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#8 of 19 Re: Misfire 2009 Accord [onceuponatime]
Feb 25, 2011 (9:55 am)
I'd recommend that you research your state's lemon laws and consider retaining a lawyer. Typically, lemon law lawyers don't charge their clients (they get paid by the automaker). It's unfair to be stuck with a rebuilt engine when you purchased a new vehicle. Typically, your car won't run as smoothly as when it was new and when you sell your car you're going to get less $ due to your rebuilt engine. Honda has really screwed up and they need to be held responsible.
#10 of 19 Re: 2009 Honda Accord Misfire [fanofmsu]
May 29, 2011 (11:00 am)
I have had the same problem twice. The dealer replaced the spark plugs. But it happened again. I am very dissatisfied with this car. It is also impossible to keep the tires balanced.
#11 of 19 Re: 2009 Honda Accord Misfire [jrccb]
Sep 08, 2011 (6:07 am)
Extremely disappointing in my 2009 Accord V6 Sedan. Just at 39,560 miles and out of warranty and guess what...going down the highway just cruising along at 70 (car was in 'ECO' mode), hit the throttle to pass a truck and the car immediately bucked then began to run rough. Since this is the second time this has happened I know this is the misfire issue we have all experienced. Last time this happened was just under 36,000 and still under warranty. Last time I took it to the dealer, they informed me that cylinder 3 misfired and they had to replace the plug and perform a software update to the ECU. Said it should never happen again but guess what only 3500 miles later it happened again. Check engine light is flashing 3 short times with a slight pause before repeating the 3 short flashes over and over again. I am very disappointing with Honda, I have only owned Honda all my life and have had no issues until now. This makes me very mad and will most likely revolt and never buy a Honda car, ATV, mower, or generator. If I wanted this kind of trouble I would have purchased an Audi. Also anyone notice how load the car becomes overtime? I never play my stereo on the highway anymore due to the overwhelming road and wind noise. Also my wheels/tires never stay in balance, and my rotors have recently developed a vibration while braking. I agree with someone on here that said the issue must be related to the VCM ('ECO') mode. Anyone know of a way to disable this?
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#12 of 19 Re: 2009 Honda Accord Misfire [drdumais]
Sep 09, 2011 (10:55 am)
If it were a so called "american" car and the problem occurred before the warranty ended and then just after the warranty ended, they would cover it. Honda has not been helpful when you have the same situation. I would press them and not give up. Just keep going up the ladder. I had a rear suspension problem on a 2006 Civic, at 65000 miles, which had been a common problem on the first year of the redesign. I knew that from the Civic forum on here. I pressed the dealer and Honda covered half. They should have covered all of it, but, at least, they stepped up to the plate and covered that much.
#13 of 19 Re: 2009 Honda Accord Misfire [drdumais]
Sep 09, 2011 (11:30 am)
Had the same trouble about 12 months ago. Honda dealership reworked the head...valve job.. Something to do the factory overtighetened the valves and caused the one cylinder valves to have carbon build up and not close properly or soemthing of that nature..Guys in PAramus NJ were awesome and did a great job..no trouble since then..
#14 of 19 Re: 2009 Honda Accord Misfire [drdumais]
Jul 05, 2012 (9:11 am)
I am having the same problem as described by 'drdumais' with my 2009 Accord V6. In the last 2 months I got the engine check on for the 4th time for the same reason...hit the throttle and car doesnt accelrate but gets very rough. I also had a 2012 Civic, I am a Honda fan so far but never going to buy a Honda product in the future.
#15 of 19 Re: New Member of the Misfire club [kingr]
Jan 15, 2013 (1:00 pm)
I had the same issue, cylinder #3 misfired. I took it to the dealer who told me this was a common problem due to software programming for the VCM. They updated it so that the same cylinders would not always shut down when the VCM was activated. The problem was that the spark plug was fouled. Supposedly, the fix will ensure that different cylinders rotate as the "shut down" cylinders with the VCM thus eliminating the fouling problem. I am a bit irritated that I took the car in for some routine work 2 weeks prior to this and Honda never mentioned this problem or checked the spark plugs. Clearly, they were aware of the issue.
#16 of 19 Re: New Member of the Misfire club [markm1960]
Feb 02, 2013 (8:10 am)
Honda knows they have a problem, software updates completed as a solution to my misfire issue. This did not help same problem came back one month later, misfire on cylinder #3 and all spark plugs fouled. Plugs where only a month old with less than 5k miles on them. Hondas solution with no hesitation for my 09 Accord V6 with 41k miles. REPACE THE ENGINE!! Thank god still under warrantee at least a 6k repair. My first and last Honda.
#17 of 19 Re: New Member of the Misfire club [nomorehondas2]
May 07, 2013 (12:12 pm)
After the supposed software fix, 3 1/2 months later that same problem, this time with cylinder #4. I took it in originally with about 65k on it. The dealership said they needed to document engine damage, possible fixes include new piston rings, new pistons or a new lower engine block. They haven't put this in writing but it appears they will step up even though it is out of warranty. They asked me to drive it for another 1k miles and come back in. Research shows this as a chronic problem with no permanent fix. Replacing parts doesn't fix it if the VCM continues to lead to fouled plugs, burned oil and further future engine damage. I just want out. Every time I go on a long trip I wonder if the issue will pop up again. So much for Honda reliability. Has anyone had success in getting them to trade out a V-6 for a comparably valued, newer 4 cylinder? If not, I may find myself trading this one in and getting a new 4 cylinder Accord which leaves a bad taste in my mouth. In good conscious I just can't sell this thing on the street to some unsuspecting person. My care is paid off and I expected it to run well for years to come. Arggh!