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2008 Honda Accord Coupe and Sedan

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  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Yes, the Accord 4cyl, does have a normal vibration at idle, my 06 accord has always had a slight vibration, I have also been told that it is less felt on the V6 model. If it vibrating any more than what seems normal, than obviously something is wrong,

    Also, as time goes on, with more miles, the transmission will brake in more, and get more smooth. I noticed the same on mine at first, then it became more smooth as I kept driving.

    I do know, that the newer Jetta's like the 08, rev much higher at start up, seems, and sounds weird, but calms down quickly.
  • I have a 2008 LX-P that reads 20 folders for a MP3 CD that has only 5 folders. It always reads more folders than the actual number no matter which MP3 CD that I insert. Most folders show zero files. The player will eventually advance to a folder that has files to play. Another 2008 LX-P at the Honda dealership did the same thing. A EX-L with the 6 disc in dash player read the correct number of folders and files. The same MP3 CDs will play correctly on several other MP3 players that I have tried. Honda support services says that they cannot duplicate the problem. Anyone else have this problem? Were you able to get it fixed?
  • I am having the same problem on the driver's door. All the other doors are easy to open. It seems to happen when the car has been sitting in the sun. I can feel the resistance from the inside and the outside door handles.
  • ginskeeginskee Posts: 12
    To all with the door problem, can you post which Accord you have? I have the 2008 Coupe EXL V6 - Black. I'm going to be going in for my first round of service and I will print out this string so the techs can see it's an issue. I'll post whatever I find out.
  • jodar96jodar96 Posts: 396
    The other day I sat in a $41K 2009 Pilot in the show room. The driver power seat track has the same catch/hesitation that our 2008 Accord EX does.

    I am surprised that Honda did not notice this in 2008 Accord and it let it happen in 2009 Pilot.

    It is so easily detectable that I tend to believe Honda knows about this and ignores it

    Joe
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Did you notice this before you left the dealer?

    If so, I sure wouldn't have left!
  • dpmeersmandpmeersman Posts: 274
    08 EX-L-V6 Sedan. Drivers door inconsistently requires more force to open, more so from the outside, but inside handle on occasion can be reluctant to operate normally. 10,700 miles and have had it now for eleven months and it, like the VCM lack of transparency, seems to be less troublesome now then it was a few months ago. On another matter, I checked my oil today as it now has 3,000 miles on it since the break-in oil was changed, and the level was fine (60% oil life remaining per maintenance minder). Had to add oil before MM was down to 15% on the break-in oil, I'm assuming due to viscosity and other new engine contributing factors.
  • cdn2cdn2 Posts: 8
    I have 2008 EX-L 4 Cyl. (no navigation). Good luck dealing with the service dept. if you are having the same problem.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,938
    ... The driver power seat track has the same catch/hesitation that our 2008 Accord EX does.

    I am surprised that Honda did not notice this in 2008 Accord and it let it happen in 2009 Pilot. ...


    That issue has been around since the '03 Accord and Pilot. I'm also surprised to hear that they've done nothing to remedy it.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    As an owner of a previous gen Accord, and having had 3 Gen VII Accords in the household since 2002, I've never heard ANYTHING about the seat-track.

    Elroy as an 03 owner, have you?
  • vuicevuice Posts: 5
    I would really like to have the rear view camera for my coupe when I backup. I know it is only available for the sedans, but does anyone know of any place that can get the sedan camera to be installed on the coupe? It would be installed in the bumper of the coupe instead of the trunk lid like in the sedan. Anyone that has any info on this, it would be greatly appreciated.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Both my front seats are power, and both have a very slight movement, when braking or accelerating hard. Under normal driving, they don't seam to move enough to notice it. As far as catch/hesitation, when moving, no. They both move smoothly. We do move the seats a lot, because she is 5'-4" and I'm 6'-0" (all the way up, and all the way back). I have looked into what could be done to tighten them up, but haven't found a simple or cheap solution yet. Not a big problem, at this point.
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    Elroy, I have the same problem in my 2002 EX-VL. It really annoyed me for the first six months I owned the car--it was almost a rocking motion and made me feel as though I didn't really have complete control of the car. But 43k miles later, I'm used to it, I guess.

    I still think I'd prefer manual seats in my next one. My wife's Civic has 140k on it and the seats only move when I tell them to, and that's the way I prefer it. :)
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I still think I'd prefer manual seats in my next one.

    I'm with you on that. Too bad there is no such thing as leather seats without power :cry: . A manual seat is quicker, and easier IMO. I think there is a TSB on that generation power seat rails. I will try to find it for you. Sadly I could not find a TSB for my car's seats.
  • iwantoneiwantone Posts: 52
    Which color is best for the polished metal color exterior? Does the gray leather or the black leather look the best? Also which color would look the best for the longest ? Is it hard to maintain leather seats. My current car has gray cloth and this would be my first car with leather.
  • csr67csr67 Posts: 58
    Polished metal was my 2nd choice for my new EXL V6, I would have done the black leather. I wound up with Black paint, and ivory leather. Leather interiors are very easy to maintain. Get some lexol cleaner/conditioner at your local Pep Boys. About every other months, clean and condition the leather and you'll have no issues.
  • stephen987stephen987 Posts: 1,994
    Too bad there is no such thing as leather seats without power

    One of several reasons I'm considering making my next one a Civic EX-L instead of an Accord. Then again, my wife isn't crazy about leather, and cloth seats would solve the problem completely. . .
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    Through I am not big on gray leather interior, but the gray in the Accord looks nice, it couples with the dark carpets on the floor, and it gives the interior a really nice contrast. That is one think that they should do more, for instance, Ivory interior with a contrasting carpet on the floor, like black.

    Leather is easy to clean, Tan will show more, LEXOL does work great. Do this, and it looks clean, protects it from wrinkling and cracking, which most forget to do, then its too late. I have leather now, and I am less worried about the interior as I did with cloth, because I can wipe down the leather, and cloth you just have to be more careful. Lexol isn't shiny wents its rubbed in, so that is a plus. Nothing worse than shiny, slick seats on a hot day.
  • smok10smok10 Posts: 2
    I picked up my new EX-L Coupe 3 weeks ago and it rides like a Mack Truck, you feel every crack in the road, every pot hole patch etc. I went over a railroad crossing and my teeth rattled. This is the worse riding Honda I've owned or ridden in. Anyone experiencing this problem??? I'm happy with everything else (so far). If this is normal I will be getting rid of it reguardless of what it will cost me. Thanks for all responses.
    PS when I test drove the car with the salesman he directed the route, I didn't think anything then, may I should have been suspicious then.......
  • csr67csr67 Posts: 58
    No ride quality complaints on my EXL Sedan that I picked up last week. Perhaps the coupe has a firmer suspension? I'm coming from a VW GTI that had an extermely firm ride and you definitely felt everything. Have you checked your tire pressure?

    You're going to loose thousands trying to dump a new car. Before I bought my sedan, I did three different test drives at three dealers, so I knew what I was getting into to.
  • Am pleased overall with 2008 Accord w/Leather seats - ride is comfortable, car seems fairly intuitive, smooth ride, wish there were more original colors, only criticism is often the glove compartment rattles and I don't know how to have passenger and rear doors unlock more easily. The dealership said there's no default that unlocks doors without a double click of the remote key. Highly recommended, good value auto.
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    The ride is more stiff than most other rides, its typical of Honda. I personally like it.
    This is not a problem. Perhaps you would like the ride of the Camry more?
    The coupe is a bit more stiff, that is what I loved about Honda, is that it felt solid in its ways. If you are truly unhappy, wait awhile and you'll be able to get out with minimal pain. You can't do that with most other brands.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I don't know how to have passenger and rear doors unlock more easily. The dealership said there's no default that unlocks doors without a double click of the remote key.

    I'm confused. You want something easier than clicking the door unlock button twice? Like a separate "all doors unlock" button? :confuse:

    I must be getting old... it doesn't seem THAT long ago that you had to open the driver's door with a key and then lean over to unlock the passenger door or reach behind the seat to pull up the lock button to open the rear door. ;)

    Perhaps voice recognition for doors opening isn't too far off. :shades:
  • This is a widespread pronlem and there is a TSB on this matter...Contact Honda Corp and demand a factory rep review and they will replace the door handles....watch for oxidation too! If we do not speak up...they will sweep it under the rug!
  • This is a widespread pronlem and there is a TSB on this matter...Contact Honda Corp and demand a factory rep review and they will replace the door handles....watch for oxidation too! If we do not speak up...they will sweep it under the rug! :lemon:
  • bvdj84bvdj84 Posts: 1,721
    I wanted to let you guys know that if you did not want to spend much on the Factory navigation on the Accord. Visit Handa.com and they have a Honda Portable GPS unit, and it is fairly cheap, $180 or so. This would be a nice option to those who don't want to spend a lot on navigation, but have this little device, and you could move it anywhere. It states it plays mp3's as well, that would be a nice way to plug in to your Aux, depending on how much it will hold within its memory. Neat option. :)

    But, many units elsewhere may do the same thing, but not sure if this is cheaper, better than the rest.
  • Thanks for the tip, but I'm not sure it's such a good deal. H and A's photos of the unit suggest it has rather old software (I don't recognize the unit - it might be a low-end Magellan). Furthermore, to mount it in your car you need the car mounting kit for another $38.

    For the same money, I bought a Mio C320 with 4.3" screen, MP3 player (which I don't use), and car mounting kit included for $179 on sale at RS. I suspect the Mio has more up-to-date maps and I easily hacked it to get text-to-speech. I did have to buy a carry case for an additional 20 bucks or so (a zippered case is included with the Honda unit).

    Alternatively, you can usually find a low-end Garmin for the same money and they're generally considered to be the best there is.
  • prigglypriggly Posts: 642
    I have a Garmin Nuvi 660. It is absolutely fabulous and performs brilliantly. I consider it better than most if not all factory navigation systems.
  • don57don57 Posts: 19
    My 06 Accord 4 door also had a broken foglight lens. I was able to buy a replacement light on line from Bernardi Parts for $92. If you go to College Hills Honda website, there is a video that shows how to install. On mine there was one screw to remove to get the foglight and trim out of the bumper and then 3 more screws to replace the lamp. Probably took 15 minutes from start to finish. I think the retail price of the light is $130 or so.
    I also protector film form Lamin-X to put on the lens. Don't know if it will help, but it was only $15, so it thought it was worth a try
  • khoeykhoey Posts: 35
    Anybody have any info as to a new version of this product that actually works, and that I could install in my 08 coupe?
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