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#317 of 336 Re: 2010 Hona Accord LX 5 Speed [speedy1946]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:54 pm)
I waited the full year to change the oil on my 08 Accord coupe - only had around 9,000 miles and the maintenance minder still showed 30-40% oil life remaining - so I changed it when I had my yearly inspection done.
I suspect many people who were brought up on the "change your oil every 3,000 miles mantra change the oil between 5,000 and 8,000 miles though.
Today's engines have much tighter tollerances (from what I hear) and the oil quality has improved (not sure about this one) - hence the longer oil change intervals.
#318 of 336 press request - still need more Accord owners
by kirstie_h HOST
Nov 17, 2010 (9:08 am)
A reporter is interested in talking with owners of the Honda Accord who are also parents. If you are interested in commenting on your experience, please reply to predmunds.com no later than Saturday, November 20, 2010 and include your city and state of residence, the model year of your vehicle and the age of your child/ren.
#320 of 336 Re: 2010-2011 V6 Recall [corkscrew]
Dec 23, 2010 (1:39 pm)
YIKES! Glad our 2010 Accord V6 is outside the affected VIN range.
#321 of 336 Re: 2010-2011 V6 Recall [corkscrew]
Dec 24, 2010 (6:49 am)
I thought about this recall overnight and decided to post another message about it.
Please be sure to read that recall notice from HMC carefully, as it really describes a substantial breakdown in Honda's Quality Assurance procedures. Why do I say that? Because the notice states that programming changes were made in July, but no one bothered to test, verify and validate that the changes were correct and worked as designed.
As a former QA and process consultant/specialist, I wonder who's driving the Honda train these days? Looks like they totally dropped the ball on this one for almost 11,000 cars to be built on defective machinery, and this was never detected. It makes me wonder if Honda laid-off their QA people, or somehow determined that it was acceptable for software changes to be made without any testing done to ensure no errors were injected/created by the changes?
This is truly frightening, and I hope that Honda comes clean and tells us HOW this happened, and what they have done to ensure it can't happen again. In the meantime, I'll hold my breath.
#322 of 336 Advice needed - unlocking rear doors
Feb 22, 2011 (10:29 pm)
Hello - Carpal tunnel and arthritis make pressing the remote key twice to unlock the rear doors painful. Is there a default or way that the rear doors can be unlocked more easily? Thanks for help you might offer.
#323 of 336 Re: Advice needed - unlocking rear doors [miltiades]
Feb 22, 2011 (11:45 pm)
You can always unlock the driver's door and then press the power lock button on the arm rest for the back seat. Otherwise, I'm not aware of any way to reprogram the fob.
#324 of 336 Re: Advice needed - unlocking rear doors [miltiades]
Feb 23, 2011 (4:08 pm)
There is indeed a way to alter when your doors lock and unlock I believe - if you cannot find it in the owners manual check with your Honda dealer's service department and they should be able to help you.
I changed the lock/unlock settings on my 2011 Honda CRZ using its multi information display, however the Accord models should be able to be altered using a combination of button presses on the fob (so check with your dealer). Good luck.
#325 of 336 Re: Yikes! [sshvh]
Feb 23, 2011 (7:57 pm)
If you're unhappy with the ride, try damper units (not the entire coilover assembly) from Acura TL. They'll fit and have more advanced valve structure inside.