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#74 of 179 Re: Our vibration isn't VCM. [2000civicsi1]
Sep 04, 2011 (10:09 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 (1:00 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 02, 2011 (12:39 am)
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 (5:23 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 (10:46 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 (11:20 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.
#80 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [tamllc]
Oct 21, 2011 (11:37 pm)
The steering vibration is not the VCM in all cases. I have a shimmy since 3K miles, and my dealer recognized this as a real problem. So much, in fact, that they have replaced all four Michelin tires twice, Road force balanced 19 times, and has now replaced the wheels and tires with BBS wheels and Bridgestone Serenity tires. The shimmy and vibration has returned after 200 miles. Honda USA paid $3007 for the wheel tire package, and my case is now with Honda USA's mediation department. I have reviewed with an attorney's office who has indicated that this is a "slam dunk" type case, and will take these cases on a contingency basis. This is because a 1/4 inch steering wheel shimmy and total vehicle vibration is a significant safety issue. It makes no difference if the car "broke down or would not run" or not.
#81 of 179 2009 4cyl Coupe Brakes
Oct 26, 2011 (1:12 am)
I haven't had any problems with my 2009 EX-L Accord Coupe as far as steering shimmy. However, I have had to have the brake pads changed 3 times and I have only 22,880 miles. Seems a bit much. As you know I have to pay for it because it's not covered under warranty. If you go to arfc.org you will see some interesting recalls on each vehicle. Check it out.
Since my lease is currently up, I was thinking about going from a 4 cyl to a V6 coupe, but I'm now beginning to reconsider with what everyone is writing.
#82 of 179 Our vibration is BACK!!!
Oct 27, 2011 (6:23 am)
On 10/02/11 I posted (in error) that after the dealer balanced all 4 tires that the highway vibration had disappeared. Well, I blew THAT one.
After a recent 1500 mile trip from GJ to Phoenix, then Vegas and then home, I can now state that the vibration is NOT gone. It is not as noticeable as before, and seems to come & go depending on speed and road surface, but it sure hasn't disappeared.
I'm beginning to believe that this tendency for vibration is some sort of design flaw in the vehicle. It may be related to the tires, or the steering or the suspension, or a combination of the three. Who knows? All I know is that I have likely spent my last dollar trying to fix it. No more Honda cars for me!
#83 of 179 Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles!
Dec 19, 2011 (10:32 pm)
I have the same problem, after 6mo and 4000 miles on my 2011 Accord EX-L I started to notice a vibration in the steering wheel +55mph. Took the car to dealership 5 times already and as expected they blame road surface, cold tires or "normal" road feedback. Of course Honda would not take responsibility for and resolve the issue. I think we all should open claims with BBB Auto line maybe this way they acknowledge something is wrong.