I just hope the previous problems didn't cause internal damage that will manifest itself in future transmission failure. The center armrest was designed to be big enough for two adults to share without awkward glances. The extra width of the 2008 Accord translates directly into a wider cabin, especially in front. The previous example switched off three cylinders half the V6 when they weren't needed, but this new one changes between six, four, and three cylinders for more fuel-stretching choices. Anyone interested in a four-door sedan should consider the Accord, as only very modest budgets and those seeking substantial luxury and high performance couldn't meet those needs with one.
The driver's seat has multiple power adjustments and good support for the long haul or around-town errands. Brought it to the dealer who fixed the problem. Dealer updated auto transmission software, total repair time was. Pistons, rings, timing chain and a few other components had to be replaced. This is a dangerous problem. Bad battery lead to the car not starting and check engine light coming on. Problem had been increasing in frequency.
Suppose to be great cars. Previous oil change was less then 5k miles ago. Probably torque converter according to dealer. Problem first became very noticeable, especially when the vehicle was cold, right around the first service interval. Was told write up would be available in the future. Coupe models make use of the larger door panels by adding a return sweep and pull handle to the armrest trim. This solved the problem and now the transmission shifts well.
Dealership replaced battery at no charge. Keep in mind, I drive all highway. The front pads have 50% life, but rotors are junk. At the rear the lamp elements appear cut off at the style line rather than extending up to the top trunk seam. Tech said he wanted to notify his manager who may want to notify Honda. The video above shows where the transmission fluid dipstick is located in your Accord and how to check the transmission fluid level. The car has been a huge problem after the 1st few months.
Whale filed this report from Santa Monica, California. It was at this point my attention was diverted to 08 Accord brake issues. The 2008 Honda Accord competes with the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Sonata, Mazda 6, Saturn Aura, and the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. I just hope the transmission fails completely before the warranty expires. There's a clear view all around outside, to the instrument panel with proven dial-and-needle gauges, and the information display or navigation screen is inset under a shade at the same height as the gauges; glare is controlled and it can be viewed with polarized glasses. That lets a 177-hp 2.
The transmission never felt right from day one. Known problem but no fully successful countermeasure available yet. The front rotors are warped too. Content and engines determine the model designator, though all have the same roomy, functional cabins, array of safety equipment, and driving characteristics. The console-mounted shifter has no manual mode, and the detent between Drive and D3 is soft, so we found ourselves checking the dash indicator to make sure we had selected the most economical choice. This seal needs to be replaced. This is a serious defect and fits the criteria for a safety recall on both concerns, I.
Honda wont do anything aout it. InteriorHonda and Acura owners will feel right at home in the new Accord, one reason repeat buyers account for a good chunk of sales. So, I will be trading this car in the comming days. The five-speed manual has low clutch effort with smooth engagement, and the shifter offers good action if not the short, crisp movement of the Civic Si. When adding transmission fluid to your Accord, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. The system is completely automatic and unknown to the driver except for two things: The Eco light illuminates on the dash when the system is on, and there's a slight hunting sensation as it switches back-and-forth between four and three cylinders at certain speeds, but you'll need to be paying attention to notice that.
If the transmission fluid level in your Accord is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Even on fully equipped cars with navigation, the layout is less daunting than the number of buttons first suggests. . Everything you touch feels right for the price, everything you need seems to be here, and everyone on board should be comfortable. Vehicle engine was racing but vehicle not accelerating. Transmission may have been slipping. On lower-line models, the big round knob controls volume; on others it is the interface through which you work various menus.
Our only complaints with the Accord cabin were minor: The lumbar support on all front seats regardless of power or upholstery is stout and we occasionally wished for less of it; and the front seats have lots of room around them causing some slender pilots to say the door was too far away for a comfortable armrest or leg brace. However the oil sensor was replaced. Accord is not the perfect car in any single respect but it approaches that point in so many significant aspects you can't talk about family sedans without mentioning it. Dont care how much I loose. Seat cushions and backrest carry right out to the door without wheelwell intrusion, offer space for a six-footer to sit comfortably behind another one, and easy entry and egress. Always told Hondas have noticeable shifting. There's no gee-whiz gadget, two-tone animal-on-animal upholstery, or 400-hp engine to get worked up about.