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Issue by Rattler: Why would Honda offer to fix a thing following the confined warranty is more than?
The cruise control button on my automobile is broken and the clock in the radio runs rapidly. In the guarantee booklet it states Honda may go over these repairs on a scenario by case basis. Ought to I bother asking?
Solution by requiem_racing
Its often very best to ask. They wont charge you to consult. It may well be a recall. And they might go over it relying on the company.
We do a great deal of guarantee operate wherever I operate at for Toyota since my supervisor wants to remember to the customers as long as its not costing to considerably money for the company
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Question by John: Car Accident Aftermath – Should I pay out-of-pocket, or bill to insurance? (Teen Driver)?
So just yesterday, a mishap with the throttle and accidentally bumping my car into neutral resulted in my car surging forward and making two small disturbances in the rear bumper of a ’98-’02 Honda Accord in front of me.
Now, being a teen driver, I’m worried about my insurance rates spiking up after this mishap. Just today, I received a call from the driver of the Accord, giving me a quote of around 0 from Enterprise to fix the car, and to rent a car for him for 3 days. (He’s told me that it’ll take a total of 3 days… to completely “caulk and repair” his Accord).
0, frankly, is absolute idiocy. I had planned on paying out-of-pocket to avoid insurance spikes, but 0 surpasses the limit. I’ve had a friend who’s replaced his bumper on a ’08 Scion tC for under 0. Two nickel-sized scratches on the back of a bumper cost 0?
My question is: is the driver of the Accord allowed to choose any method of repairing his car, should he decide to bill this to my insurance coverage? Frankly, the 3-days of in-shop time can be completely avoided (along with the majority of the labor fees and car rental fees) if the Accord driver buys a primed, ready-to-paint bumper for around 0, and then pays to have it painted for 0-0. That alone saves me 0-0. In the end, though, it’s going to be his choice (and not mine), right?
If it is entirely his choice, then would it become a better decision for me to bill to my insurance coverage?
Don’t fucking say that you can’t buy an OEM Honda replacement Bumper.
Answer by Cowboy Bill
1) you cannot buy a primed and ready-to-paint replacement bumper for any Honda.
2) three days rental fees is not entirely out of line. A good shop could probably do it in two.
3) the owner of the car can choose any method of repair he/she wants to but you only have to pay what is reasonable and considered ‘industry standard’ repairs.
4) For God’s sake, just call your insurer and file a claim. They will handle the whole sorry mess for you. Yes, your rates are going to go up but I doubt they will go up by 0 and what if you get pi$$y with this guy about the cost to repair and he suddenly develops a neck injury?
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Question by Sean L: Need a second opinion on some recommended car repairs?
I have a 2002 Honda Civic and brought it to a mechanic today to look at it. I noticed there was a rattling noise when accelerating, particularly when gears changed (automatic transmission).
I was told the problem is most likely due to a bad rod in the engine, and that they would have to replace the whole engine (~ ,800 to salvage an old engine and put it in). When I asked why it happened, he said when I brought it in, there was almost no oil in the car at all. He continued to tell me that there was no leak, and that it must have been caused by burn-off.
I’m just feeling frustrated and wondering what else (if anything) I can do..
I only have about 87,000 miles on my car, so it’s surprising to me that the engine is failing.
I have changed my oil religiously, coming in when the service department tells me to. The oil light never came on, which is why “having next to no oil” is also surprising to me.
Just a month ago I replaced the timing belt and also had to have the exhaust manifold replaced because of a crack. This Honda has been nothing but trouble. Is it worth calling US Honda to see if they’ll do a “goodwill repair” ? Is it worth getting a second opinion? Can’t the rod just be fixed rather than replace the whole engine? (Although I realize that still doesn’t fix the “oil problem”)
I’m at a loss.. Help!
Answer by Robert M
You’re being duped, somehow. Perhaps the people that put on your timing belt did something wrong, or hid their lack of skill. Unless the timing belt breaks first, Honda’s can run for 300,000 + miles easily. Did your belt break before replacing?? Chances are that the noise you’re hearing is a bent valve, not a rod. Exhaust manifolds on Honda’s don’t go bad unless there is a fuelmixture issue that cuases an over-heat. BURN-OFF is BULL-S$^&*!!!! SOmething went wrong between the timing belt replacement, and now. Good luck!!
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Question by Doublemint: Honda Dealer Maintenance?
I have an 8-year-old Honda, and I’m wondering if it’s a good thing to get my maintenance done at my dealer.
Although they are expensive, I have been to several local shops and they have either missed things that ended up costing me a lot of money in the long run (a highly recommended mech. who convinced me to buy new brakes/rotors THREE times – missing the fact that my brake hose was screwed up, which was making my brakes wear out really fast), or messed up little things that ended up costing me a lot of money (more than a few oil changes where the engine was overfilled, etc). I’ve also noticed that my local dealer doesn’t try to up-sell me on things (“your car will be in danger if you don’t get this fuel injector cleaning!! in fact, your fuel injector is totally shot so you should leave it with us for extensive repairs!!”), etc.
So, given all that, I like taking it to the dealer b/c they seem more honest, but I know that’s against conventional wisdom – what do you car-people think?
Thanks for the responses – as far as the brake hose goes, you’ll have to pardon me, I know very little about cars so my terminology might be way off!! Basically, my brake hose/line/whatever that is normally engaged when you hit the brakes was broken – so it was like the brakes were engaged ALL THE TIME! As soon as that problem was fixed, all my brake/rotor problems magically disappeared! It really stunk though – I went through 3 brake/rotor replacements in less than a year, at 0+ for each replacement.
Answer by erok2020
I would say yes – you get what you pay for. A Honda dealer has a reputation to keep up and fortunately their reputation is good or I wouldnt recommend them. A Honda will last forever so you need to be sure it is care for properly. I dont take my Honda anywhere else.
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Question by Fabademiks: HONDA DEALERSHIP RIPOFF!!! help?
i need help with my problem… i do not understand my charges and their so called “REPAIRS”
is there anyone i can call or speak to about this.
cus if theyre pulling a fast one im goin about a lawsuit or sumthin.
Thank you guys for letting me know im getting ripped off FOR SURE. im going to speak with the MGR today and find out why my charges are that high
also, honda dealerships charge labor by the hour.. my area is 0hr how long does it take to co a Clutch Job??
Answer by TX_Azn
Honda dealerships rip everyone off. They are soooo expensive their prices are way inflated. its like 88 dollars an hour just to start with! i had my power window go out on my civic and it turned out that i needed a new actuator. The whole job costed me over 0! ..that much money for a window is outrageous!
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Question by Eric: 01′ Honda Accord transmission went, owe 00 on it. Transmission cost is 00, what should we do?
We already contact “American Honda Corp”, and despite the fact that we proved to them through receipts that the transmission was cared for and we used the honda approved fluid, they refused to pay for a new transmission with a “good will repair” because the warranty just ran out 2 months ago. We just don’t know what to do,
we currently still owe 00 on this car, and it will be 12 years old before its even paid off.
We can get about 00 towards trade in with how it is right now.
We have about 00 cash, either to pay down on the car or put toward a new one. I just don’t think its wise, to put 00 into this car that’s almost 100k miles, and almost 9 years old.
Any suggestions, or ideas? Thanks!
Answer by Ralfcoder
00 for a transmission sounds like a rebuild job. Have you checked the junk yard for a used transmission? It should cost a LOT less than the rebuild. Of course, you won’t have a warranty with it, but that’s the chance you take. If the rest of the car is in good shape, you may want to consider this, or at least investigate it. Hondas have decent reputations, and if a used trans. costs 0 to buy and install, odds are that you won’t go through 5 of them before you pay the car off. Go to an independent transmission shop in your area, and ask if they have had good luck with used transmissions in this car. If you don’t have one you know and trust, check the website below for recommendations of mechanics and shops in your area. Or ask a reputable parts store for a recommendation on a shop to use. They often know who does good work.
This is why I say if you can’t afford to pay a new car off in 3 years, you can’t afford it. And if you can’t afford to pay a used car off in 1 or 2 years, you can’t afford it.
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Question by Yoyo K: Has anyone use this “Permatex Instant Gas Tank Repair” before?
My car mechanic showed me a visible puncture on my 2000 Honda Civic gas tank. My car probably worths 00, but the replacement will cost 0. So I found this “Permatex Instant Gas Tank Repair” kit on the Internet which will cost . Has anyone use it before? Does it work? Thanks.
Answer by marvin A
the worst that can happen is for your car to go on fire.
you mean the mechaniccant get a tank at a scrap yard and repalce it for like 200 total??? Jeesh!!
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I’m trying to figure out what the cooling system map is in my car. I have a leak in a piece of metal relatively near the driver side firewall. Help me please!!! I’m tired of putting water in my car!!!
It shifts fine from 1 to 2, but slips badly after 2 (2-3, 3-4). I am assuming the transmission would need to be rebuilt or just replaced. I am trying to get an idea as to how much this repair would cost.
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