2008 Honda Accord EX-L V6 2.5L from North America

Summary:

Love the car... hate the company

Faults:

The plastic parts on the center door posts melted.

The front bumper is melting in the same fashion as the plastic on the door post.

General Comments:

Was told door plastic is not a warrantable item. Replaced at my cost.

Was told the front bumper was also not warrantable, and that it was due to the sun shining in Arizona. Too close to another vehicles exhaust. Issue escalated to Honda America who denied my claim of defective material.

Honda America has serious issues with lack of support for the client. I cannot recommend Honda to anyone looking to purchase a new vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd June, 2009

16th Sep 2009, 11:48

I think you'd find the same issues with most car companies. I had the same type of issue with Nissan, which is why I won't buy another. Read through the threads on here and you'll find similar stories from virtually every manufacturer.

Car companies will never admit a defective product unless it is found on a great number of cars and then advertised as a recall. You would have done better maybe if you'd have researched your problem to see if other people have had similar experiences, and then maybe form a group for a class action suit. It's hard to win these cases, though, as you have to prove you did nothing wrong to cause the problem.

16th Sep 2009, 22:53

We had nothing but trouble with our Honda and will never own another one. Ford, on the other hand, has stood behind their products 100%.

When our Mustang had 100,000 miles on it, we received a letter from Ford stating that a plastic interior part might warp due to the Sun, and that if it had warped, it would be replaced FREE (and this was 6 years after buying the car, and at 100,000 miles!!). The part had NOT warped. So there was no point in taking it in. I can just imagine HONDA recalling a car at 100,000 miles for such a minor issue. We now drive only Ford and GM and have had ZERO problems with either.

2008 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L Navi 3.5 from North America

Summary:

Love it 90% of the time!

Faults:

3rd gear not engaging properly. Bulletin from dealer of a kit to repair and done at no extra cost. Crappy part of deal is that they put my into a base model Hyundai Accent for two days... Embarrassing.

Rattles and creaks in dash and in passenger seat somewhere drive me crazy.

Gas door won't open many times without several pushes of the gas release button. Dealer twice and works great there, guess I'll try to fix it myself.

General Comments:

All in all, I love the car. Its looks, ride and performance. It's just the small things like not being able to fill up that anger me. My $1300 Civic's gas door opened every time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2009

23rd Aug 2009, 11:44

I completely understand where you are coming from. I also have an EX-L V6 Coupe with Navi. I have the exact fuel door problem that causes me to kneel beside my car at the gas station pushing the button several times to get the door to open. Mine too open perfectly the first time every time at the dealer when I complained about it.

My Accord is complete with the same set of rattles as yours too. They had to completely disassemble the rear interior to fix a loose weld that was causing an awful creaking sound. I still have an annoying rattle coming from the rear shelf, but was told that is normal for any car and to not bring my car back anymore. There is something rattling around in the ceiling that I haven't gotten a chance to investigate yet. Due to Honda's policy of not offering free loaner cars for warranty service, it is hard to find time to get it in to be looked it.

I really love this car, but these things just frustrate me too much of the time for what I paid for this car. Good luck to you with your car.