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#107 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Jan 28, 2013 (8:15 am)
I'm experiencing exactly the same vibration when reaching 50 to 55 mph 1800rpm. Took it to the dealer this morning. After test driving with the technician he was able to feel the vibration and replicated it at the shop. He just called and said he contacted American Honda and spoke to one of the engineers and they say "its a normal characteristic of the car. Its a gas saving feature" I am not happy with the answer. Honestly it is very annoying and not expected on a car of that caliber. For what i'ts worth and I am writing to American Honda to document the issue.
#108 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Jan 28, 2013 (2:32 pm)
Lemon Law ?
Lemon Law applies if there is a problem with your particular car, and they can't fix it. Not if all the cars have a certain standard feature (vibration because of 3 cylinder operation of a 6 cylinder engine). VCM was never a secret. They even use it as a marketing tool (it beats me why).
Before buying my car, I rented a similar one from a Honda dealer, for a 4 hour test drive. I drove it in the mountains, in the city, on the highway. I even had lunch with my wife, while looking at it in the parking lot. If you keep your car for 10-15 years, like myself, it's worth paying for a rental. It wasn't a new car, but it was the exact trim I later bought. The dealer doesn't care if you put miles on a used car.
#109 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [davee4]
Jan 28, 2013 (5:47 pm)
The vibration is clearly evident in my car at all gear-changing speeds. Between 55-60 is horrible. If I set my cruise control in this range, the car shifts in and out and causes the vibration to kick in and out. Drives me crazy.
#110 of 294 ECO Mode On or Off?
Jan 29, 2013 (11:38 am)
Is everyone here that is reporting these vibrations driving with ECO on or off?
I have a '13 EX-L V6 Coupe and I've never run into any vibrations - not in any RPM band or on surface streets, freeways, parking lots, etc.
The only thing I've noticed is when I turn off ECO I can feel the car switch over - I wouldn't call it a vibration, but it just comes back to life.
I ask about the ECO mode because maybe it's trying to drive on 3 cylinders as much as possible if it's ON - which includes slow stop-n-go urban driving. Just a thought, idk.
#111 of 294 Re: ECO Mode On or Off? [ryry24]
Jan 29, 2013 (8:10 pm)
Be fortunate that you avoid the vibration!
I think you are spot on. I was told by a Honda technician that the ECO mode favors the 3-cylinder operation. So, when you disengage it you may notice an immediate difference if it changes to 6 cylinder mode. However, in normal "Drive" the 3-cylinder mode will also engage automatically but perhaps not as much as when in ECO mode.
#112 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [davee4]
Jan 29, 2013 (8:25 pm)
I went on my first extended highway trip in my Accord V6 for about 150 miles. I must say that the highway experience was much better! I averaged about 65-70 MPH and got 37-38 mpg. Quite impressive. Although I noticed when the 3-cylinder mode kicked in, it was much less pronounced and it didn't really bother me.
However . . . at lower speeds on level ground at constant speed, the vibration 1800 rpm is quite noticeable and annoying. I do not accept that this should represent "normal operation" for this automobile. The problem is further compounded by the fact that the Accord V6 seems to like to hang out at this RPM so it does not happen once in awhile but rather frequently. Drives me crazy.
If other owners of the V6 are not experiencing this, is it possible it is only present in certain cars (e.g., a certain production run?)
#113 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Jan 30, 2013 (7:50 am)
Just out of curiosity what range are your vin numbers in,last 5 digits,for the
V6 cars. Under 5000,10000,15000,20000.
These are sequential vin numbers, lower number the earlier the production,
I4's are up over 100000 now but the highest v6 at local dealers, around 23000.
20000 and up would be pretty current production.
#114 of 294 Re: ECO Mode On or Off? [ryry24]
Jan 30, 2013 (11:04 am)
The previous generation (2012) V6 engines didn't have VCM on manual V6 coupes. Is your coupe manual or automatic ?
#116 of 294 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [mf15]
Feb 04, 2013 (5:18 pm)
My VIN is between 10000-11000.
On today's commute the vibration is noticeable from 1000-2000 RPM, with the most vibration at 1700-1800 RPM. Believe me, this cannot be normal operation.