Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!





Honda Accord Quality Control Issues

1166167168170172

Comments

  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    with this new information, it may be that the lock latch might need to be pushed towards the inside to prevent it from latching on too early!
  • I think the pass side door is just about acceptable - not as good as you'd expect on a Honda, but acceptable.

    I used a credit card straight edge to ascertain how the doors aligned with the body. The pass side rear door is just about flush, but the driver side rear door sticks out about 1/8" +. I didn't measure the gap, just guestimated. It clearly needs an adjustment. Will call the dealer and see what they say.
  • chikoochikoo Posts: 3,008
    wow!

    After this post, I started looking at 2005/06 Accord and Camry and saw that even the 2004 Camry has really wide gaps betweeen the pillars and the doors, especially the rear ones. I drive a 2003 Mazda6 and the fit is way better on that car than these revered Camrys. check it out here

    image

    image
    if you do not see the image, try this link
    http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/401000-401999/401028_61_full.j- - - - pg

    To top it, this level of fit is achieved by the unionized Labor at the Auto-alliance plant at Flat Rock Michigan where it was built.
  • I started the thread about a wndshield crack a few months ago. Sorry for the delay in reporting back.
    When I took my car to the dealer, the Service Manager ran the point of a ballpoint pen along the crack until it seemed to snag. He said that was the point of impact. I tried it and wasn't sure whether it snagged or not. Anyway, I had the windshield replaced - Cdn$600 - and my insurance didn't cover it because I have a high deductible.
    Not a great start with a new car, but a really like the car - it is the poor man's Lexus.
  • I had a ride in a 2003 Mazda 6 and it felt like a very solid car. The Ford connection put me off buying one, but since I recently been looking closely at body fit, the Fords are way better than the Hondas
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    Or maybe the poor man's Acura. ;)
  • 2006 Accord clutch slipping. My Accord's clutch with only 32500 km and mostly hwy driving, is slipping and needs to be replaced at cost of ~$1300. This is an experience of a driver with ~600 K km and 4 other Accords with manual transmission never having any problem with the clutches. Still owns 91 Accord with 312 K km and original clutch. Dealer service manager is not prepared to cover replacement saying clutch it's not covered, not interested in finding real root cause of this failure implying driving habits to a senior driver with 32 years of driving manual Hondas.
  • 2006 Accord clutch slipping. My Accord's clutch with only 32500 km and mostly hwy driving, is slipping and needs to be replaced at cost of ~$1300. This is an experience of a driver with ~600 K km and 4 other Accords with manual transmission never having any problem with the clutches. Still owns 91 Accord with 312 K km and original clutch. Dealer service manager is not prepared to cover replacement saying clutch it's not covered, not interested in finding real root cause of this failure implying driving habits to a senior driver with 32 years of driving manual Hondas.
  • But when you faced with a real problem you really get pissed off. Keep reading ....
    2006 Accord clutch slipping. My Accord's clutch with only 32500 km and mostly hwy driving, is slipping and needs to be replaced at cost of ~$1300. This is an experience of a driver with ~600 K km and 4 other Accords with manual transmission never having any problem with the clutches. Still owns 91 Accord with 312 K km and original clutch. Dealer service manager is not prepared to cover replacement saying clutch it's not covered, not interested in finding real root cause of this failure implying driving habits to a senior driver with 32 years of driving manual Hondas.
  • 2006 Accord clutch slipping. My Accord's clutch with only 32500 km and mostly hwy driving, is slipping and needs to be replaced at cost of ~$1300. This is an experience of a driver with ~600 K km and 4 other Accords with manual transmission never having any problem with the clutches. Still owns 91 Accord with 312 K km and original clutch. Dealer service manager is not prepared to cover replacement saying clutch it's not covered, not interested in finding real root cause of this failure implying driving habits to a senior driver with 32 years of driving manual Hondas.
  • dondavisdondavis Posts: 10
    When I start my V6 auto there is a strange noise about 5 to 7 seconds after the engine starts. Sounds like something engaging / disengaging in the engine compartment. Not a bang, more of a dragging noise lasting about a second. Does this hot or cold. Can be felt through the pedals too.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I wonder if andrzejcalgary is having trouble with his clutch.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    It looks like the computer duplicated it 4 times!
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    They look like separate replies to me... and he started another thread with the same message.
  • terrypm1terrypm1 Posts: 63
    I just got back from looking at a 2007 Honda Accord made in Mexico. I don't know about you but I would NEVER buy a Mexican made Accord. There can not be the same quality as an American made Accord. Be careful with the country of manufacturer or look for a "3" as the first letter in the VIN number.Who wants a car with the labor rate of $1.50 per hour? The car has to be of poor workmanship. :mad:
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    andrzejcalgary meet terrypm1.

    terrypm1 meet andrzejcalgary.
  • dondavisdondavis Posts: 10
    Mine was made in OH. Not especially good quality.

    Wonder who is building the ones in Mexico - all the Mexicans seem to be here !
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    My diagnosis is a clutch problem.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You really cannot declare that a car built in any specific place is of "poor workmanship" simply because of a labor rate or a country of origin. Do you own an Accord that you feel has quality control issues? It doesn't sound like you do, but if that's the case, let's talk about the specific quality control issues (the topic of this discussion) and not make sweeping assumptions and insinuations without any concrete experiences to back them up.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    This discussion is supposed to be about manufacturing quality control problems. If you are experiencing a specific mechanical problem with which you'd like some help, please locate the proper Maintenance & Repair discussion depending on the generation of your Accord. Check the Accord group list or use the search features on the left.
Sign In or Register to comment.