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Honda Accord (2008-2012) Maintenance and Repair

thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
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  • I bought a new Accord on Fri. 10/19. When I was driving to work on Mon. 10/22 the car started sputtering and lurching. It had 50 something miles on it. When I turned the car off and restarted it, the engine check light came on and the ECO light would no longer come on, though the car was driveable at that point. Brought the car in and they are working on it.

    Update: the problem has been diagnosed as a defective fuel pump. I have to wait a week for a new fuel pump.
  • yuryyury Posts: 146
    You might want to check this also (this is from driveaccord forum)

    Pre-Delivery Update: Low Power During Acceleration

    link title
  • yuryyury Posts: 146
    oops, that was for I4....
  • deke3deke3 Posts: 4
    I bought a 2008 Accord it didn't have but 300 miles on it when the audio display went bad. It started cutting out and showing half of the letters and numbers.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Auto what? display.
  • deke3deke3 Posts: 4
    The audio display.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    What did the dealer say was the problem? How do they plan to fix it, and keep it from happening again? Would be nice for potential buyers to know, if you could elaborate.
  • deke3deke3 Posts: 4
    The dealer said, the car is so new that they had never seen this problem. They ordered a new one.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    That's interesting, considering the audio displays were recalled on the first year model of the last generation Accord too.
  • Oops. I meant defective OIL pump. Seems too much oil was being pumped into the engine causing valves to remain open when they shouldn't be.
  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    I don't think the display was recalled, the warranty was just extended for those displays that did go out. I never had to bring my 03 in, and my display has not gone out, yet. Still have 20k miles of warranty left on it (70k miles)
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Oh, well, TSB/Recall or sort of the same in my book. They exist to recognize a problem and to remedy that problem. My dad's 2003 EX Accord (which was wrecked a day later) had his display go out in 2004. Since it was wrecked a day after going out, we never got it fixed!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Not meaning to be picky, but actually TSBs and recalls are very different things. Recalls involve safety issues and apply to all of a certain set of vehicles. The manufacturer attempts to notify all owners to bring their vehicle in whether they've noticed the issue or not. A technical service bulletin is issued to a dealer explaining a remedy for a problem if an owner happens to experience it and report it. Owners are not notified and like elroy says, they may never need to have it applied.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Thanks for the clarification. I'm a very picky person most of the time (as I'm sure you've figured out :)) so no problem!
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Seems too much oil was being pumped into the engine causing valves to remain open when they shouldn't be.

    I hope this does not cause you problems down the road. Is Honda sure you have suffered no engine damage due to this, if possible?
  • Has anyone had to have an oil change yet? I am almost at 3k miles and still show 80% on the oil display. If this is accurate, it's going to save me maybe hundreds a year, all cars should have this feature.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Sounds about right. Even before the maintenance minder, Accords had a 10,000 miles oil-change interval. 3,000 mile oil changes haven't been necessary on Hondas in decades (if they EVER were). I know my 12 year old Honda has a 7,500 mile interval.
  • aviboy97aviboy97 Posts: 3,159
    Most vehicles today have 7,500 miles or more written as the oil change interval. However, it also depends on what type of driving you do. Stop and go vs highway. I change mine (Mazda6) every 5,000 because the North East is just one giant traffic jam.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Yes, you fit in the "severe" schedule that Honda laid out before the Minder was put in place. Lots of idling, extreme temps, etc...

    I end up going every 7,000 or so with my mixed commute. It is at this point I hit 15% on the oil life monitor.
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