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#70 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [rcummelin]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:29 am)
I have a 2011 Accord Sedan V6, purchased in Dec 2010. I have the vibration in the AM as well due to "flat-spots" (a favorite excuse at the dealership). After 5 miles, that vibration dissipates. Once I hit the highway and get to 65-70 MPH, the shimmy returns. I am beginning to think that tires and the VCM are the culprit. I am currently working with the dealership to get new tires. Another issue I had with my brand new car was a pull to the left. After 6 trips to the dealership and two lies from the service manager that my car was aligned, it still pulled left. I took it to an independant mechanic and he aligned stating that the two front tires were both pointing left by 11 degrees. This was repaired, however I still have vibrations. I continue to battle the dealership and Honda and will until the car is no longer mine. I will NEVER buy another Honda and I've driven them for 15 years!! Until I am dead, I will tell everyone I know to never buy a Honda! They've taken a dive in quality. The older models are great, but all this fancy crap they are doing is taking it's toll.
#72 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [2000civicsi1]
Sep 03, 2011 (9:48 am)
Goodluck I am with you.I will not Buy honda anymore.They are lowering their quality and workmanship.thanks
#73 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [dgoncalves]
by Claire@Edmunds HOST
Sep 04, 2011 (8:33 am)
Maybe someeon should start a database of all Honda Accord owners that have this same or any other common issues that never seem to get resolved satisfactorily.
You might find something here: NHTSA
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#74 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [2000civicsi1]
Sep 04, 2011 (9:09 am)
I guess I should consider myself lucky, as our Accord only vibrates a tiny amount at freeway speeds. Not really enough to notice, and not nearly as bad as the "morning shakes."
We currently own two Hondas ( the second is a Ridgeline) and I seriously doubt that we will ever buy another one unless Honda starts building good cars again. Hondas since 2006-2007 have been simply horrible. Look at the new Civic--so bad that Consumers Report will no longer recommend it. Really sad that Honda has sunk so low, so fast. It shouldn't have happened.
#75 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [rcummelin]
Sep 04, 2011 (12:00 pm)
It's been a little over a month since trading my 2010 Accord Coupe V6 for a 2012 VW CC. I get lots of compliments on it. Drives really smooth. The tech is so much better. Bluetooth never worked correctly in the Accord. My payments and insurance is lower. Has nice blend of sporty and luxury. Hard to pull off. For the same price I definitely recommend it. Gas is better by about 2-4 mpg. No real noticeable turbo lag. Very nice pickup. Both front seats have power seats and lumbar. Oh, also all maintenance included, free loaner, free emergency assistance. Honda doesn't give any of that. Not trying to sell the car, just comparing for those considering something else.
#76 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [2000civicsi1]
Oct 01, 2011 (11:39 pm)
it could be a bad or broken axle. I had one in my acura (I did hit a curb while avoiding a collision but the vibration came on at least 6 months later. It came and went, got better with alignment, then worse, better with a new tire, then worse. My independent mechanic didn't figure it out but my local acura mechanic did. good luck.
#77 of 179 Vibration Update 10/02/11
Oct 03, 2011 (4:23 am)
I took our Accord to the dealer last week for a tire rotation and balancing of all four tires. The result is that the highway vibration we felt has disappeared. Apparently the one tire that was most out of balance was on the right front.
A bit happier now.
#78 of 179 2011 V6 Couple Vibration - Update
Oct 16, 2011 (9:46 pm)
My 2011 V6 EXL couple has the vibration since 3K miles. Michelin replaced all four tires TWICE, and the tires have been road-force balanced 19 different times at three different dealerships. Both front axles and rotors have been replaced and car has been re-aligned. The last thing the Regional Honda Rep did, was to pay for me to replace all four tires and wheels. I chose BBS wheels and Bridgestone Serenity tires. The car is a bit smoother during city driving, but vibrates and shimmies like crazy at 60-69 mph. Nothing we have done has changed anything, except the look of my car, which has little scratches and scuffs that you would expect after spending over 40 in the shop and/or in the shop's parking lot. Has anyone solved this problem, other than getting rid of the car?
#79 of 179 Re: 2011 V6 Couple Vibration - Update [claybartrug]
Oct 16, 2011 (10:20 pm)
Wow, you tried even harder than I did. Sadly my only solution was to get another car. As soon as I leased my car I felt the same vibrations, found this site, asked the same question as you and several people said Honda would never admit the problem and never fix it. I brought my car in at least 5 times and gave up. Worst car I ever owned. I had junky used cars 30 years ago that drove better.