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#109 of 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [davee4]
Jan 28, 2013 (4:47 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 369 ECO Mode On or Off?
Jan 29, 2013 (10:38 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 369 Re: ECO Mode On or Off? [ryry24]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:10 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 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [davee4]
Jan 29, 2013 (7:25 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 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Jan 30, 2013 (6:50 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 369 Re: ECO Mode On or Off? [ryry24]
Jan 30, 2013 (10:04 am)
The previous generation (2012) V6 engines didn't have VCM on manual V6 coupes. Is your coupe manual or automatic ?
#116 of 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [mf15]
Feb 04, 2013 (4:18 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.
#117 of 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 05, 2013 (7:24 am)
Go to another dealer, ask to test drive an identical car (like a potential buyer). If it vibrates the same ... it means you bought the car of the future. I wonder what people will drive in 50 years ...
#118 of 369 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 05, 2013 (2:37 pm)
I just picked up my exl v6 sedan yesterday,vin over 22000,made around Jan 24 so it is fresh off the production line. I took extedned test drive over 70 MPH,drove it to work today and back,low speed roads. The only way I can tell the vcm is on is when the MPG shoots up, dont feel a thing,so far less than 100 miles on it.
Hope this helps.