Last post on Dec 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM
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Honda Accord, Sedan
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#299 of 374 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [fair2us]
Jul 04, 2013 (2:40 am)
I have the same issue on my Honda Accord Type S 2.4 liter V-tec engine. Got it in April 2012, I live in Europe so it is the European model like on this link but without the ugly wing at the back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8VecdBKy6g
I have been complaining with the official Honda dealer since I got the car as I hate the feeling of jerking engine at half-full acceleration, somewhere between 2000 and 5000 rpm. On full gas it doesn't happen. And even though they acknowledge the jerking they will not confess that it is something wrong, but a "normal" behaviour of the V-tec engine and a lot of bs. They are forthcoming though in terms of trying to help so they arranged so I could test the same car from another owner and it was the same thing there. Now thery are offering me some great discounts on their other models like Civic, but also other brands in their portfolio like the BMW, so I will most likely switch to BMW although I would have preffered to have a normal working Accord. Of course I will probably end up loosing money on the switch. But I'm really surprised that Honda could allow themselves such a big engine flaw and then to play stupid instead of fixing it, I'm amazed by it, and utterly dissapointed by a brand that I loved.
And it is manual transmission so nothing to do with CVT or whatever, doesn't happen when switching gears but during acceleration in any given gear.
Second issue is the enormous difference in engine power once I turn on the AC. This was the case in my previous model as well from 2007, but thought that they for sure must have fixed it in the new model but I was wrong. So when I turn on the AC I feel like driving a car of 100hp instead of 201hp, engine is roaring but nothing is happening. So when I need to overtake cars quickly on regular roads (not on highways), then I first turn off the AC and then start overtaking....unbelievable but true.
#300 of 374 New car alarm
Jul 04, 2013 (1:45 pm)
If your going to alarm your new accord coup buy either the Viper 5901 or Python 991 alarm system they are the 2 best alarms you could buy for the money.
#301 of 374 Re: i-Mid in 2013 Accord...text message problem [bcostin]
Jul 08, 2013 (10:18 am)
Late reply here. Just got my Accord a week ago, now going through this board to get caught up on things. Anyway, I had the same problem and found a partial solution in another forum.
Go into the iPhone settings on the phone itself: Settings->Bluetooth->HandsFreeLink. Turned on Show Notifications
Mine will now read messages, and display them when parked. But it will not reply to messages. Brings up the list of available responses, but will not send one... anyone else have any ideas on that?
#302 of 374 Re: Carpet Mats [evped2]
Jul 08, 2013 (11:24 am)
I've been curious about this as well. Wore through the original carpet mats in my last car ('08 Mazda3), left foot only. Then wore through the rubber WeatherTech mat I replaced it with. Then folded up a little towel to protect the carpet underneath. Was hoping not to have the same problem with the new Honda... time will tell.
#303 of 374 Re: 2013 Accord 4DR EX-L V6 (no NAVI) ISSUES! [davee4]
Jul 14, 2013 (9:58 am)
"When the phone don't ring, you know it's Honda."
#304 of 374 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [sdman9]
Jul 14, 2013 (2:11 pm)
The European Honda Accord is the Acura TSX in the US. Completely different car and different issue.
There are known issues with the new CVT transmission. I believe there was a TSB for updating software but not sure that completely fixed it. Check with your dealer (or in this thread I believe this was already reported).
#305 of 374 How to disable auto headlights.
Jul 31, 2013 (10:00 am)
This is my first Honda Accord. I HATE for the headlights to come on when I open the front door. How can I stop this from happening?
#306 of 374 Re: How to disable auto headlights. [nw_la]
Jul 31, 2013 (10:46 am)
One if my favorite features! Terrific at night in a darkened garage. What's not to like?
I do not know of any "known issues" with the CVT. there was an early software update for the audio and Bluetooth that has already been addressed.
#307 of 374 Re: How to disable auto headlights. [suydam]
Jul 31, 2013 (11:51 am)
Ok, suydam, I can understand where you're coming from. I personally don't like it. So... can anyone out there tell me how to prevent the headlights from coming on when I open the front door? Surely, there must be a way.
Jul 31, 2013 (12:34 pm)
Turn off the auto headlights. Might work.
Also try fiddling around with the headlight settings in the car setup. There is not a separate line item for what you want but it may be linked to another attribute.