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2010 Honda Accord



  • kingrkingr Posts: 60
    edited January 2013
    Since you do not state if you have an I4 or V6 I can only give you advice if it is a V6 based on my experience. First Google TSB 11-033, print it out, take it to your dealer and insist it be performed. If they refuse insist to talk to the highest level person currently at the dealership and explain your situation, If no good, go to another dealer hopefully one who cares about doing the right thing. Having this TSB performed will help however regardless if you have the I4 or V6 you MUST check your oil every 2 weeks at least, If your oil level is low Add some.
    I was adding 3 quarts of oil between 7500-8000 mile oil changes. After having the TSB performed I now add 1/2 quart between oil changes.

    Good Luck
  • Sorry this is so long.

    I replaced my 2008 V6 Accord because of the dreaded VCM with an almost identical 2010 EX 4 cyl. It's been a pretty good car but for a couple of nagging issues.

    It's got about 45k miles on it and about 6 mos ago I noticed that there was considerable shake and shimmy all of a sudden. I could really feel it in the steering wheel and also in my legs. I was going in for service that week and asked the tech to add a tire balance and rotation in.

    Well, it was worse going home. I immediately called back in and told the tech. He said to bring it back and I said I would. But I thought better of it and decided to take it to my regular tire guy. He said that Honda had rebalanced the tires but never removed the old wheel weights. He said he took care of the problem (for $50). But it still wasn't right and I brought it back to him to recheck and sure enough, he said that they weren't balanced and redid them--or so he said.

    I decided to take the car to an import specialist who had a "Road Force" balancing system. It would simulate the weight of the car during the computer balancing process. All to the tune of $25/tire.

    That didn't work either. I took it back and the import special guy said the tires were getting old and that was the problem. I still had at least 15k worth of tread life and decided to just let it go. If new tires don't fix the ride I don't know what I'll do, other than trade cars. I can't stand the ride but everything else is ok except for...

    The noise coming out of the rear of the car. I think is on the passenger side but the wife on the passenger side says it's on the drive's side. When I get behind a large truck the noise sounds like sheet metal flapping in the wind. Which it very well could be. I have splash guards all around and thought they might be working loose causing the noise and helping catch the wind which would make the flimsy rear quarterpanel flap around. Anyway, the self-tapping screws for the splash guards were a little loose so I tightened them down, to no avail. The noise is still there and quite perceptible.

    I wonder if there is a relationship between the bad ride and the noise?
  • Hey watch for rear brake pads on those Accords. Honda just settled with everyone. They wear out every 15K and the problem is real. Just Google and you will find the settlement. Whatever they say brakes being fine, they are lying straight to everyone's face. Good customer service until they sell you the vehicle. Then terrible attitude with rude people on the phone for faulty brake pads. My biggest mistake dealing with Honda America. Don;t believe in their certified cars scam. Do your won research before you buy one of these. Call customer service and ask them questions before you commit to buy. You will change your mind.
  • I can't help myself from asking the question, when you spoke to the dealer tech after the original service, why didn't you bring the car back to him? You could have left it with them, until they solved the problem for you. Just need some more information to understand why you would bring it to your "tire guy" twice and the "import special guy" twice, to no avail. Yet, you only brought it to the dealer once. :)
  • RangergrlRangergrl Posts: 3
    I know there are many break issues, since I had to have the front and rear ones replaced at 22k miles (at that point I only owned the car a couple months). That should have been my red flag. Now at approx 39k (of course the warranty just expired at 36k) the master cylinder is going out. I take my car to a honda certified shop closer to home (it's not a dealership, but run by a group of guys and ladies who used to work at dealerships and were tired of ripping people off). They looked at my car, as well as another non-Honda certified mechanic and both said take it to the dealer cause of the master cylinder should not be going out this early. I wasn't able to find anything online about this being a larger problem, and I'm well aware tomorrow when I take it to the dealership they'll tell me nothing is wrong with the MC and send me on my way and then it will turn 40k and explode with problems (this is my luck). So just seeing if anyone has any advice? I throw such a fit at the dealership that there is a note on my account that says I can only deal w/ the service manager b/c no one wants to deal with me (for all the issues i've had with this at under 40k miles you're darn right I make a scene). I had a 92 accord that I sold at 286k miles and I still see it around town--hardly spent any money on it, at least not this much this early.
  • wayne21wayne21 Posts: 221
    edited July 2013
    After reading your message I called my DIL as I remembered she had brake issues on her 2010. She's had the brakes done 3 times, but doesn't know if she had the master cylinder done or not.... "I just pay them when it's done". Obviously an easy target. I had forgotten about the brake issues from 2008-2012 and was actually wondering if they took care of this with the 2013. I would suggest you contact a factory rep and try to get something worked out for your master cylinder. I agree with the guys who told you it shouldn't be a problem yet. In fact, I didn't even know master cylinders went out anymore :) BTW - have you had any steering column grinding or anything like that?
  • kp600kp600 Posts: 5
    Hey 2010 Accord Owners,

    Don't know if this one has been covered, but it is lighting up the Accord Forums. Honda released a TSB for it 12-082. The problem is a loud knocking sound from the front suspension when slowing to stop or starting up from a stop. The knock is almost rotational sounding. This started on my 2010 LX last year. I brought it in to be looked at, and they couldn't find anything wrong, at the time the car was under warranty. Now that the car is out of warranty, Honda released the TSB, which states that both lower ball joints should be replaced with new updated parts. The old ball joints created a "stick-slip" knocking noise.

    This year the noise in my 2010 has gotten real bad. It is now so loud that it drowns out conversation in the car. It sounds as if the entire wheel is going to come off and you can feel vibration in the floor and steering wheel. I can't believe it's not a safety recall.

    Anyhow, seems a lot of people are having this issue so I thought I would pass it along in case someone was wondering what it is. Looks like after having just spent $1k on four rotors and pads I am going to have to cough up another $400 or so I don't go insane listening to this knocking noise. All before 80k miles. Yippee!
  • I have just reached the 15,800 mile point on my 2010 Honda Accord V6 model. My local Honda dealer has informed me that the read brake pads are at the recommended upper limit for replacement. I only use the automobile to travel to and from work on mostly flat pavement, going between work and home on a 11 mile round trip on weekdays. I did not expect a brake issue under 30,000 miles. Would you know if I have any recourse from Honda on the issue, fearing that even with my fully extended Honda Care service agreement the repair would likely not be covered.
  • marsha7marsha7 Posts: 3,666
    of Honda, having had 4 of them in the past, but, if I read you right, the rear brakes need replacement at about 16K miles???...are you sure you didn't leave off a digit somewhere?

    Heck, some cars can almost go 16K miles on an OIL CHANGE these days, if you use synthetic oil and have a large enough oil pan... :confuse: :confuse:
  • After I posted my message I discovered that there was a class action lawsuit on the matter. The trouble is that I never was aware of the rear brake pad issue. Since I drive under 5,000 miles per year and nobody notified me of the issue, I was not aware of the associated lawsuit that was settled for the limited 3-year time frame beginning in year 2010. Since more than 3 years have elapsed I am now out in the cold with no recourse. It is reasonable to think that our legal system would have been smart enough to base the settlement on the number of miles driven since a vehicle was purchased, right?
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