2008 Honda Accord Consumer Review: Vtech solenoid & Motor problem

2008 Honda Accord - Consumer Review

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EX-L Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Vtech solenoid & Motor problems
By Boyoboy on


2008 Honda Accord EX-L 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


At 30,000 km I started having issues burning through oil, oil light came on & not a stitch of oil was left - this after 2 months of having a certified Honda dealer change the oil. Took it to the dealer 2X before they found the problem - the piston rings had ceased. Also, the vtech solenoid had to be changed. Note to those having oil problems - there is a bulletin about a faulty solenoid on the 2008 so fight the dealership to get it replaced. Our solenoid was replaced and they repaired the pistons, honing out the cylinders - not at all confident that this car is now safe for me to drive with my children sitting in the back. It should've been replaced. Still fighting that battle.

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Dealership Bulletins: Having burning oil issues: vtech solenoid needs replacing. Manual transmission hard to shift or grinds in 3rd, may pop out: faulty synchronizer or shift sleeve. Recall on the hood latch - get yours replaced before the hood flies open and smashes your windshield.
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