Bought a brand new 2.2D ES in Sep 07, Experienced the same pulling to the left issue as other reviewers and car had to be brought back to dealer due to issues with differential fluid causing the car to shudder when steering at full lock. Major Major problems with the alarm! Basic Honda alarm, no modifications. Car at times did not respond to lock from remote fob (not a battery issue) had to use key to get into car thus setting alarm off, alarm would not go off even after key in ignition and engine running. AA had to come out and disconnect. Brought to Honda on 3 occassions, new alarm fitted, still not sorted, car now locking and unlocking as I drive, booked back in with the brain donors at Honda service dept. Issues with fog lights also, kept turning on themselves while car parked up. Had to take fuse out to save battery, happened on 2 occasions, now don't work at all and has to go back to Honda again. This car is absolutely awful, as is the Honda service, or lack of, I have recieved. Car is 14 months old with 20K on the clock! do yourself a favour and avoid, I wish I never got rid of my Volvo!!!
EXCELENT ...WELL DONE HONDA
I have owned this car for 2months now, having previously owned a petrol auto exec. The new model is an improvement, less body roll, plusher inside. The only downside is the plastic cabin trim which is easily scratched.
I do notice more noise form the diesel engine, however the improved torque is worth it and very noticable compared to the petrol version.
The cabin and boot space is impressive and the stereo is noticably better than previous model. Touch screen sat nav is preferable to the old version.
Overall I am very happy
Noted your comments re VOSA. Will consider following same route. My only reservation about this is the fact that only a few postings on this matter can be found. I thought your original post would prompt a plethora of similar comments. I agree that this is a safety issue. Although not a solution, when the adaptive cruise is engaged I leave my foot hovering over the accelerator at all times. When the seatbelt begins to tighten, with its pronounced tugs, I press the accelerator. It takes between 1-2 seconds for that to override the false braking alert.
With the amount of technology built in to the car, I accept that it can go wrong. My biggest dissapointment, is the fact that there should be a solution available - or at least reported through to the manufacturer and subsequently feedback given to a customer on the response and what can be done. In my experience the service department plays lip service to reported faults. Condescending remarks from the service team do little to address the matter. The last statement in response to my complaint is that it is the same system that BMW fits. Relevance? Regards Tom
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