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#150 of 179 2012 Honda Accord Vibration / Shimmy Issue
Sep 12, 2012 (9:18 am)
I am having the same problem as many others with my 2012 Honda Accord EX-L Sedan. My car shakes and shimmys from 50-70 mph. It was horrible when it was a cooler temp outside yesterday. I wrote my dealers service manager and the GM after the service lady was rude with me for calling back to complain that road force testing it did not solve the problem. She said she did not think there would be anything they could do. So after I emailed them they are taking my car today to look at it. They said they are aware of the complaint going around and they want to try all they can to resolve the issue. So we will see.
Reading all these posts make me think this will not be something they can correct. Next question is then what do I do? Has anyone been successful returning their Accord? I wonder also if it is not every single Accord doing this if I can just trade mine. This is such a pain to deal with. It is very disappointing to spend so much and be in the dealership over and over with a new car.
#151 of 179 Please call the NHTSA!!!
Sep 15, 2012 (6:06 am)
I have contacted the NHTSA about the shimmy in my 2012 Honda Accord V-6. I have taken my car to the dealership where they have performed all of the services that all of you speak about that you have had performed. However, after contacting the NHTSA, I was told by them that they only have 3 complaints regarding this vehicle. I was also told that in order to initiate a recall they would need more complaints. There are 150 of you on this board with this problem. Please contact the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 if you have not done so.
#152 of 179 Re: Please call the NHTSA!!! [leontinker]
Sep 15, 2012 (10:56 am)
Thanks to the aid of my local Ford Dealership, I am longer the owner of this problematic vehicle. My sincere best wishes and support to all of you who continue to courageously fight this difficult battle.
#153 of 179 Re: Traded it in [claybartrug]
Sep 15, 2012 (6:42 pm)
I was just wondering, how long it took for settlement? I am in process with attorneys and have filed suit. I have also filed with Better Business, NHTSA, and a local news channel. I hate driving this car! I do not feel safe at all!
#154 of 179 Re: Please call the NHTSA!!! [leontinker]
Sep 16, 2012 (3:46 pm)
I have the same issues with my 2012 Accord. I have filed with the NHTSA, BBB and local news station. Recently seeking Lemon Law with an attorney. I am hopeful that Honda Mfg. takes the car back! I hate driving it. Avoid thw highway as much as posssible. The shaking is horrible! Dealer unable to fix. I have been told the same thing by MFG. I guess they are waiting for someone to get seriously injured or even killed before they do anything. It's a shame, that Honda is not standing by what they are selling.
#155 of 179 Follow up after returning my 2012 Accord Sedan again for vibration
Sep 18, 2012 (10:27 am)
PLEASE ALL STAY ON THE DEALERSHIP AND MAKE SURE THEY FILE A COMPLAINT!! WE NEED MORE COMPLAINTS FOR A RECALL!!!
I went back to Honda and they kept my car for 5 days (gave me a rental). They balanced and replaced the tires to no benefit. They then test drove other cars, and after seeing that many other vehicles on the lot had the same issue they filed a complaint with corporate and put my original tires back on. I have my car back and they have have filed the complaint with Honda Corporate about a few other cars that came in after mine in those 5 days as well. They told me they do not think it will take long for a recall. I hope this is true because I HATE driving this car. They have ensured me that they do not think it is a safety concern. I am mad but I guess if a recall does not come out soon I will seek to go after them using the lemon law. My sales lady went on and on about how I am covered under the lemon law when I showed up to return my rental and take my car back. My car shakes, vibrates shimmies whatever you want to call that that makes my teeth rattle on back roads and highways.
I took these comments from this site to my dealership when I took the car back the second time telling them what I have read and I am not playing around. My service receipt states that Honda Corp is investigating.
#156 of 179 Re: Follow up after returning my 2012 Accord Sedan again for vibration [srae1001]
Sep 19, 2012 (4:49 pm)
Oh man, this thing is getting way out-of-hand IMHO. While I would like to see Honda do a recall on the Accords for all those owners suffering out there, there's not much sense in recalling something if there's no fix for the problem. AFAIK, Honda hasn't been able to fix any of the "vibrators" yet, so I'm at a loss as to what a recall would do. Thank God we dumped our vibrator last December. I wish all of you good luck in finding a resolution.
#157 of 179 Re: Follow up after returning my 2012 Accord Sedan again for vibration [rcummelin]
Sep 22, 2012 (8:25 am)
I agree. My family and I are so relieved to be rid of our vibrator. No more frustration, no more wasted time, no more fruitless efforts and no more safety concerns or fears.
#158 of 179 Violent wheel vibration
Oct 10, 2012 (7:52 am)
Warren Webster, Miami, FL
I've been looking for answer to the same issue everyone is having. At first I thought it was a tire balancing issue and had Pep Boys re-balance as well as re-align the car countless times. Then Pep Boys thought it might be the axles. I took it to my mechanic who told me there was nothing wrong with the axles and advised me to take it to Honda. Honda looked at it and said there were some stuff that needed to be tightened, but that they dont see anything wrong. A clinet of mine that is a wheel and tir placed was able to help me find this forum. This is so frustrating, especially since I use my car for work to meet with clients. I would like any help that you guys could give me.
#159 of 179 Re: Violent wheel vibration [wwebster9]
Oct 10, 2012 (8:20 am)
Please make sure you post your complaint to the NHTSA website. I took mine to Honda and they have filed a complaint with Corporate and they keep calling to update me. They called yesterday from the dealership saying Honda is close to coming up with a solution. They are waiting on Honda Corp to come up with a recall or solution.
Initially I took them these posts and complaints telling them that everyone has had tires balanced and even replaced but the problem was not corrected. Once they experienced the same thing and gave me a rental for a week they realized it could not be fixed and filed it with Corporate. They then told me that a few other people came in with the same problem and they found some in the lot that did the same. If nothing happens I guess I will have to go after the lemon law protection but for now at least they are admitting its a problem. Don't give up. I see many people saying that when they go to the dealer they are being told it is simply a characteristic of Honda cars. Not true! I am glad my dealership is being nice.