2008 Honda Accord LX 2.4 from Nigeria
Impact with the ground.
Fractured engine oil sump.
Passenger airbag activated prematurely.
The car is not designed to withstand ground impact.
The aluminum engine oil sump is the lowest component that will take the hit. (Steel is a far better option for an exposed sump.)
Dealer service is rustic and overpriced. New oil sump is not in stock. Dealer cannot provide the detailed specification of LX, EX and EX-L. LX came with only 2 airbags (what a shame).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th February, 2009
8th Aug 2009, 21:34
Of course it's not designed for an impact with the ground! It's meant to be driven responsibly! You probably tried to pull a Dukes of Hazard stunt with the thing!
16th Sep 2009, 11:41
This review doesn't make much sense. What kind of impact are you talking about? If you hit something hard enough to break the oil pan, you really can't fault the car for that. There is no engine oil pan out there that will withstand the weight of the car being dropped on it.
As far as the dealer not stocking the part... most people aren't jumping their Accords and that part is very unlikely to fail otherwise. That is like the dealer stocking extra seats or doors in case someone rips one out of the car.
Also, it is going to be expensive when you destroy components that are hard to get to such as an oil pan. Did you think that was a 15 minute job to replace?
Last I checked there are more than 2 airbags on EVERY Honda. My Accord had like 6 of them.