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#83 of 179 Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles!
Dec 19, 2011 (9:32 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.
#84 of 179 Honda settled with me
Dec 20, 2011 (4:48 am)
After going through this for over six months, Honda settled with me. They wouldn't buy it back, but gave me a cash settlement, and I traded the car in on something else.
#85 of 179 Re: Honda settled with me [claybartrug]
Dec 20, 2011 (2:52 pm)
I called a lemon lawyer today and after looking at the paperwork I gave him he told me I have a case under Lemon Law. I'll let him deal with Honda from now on and I hope for a good outcome. The best would be to unload this car and buy a different brand.
#86 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [dinofl]
Dec 23, 2011 (6:06 pm)
You could be driving my Accord. 2010 V6 EXL. Multiple rotations and balances and no help for vibration between 63-68mph. I just bought 4 brand new tires and the problem persists! This has got to be a VCM issue or an engine mount issue of some sort. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#87 of 179 Re: Same Problem with 2010 V6 EXL Sedan [dochundley]
Dec 23, 2011 (8:40 pm)
Just get rid of it. Luckily they retain value and you'll get great value on a trade. I traded my for a VW CC five months ago. The ride is so much better. Lots of good choices out there now. Everyone that sees my VW tells me how much better they like the looks too. The 2012 Camry is a sweet looking ride. Worth a look.
#88 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [claybartrug]
Dec 27, 2011 (1:26 pm)
I recently purchased a 2011 Honda Accord (after driving my last one for 10 years) and have taken it in with a shuddering/vibration issues. I was told it's the way the car was engineered and that it was operating within "normal parameters". I totally disagree. My 2002 accord was a stick. This one is an automatic and feels like it needs to "shift" into gear. If I down shift the vibration isn't as noticeable but is still there.
My question to you. How many times did you take your car in? In that 6 month period? Did a mechanic test drive it with you? Also, any tips you can give me to deal with this I would truly appreciate! My car will vibrate at all different speeds. I especially notice it when driving up hills on the expressway. And, once I plateau, the car will continue to vibrate. Very annoying!!
Thanks for help!!
#89 of 179 Re: Honda settled with me [claybartrug]
Dec 30, 2011 (9:13 pm)
May I ask how much you settled for or are you unable to disclose?
Dec 30, 2011 (9:39 pm)
I received cash of $3500 plus I got tO keep the BBS wheel +Bridgestone tire package that Honda paid $3007 for. I am trying to sell the wheel tire package that did not alter the problem at all. In the end, I drove the car 9,000 frustrating miles for about $600. I have traded it. That shimmy drove me nuts!
#91 of 179 12/31/11 Update: Dumped our Accord too!
Dec 31, 2011 (3:18 pm)
In case you didn't see my post on the VCM thread, we also sent our 2010 Accord down the road. About three weeks ago we traded it for a 2008 Lexus ES350 (Camry drive train). The Lexus has 41k miles on it, but is smoother, quieter, more comfortable and has a better sound system than the Accord. NO VIBRATIONS OR VCM TRANSITIONS! All-in-all, a MUCH nicer car than the Accord. In hindsight, we should have never bought the Accord in the first place, after the negative experiences we had with the VCM in our 2008 Odyssey.
Although we still have our 2010 Ridgeline, we are likely to be through buying ANY more Hondas in the future, unless they start dramatically improving their vehicles and start taking some responsibility for all the designed-in problems.
#92 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [weeone]
Dec 31, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Lisa, I took mine in 16 times, for a total of over 40 days. (they had to order axles once, and they ordered new wheels and tires once, and each of those was over 7 days.) Keep good records, and dates, times, etc of when the Dealer Mgmt tells you things. I got the Service Manager to ride with me and it was impossible for him to BS me and tell me it was normal as we were both shaking down I-35. He was a class act and did not try to dodge it like Honda USA will. If anyone is told this is normal, my advice is to ask where it says it on your window sticker or owner's manualj, that this car is designed to shake, shimmy or vibrate? That line of BS ended there with Honda USA. I kept asking what page should I refer to, or could you be mistaken. My Dealership mgmt was very surprised when we Googled this problem and found several forums and people all over the USA and Canada that have this problem. I also have the Legal Dept guy at Honda if anyone wants to bug him. He would hate me for giving out his info, but that's tough, isn't it? Ha! If many people called him constantly, maybe the issue would get more attention. If interested, let me know. Good luck to those with the problem, and Happy New Year!