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#122 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [jjjaymmman]
Feb 06, 2013 (12:57 pm)
The vibration produces a low rumble and shake that is heard above fan noise and audio programs such as CD playing at even moderate-high levels. It is also felt in the steering wheel and accelerator pedal. The front passenger also hears and feels the vibration.
I own a 10-year old V6 Subaru Outback with 159,000 miles on it. If it made this noise I would take it in for service before the next oil change.
Does that help?
#123 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 06, 2013 (1:21 pm)
No, I have not experienced any rumble or vibration like that. I did notice someone made mention to vin's and mine is over 20000. I have no idea if that makes a difference. Just curious, when did this start (mileage).
#124 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [jjjaymmman]
Feb 06, 2013 (1:57 pm)
Noticed the problem in first few weeks. I was still on my first tank of gas.
My VIN is around 10000
#125 of 274 Oil change cost (0W-20 oil)
Feb 07, 2013 (9:28 am)
Curious what the dealer will charge for oil changes using the expensive 0W-20 oil ($7 per quart at WallyWorld). Many OEMs are using 0W-20 oil now.
#126 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:21 pm)
I would say that describes the problem perfectly. My car has about 2900 miles, and today the problem seemed worse than before.
One owner has said he will pursue this as a Lemon problem. Another responded that it's only a lemon if it is not built correctly, as opposed to poor engineering. I wonder about that. Certainly seems that it's conceivable that ALL examples of a certain model are indeed lemons.
I have not been to the dealer yet about this, but will make an appointment tomorrow.
#127 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 07, 2013 (9:44 pm)
Another thought on this issue: some owners with only a few miles on their cars are not reporting the vibration. Is it possible that VCM does not engage until the engine is broken in, perhaps at 1,000 miles? I did not notice the vibration when I test drove a car with a couple of dozen miles. Granted, the sales person keeps up a friendly chatter which could drown things out, and we were not usually running at the critical RPMs.
#128 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [frogee]
Feb 08, 2013 (7:38 am)
You have to argue in court that all V6 VCM engines are lemons. Not Accords only. The V6 VCM was installed on Pilots (2009 and later), Odysseys, Crosstours, and Accords. That's a plantation of lemons.
It's interesting that Acura management said "no thanks" to the VCM technology. And they have lots of Honda V6 engines on their Acuras.
#129 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [rodut]
Feb 08, 2013 (8:47 am)
I am beginning to suspect that the vibration I am experiencing, while perhaps related to the VCM, may be associated with a certain vehicles (e.g., a certain production run). It appears that not all owners are experience this.
#130 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [quality4us]
Feb 08, 2013 (10:11 am)
My wife for instance wouldn't feel a thing. Even if some pistons would be missing. Or a tire would be flat. Madonna CD ... sunshine ... who cares about some shaking ?? Some massage is always welcome !
Me ... probably I would feel what you feel. It would drive me crazy.
It's very driver dependent. You have to drive a couple of VCM cars by yourself. You can't trust what unknown people say on this website.
#131 of 274 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [frogee]
Feb 08, 2013 (4:22 pm)
As you noted, I did not feel the "vibration" during a pretty long test drive. In fact, the vibration did not occur until about two weeks later. Since that time, it has been consistent in the same ~1600 to 1800 RPM range, as noted by others in the forum. Although not mentioned in the forum, the vibration does not occur until the engine warms up. I assume that the VCM does not engage until the engine reaches a specific temp. Has anyone else noticed this? I have also contacted Honda and let them know that this vibration certainly does not feel "normal". I was told, I would get a call back in a couple days. I will anxiously wait by the phone!