8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$390
Average Mileage:
193,650 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. replace the alternator (1 reports)
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problem #3

Apr 042006

Accord

  • Automatic transmission
  • 275,000 miles

Alternator replaced 4 times. It only lasts about two weeks until another alternator is needed. A possibility is a short. It is possibly running on one diode instead of three. A noise is generated at start up, braking, and at night when there is an extra load on the alternator. Also when using the wipers.

- Sergio S., Salinas, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 272008

Accord LXI

  • Manual transmission
  • 250,000 miles

My main complaint is not with the car itself, but the incompetence of anyone I asked prior to this. Had I taken it somewhere initially, I could have had the problem fixed back in March. Let this be a lesson to you: just because your friend's friend knows something about cars does not mean that's the person you should let under the hood.

- ewhightower, Livermore, CA, USA

problem #1

May 182004

(reported on)

Accord LX

  • 55,846 miles

I would just like to know why it is so hard to get any information on this car. Also why it is difficult to find a owner's manual.

My husband has put in two new alternators and the problem is still unresolved; and with out a manual it's hard to tell where to go next.

If someone out there can help me I would appreciate any information on this damn headache.

- love4dogs2003, Concordia, KS, USA