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#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
#329 of 344 Glove Compartment Squeak
Jan 25, 2013 (2:42 am)
As a patient person, I've let it go. Since buying the car the glove compartment has made a noise when the Accord is moving. Little adjustments to the glove compartment haven't worked to silence the noise. Should have asked this to the forum years ago. Any suggestions, help, fellow Accord owners? Thanks.
#330 of 344 Re: 2010 accord ex-l Issue with oil change indicator and engine noise [haisenthil]
Jan 25, 2013 (6:24 am)
Excessive oil use in the 2010 V6 is very common, Thers is a TSB in place to help correct this problem, Have the dealer perform TSB 11-033, This should help in your excessive oil use, To be on the safe side you should check your oil every couple weeks, if low add some.
I had the same problem and after having the TSB done my oil level did not drop much at all.
#331 of 344 Re: 2010 accord ex-l Issue with oil change indicator and engine noise [haisenthil]
Jan 29, 2013 (5:31 pm)
I would take it to another dealer - I am unsure about kingr's reply as you seem to have a 4 cyl car - I have a V6 but do not have a problem - be persistent and take it to another dealer.
#332 of 344 Re: 2010 accord ex-l Issue with oil change indicator and engine noise [haisenthil]
Jan 30, 2013 (6:29 am)
Since you do not state if you have an I4 or V6 I can only give you advice if it is a V6 based on my experience. First Google TSB 11-033, print it out, take it to your dealer and insist it be performed. If they refuse insist to talk to the highest level person currently at the dealership and explain your situation, If no good, go to another dealer hopefully one who cares about doing the right thing. Having this TSB performed will help however regardless if you have the I4 or V6 you MUST check your oil every 2 weeks at least, If your oil level is low Add some.
I was adding 3 quarts of oil between 7500-8000 mile oil changes. After having the TSB performed I now add 1/2 quart between oil changes.
Feb 05, 2013 (10:22 am)
Sorry this is so long.
I replaced my 2008 V6 Accord because of the dreaded VCM with an almost identical 2010 EX 4 cyl. It's been a pretty good car but for a couple of nagging issues.
It's got about 45k miles on it and about 6 mos ago I noticed that there was considerable shake and shimmy all of a sudden. I could really feel it in the steering wheel and also in my legs. I was going in for service that week and asked the tech to add a tire balance and rotation in.
Well, it was worse going home. I immediately called back in and told the tech. He said to bring it back and I said I would. But I thought better of it and decided to take it to my regular tire guy. He said that Honda had rebalanced the tires but never removed the old wheel weights. He said he took care of the problem (for $50). But it still wasn't right and I brought it back to him to recheck and sure enough, he said that they weren't balanced and redid them--or so he said.
I decided to take the car to an import specialist who had a "Road Force" balancing system. It would simulate the weight of the car during the computer balancing process. All to the tune of $25/tire.
That didn't work either. I took it back and the import special guy said the tires were getting old and that was the problem. I still had at least 15k worth of tread life and decided to just let it go. If new tires don't fix the ride I don't know what I'll do, other than trade cars. I can't stand the ride but everything else is ok except for...
The noise coming out of the rear of the car. I think is on the passenger side but the wife on the passenger side says it's on the drive's side. When I get behind a large truck the noise sounds like sheet metal flapping in the wind. Which it very well could be. I have splash guards all around and thought they might be working loose causing the noise and helping catch the wind which would make the flimsy rear quarterpanel flap around. Anyway, the self-tapping screws for the splash guards were a little loose so I tightened them down, to no avail. The noise is still there and quite perceptible.
I wonder if there is a relationship between the bad ride and the noise?