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post #1081 of 1106 (permalink) Old 11-17-2016, 06:53 PM
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How long was your car sitting before this work was done? It may improve over time as the car resets. While my car was laid up waiting for the inflator I took it it out every few weeks to exercise it and charge the batteries up. I think I was referring to the 12 volt as some mechanics or processes require it to be disconnected. I know when the Speed Bump was in the body shop and they had to replace an airbag sensor from the accident they had to disconnect the battery. The good news is this time I did not lose the trip odometers or radio stations. I did lose those when the battery failed.
The Z is my daily driver, so mere hours. I'd say maybe a total of 9 or 10 hours since I parked it the previous night? I drove it the whole time it needed the airbag replacement, I'm a loose cannon like that. It's gotten somewhat better over time (I was furious when I first got it back) but it definitely does not drive like it used to.

As for the idling that Karl is mentioning, I wish I could diagnose whether or not that's happening with mine. I only just started caring about how cars work once I got the Z- previous to owning this car I couldn't be bothered to give a damn about the inner working of a car as long as it took me somewhere. I'm not quite sure how to tell if there's anything wrong with the idling. All I know is that I've driven the car at least 600 or 700 miles since that service so if any 'reset' was to occur, it probably would have already done so. At this point we're way off topic though so I'll shut up now.

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The Z is my daily driver, so mere hours. I'd say maybe a total of 9 or 10 hours since I parked it the previous night? I drove it the whole time it needed the airbag replacement, I'm a loose cannon like that. It's gotten somewhat better over time (I was furious when I first got it back) but it definitely does not drive like it used to.

As for the idling that Karl is mentioning, I wish I could diagnose whether or not that's happening with mine. I only just started caring about how cars work once I got the Z- previous to owning this car I couldn't be bothered to give a damn about the inner working of a car as long as it took me somewhere. I'm not quite sure how to tell if there's anything wrong with the idling. All I know is that I've driven the car at least 600 or 700 miles since that service so if any 'reset' was to occur, it probably would have already done so. At this point we're way off topic though so I'll shut up now.
Honda Regional representative! ( at a different dealer)I had to speak to one about The Speed Bump and managed to get my issues resolved. But they were not as bad as yours.

Write a USPS letter with as much detail as you can to Honda America Corporate.
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Honda US gave me $150 dollar gift card for my troubles......

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I got lucky at my Honda dealership. I took mine in for an oil change and my annual safety inspection and happened to ask about the recall. She told me they had them in the parts bay and that it would be taken care of with the rest of the service. She said they just started receiving boxes of the replacements instead of being on a list, so they had extras. All done in an hours time and I was on my way. Did nick the steering wheel like others have talked about when removing the airbag cover, but oh well. I'll be driving this care forever I'm sure.

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Honda Regional representative! ( at a different dealer)I had to speak to one about The Speed Bump and managed to get my issues resolved. But they were not as bad as yours.

Write a USPS letter with as much detail as you can to Honda America Corporate.
Interesting. Any particular reason it should be USPS rather than an email?

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Interesting. Any particular reason it should be USPS rather than an email?
Email is common, frequently ignored and is usually handled by automated customer care systems (or agents who are so poorly paid they have no reason to care. They may even have a hard time understanding English).

USPS mail is more unusual (but takes a little more time and skill) and if sent to high ranking officials (think C suite) harder to ignore. Most C suite occupants know English very well and have incentive to keep customers happy. If all else fails contact one of the many media consumer helpers. Bad publicity is one thing all C suite residents want to avoid. (You can even threaten to do it but make sure if you do threaten you are prepared to do it. Include your already written letter in the letter to the C suite)

I have had very good luck with short well written mail sent to multiple officials with supporting documentation. Think CC, let all know who else saw it

There are many sites online that list officers of companies because of filing requirements for the stock market ( SEC.gov | Filings & Forms is just one of them). With the right search terms anything can be found even secret USPS addresses.
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I got lucky at my Honda dealership. I took mine in for an oil change and my annual safety inspection and happened to ask about the recall. She told me they had them in the parts bay and that it would be taken care of with the rest of the service. She said they just started receiving boxes of the replacements instead of being on a list, so they had extras. All done in an hours time and I was on my way. Did nick the steering wheel like others have talked about when removing the airbag cover, but oh well. I'll be driving this care forever I'm sure.
Go back and complain if they are a good dealer they will make it right if not see my other postings on how to use the system.
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Nice thread! Honda for sure one of the nicest car brands on the planet.
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Is our car not included in this list for the passenger recall?

Ford, Honda, Toyota Expand Takata Recalls - Motor Trend

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Is our car not included in this list for the passenger recall?

Ford, Honda, Toyota Expand Takata Recalls - Motor Trend
Apparently not but with the driver's side recall it took a while before Honda added us to the list. It may just take time. It is a question I will ask when The Speed Bump next wants it's spa day ( routine maintenance).

If the passenger side inflator needs to be replaced I wonder how much damage they could do to the trim etc?
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