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#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?
#335 of 344 Re: 2010 Honda Accord [jcart797]
Mar 18, 2013 (8:11 pm)
Hey watch for rear brake pads on those Accords. Honda just settled with everyone. They wear out every 15K and the problem is real. Just Google and you will find the settlement. Whatever they say brakes being fine, they are lying straight to everyone's face. Good customer service until they sell you the vehicle. Then terrible attitude with rude people on the phone for faulty brake pads. My biggest mistake dealing with Honda America. Don;t believe in their certified cars scam. Do your won research before you buy one of these. Call customer service and ask them questions before you commit to buy. You will change your mind.
#336 of 344 Re: New Road Noise [hondafool]
Mar 19, 2013 (12:26 pm)
I can't help myself from asking the question, when you spoke to the dealer tech after the original service, why didn't you bring the car back to him? You could have left it with them, until they solved the problem for you. Just need some more information to understand why you would bring it to your "tire guy" twice and the "import special guy" twice, to no avail. Yet, you only brought it to the dealer once.
Jul 05, 2013 (12:57 pm)
I know there are many break issues, since I had to have the front and rear ones replaced at 22k miles (at that point I only owned the car a couple months). That should have been my red flag. Now at approx 39k (of course the warranty just expired at 36k) the master cylinder is going out. I take my car to a honda certified shop closer to home (it's not a dealership, but run by a group of guys and ladies who used to work at dealerships and were tired of ripping people off). They looked at my car, as well as another non-Honda certified mechanic and both said take it to the dealer cause of the master cylinder should not be going out this early. I wasn't able to find anything online about this being a larger problem, and I'm well aware tomorrow when I take it to the dealership they'll tell me nothing is wrong with the MC and send me on my way and then it will turn 40k and explode with problems (this is my luck). So just seeing if anyone has any advice? I throw such a fit at the dealership that there is a note on my account that says I can only deal w/ the service manager b/c no one wants to deal with me (for all the issues i've had with this at under 40k miles you're darn right I make a scene). I had a 92 accord that I sold at 286k miles and I still see it around town--hardly spent any money on it, at least not this much this early.
#338 of 344 Re: 2010 accord LX [Rangergrl]
Jul 05, 2013 (2:15 pm)
After reading your message I called my DIL as I remembered she had brake issues on her 2010. She's had the brakes done 3 times, but doesn't know if she had the master cylinder done or not.... "I just pay them when it's done". Obviously an easy target. I had forgotten about the brake issues from 2008-2012 and was actually wondering if they took care of this with the 2013. I would suggest you contact a factory rep and try to get something worked out for your master cylinder. I agree with the guys who told you it shouldn't be a problem yet. In fact, I didn't even know master cylinders went out anymore BTW - have you had any steering column grinding or anything like that?