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#1444 of 1605 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Rattles and TSBs
Jun 22, 2011 (8:05 am)
I have a brand new Accord V-6 EX-L Coupe (6 spd., no navi). Occasionally, I get a "springy" noise from the rear of the car. I suspect it had something to do with the cable release for the rear seat but have not been able to pin it down. I intend to have the dealer address it at the 1st oil change. Anyone else had this, know of any TSB that addresses it, or have any other ideas about what it might be?
I like my car a lot - but I miss my 2004 EX-L Coupe. It got better mileage (old car averaged 27 mpg, new car is averaging 24 on same commute) and Honda has "cheaped out" on a couple of things in the new car (solid rear seat instead of split rear seat, no door sill plastic covers, only 1/2 the front storage binnacle has a door to cover what's inside, etc.). In fairness, they did also add a few things (one-touch up/down on both windows and sunroof, voice-activated bluetooth, & fog-lamps). Perhaps the most annoying thing is that the inside of the sunglass case only has rubber on the bottom and not on the rear vertical flange (unlike the same set-up in my wife's '07 Odyssey) and so my glasses rattle whenever they're placed inside, rendering it largely useless to me. I plan to glue a piece inside one of these days.
Guess ya' never appreciate what ya' had 'til ya' ain't got it no more.
#1445 of 1605 08 Accord I4 Flushes
Jun 25, 2011 (9:19 am)
Just got back from a B1 service 45k miles. Shop (not a dealer) recommended transmission and power steering flush. They also recommended a fuel injection servicing. I passed on all of them but wanted to get thoughts on how often these and other fluids should be serviced.
The shop also really pushed the air filter change. I'm following Honda's recommendation on this and I don't drive in dusty environments.
#1446 of 1605 Re: 2010 Honda Accord - Rattles and TSBs [hondalova]
Jun 25, 2011 (10:03 am)
My wife has the same 2010 Honda Accord with the Rattling noise ... Tried everything and still cannot stop it... Let us know what the dealer finds.
#1447 of 1605 Re: 08 Accord I4 Flushes [picswim]
Jun 25, 2011 (11:50 am)
Ther are pros and cons to having the flushes.. They may be pushing them becuase they have equipment to pay for... If you were to get the flushes ask if these are BG flushes.. I never ever had a power steering flush . I have had a brake fluid flush and an engine flush and tranny... Problem are the seals.. They my leak afterwards.. To me this company is the standard in the areas you are inquiring about and I would call a local shop that does these BG flushes and discuss with them what they think.
Have a prosperous day.
#1448 of 1605 Re: 08 Accord I4 Flushes [picswim]
Jun 25, 2011 (1:42 pm)
I have had the transmission and power steering flush at a comprable mileage. The transmission flush is a must, as far as I am concerned. When they recommend any other flushes, ask to see the fluid. The service supervisor showed me my power steering fluid and it had lost its red coloring. I changed it. Apparently, Honda dealers recommend this fuel injection servicing. I always pass on that. I don't think you can go wrong with fluid changes; they are the life of the car.
#1449 of 1605 2010 Accord Brake Issues
Jun 26, 2011 (4:47 am)
After 22,500 of mostly highway miles my 2010 Accord EX I had to replace the rear brakes. I asked the service rep how the front brakes were and he said they were almost new. I asked him how that could be, back brakes shot, front brakes new and told him it didn't pass the smell test. He said the dealership would call Honda and check. The next day he told me Honda was not backing my assertion and that I had to pay for it. I called Honda and after an argument and a week's delay with three different settlement offers Honda sent me a check for the full cost of brakes. A month later my son in law's 2010 EX-L V6 had the same issue at 26,000 miles and the dealer worked out a $25 replacement cost with Honda. My family has five Hondas and an Accura and this run around is causing us to rethink our loyalty.
#1450 of 1605 2010 ACCORD REAR BREAK Problems
Jun 27, 2011 (7:08 am)
My 2010 Accord 4cly LX, has 25k miles. I drive 100 miles per day (round trip) When I got oil change (local shop) Said rear breaks are bad. Called Honda of America. They said take it to Honda Dealer. (south Shore Honda on LI NY) They gave me the run around, saying rear breaks last only 25k. LIE, LIE. They wanted $225, for new ones. I said what about the recall/ and class action law suite, They said do you want it or not. After you get it, call honda. No thanks, Left with out new breaks. Why pay 225, than not know, if get compensation. Called honda of America, they said they will get back to me. IS this a HONDA, or a FORD. What poor dealer service. I have had 4 Hondas. This will be my last. PS My wife;s lease is up, in 2 weeks. Was going to buy a Honda. NO THANKS..
#1451 of 1605 Re: 2010 ACCORD REAR BREAK Problems [kendall8]
Jun 27, 2011 (7:21 am)
A strongly worded letter faxed to Honda Customer Service did the trick for me a few months back (refer to my prior posts on this topic in this thread). I was able to recoup from Honda my out-of-pocket costs for pads and brake repair inside of a month. By the amount of people showing up on this Forum, I'd expect a Class Action Suit that includes all 2010 Accords in the near future.
I am having my next oil change done at the Dealer just so they can do their free inspection thing so the wear on the new rear pads after about 5K miles can be properly documented. We'll see if using ceramic aftermarket pads cures the problem or not.
#1452 of 1605 Re: 2010 ACCORD REAR BREAK Problems [isles1]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:22 am)
I will never set foot in a Honda service dept ever...rotors bad at 7500 , then at 15.. said I needed rear brakes and blame the rotor problems and brakes on me. Charged me 700 dollars to turn the rotors.. I almost fainted. I f Only I had a flamethrower... Unlike most who had their brakes changed By honda with the same lousy pads, wtc, I took my care to a local shop and changed every brake related part in my car , even the calipers.with non OEM parts.. Honda can kiss my ass and now When My wife takes the car at least I know she will be safe with new rotors, pads and calipers.. ell worth the 700 additional dollars.
#1453 of 1605 Re: 2010 ACCORD REAR BREAK Problems [michael2595]
Jun 27, 2011 (8:37 am)
I should have clarified that I did not let Honda do the work. I purchased the pads myself and had my prefered repair shop turn the rotors and install the new pads...labor was about $140 and about $20 for the pads after rebate. The Honda offer was about $20 less than the invoices I submitted, but covered my actual out of pocket costs (after rebate) so I did not make an issue about it.
And I generally expect one set of front and rear pads during a 3-year lease term, so there is also normal wear and tear to consider. No sense in getting gready.