2008 Honda Accord EX-L V-6 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought the 2008 Honda Accord V6 late in 08 & really thought this was a car that would be built good & solid. In November 2013 it was missing when I would stop so I took it to be looked at the local garage. They mentioned that Honda has had a lot of trouble with these V6's & that they don't even suggest buying a Honda anymore when someone asks for a reliable car. They had checked it out & replaced the #3 plug which from the posts on line, this is a common problem. So after getting home I looked online as to the problem with these & find that they start burning oil. This seemed total crazy, a car burning oil before, say 100K? In the old days yes but newer cars?
Some had said they were putting
Continuation- a quart of oil in every 1K. So I thought this can't be right so I checked the oil in the Accord. Sure enough it was a quart low 4K after an oil change. Other problems are terrible noise in the interior, steering wheel shaking really bad when braking hard & it went though the first set of brake pads in no time. Favorite feature? GETTING rid of it! The only other thing I liked was XM radio but the stereo you had a hard time hearing over the noises & rattle anyway.
Honda needs to reengineer the engine if they haven't for the latest model. I believe since it's a variable displacement motor is that #3 cylinder burns the plug out maybe from turning on & off. then fuel continues to go in the cylinder washing the oil off the piston rings which then ruins the rings & sleeve causing oil to pass the rings & burn. The other major defects are the rattles in the car (Many people complain about this). The back deck in the cabin is the worst! The other is brake problems. Mine shook so bad when braking hard you really had to hold on to the wheel.
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