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#113 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [skypilot10]
Jun 29, 2012 (5:09 pm)
I'll tell you what was told to me on this forum in Feb 2010. You are screwed. Either try to live with it, like I did, or try and trade it for something else, like I finally did after 18 months. My new VW CC is like a dream compared to that piece of junk. Honda will not and basically cannot fix the problem. It's inherent in the design and apparently some cars are worse than others or we are just more sensitive to it. Best of luck.
#114 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [dinofl]
Jun 30, 2012 (4:35 am)
I'm in the process of contacting the V-P of Honda Japan. I've been told by a reliable source who's in contact with Honda Japan on a regular basis that this issue may be present in North American models. Send me a message if you are interested in getting this contact info in the next week or two. I should have it by then.
BTW, when writing, please identify what city / state or province you are in.
#115 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [dinofl]
Jun 30, 2012 (7:19 am)
I have a 2012 Honda Accord with the same vibration problems and same problems getting the dealer to fix it. I live in Rougemont, NC and bought the car from Bryan Honda in Fayetteville, NC. They are trying but they continue to focus on the tires. Going there on 7/3/12 for 3rd visit.
Hopefully the gentleman dgonclaves can find out something positive for all of us.
#116 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [dgoncalves]
Jul 11, 2012 (3:50 pm)
Hello there I have the vibration as well it started a few days ago I have 14,000 miles on it 2012 accord. I called the dealer I bought it from and he said bring it in they will fix it even if it needs rotors. He mentioned rotors? so I guess maybe they have trouble with the rotors. please drop me a line if this happen to you I live in Nashville TN Gary
#117 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [gtoman2]
Jul 25, 2012 (11:58 am)
I have a 2011 Honda Accord with 23k miles on it and I have been pushing our dealership for answers on it and they are supposedly aware of the issue but I have been told that there are not enough people complaining about it to warrant having them to turn this over to their engineering dept. for a fix. I was basically told to deal with it. However, the service manager that I have been dealing with said the vibration is coming from the steering rack and that they have to get special permission from Honda to do any adjusting to it because most people don't know how to adjust them. The service manager came from GM and he said they used to adjust them all the time and he has had some luck on the couple he has done on the new Accords. I have also test drove the new ones with the intent of trading but they have the same issue. I bought my car from Jerry Damson Honda in Florence, AL but the car actually came from Nashville, TN.
#118 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [jpotter5]
Jul 26, 2012 (8:16 pm)
I have the exact same problem with my 2012 Accord LX -P Sedan. I purchased it on June 30th 2012 from Honda Of Decatur but the car actually came from the Jerry Damson Honda Dealership in Huntsville AL. My irritating vibration began the very next day. After countless visits to the Service Director, 3 wheel alignments and 4 road force balances to all 4 tires it still vibrates. I have been told by the Honda Zone Manager (today) that it's not bad enough for them to justify doing anything further toward correcting the problem and to live with it because it's **the characteristics of the car** and they all vibrate. I have also driven 3 different new 2012 Accords on their lot, with the intentions of hopefully working out a deal to swap it out on July 2nd. Just as you experienced, all 3 of those had the same vibration. So, 27 days of hell and still no resolution and a refusal to try. I purchased the car, with 120 miles on it and I am now at 1,700 miles. The Huntsville AL dealership and the Decatur AL dealership have joined sides with the Honda Zone Manager and I am stuck in the world of vibration hell. Thanks much and I sincerely hope that your car gets fixed successfully. If you are successful after they adjust the settings of your steering rack, please let me know. Thanks in advance.
#119 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [dgoncalves]
Jul 27, 2012 (12:03 pm)
Hi dgoncalves. Yes I am interested in getting the contact information. I would greatly appreciate it if you can share it with me. The City is Owens Cross Roads. The State is Alabama. Thank you very much in advance.
#120 of 179 Re: 2008 Accord Sedan Steering Wheel shakes [golfrski]
Jul 27, 2012 (12:25 pm)
Sorry to disappoint, but you might have better luck. I opened a "case' on 7/23/12 after 24 prior days of fighting with the only 2 Honda Dealerships within a 60 mile radius of Huntsville Alabama. One from which I purchased the vehicle on 6/30/12 and another. The Hunter Regional Representative personally came in and worked on my car. No resolution. The Honda Zone Manager was called in. He drove my car with and without me. Yesterday 7/26/12 Honda's final decision was "learn to live with it" and "it's the natural characteristics of the car.". He based decision on the fact that several other new 2012 Accords were driven and all had the same vibration. Complete denial that a problem exists with these cars and complete refusal to do anything further. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
#121 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [skypilot10]
Aug 06, 2012 (5:59 am)
I am experiencing the same vibration as the rest of you, very frustrating, as I have leased Honda Accord 4 cyl for over 20 years. this past May, the dealer gave me a better deal on the V6, so why wouldn't I least it, right! I never had problems with any other Accord, what would be different about the V6? I have felt the steering wheel and front end vibration at different speeds, some days more than others, since a few days after I drove the car of the lot. I have had the car in the service dept 3 times now and on the last visit (3 hours) their shop forman drove my car, worked on it for hours, admitting their was a vibration. All they do is balance the tires, claim they had bad balancing machine and had now purchased new equipment. nothing has changed. I also asked to test drive same car as mine while waiting for shop forman to finish working on my vehicle. The service dept presented me with the same exact Accord V6 and I drove with service rep on I-95. As soon as speed hit 55, we both felt and saw the steering wheel vibrate, felt it in both driver and passenger seats! I have a meeting with district Service/Parts Mgr this week. I am thinking now, after researching and reading all these posts that I will have to either contact attorney or the local media. Lucky for me, our Sunday newspaper had a large article on #1 Consumer complaints, vehicle-related problems! If anyone has been given a straight answer and/or resolved this issue, please let us all know!!
#122 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [dgoncalves]
Aug 07, 2012 (4:28 pm)
I am interested in the contact information you have. I am battling the same scenario with my 2012 accord EXL. I purchased mine 6 weeks ago and have had it back to the dealership 4 times, met with a Honda Rep and been in contact with a case manager from Honda in California. All have been telling me this is normal, and to learn to live with this vibration. I find it to very frustrating that Honda will not stand by their reputation and make customer satisfaction their priority. I am located in the boardman Ohio area.