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#31 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [dlfisher1]
Feb 09, 2007 (5:03 pm)
.... won't ever buy another Honda...I've learned my lesson.
....today's mail brought the infamous Honda high odometer readings pending lawsuit paperwork.
Keeping in mind that I graduated from a land grant college in California (not Princeton, Yale or Notre Dame like my naval officer buddies during times nautical)........
...just don't understand
all the hate and discontent...........
Honda has acknowledged the error (the 3 - 4 per cent optomistic odometer) - and agreed to extend warranty by 5%
..seems more than fair to me. Where have I gone wrong here?
#32 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [dlfisher1]
Feb 09, 2007 (5:13 pm)
Good luck w/ the Sante Fe. I am sure you will find it to be a more positive experience than that of which compared to your Honda. Hopefully, Hyundai conforms to your high level of quality control. Finally,I'm sure at some point you'll discover the great resale value of the Sante Fe if you ever decide to get rid of it.
#33 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [ezshift5]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:42 pm)
"...seems more than fair to me. Where have I gone wrong here?" End quote.
You are missing that Honda had to get caught by the legal system to make good on the odometer problem.
If the owner does not pursue a lawsuit, Honda just keeps collecting more lease fees and has to cover less warranty repairs because the miles on the odometer show more than actual miles. And those who have fast running odometers just before or just after the date of manufacture of the class action settlement do not receive any compensation even though their vehicles often have the same problem.
#34 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [panmax]
Feb 10, 2007 (7:16 am)
..well - max - I grant you that Honda did not initiate action prior to the lawsuit.
I really didn't take understand (California land grant college, right?) your last sentence.
(But I do appreciate your time/perceptions.
#35 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [ezshift5]
Feb 19, 2007 (3:42 pm)
I own a TL type S built during that period and have not received a letter. I heard about this today from my sister who caught it on the news.
But, I keep receiving a recall notice regarding the seat belt for an Acura I haven't had for 4 years !
And, I agree with all who say the mileage SHOULD be accurate. It has implications selling, warranty, trading in.
#36 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [panmax]
Feb 19, 2007 (4:03 pm)
Honda just keeps collecting more lease fees and has to cover less warranty repairs because the miles on the odometer show more than actual miles.
I am not making excuses for Honda. But when you consider all the good-will repairs Honda does for it's customers (after the warranty has run out), it makes it hard to believe they did this to reduce warranty claims. Leases, would be another matter.
#37 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [elroy5]
Feb 20, 2007 (12:29 pm)
Honda's/Acura's good graces? Geesh, I bought my TL 100 miles away and can't have it serviced at a Honda dealer 5 miles away. Resale, warranty, everything depend on the mileage and 4% can add up. I've never received a notice for this, only a transmission recall, which we had to drive 200 miles round trip to have serviced. I'm rather disgusted. I'd like to sell my car with 30,800 miles on it as opposed to 32K. It does make a difference.
#38 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [mstracid]
Feb 20, 2007 (12:48 pm)
Low miles on a car has a huge effect on trade-in value.
#39 of 73 Re: Honda Odyssey Odometer Problems [frisconick]
Feb 20, 2007 (3:00 pm)
I just checked the kbb value on my Accord (03 EX V6, no nav.) I have 42,000 miles. The private party value was $14,910. Then I went back, and changed the mileage 4% (43,680). Guess what the change was.... $0. It came up with $14,910. When I sold my old 92 Accord, I got $1000 over the kbb value anyway. It's not so much about the miles when you sell your car. It's more about the condition the car is in.
Feb 21, 2007 (10:29 am)
my 2006 TL hit 20K miles today.
I am very disappointed.....this is will probably be my last honda/Acura.
I wish I went with a IS350 instead....not I am stuck with this. How I see it now Honda is no better than Ford and Chevy.
I want a refund check!