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#687 of 1615 Re: One more thing . . . . [bug4]
Oct 04, 2008 (9:04 am)
Hello Bug 4,
Thanks for responding to my question on the TSB's and how to look for them.
My car is still in dealership and I was suppose to pick the car up yesterday but they advised that the part had not come in yet so the car would not be ready until Monday.
I spoke with the head of the service department at Wilde Honda in Waukesha,WI and he is willing to drive my car with me in the car along with another service manager when I pick the car up so I can point anything out to them that may not be right.
I feel like the dealership is trying to do everything they can to get this problem fixed.
I have advised them of my frustration of paying $32K for a car and having so many problems with the gearbox/transmission with gears popping out on 3rd and 4th gear.
I really hope the fix is for good this time on this accord 2008 v6exl 6 speed manual coupe. The fit and finish of the vehicle, comfort, styling, interior, exterior design have been excellent with no rattles so A+ to the engineers that worked on those areas of the car at Honda.
The interesting thing is that the both the 2001 Acura 3.2tl and the now the 2008 Accord Coupe EXLV6 w/navigation have both had transmission/gear problems and both were made in Marysville, Ohio.
The 1998 Prelude that I had was made in Japan and I had it for 45,000 miles and not one problem. Anyway that has been my experience; thus, Japan rocks they seem to be on top of it.
Thanks for time to write back and clarify.
I talked my friend into buying the 2008 4 cylinder Accord EXL coupe and he does not have any problems with it and averages 30-32 city/hwy driving and 33 on the highway and is very satisfied with the car with no problems at all. I really wish I could say the same.
Honda does an excellent job on four cylinder engines with the best in the industry, however I am not so sure about the v6's given my current and past experiences; thus, I am hoping Honda gearbox/transmission engineering department will win my confidence back.
Take care and have a great day.
3rd and 4th Gear Popping Accord EXLV6 with navigation 6 speed manual
#688 of 1615 Re: REAR BRAKES!!! [syncros]
Oct 09, 2008 (8:18 am)
I just had my rear brakes replaced at 20k miles on my 2008 Accord Coupe. I agree that this is ridiculous. Mine were not under warranty also because Honda of course says that this is normal! I bitched and moaned so they only charged me a $100 - but it still didn't make me happy - Honda has really screwed up on this car!
#689 of 1615 Defects in paint? 08 Accord
Oct 13, 2008 (8:55 am)
Has anyone had any problems with the paint on their 2008 Accord? Just bought a 2008 Accord LX-P (red) - there are little round spots on the roof paint that look sort of like the dealer left sap on the paint and it etched the clear coat. Others look like they are in the paint below. Dealer offered to color buff the roof, but I figure it's taking off paint. Should I just let it go and keep it well waxed, let him try to buff it out? The other alternative is to repaint - but it will probably not look the same??
#690 of 1615 Re: Defects in paint? 08 Accord [kw_da]
Oct 13, 2008 (10:06 am)
Should I just let it go and keep it well waxed, let him try to buff it out? The other alternative is to repaint - but it will probably not look the same??
Hard to say without looking at it. You might want to take it to a reputable detail shop to get their opinion.
If something is "in the paint", that would mean that it went through the clear coat. You might try using a very fine polish on one of the spots to see if any of it is removed.
#691 of 1615 Re: REAR BRAKES!!! [mmaxemow]
Oct 13, 2008 (11:32 am)
FYI - I'm not sure this is relevant to your situation, but I just had my rotors replaced on my 08 EX-L I4 AT Accord last week. The car had 14,500 on it. The pads were in almost new condition, but the dealership found that the rotors were warped. The repair invoice says "poorly machined rotors." Indeed, I brought it in because I hardly use the brakes (almost all interstate driving) and, yet, the brakes were pulsing and beginning to feel significantly warped. It was all handled under warranty and I paid nothing. If your problem was brake pads with no rotor warping, then that is different.
#692 of 1615 Re: Defects in paint? 08 Accord [kw_da]
Oct 13, 2008 (3:21 pm)
I had a similar thing happen to my truck. I could see what appeared as drops etched in the paint. In my case, I think it was actually mineral deposits from the dried water leaving marks. They have since disappeared. If it's mineral deposits on your car, you may want to try and rinse them with applying a little vinegar. That should dissolve the mineral deposits if that's what it is. If not, no harm done with the vinegar.
Many car dealerships have been installing DE IONIZERS for their car wash to eliminate the spots. Hopefully that's all you have.
#693 of 1615 Re: Defects in paint? 08 Accord [kw_da]
Oct 13, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with the paint on their 2008 Accord?
I also have a red Accord coupe (08). Build date was mid August and I bought it the last week in August. I looked real close at the finish and other than some orange peel it was fine. 3 days later I washed it by hand and noticed little white spots all over the paint. . . I know they weren't there when I brought her home and the car sat under cover those 3 days. I think it had about 40 miles on her at the time. . . I rubbed them out and then waxed it real well.
Let the dealer rub on it with instructions not to cut the paint. You might try a clay bar. . . They do very well at removing this stuff.
Now and then I still see those little white specs or dots. . . I have no idea. . . Could be anything from acid rain to tree sap. . .
They don't stay new long.
#694 of 1615 Re: REAR BRAKES!!! [bug4]
Oct 14, 2008 (8:02 am)
the rear brake pads were completely worn out - as far as having warped rotors - i believe that i have that in the front cuz i do have the pulsating and vibrating when braking. i didn't even bother telling the dealership because i know they would turn around and blame me somehow since they've been doing that since i got the car a year ago. i'm hoping to trade out of this car by the end of the month...until then i can deal with the slight vibrations when braking - it only happens at high speeds so anyone who would test drive it wouldnt notice
#695 of 1615 Re: REAR BRAKES!!! [mmaxemow]
Oct 14, 2008 (3:58 pm)
it only happens at high speeds so anyone who would test drive it wouldnt notice
Not very neighborly. . . Might be one thing to sting the dealer but a private individual ?
#696 of 1615 Re: Defects in paint? 08 Accord [gyusher]
Oct 15, 2008 (8:05 am)
Thanks for all the replies,
I have already clay'ed the car - that's how I found the defects. I found a worse one when I clay'ed it again. This might be a painting defect. The problem I'm worried about is several years down the line - it will start peeling. I'm not happy about buffing them out since it thins the clear coat. If it is below the clear coat, then the buffing process removes the clear coat. I think the only real fix is repainting it, but I don't think it will be as good as the factory finish. I'm thinking of bring it back to the dealer and see what they can do after I try a little polishing compound. At least they will have a record that I did notice a problem.
It looks like tree sap, which eats the paint if it is not removed.
The white dots that other's mention I've seen on another person's older Honda. Those appear to be a paint defect. He only got rid of them after having to paint his car after it got in an accident.
May be I can post a picture of the problem - not sure if I can focus down that close.