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#1546 of 1615 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P tires need replacement [badtranny]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 15, 2012 (10:43 am)
It's very hard to combine the qualities of long-wear and good traction----the two concepts are somewhat contradictory.
#1547 of 1615 Re: 2008 Accord LX-P tires need replacement [badtranny]
Jul 15, 2012 (12:52 pm)
I put Goodyear Assurance Comfortreads on mine. The Dunlops are more responsive and corner like nobodies business, but they rode like a rock and were horribly noisy. I replaced them at 40k even though there was 4/32 left. The GY tires ride better and are quite a bit quieter, but there is only so much a tire can do for the Accord. It will always be a noisy car. As far as traction goes, they are good so far in the rain, acceptable in the snow, but I leave my car parked in the garage if there is much snow and take the 4X4. Dedicated snow tires would be the way to go. As far as mileage goes, they are supposed to be 80K tires I believe. I have 20K on them so far and are wearing fine. No road hazard warranty though. If you have a Costco you belong to, they have road hazard included on all tires they sell. Obtw, my gas mileage didn't drop or gain with these. Still managed 33mpg 75mph and the trunk stuffed full traveling to Colorado and back last month. For me, they are a good compromise. You will find there is no perfect tire, at least that has been my experience.
#1548 of 1615 2012 Accord SE
Aug 13, 2012 (11:07 am)
Just bought a brand new Accord SE . Driving back home from the Dealership , i noticed a kind of major vibration/noise.
It happens only when the car is in Drive Gear, with break pressed , and with the AC compressor running.
If i switch off the AC compressor , this vibration/noise goes of.
I can even reproduce the issue at home .
Start the Car .
Start the AC Fan,
Put the car in D .. The Engine RPM goes down.
Press the AC Button , the compressor starts .
And the CAR/engine vibrates so much , that i get vibration sounds from even back of the Vehicle.
Switch off the Compressor , and the vibration and sound stops.
This vibration/noise wont come , if i don't put the car in D (i.e start the car and leave it in park , and switch on the compressor).
Is it possible , that the engine is just so new (around 40 miles) ,and that's why engine is still not at its peak.
#1549 of 1615 Re: 2012 Accord SE [sidb]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 13, 2012 (3:28 pm)
Ah, I think I know the answer here. When you turn on the AC on just about any modern car, a switch is supposed to boost engine idle speed. So either this switch isn't working, OR your AC compressor is loose on its mounts.
#1550 of 1615 Re: 2012 Accord SE [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 13, 2012 (4:45 pm)
Thanks for the quick reply , and it really makes sense.
I think the switch may be the issue , because if the compressor is loose the noise/vibration should come also when the car is in parking gear , not just D gear.
Or my be the engine still needs some break in. I will go to the Dealer on the weekend.
#1551 of 1615 Re: 2012 Accord SE [sidb]
Aug 14, 2012 (7:51 am)
I drive a 2010 Accord LX. It has close to 25K miles and I've had it for 26 months now. The LX and SE share the same mechanicals, although there were some minor tweaks between 2010 and 2012.
I've noticed some rather unrefined moans and groans coming from beneath the hood, in addition to some low level vibration (kind of a thrummy sound or feel) when the A/C is running, or when I turn the steering wheel while pulling my car out of a parking space at engine idle speed. The engine also surges a bit upon start-up. I think this is just the way the Accord is, at least the 4-cyl models.
#1552 of 1615 Re: 2012 Accord SE [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 14, 2012 (10:00 am)
Just for information .. The RPM when my car is D , but brake pressed is around 650, when i switch on the Fan it jumps to 750 , but stays 750 when i switch on the AC , ie the actual compressor.
#1553 of 1615 Re: 2012 Accord SE [sidb]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2012 (11:14 am)
Hmmm....well I don't know how that particular car's system is set up but I don't see any reason why merely switching on a fan should cause a rise in RPM--I wonder if the compressor WAS actually engaged at that time.
It's possible that a loose compressor might only vibrate in gear and not at idle in Park. In any event, such vibration is way out of the ordinary and must be checked.
#1554 of 1615 Not Satisfied.
Aug 31, 2012 (3:09 am)
This is my 4th Honda , I cant believe that the Honda quality has gone done by this much.
Having these issues :
1. Constant Grinding Noise coming from the engine ( Most Probably the Serpe Belt), the noise increases in the compartment , when the AC Fan is on.
2. Single Knocking Sound ( as if something moves and hit some thing) when accelerate from stop.
3.A weird sensation(happens randomly, like a jerk/or the accelerator depresses itself) in the accelerator pedal , while driving.
4.AC Throwing out water off the Vent.
#1555 of 1615 Re: Not Satisfied. [sidb]
Sep 05, 2012 (12:46 pm)
I have had 84, 94, 2001, and 2009 Accords. My 2009 is an I-4 EX-L manual. What you describe as a grind, I call a whine. I have the same issue and I do not like the whine at all.
On the phone, the service advisor said he needs to hear it. I told him I thought it is the power steering pump noise. He said it could be the timing chain. I will be very disappointed at Honda if it is the timing chain. Honda has been building this generation 2.4L engines since 2003 and the 2009 model has the issue??
At 47K miles, the car also uses about half a quart of oil between the oil changes. The rest of the car is fine. The gas mileage was a very decent 34mpg on the last road trip.
The seat comfort is not the best and year after year Honda has no intention of benchmarking other brands' seat comfort. I will wait and see what the 2013 Accord feels like. I also will consider the new Altima next time around.
One thing about the Accord and Civic that no one can deny is their incredible resale value. Bought a new 2010 Civic LX-S manual for $16K, 18 months and 20K miles later, sold it for $15,500.