Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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#42 of 370 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [rodut]
Dec 01, 2012 (8:15 am)
Honda transmissions have had a record of excellent reliability for many years in Consumer Reports. From 2006 through 2011 in both the problem categories of "transmission major" and "transmission minor" the Accord has had the highest possible rating every year. Consumer Reports gets its ratings from surveys filled out by thousands of owners. That's a reliable method of determining reliability. What's your reference? The fact that you had a problem or you know some people who may have had a problem is meaningless in statistical terms.
I have owned 45 cars, 6 of them Hondas. My personal experience is that short life expectancy from the brakes has been a recurring problem. I would consider my experience irrelevant, except that Consumer Reports also lists the brakes as the weak point.
As for the CVT issue I can say that I did not experience it on my test drive. I did like the Honda CVT better than the 2013 Altima I also test drove. The Altima had no hill hold downshift ability, while the Honda did. I believe that enough people have reported on the Honda CVT issue to make it a concern. I would wait to see if it turns into a reliability promlem. I agree with one other comment I read which suggests that there is inherent risk in buying a car in its first year after a new design.
#43 of 370 Re: Update from christian1962 [pgm17]
Dec 01, 2012 (10:59 am)
In all likelihood, it could simply be a software 'firmware' update. I have no idea whether Honda reads columns like these, however if I were in charge of their engineering dept (engine [not likely!], software, chassis, transmissions, design), I would consider these kinds of forums as a Gold Chest for improvements!
#44 of 370 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [perunest]
Dec 01, 2012 (11:06 am)
All complex designs benefit from 'agile development', which in simple terms includes rapid improvements from customer experiences. So yes, version 1.0 is always a risk. I always say I'll avoid these, however when it comes to cars, I mostly prefer the newer model! I'm weak when it comes to that. For electronics, I pretty much always buy at the sweet spot of development.
In other words, if you can wait, next year's Accord will most certainly be better fine-tuned!
Brakes - me too, I've owned 5 Honda cars (same amount of motorcycles) and their brakes tend to be kinda weak and prone to issues such as irregular pad wear...
Transmissions - have always seemed a strong point at Honda. In fact, as you, I tried the excellent Altima 2013 but Honda's CVT sold me due to its more 'natural' feel...
#45 of 370 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi [jackson72]
Dec 01, 2012 (11:47 am)
Since when is anti theft etching a requirement. That is a new one for me.
#46 of 370 Re: 2013 honda accord v6 radio screeching [natedogg3]
Dec 03, 2012 (2:58 am)
I have just purchased the EX-L 4 Cyl version, I live in Mexico and in the first day i was playing with the Audio option and suddenly this same static noise cames. After turning the car Off and On it disappear, I have experienced 3 times this "bug" in the 3 days of ownership I have. This definitely is an issue and I will file a report to the dealer.
Other issue I found is that when I release the acceleration pedal and the speed goes down from aout 25 miles to 15 miles, it feels some king of "bumpy", I think this has something to do with the CVT transmision. It just feel weird.
#47 of 370 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [kkuhns]
Dec 03, 2012 (9:01 am)
I have a 2013 Honda Accord Sport with CVT for about 1 week. So far, the vehicle drives better than my 2012 Accord EX 5sd automatic. It handles better and nimble. It's quieter and has much better quality and more features than my 2012 EX.
The transmission is very smooth. There's no Jerk or hesitation. The vehicle accelerates 0 to X linearly. The transmission feels very natural. It stops very smoothly as well. No stutter or sudden acceleration during the stopping of the vehicle. My 2012 EX has to down shift to a lower gear before stopping which some time causes a sudden but small jerking or acceleration. The 2012 Accord EX delays acceleration when I step on the gas. My 2013 Accord Sport has no such issue. It just goes. The only issue I have is a small rattle coming from the steering wheel during driving on rough surfaces. That was it. I think the dealer can take care of this easily.
#48 of 370 Jerking at low speeds on the 2013 accord
Dec 03, 2012 (2:53 pm)
I just purchased a 2013 accord EX myself and am having the same problem of the jerking motion with the brand new car. It is worse if you start the car cold and just try to drive off, once the car was jerking really bad and its a brand new car!
I thought it's something to do with the new car, so started to idle the car a little in cold weather before driving it, the problem did lessen but still there. This is my 4th accord in a row and must say I am a little disappointed with the way it drives.
#49 of 370 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [mrfroddo]
Dec 03, 2012 (6:11 pm)
check your key-chain in the ignition... could be the rattle?
#50 of 370 Re: Jerking at low speeds on the 2013 accord [maverick85]
Dec 03, 2012 (6:12 pm)
jerky acceleration - it seems from the small sample of respondents here that the Sport CVT is fine but several EX CVTs are not?
#51 of 370 2013 Accord EX-L no NAVI
Dec 07, 2012 (5:23 pm)
Hi, I live in Canada and got my car around 3 weeks ago.....happy BUT some issues!
** I have had the stereo "screeching" problem 3 times, once it didn't go away after the 1st re-start. - weird problem.
**Squeak under front drivers side wheel..
** Bump where one of the leather sections joins on the steering wheel....really annoying - Honda are replacing the whole steering wheel.
** The lane change camera didn't work once - corrected when re-started.
** The display screen (top one) auto dimms sometimes....went really dark....don't know if this is normal, corrected itself when I fiddled with it.
** Some "dirt" "bump" under the paint on the rear passenger side window, small but noticeable.....Honda said they would have to re-paint the whole back half of the car to fix it....they are willing to do this under warranty but would need the car for 3 days and would not provide a rental. They also talked me out of doing it as "factory paint" is better??? There is another small bump just above the same window...small but ......................... <---Anyone have an opinion on this? Not sure what to do about the paint. The other problem I will address with Honda when I change the steering wheel. I still like the car...but expected a little higher QC checks, especially considering the Japanese as so quality minded.