Last post on Oct 06, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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Honda Accord, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#320 of 344 Re: 2010-2011 V6 Recall [corkscrew]
Dec 23, 2010 (12:39 pm)
YIKES! Glad our 2010 Accord V6 is outside the affected VIN range.
#321 of 344 Re: 2010-2011 V6 Recall [corkscrew]
Dec 24, 2010 (5:49 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 344 Advice needed - unlocking rear doors
Feb 22, 2011 (9:29 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 344 Re: Advice needed - unlocking rear doors [miltiades]
Feb 22, 2011 (10:45 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 344 Re: Advice needed - unlocking rear doors [miltiades]
Feb 23, 2011 (3:08 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 344 Re: Yikes! [sshvh]
Feb 23, 2011 (6:57 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.
#327 of 344 2010 Accord Sedan EX-L V6 w/Nav 40K update
Nov 29, 2012 (11:04 am)
Car has been remarkably reliable with very few problems to report. Battery was replaced under warranty at about 28K miles. Noisy rear wheel bearing was replaced under warranty. Took to dealer today to have automatic transmission fluid drained/refilled and brake fluid flushed/refilled as car is approaching 3 years old and I plan to keep it at least another 3 years. Dealer also did brake inspection. Front/Rear pads (originals) 6/7 mm. I get 26+ mpg overall with regular gasoline. Original tires all read 6 mm. Even wear. Tires are rotated every 6 months. They have been balanced twice but never felt any shaking. Factory white diamond pearl paint still looks new. Car is garaged and hand washed however. Satisfied with car.
#328 of 344 2010 accord ex-l Issue with oil change indicator and engine noise
Jan 25, 2013 (1:10 am)
I have Honda accord EX-L of 2010.I started noticing this problem even when the mileage is about 18000.
- The "Oil Change warning Indicator" flashes intermittently ( when I accelerate/apply brake)even when the OIL LIFE indicator is about 60%.
- At times, all of sudden. I hear roaring engine noise.,
When reported it (during warranty period), the dealer said - the oil level is very low and that's the reason for the engine noise also. When I countered him how could the indicator (oil low) is on when OIL LIFE is is well withing range, he argued that I should not pay attention to OIL LIFE indicator and should change the oil every 5k miles. Though not convinced, I did not have any other option. But after the oil change, everything looked OK
When the mileage was between 20k and 40K, the above problem has surfaced 2 times and the same argument from the dealer.
Now my mileage is 50K. I have done the oil change about 2 months back and my current OIL LIFE indicator value is 80%.
Now I see the 'oil change' warning starts flashing again intermittently and hear more roaring engine noise. When I took the issue again, my dealer now argues: It is out of warranty. You have to pay diag fees and subsequent repair charge
My argument is: This issue was reported even at 18K, 28k,34K intervals well within the warranty period. He did not diag it properly and fixed it. Now the issue started coming up much early before the next oil change
Did any of you have this issue? Any suggestions how to take up this issue?
The dealer with whom I have not satisfied: Steven Creek Honda dealer, San Jose , CA
Thanks in advance