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#95 of 179 Re: The electronics worked OK [claybartrug]
Jan 01, 2012 (2:47 pm)
Our Accord's Bluetooth & HomeLink worked OK too, except for the VR (Voice Recognition) part of the Bluetooth. The only time VR would work is when the car was stopped--never while moving. I finally gave up on VR and would just pull out my cell phone, hit a speed-dial number, and then the Bluetooth would take over and I could use it for the conversation.
I'm one of those who also find it interesting & perplexing that Honda's V6 engines are the only ones saddled/encumbered with VCM. Such a shame, as the V6 in our Ridgeline has no VCM and runs perfectly all the time. Something makes me think that Acura Executives simply said "No Thanks" to VCM as they didn't want to lose market share because of it.
Car & Driver voted the 4-cylinder Accord as one of their "Top 10" cars for 2011, but specifically excluded the 6-cylinder models from that award in print. Yet another sad day for Honda, on top of the really bad "new" Civic that has been panned by everyone.
We could live with the VCM transitions, but the front end vibrations and the harsh ride were eventually too much, as we like to drive and the Accord turned out to be not the best highway car for us. Too bad for Honda.
#96 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [claybartrug]
Jan 02, 2012 (7:44 am)
I would LOVE to receive the name of the person in the Legal Dept at Honda! I have been jerked around for months of hearing about flat spots and road force balancing and multiple sets of tires, etc., etc., etc. The vibration is unacceptable and Honda is refusing to step up to the plate. I will be more than happy to call on a daily basis.
#97 of 179 Re: Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles! [kyrider]
Feb 06, 2012 (11:49 pm)
I've been experiencing this same problem recently and I'm really starting to get fed up with it. I've now had my car in the shop at the dealership 3 times to have the problem "fixed" and each time I leave with the shaking in the steering wheel worse than it was before I dropped it off. I bought my 2011 Accord Coupe because I'd had 2 Accord Coupes previously (1992 and 2007 V6) and they were both great cars and I never had a single problem with either of them. At around 6,000 miles I started noticing a slight shaking in the steering wheel when I'd go above 55 mph. When it first started I thought of all the possible minor things that could be causing it such as incorrect tire pressure or the tires being unbalanced. When I had the oil changed again at 10K miles I told them of the problem and when I picked my car up the mechanic told me that the tires did need balancing and that they'd road tested my car after balancing them and said it was fixed. Not even close. My car now has 11K miles on it, has been in the shop 3 times to date and is being dropped off again in 4 days and the shaking has gotten worse to the point that it's now affecting how the car drives (I can feel the entire front end of my car wobbling). Honda used to be the gold standard for affordable, reliable and stylish cars. Now it seems almost every day somebody has a new complaint about most of their product line.....mainly Accords though....and the new Civic is apparently garbage as well. In Oregon we have a Lemon Law and if Honda doesn't remedy the problem with my car fast I WILL be contacting a lawyer how specializes in Lemon Law, I will be contacting the Better Business Bureau and I will also contact the Consumer Protection Agency.
#98 of 179 Re: Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles! [freddieb80]
Feb 10, 2012 (5:50 am)
IMHO, the 2007 model year was the high point for the Accord. The quality of the Accord has quickly gone downhill since then, which is too bad.
Honda is now the "lead standard" (instead of gold) for quality & reliability. Hondas might make good boat anchors.
Good luck wth your pursuit of the Lemon Law. If all else fails, trade your car in on something else BEFORE the rest of the world figures out how crappy Hondas have become, and their values decline accordingly (no pun intended).
#99 of 179 Re: Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles! [rcummelin]
Feb 11, 2012 (2:44 pm)
IMHO, you really have got to get over the fact that you got a bad Honda and move on with your life and enjoy your used Lexus.
Your incessant posts repeatedly commenting on the same old negative nonsense are really getting old. You really need to move on.
#100 of 179 Move on? Really?
Feb 12, 2012 (5:58 am)
Let me ponder that for a moment.
I paid my dues by putting up with that noisy, vibrating, hard-shifting, rough-riding junker Honda calls an Accord for two years. My mission is NOT over! I will decide if and when I get bored and move on--not you.
Hey, here's a "hot flash" for you: If you don't like my posts, simply don't read them. Read something else. Since you seem to be intolerant of people with differing opinions than your's, perhaps it is you who should move on, not me. Unless of course, you work for Honda, which would explain everything.
Please have a nice day! Seriously. You seem to be wrapped way too tight for internet forums. Lighten up and ignore me!
#101 of 179 Re: Move on? Really? [rcummelin]
Feb 12, 2012 (8:39 pm)
The tone and demeanor of your response summed up and validated the last sentence of my post, i.e., "You really need to move on."
#102 of 179 Re: Move on? Really? [choppedntubbed]
Feb 13, 2012 (6:27 am)
As do YOU!
Thanks again for your kind words....
Feb 13, 2012 (12:02 pm)
the topic here is wheel vibration so it's not surprising that we'll see some negativity but let's keep it focused on the issue and not each other.
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Feb 13, 2012 (3:10 pm)
Thanks for intervening and stopping both of us from making bigger fools of ourselves than we already have.