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#49 of 73 Calibrating the odo/speedometer at dealership
Apr 27, 2007 (3:17 pm)
I am thinking of buying an Acura - If you notice a discrepancy in the speedometer and/or odometer with respect to a GPS unit, can't you take just the vehicle to the dealer and ask them to recalibrate it? Is this (the recalibration) really a big big problem? Thanks for the responses, - MS.
#50 of 73 Re: Calibrating the odo/speedometer at dealership [msindallas]
May 02, 2007 (7:50 am)
AFAIK, recalibrating a speedometer/odometer is not a simple task. It involves specialized equipment that I imagine few dealers would have.
IMHO, in the vast majority of cases the calibration is within the specifications of government regulation. I realize that some folks think there's some kind of conspiracy going on but let's get real folks.
#51 of 73 Are 2007 Accords Affected?
May 03, 2007 (2:11 pm)
I recently bought an 07 Accord SE and would like to know is it affected by this ODO discrepency??? J VIN bought in Jan 07.
#52 of 73 Re: Are 2007 Accords Affected? [wise1]
May 03, 2007 (2:36 pm)
If you had looked at the second post in this thread you'd find the link you need:
"If you bought or leased a model year 2002 through 2006 Honda or Acura automobile or a model year 2007 Honda Fit, in the United States or its territories, between April 13, 2002 and November 7, 2006, you may be entitled to receive benefits under a class action settlement."
#53 of 73 Re: Are 2007 Accords Affected? [wise1]
May 03, 2007 (5:05 pm)
I took delivery on my 2006 acura tsx on 11.17.06. I originally was going to pick it up 11.02.06 but had to wait. Therefore I am not in the class action suit- My car's odo works fine so I really do not care.
#54 of 73 Does Honda Mail anything about the lawsuit?
May 07, 2007 (12:47 pm)
I have an '06 pilot that I took delivery of in April 2006. I assume that it is included in the lawsuit. How is Honda providing information to owners regarding the extension of the warranty? Should I contact the dealership?
May 19, 2007 (8:29 pm)
The lawsuit hasn't been resolved yet. The lastest is that we're looking at a July/August time frame.
#56 of 73 Re: lawsuit [carfan28]
May 22, 2007 (4:14 pm)
#57 of 73 What's wrong with this picture...
May 22, 2007 (10:32 pm)
The settlement documentation provided an interesting commentary on how these kind of things work. The woman who first noticed this problem and wanted to file a lawsuit will get a $10,000 "incentive award" for her trouble. The lawyers involved will get $9,800,000 for their efforts...
I do sorta wonder what the lawyerz did to justify such a hefty payday....
#58 of 73 Lawsuits
May 29, 2007 (7:31 pm)
To start, I have to fairly new Hondas (2005 odyssey and 2006 civic hybrid). Odysseys droning noise, which has not been solved, driving me nuts, as well as being paranoid, weather anything will brake again, related to it (already power steering, brakes and A-pipe replaced). Dealer wrote on their final report "Customer reports there is a moan in the drivetrain at about 2100 RPM's Test drove several times called tech line checked like vehicle found same type condition in other vehicles need to wait for honda to poss come out with a fix for this condition"
Guess what? Honda customer service does not see this as a problem. Condition that needs to be fixed is neglected, condition - vibration-resonance, which destroys moving or jointed parts, according to them is not a problem (but won't release this statement in written form, they'll just hang up the phone).
Probably those two ladies tried to tell that to honda customer service, but were bounced off the wall. What was the next step - advertisement on billboard "if you been hurt call 1888nnnnnnn". I am against trial lawyers, but big corporations don't deal with individuals, just like in that ad about whats in your wallet"
And about deviation from normal reading, why is it on the over reading side, I thought its a curve, which has similar downslopings on both sides with mean in the center, looks like honda shifted that to the right without noticing it. Hahaha. what a folk tale.