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#2643 of 2720 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire
Sep 01, 2011 (9:55 pm)
I recently purchased this 2011 honda accord from Tempe Honda. Currently it has approximately 4000 miles. Last week all of sudden my check engine light came on and it started to flashing and my car started to shake badly. I took it to the dealership and they said one of the cylinder was misfiring. They kept the car for 3 days and told me that cylinder 2 valves were too tight and this was causing the cylinders to misfire. They claimed adjusting the valve got rid of the issue. I came home happily and the next day when I was going to work it happened again. I took it back to the dealership and the service manager refused to take the car back. I told him I am not driving this car until you fix it and he told me if I can reproduce the problem he would take the car back to the shop for repair. I drove with him for half an hour and was able to reproduce the problem multiple times. after 2 days the service manager got back to me saying the problem is in cylinder 1. they replaced some valve controls to fix this issue. The dealer has driven 200 miles and they could not reproduce the scenario. I got my car back yesterday.
Today I have been noticing this new problem. The car vibrates when I am driving on the freeway. At this point I am not sure what else I can do to fix this issue.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#2644 of 2720 Re: 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire [zadeed]
Sep 02, 2011 (2:43 am)
Is it the V6-4-3? Sorry to hea that - will probably have to seek relief under the lemon law or with the Honda zone rep. Check my postings and experience with the V6 - I got rid of it and wholesaled it on the internet to a dealer in TX. Thank God. What a piee of crap. Honda is committing false advertising about this engine and its "seamless operation"and doing a GREAT disservice to a loyal customer base , of which I was one - since 1981.
Yes, I won an Acura RL - made by Honda - but let me tell you - there is a WORLD of difference between them - and it is made in Japan. Tight and solid as a any German car.
#2645 of 2720 Re: 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire [zadeed]
Sep 02, 2011 (3:56 am)
for those suffering with engine and oil consumption issues, please take a look at the following two links for service bulletins 10-033 and 11-033.
I had the same problems with my 2010 V6 and the oil consumption seems to have abated with no noticeable consumption noted over the last 2000 miles.
Insist the appropriate service bulletin(s) are installed in your vehicle. Print out the bulletins and take them with you. Hard to argue when you have the documentation in hand.
#2646 of 2720 Re: 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire [michael0137]
Sep 02, 2011 (7:50 am)
It is a V6. I drive 35 miles one way to work. My both hands are numb because of the engine vibration. I am going to call the dealership again and see what kind of excuse they provide at this time. I donít know how to pursue the lemon law. Do you know how can I file my case to the court?
Thanks in advance,
Oct 13, 2011 (8:07 am)
I am curious if it is possible to use the computer ( or what ever controls the VCM ) off of a Honda coupe on the sedan as I understand the coupe does not have VCM. Any tech experts out there ?
#2648 of 2720 Re: 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire [zadeed]
Oct 16, 2011 (12:24 pm)
good luck with that - may have tried with no success. Only chance at satisfaction - a 6 speed coupe, or another brand of car. I bought a used 2008 RL for $25K with 18K on it about 6 months ago and LOVE it. NO VCM, 29 mpg hwy at 75-80, AWD, Bose 5.1, Navi, rear seat AC, rear window shades, power rear window shade, etc etc. Would NEVER buy any car with VCM again
#2649 of 2720 Re: 2010 Accord VCM [hiblade48]
Oct 16, 2011 (12:25 pm)
Automatic coupe has it - only 6 speed manual does not. And no, you cannot modify the auto with the manual unit. If unhappy with VCM, and I certainly undertand why you would be, you'll have to get rid of the car.
#2650 of 2720 Re: 2011 Honda Accord cylinder misfire [zadeed]
Nov 07, 2011 (6:12 pm)
I had a transmission problem with a new Honda in 2002 and filed a complaint with the better business bureau; they were a great help. Each state has its own lemon laws.
Nov 07, 2011 (7:00 pm)
Our 2011 Accord EX-L V6 VCM that we bought in March now has 5500 miles on it and runs beautifully. It has burned about 1/4 of a quart. We have left the factory fill in as directed by our dealer figuring their insistence on this matter was part of the factory's response to the issue. The MM still shows 30%. I plan to do the oil changes myself with the first one at 6,000 miles. I will be using Honda Genuine Full Synthetic 0W-20 and OE filters. I'm thinking about doing an oil analysis just to see what's in this magical elixer from the factory. FWIW, this car is driven nearly 100% in the city with many short trips of ten miles and less. This MO is supposedly hard on the oil. Could excessive consumption be related to long stretches of highway miles and three cyl operation?
#2652 of 2720 Re: So far, so good [indydriver]
Nov 08, 2011 (9:21 am)
This is not excessive usage, by any means. If you were using a quart in 2,000 miles, that would be, maybe, excessive for a Honda. If my 4 cylinder used that much, I would not think anything of it. Mine does not use any, but that much usage would not bother me at all.