Last post on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:40 PM
You are in the Honda Accord
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Honda Accord, Sedan
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#149 of 295 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 295 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 295 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 295 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 295 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 295 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?
#156 of 295 Re: 2013 headlights [thomasr1950]
Feb 24, 2013 (10:51 am)
I also have a 2013 EX-L V-6 model No Navi. Yes the headlights do come on with remote. You have to select that option in the menu set up for your keyless remote. Using the touch screen menu.
#157 of 295 Re: Fingerprints on LCD [maxgts1]
Feb 24, 2013 (10:59 am)
Sounds like I'm not the only one with an issue. I have a scratch on the backside of the plastic lens that covers my LCD screen. I noticed it on the first sunny day I had my sunroof open. It's only visible when the sun shines through. You can see it in the bottom right corner, but can feel nothing with your finger to determine it to be on the outside. My car had 200 miles on it when I noticed it. Took it to the dealer, no help. They looked at me like I was crazy. He also replied, "Do you know how much work is involved removing that cover?" I replied, "Do you know how much work it's going to take paying for this car?" .....silence. LOL I can live with it, but was pretty disappointed.
#158 of 295 Re: Fingerprints on LCD [hondamom2013]
Feb 24, 2013 (11:04 am)
Your response is classic. I love it!
At least you got Michelin tires on your high-end model. Honda skimped on tires on the low end models.
LX get Firestone or Continentals
EX get Goodyear with some getting lower grade Michelins
Sport gets high end Michelin
It's all about the bottom line...
Do you like the car?