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#97 of 179 Re: Vibration after 6 mo and 4000 miles! [kyrider]
Feb 07, 2012 (12:49 am)
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 (6:50 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 (3:44 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 (6:58 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 (9:39 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 (7:27 am)
As do YOU!
Thanks again for your kind words....
#103 of 179 Meanwhile...
by claires HOST
Feb 13, 2012 (1:02 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 (4:10 pm)
Thanks for intervening and stopping both of us from making bigger fools of ourselves than we already have.
#105 of 179 Re: Meanwhile... [claires]
Feb 14, 2012 (12:41 pm)
Thank you Claires for the intervention. I tried to no avail to reconcile "wheel vibration" with these personal attacks.
#106 of 179 Re: lawsuit against Honda accord [claybartrug]
Feb 15, 2012 (6:36 am)
I too am having the same issue of the shimmy 55+ speeds. The dealer replaced both axles, steering knuckles and some other steering component and the problem still exists!! I took it in a final time and the dealer tried one more time after numerous road force balancing the tires, switching tires and wheels from another car, etc. The rep form Honda drove the car and first told me this is normal and the car has to learn the way you drive. He also was watching the RPMs and said this is a normal vibration. I was then told to drive the car for another 2 to 3 thousand miles and the problem should go away. Are they kidding me? I was also told it was the torque converter and the vibration was related to the RPMs. I then took to car to my friend who is a ASC Certified mechanic and let him drive the car with me. We got the car at highway speeds and he put the car in neutral and turned the engine off... Guess what - the problem was still there!!!!
The RPMs or engine has nothing to do with this issue. This is a suspension issue that they cannot figure out. I am now seeking other avenues since both the dealer and American Honda have dismissed this issue claiming there is no issue since this is a normal characteristic of the car. Good luck to anyone else having this issue.