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#252 of 363 2013 Accord LX CVT tire problem?
Apr 26, 2013 (9:46 am)
The right rear tire on my 2013 accord LX CVT cracked on the inside shoulder last week. I took it to the bridgestone dealer as as expected it was termed to be a road hazard so no warranty coverage. It happened while the car was parked overnight in my garage, so I'm not sure if there was any damage earlier as I didn't hear any air leakage until after when I tried to fill air myself.
Has anyone here experienced problems with their firestone affinity tires that came on the 2013 accord LX CVT?
#253 of 363 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT tire problem? [iugrad10]
Apr 26, 2013 (10:52 am)
Cracked? Or got cut? Big difference. If it is *cracked* already from use of probably that hard Chinese rubber, then is wty without a doubt. I have so many items ranging from vehicle tires to 2 wheel hand cart and wheel barrow tires to even rubber stoppers on stuff that all cracked prematurely. All Chinese rubber..How can you tell if you have Chinese rubber? Perhaps not exclusively, but certainly with many products is to just just smell the rubber. If it has an extra rubbery smell...it is probably from China...and I don't mean just manufactured there...I mean sourced there also..
#254 of 363 Re: 2013 Accord LX CVT tire problem? [gimmestdtranny]
Apr 28, 2013 (5:46 am)
It is a crack, probably half an inch long on the chassis side of the tire. The OEM replacement tire is expensive and not available on the shelf, I ordered for $170 installed.
#255 of 363 Re: Audio issue with Hondalink [marcus216]
Apr 28, 2013 (9:27 am)
Wow, nice to see I'm not the only one. I've had my 2013 Honda EX-L 4 Cyl Coupe less than a week, and I'm seriously underwhelmed by the audio. Sound quality from all sources is like an AM radio station, and the radio stations themselves are full of static. Soooo disappointing, and I'm not an audiophile.
Has anyone found any solutions? Even after-market? Can we install firmware updates ourselves or do we have to go to a dealer? Any help is appreciated!
#256 of 363 Re: Audio issue with Hondalink [jsin1]
Apr 28, 2013 (12:12 pm)
It's actually quite a good audio system but the presets are terribly off. Bass is muted for some reason. You have to manually re-adjust them.
#257 of 363 Re: Audio issue with Hondalink [jsin1]
Apr 29, 2013 (7:29 am)
I received a letter from Honda alerting me to a software update for the Hondalink system. I took my car to the dealer this morning for the update. We will see if this solves the occasional distortion issue. I would say the issue would appear about 10% of the time I turned the system on. So I should know within a week or so whether the update solves the problem.
#258 of 363 Re: Audio issue with Hondalink [suydam]
Apr 29, 2013 (7:31 am)
I agree, the default settings are not the best. I have manually adjusted my settings and that has greatly improved the sound quality. It is a decent audio system, but it is also not a $40,000 car.
#259 of 363 Re: - [dudleyr]
May 04, 2013 (1:37 pm)
This is comparing the Fusion hybrid with Accord. CR did get these numbers:
Accord LX: 21/40/30 mpg
Fusion Hybrid: 35/41/39 mpg
So as expected big jump in city mpg and not so much in highway for a hybrid.
#260 of 363 Re: - [lucien4]
May 04, 2013 (5:27 pm)
The big advantage of a hybrid is always in city driving. Surprised that they are only getting 21 mpg in the Accord. So far I am getting 26, Ex-L CVT.