pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,228 miles

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problem #2

Nov 092009

Accord 4-cyl

  • 6,455 miles
I bought my car brand new in July 2009, in Nov. 2009 I started having issues with the door actuators. Since Nov. 2009 they have fixed my actuators 7 times, 4 times in 2012. I also have had the center arm rest replaced twice due to bubbling (needs to be replaced again). About 3 weeks ago I was unable to lock my car from the inside. This brings up a huge safety issue. I have also informed the dealership that my actuators are going again in my car. In August 2014, the dealership told me I would have to pay since my car is out of warranty. When I was unable to lock my car from the inside I decided to contact Honda. They refuse to fix the issue because my car is out of warranty and has 83,000 miles on it. Even though this has been an ongoing issue since Nov. 2009. My steering wheel has also cracked and the casing has had to be replaced. The vtc actuator had to be repaired ( I had to personally do research and diagnose my cars' issue and find the service bulletin in order for the dealership to cover/fix it). My car has run out of oil and had to go through an oil consumption test (yet my gauge still said 30%). the arm rest on the drivers door has also had to be replaced due to bubbling and slicing in the "leather". after all of these issues, Honda still refuses to fix the actuator problem because my car is no longer under warranty. I take excellent care of my car and expect Honda to stand behind their parts/products/cars, especially when it becomes a safety issue and the car cannot be locked from the inside.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Accord 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Key fob has a known defect and works intermintently. $160 to fix what should be a covered issue.

- Los Gatos, CA, USA