fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Mar 052010

Accord EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles

Every once in a while when I'm starting a warm engine, the starter seems to run faster than usual but struggling to crank the engine. Today when it happened, the engine climbed to only 200 rpm and stalled. Take two, and the engine goes to 500 rpm and runs. It's still a relatively low speed but eventually stabilizes at 1000. There is no problem if the engine is cold.

- sui, Rochester, NY, US

problem #1

Jan 082009

Accord EX 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

It sounds like you try to start the car after you have it started - you know that over start sound? It is still starting but the sound come and goes and sometimes is extended for longer than a few seconds. The sound comes from the right side (behind the glove box - at first I thought it was speaker noise/static).

Have one call in for repair cost of $338.33 from Plaza Tire for a NON-HONDA part (aftermarket new). Isn't that an oxymoron?

Anyway - Dealer locally where I take it for recall work was really non-responsive to my problem (bring it in - bla bla bla). Called dealer in State that it was purchased (will get back to me after reading up-to-date bulletins).

Next step is to call Honda but I really need it verified that it's the STARTER that needs replacing. There is an online petition of over 600 Honda Accord owners complaining about this very problem. How many complaints do they have to get to do something about a car part that obviously falls short of performance on an over-rated over-priced car?

Kicking myself for not purchasing the extended warranty but the way it was explained to us, we had to have ALL SERVICING DONE AT THE DEALER at a premium price compared to other oil/change/tire places. So, if you just once, take it to WalFart for an oil change, you have voided your extended warranty. Miss the old days when dealers had great mechanics and free servicing for vehicles they sold.

- 03accordowner, Saint Peters, MO, US