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#204 of 1605 Re: Vibration at highway speeds, just off the lot [jinsmurf]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:34 pm)
In response to your vibration problems,
I bought the 08 Accord EX 5spd when it first came out (September) and had it in the Honda dealer 4 times. Dealer deny, deny, can't really feel vibration! They balanced (steel wheel weights, very professional) the tires 3 times, rotated 2 times, ahhh, still couldn't feel the vibration I was talking about. I refused to let the idiot drive and took him for the ride of his life between 60 and 85, chewed his but for the steel wheel weights and runining my nice wheels. They replaced 2 tires saying the belts may have shifted. I ended up bringing the car to a quality tire place were they removed the wheel weights and balanced the tires just like the manufacturer (stick on weights) and told me they found various air pressures in all 4 tires. (46psi, 26psi, 33psi and 32psi) Wow those mechanics at Liberty Honda, Hartford, CT are true monkeys! The car still is not right, as I still have slight vibration, irritating! Town Fair tire told me they have heard of bad factory tires on new Accords, not sure if they just want to sell me new Toyo's, so I'll just burn these off first.
But thats the least of my problems, I now seem to have a syncro shifting problem with 3rd gear if I do anything but a very positive, perfect shift and to add more insult, the lights just started flickering really bad (4K miles), most noticable when I drive it into the garage. Really flickers bad!
Hay, I am not new to Honda's, as this is my 5th one, my last being a 2001 Accord EX V6, awesome car, poor brakes but thats about it after 135,000 mi.
My 2008 Accord is the worst of all, and it rides like crap and even the clutch is weak. Maybe the V6 is a lot better, outside of the flickering lights, seems everyone like them. Stay away from the 4 banger 5spd!
#205 of 1605 08 Accord quit running due to ignition failure
Feb 21, 2008 (11:58 pm)
During rush hour on Valentine's day car just instantly shut down while idling at a traffic light on busy boulevard at dusk. Lights still worked, windows and moonroof would open but not close, and car wouldn't start again. In fact car couldn't be taken out of park without inserting key into slot next to shifter. The car is an EX 4-cyl with 4300 miles. Honda dealer replaced 50 amp fuse labeled "IG" (actually part of a multiple $28 fuse block). Honda advised dealer to jiggle wiring harness to try to get problem to reoccur. The problem didn't reoccur even though they drove it for 4 days. I haven't heard of defective fuses before, so I'm suspicious that the fuse blew due to an intermittent defect in the ignition switch, the component that the fuse protects. Or, possibly the wiring to the switch. I suspect that the "fix" was not permanent and that the car will once again shutdown without any warning! I really liked the car until this happened. Now I have to stick to the right lane when I'm on the freeway. Has anyone else had this serious safety issue?
#206 of 1605 Scratched the alloy wheel
Feb 23, 2008 (2:54 pm)
The other day, while trying to park, I scrapped the alloy wheel rubbing it against the curb. It is scratched around the edge and a gash on the front face of the rim. Does anyone know how I can at least dress it up to make it look better.
#207 of 1605 Re: Speakers Pop when cold [bug4]
Feb 23, 2008 (4:15 pm)
The popping sound comes from the speaker itself. It is louder than the station that is playing, and happens whether I try playing a station or a CD. This week was warmer, but I still had the problem one morning when it was around 32 degrees outside. Once the car warms up (about a minute) the popping stops.
My dilemma about bringing it to the dealer is that they will not be able to recreate the problem since the car will be warmed up long before it even gets to the dealer (1/2 hour away).
#208 of 1605 Re: Speakers Pop when cold [classact1]
Feb 23, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Do you have a small voice recorder? If you do, try recording the pop by placing the recorder next to the bad speaker. Try playing it back to see if the pop is clear. If you get a good recording, talk to the dealer before making a possible wasted trip, but maybe they will be willing to replace the defective speaker based on the recording. Factory speakers don't cost much, so they may go for it.
#209 of 1605 Re: Experiecing VCM [cody3764]
Feb 24, 2008 (2:58 pm)
We purchased a 2008 Accord sedan with V6/nav. It's the worst Accord we've ever had. The car originally started to vibrate at 55 mph and above. Now it starts around 35. While driving on a flat highway today with the cruise control on, the car felt like it was shifting gears every few minutes even though the speed was not changing and the highway was flat.
Has anyone noticed that when the gas tank is full (and down to 3/4 full), the gas sloshes when you stop or start?
If anyone is looking to purchase a 2008 Honda Accord, I strongly recommend against it until Honda figures out how to repair the defects in the 2008 model year.
#210 of 1605 Re: Experiecing VCM [elliott2]
Feb 24, 2008 (3:32 pm)
"...If anyone is looking to purchase a 2008 Honda Accord, I strongly recommend against it until Honda figures out how to repair the defects in the 2008 model year..."
That is a strong position to take. How long have you had your Accord and what do you know about the defects in other Accord? Did you take it to the dealer to check from the first day? Or do you think that is a waste of your time.
My 08 V6 w/ Navi is working as designed and has been from the day one. It now has over 2000 miles on it. The norm is not that they are all defective and if one has a working one then they got lucky. On the contrary, there is always a few that come out with problems and need to be fixed (if the problem is duplicated by an objective person). V6 Camry is notorious for having problems and Malibu? Let's not go there.
#213 of 1605 Re: Speakers Pop when cold [classact1]
Feb 24, 2008 (8:49 pm)
have the same identical problem with the rear speaker,took it to dealer had
speaker replaced.I still have the same problem ,disconnected the speaker
until something more serious happens.My gut feel is that that speaker is part
of the noise cancelling circuitry and the problem is there.My car is japanese built
purchased mid september.