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Old 03-20-2014, 07:42 PM
 
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It's possible that the rough ride you are getting from your Accord isn't the roads. My 2013 Accord Sport feels like I am running over speed bumps when drivein under 40 mph ( I actually feel like I am being jostled from side to side). It feels like the problem is in the rear suspension but the factory rep says it is the crt tranny that is causing the problem and Honda will not do anything for the problem. I was at the dealership today,3/20/2014. I plan to speak with the general manager of the dealership where I bought the car tomorrow and if I get nowhere, there is always the BBB.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I just bought a 2014 Accord EX-L a month ago. I like the car a lot. I will say, though, that "choppy" is a good description of the ride. The streets where I live tend to be poorly maintained so there's that to consider too. Here's the thing, though. I did my research beforehand and knew that I should expect a firm ride. I think the car has so much else going for it in this price range that a bit of chop is fine by me. Also, if I wanted a lazyboy on wheels, I'd have purposefully chosen something else.
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Old 03-20-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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Hondas definitely have a firmer ride that Toyotas but then they handle better;IMO.Its always a compromise. Might want to check the tire pressure tho and set it at lowest on door label while keeping track of wear and checking often.m sister has accord and I like the ride and how it handle personally.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:20 PM
 
Location: San Diego A.K.A "D.A.Y.G.O City"
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I honestly don't understand people that like to be jarred to the death when driving everyday to and from work, unless you are in a true sports car where a firm suspension go hand in hand, but not in a family sedan. I mean you'd think you would want to be comfortable, by having a smooth ride when the car hits a bad pot hole or goes over rough pavement instead of being constantly shocked and riddled with vibrations entering the cabin which only makes you more uncomfortable, angry and frustrated especially during rush hour traffic.

It's not good for the body, nor the mind. At least for me it isn't, I prefer a smooth soft ride, and don't want to have to worry about my car taking so much abuse either from all that energy being transmitted to the vehicles body structure and suspension components, including my own body from the horrible road conditions around here.

Be prepared to replace those CV Axle shafts and boots on Honda's, they have always had problems breaking or wearing out fairly early in the cars life.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Make sure the tires aren't overinflated, many times they are from the dealer.
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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The dealer tells you that this is normal !!!

You now go back and speak with the service manager and not the service writers !!!
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Old 03-21-2014, 05:15 PM
 
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The dealer tells you that this is normal !!!

You now go back and speak with the service manager and not the service writers !!!
Either way, I seriously doubt they will do anything other than, at best, offer something like this:

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Old 04-04-2014, 08:52 PM
 
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The dealer tells you that this is normal !!!

You now go back and speak with the service manager and not the service writers !!!
Spoke with service manager and they had me drive two other Hondas Accords ( one was another sport, the other was an LX and they both have the same problem). Met with Honda,s district parts and service manager who drove my Honda and tried to tell me the problem was the CVT transmission causing the feeling that I am running over speed bumps from the rear. He also stated that he would not permit the service department to look into the problem since it was evident in the other two cars I drove. He claims that the problem is a "charactistic" of the Honda Accords while I say that it is a defect built into the cars.

I also took the Accord to a local transmission shop to get their input and they stated on paper that the problem is in the rear suspension. I took the statement back to the Honda dealership service manager who contacted the district manager again and was told their was nothing they would do since the problem was in the other Accords. I also contacted Honda's main office in California and they said that since the district manager says "no" , they will do nothing.
BBB, here I come.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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BBB is pretty much useless in this case. research and document the issue in some Honda specific forums and then approach your states Department of Consumer Affairs or your states equivalent.

Google:

2013 honda rear suspension issues
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:17 PM
 
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I absolutely hate my 2013 Honda Accord so bad I am going to trade it in. I drive all day long and at the end of the day feel like someone has beaten me up. Worst car I have ever owned.
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