's any tips on what to look for or what to try.
#4995 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [flowergemw]
Dec 21, 2009 (5:10 pm)
Lot of people are having the problem. But I wonder why the Honda dealers are ignoring us and saying its the alignment and tires. All they are doing is cheating their customers by making them pay for unnecessary work.
I found some of these comments online. Let me copy and paste those here so you can read them.
"ALIGNMENT PROBLEMS: My biggest problem - I cannot get the car properly aligned. It is ALWAYS drifting or pulling to the right. After repeated attempts to the dealer, to no avail, I have given up. The dealer will not acknowledge that there is a problem. I have been driving for 18 years and have owned multiple cars. This is causing excessive wear on the outer edges of the tires. I am now pursuing after-market components. Any feedback or comments by readers would actually be helpful.
SHIFTY SEAT: The driver power leather seat has play in it if not pushed all the way back. While braking under normal conditions, the driver is pitched forward slightly before the seat settles back. While seated, any sudden move, such as trying to pull yourself up or forward, or shaking of the seat, produces a noticeable knock or rattle as a result of the play. The dealer does not know what the problem is - there is no fix for it. They don't quite admit it, but acknowledges it. An attempt at a defense sometimes is: power seats have a certain amount of play in them. I have had power seats on cars before; this never happened."
"I have had the same problem with my Honda Accord pulling to the right. Have had it into the Honda dealer at least five times for this problem. They claim that the problem comes from my tires. The problem is unresolved. It makes driving miserable to have to be fighting the steering wheel constantly. I'm going to sell the vehicle due to this."
"My 2003 V6 EX also has play in the driver's seat and pulls to the right. It sounds like these are common problems. The transmission is starting to slip between 2nd and 3rd gears after just 65,000 miles. I guess they don't make them like they used to."
" I am the original owner of a 2003 Honda Accord EX V-6 Sedan, and have experienced the following problems;
1.) Steering/Alignment problem - Car pulls to the right at only 1,000 miles (and despite returning to the dealer 3X, they were never able to resolve the problem).
2.) Driver seat loose (at 70K miles) and shifts when I round corners or quick start/stops. (Have not taken to dealer for this).
3.) Stereo display went completely dark at 70,000 miles.
Had internal resistor replaced. (Honda has recall for this problem).
4.) Driver seat squeaks like crazy in all positions (problem began at 90K miles)."
#4996 of 5868 Re: VEHICLE DRIFTS TO THE RIGHT [tankbeans]
Dec 21, 2009 (5:17 pm)
Even if you do the alignment 100 times. Trust me it won't fix the problem.