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03 Accord Owners Please Read.
First off let me say the car is great!
I have a 03 Accord Sedan EX-L (4 cyl, man tranny.) Shortly after purchasing it I noticed that it had a slight steering wheel vibration at highway speeds. I believe the average unassuming person would just live with it as it is not that bad, but then again the average unassuming person buys a GM, Ford, or Chrysler. I'm very fluent with cars, so I thought right away I must have an out of balance tire or an out of round tire. I took it to the dealer and they gladly balance the tires. They claimed to have found a couple out of balance tires, so great right? Nope... still vibrating. I figured I was just being a picky [non-permissible content removed] and forgot about it for a couple months. Well the other day while driving on smooth new pavement I noticed my arm shaking from the steering wheel...”BS I said they gota do something about this.” This time they gladly balanced the tires again AND rotated the fronts to rear. I figured I had an out of round tire, and that getting it on the rear of the car would take the vibration out of the steering wheel... keep in mind the rest of the car seems to be riding smoothly. I marked the tires and observed weights to verify something had been changed, and it had been. The car is still vibrating after the second balancing and having the fronts moved to the rear.
I want to know if any of you are experience the same problem? If I'm not a looney, then maybe a group of us could put pressure on Honda to fix/redesign/recall... whatever. I just want to know if it's a "design" flaw and very prevalent (i.e. lots of people reply to this), or maybe just something with my car.
At this point I'm speculating a shaft is out of balance (doubtful), or the "new" steering design has a problem. The service manager told me that the new design was suppose to be more like a BMW and give you better feel of the road, but if this is the result give me a Chevrolet Impala that drives smoothly down the road for 20% less. Don't get me wrong... I love my car, but for 22,000 dollars I expect it to at least not giggle my hands driving down the freeway for hopefully 12 to 15 more years. I’m also considering pay somebody else to Balance the tires to see what happens.