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#146 of 274 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration
Feb 16, 2013 (4:20 pm)
I bought my 2013 automatic Honda Accord LX sedan in November 2012 for $20,840 plus TTL. I thought it was a fantastic value until I spent more time in it. I am feeling the same jerking, stutter when gently accelerating from 5 to 40 mph. In fact, I think it is actually getting worse with the more miles that I put on it. I was told by my local Honda dealer that this is a common problem with the new Accord engines. The overly stiff ride also has worn on my nerves. Keep these things in mind Accord shoppers. Honda has NOT fixed these issues, nor are they taking care of their loyal Honda buyers like myself.
#147 of 274 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration
Feb 16, 2013 (4:29 pm)
Has anyone been able to find a Honda dealership that is able to find a solution to the jerking and hesitation that the 2013 Honda Accord sedans are having issues with? I have a 2013 automatic Accord LX that was purchased in November 2012, and I know this stutter when accelerating from 5 to 40 mph is actually getting worse on my vehicle.
#148 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [fair2us]
Feb 19, 2013 (6:21 am)
I don't think I saw any complaints about jerking / hesitation on this website. V6 owners complained about VCM vibration, but no jerking / hesitation. Do you have the 6 cyl or the 4 cyl ?
#149 of 274 Extended Warranty INFO
Feb 19, 2013 (8:05 am)
I got this from one of the Accord geek forums. Edmunds won't let me link to it but the info is worth reading:
"Thanks everyone for the great information. The thread should help many make the decision which may or may not be the same as mine.
I think the main points are:
1. Make sure it is Honda Care and not some Fly by Night Company.
2. You do not have to get it at the time of sale.
3. It is usually cheaper to get it from a different Honda dealer. http://hyannishondacare.com/ was the cheapest of the ones I looked at.
I've a strong believer in being self insured. I get insurance for catastrophic things like health, home, and auto accidents. Auto accident is more that should I get sued up the wazoo then auto body damage. Being self insured means sometimes I will have to pay but over the long run, I will be well ahead. I was concern about the DI and CVT but the power train warranty which comes with the car is 5 years/60k miles. I also believe in Honda engineering.
Peace of mind means different things to different people. To me it means not spending money for something I did not need or want. I often spent money on things I did not need but wanted.
At this time, I decided not to get Honda Care."
#150 of 274 Re: Eh gad! I think I'll keep my 2012 Camry SE [mawd]
Feb 19, 2013 (3:43 pm)
I had a Camry LE (?) from Hertz as a car rental for 10 days and wasn't too happy with it. I think the cost cutting is still quite evident even if they improved it. If you touch the roof you feel almost no fabric and the seats feel pretty thin and hard. At the front bumper I saw they used plastic screws and one came loose.
Just been at dealer last week to checkout new Accord and I think difference is huge especially with the (more expensive) EX-L. But best to check it out yourself. Finish is lot better and as good as my Acura I'm driving now. Haven't done a test drive though yet but supposedly it drives lot better than Camry (which feels to me little bit floaty and steering feel is not very direct).
There are always some problems with new cars. You could certainly wait a year or so until some issues are fixed but also remember forum is mainly about reporting problems so you don't know how widespread it is.
#151 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [rodut]
Feb 19, 2013 (3:47 pm)
The first post showed jerking at low speeds for 4 cyl. Then later on there was the VCM vibration for 6 cyl. So both issues were reported by several.
Not sure if there's any TSB yet for those or if Accord is even working on a fix (and how many vehicles are affected).
#152 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [rodut]
Feb 19, 2013 (4:05 pm)
I have a 2013 Honda Accord sedan 4cyl. When I brought it to my local dealer, they told me that this was normal, but I am almost positive it is worse today than it was a few months ago. As I type this to you, I am waiting for Honda customer service to give me a call back. I hope they will give me some information that is helpful.
#153 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [fair2us]
Feb 19, 2013 (4:13 pm)
I assume you have the CVT. Have you joined one or two of the Accord forums where many informed owners post their experiences? I haven't read that much negative about the CVT. Try vtec dot net and drive accord dot net
When was your Accord LX built?
#154 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord jerking stutter acceleration [lucien4]
Feb 19, 2013 (5:35 pm)
A Customer Service Agent from Honda, by the name of Brittany, asked that I bring my Accord to my local Honda dealership, Orr Honda of Hot Springs, and ride with a technician to make sure that they are experiencing the same hesitation, stutter, jerking in acceleration that we have concerns about. When I am able to do so, I will let you know what I am told.
Feb 24, 2013 (8:24 am)
I have a 2013 EX-L with Navi. I thought at night if the car was unlocked by the remote the headlights would come on. Do they?