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Honda Accord High Mileage Success Stories



  • elroy5elroy5 Posts: 3,741
    Thanks for replying bepick. I change out 3 quarts of transmission fluid every 15k miles. Maybe overkill, but because of the recall, I want to make sure the fluid stays clean, and I don't want to have to do a flush later. I do it myself, so it doesn't cost me more than the 3 quarts of Honda fluid (cheap insurance). Good to hear you haven't had transmission problems. I guess the recall jet kits are working. I've also changed the coolant at 45k miles. I have a hard time believing coolant (or any fluids) are really good for 100k miles or more. I've heard of power steering moans and whines, but haven't heard a peep from mine at this point. How far do you plan to go with this car? Half a million miles maybe?
  • blufz1blufz1 Posts: 2,045
    Great tip to pop the hood while gassing up. Think I will do it in the summer when I am returning from the lake towing my bass boat and stop for gas. Thanks.
  • Hi,

    I purchased the accord EX 4cyl 09 last week and in my first tank, which is about 3/4th empty now, I got a mileage of about 300 miles. 80% interstate. Do you think that the mileage might increase in the near future or is thr a way to tune up to give better mileage?
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Since you have no idea what your fuel mileage is thus far, I'd say actually calculate it to see just how good you are getting! :)
  • wreckwreck Posts: 4
    I have a 08 EXL 4cyl with , believe it or not 40 K on it since Oct 07.
    99% highway and we get 33-35 mpg. This is figuring it by dividing gal into miles not using the computer on the car. The cars computer is alway 3 less and shows 31 mph. It took about 15 k to break past 28..

    Oh never had a single problem
  • srizvi1srizvi1 Posts: 239
    Posted this over on the Honda Accord (2003-2007) Maintenance and Repair, thought I'd post here too.

    A little bit prior to 11/24/2008, 122,566 miles, the check engine light went on in my 2004 Honda Accord EX Sedan Auto w/ Nav. I took it into the dealer and was told it was my Canister Shut valve. I heard mixed stories on what led to it, with one service manager saying that there was nothing I could do to replace it, while another one said that I should have been doing the fuel induction service (something not mentioned in the manual) every 30k miles. The estimate to do this was $410 (including the cost of the oil change - minus the cost of oil though because I brought my own Mobil 1 5w-30 in). However, thankfully I had some random $100 off coupon which had actually expired but they still took it. So my final cost was $319.83 to replace the canister shut valve and oil change.

    I wrote a letter to Honda customer care saying I was a bit annoyed with this if it could have been prevented. They called me back and said though the fuel induction service isn't mentioned in the manual, I should listen to what the dealer says specific to my area. Anyone have thoughts on the fuel induction service?

    With my car now at 122,566+, I still need to take care of the big ticket items it's due for such as spark plugs, transmission service, and coolant. I'm thinking of emailing the dealers around the area to see if I can get the price low. I have the 120k service in general due, but I'm planning on doing the cabin and air filter myself to soften the blow. Usually, I try to get everything done at firestone since most of the service is just inspections.
  • bepickbepick Posts: 8
    2004 Honda Accord LX v6 now has 254,688 miles... knock on wood, car still runs well... still averaging 30 plus miles to the gallon, with most miles being highway driving... i continue to change the oil and Honda oil filter every 4,000 miles... would recommend changing the cabin air filter every 20,000 miles here in the South, or anyplace where the pollen count runs high... had been changing the engine air filter every 30,000 miles, though may begin changing it every 25,000 miles, for similar reason why i'm changing the cabin air filter more often... i continue to wash the car every week and wax it regularly too, as it helps with gas mileage.

    I would like to find out what others use to clean the cloth upholstery and seatbelts... thanks.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    You can clean your seatbelts with mild soap and water. As far as cloth, I use Resolve to clean spots/stains.
  • tallman1tallman1 Posts: 1,874
    I haven't tried everything but I've been very impressed with the Interior Cleaner from Griot's Garage.

    I need to use a scrub brush on some stains but this stuff is great.
  • I just purchased a 2003 Accord coupe with 119k miles on it so this thread is nice to see. My friend picked it up at auction but I checked it out and the car is in great condition, paid $6,500 hope I got a good deal.
  • samira01samira01 Posts: 1
    I have the same problem with my accord V6 this will not affect the operation of your car in any way it detects gas leaks, my evaporator can just went bad and I have 306,000miles so you can see that this has nothing to do with any service,(nerver had the service you mentioned)they go at certain intervals as their lifespan is only so long my accord is a 2000. As a matter of fact most of the dealer expensive services you can do without if you know what to look for yourself I have owned 6 honda accords over the past 15 years and all of them went well over 200k usually i get rid of them for a change not because I have to. Ill see if I can take this V6 to 400K.
  • geonerdgeonerd Posts: 8
    It can't hurt, particularly if you live in a hot climate. Here in Tucson, I know several folks who raise the hood when possible.
  • I bought my 1997 accord coupe brand new and it's been the best car for 13+ years! I drive this thing hard and I have it's original clutch! I had 2 major repairs. I replaced the main gasket in 2005 and replaced the radiator a couple of years ago. It drives as it did when I drove it off the lot!
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