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07-16-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By ceb

$1300 is very pricey. I bought my Acura...

$1300 is very pricey. I bought my Acura maintenance program for $850 (5yr/60k IIRC) from my favorite warranty guy (Saccucci Honda). I calculated the pricing of all the services with and without...
07-15-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,005
Posted By ceb

Sounds from his post as if it was his fault, so...

Sounds from his post as if it was his fault, so insurance is a bad idea if there was no damage to the other car. Perhaps he got too close to an 18 wheeler?
07-04-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,800
Posted By ceb

Then there is this and this

Then there is this and this
06-25-2019, 07:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,451
Posted By ceb

See my comment in bold above. Hyundai imported...

See my comment in bold above. Hyundai imported some awful stuff initially - almost rivaling Rover with bits falling off. Once Hyundai figured out that they needed to get their act together, they...
06-23-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,409
Posted By ceb

The only thing I'd disagree with is the shifter....

The only thing I'd disagree with is the shifter. Making controls safer for a driver to use makes sense. Making a change for the sake of change is foolish and dangerous - ask the Grand Cherokee...
06-23-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,451
Posted By ceb

Blaming the user is exactly why the issues...

Blaming the user is exactly why the issues haven't been properly addressed yet. If one believes that everything is just ducky then there is no reason to fix anything.

I'm sad to say that my TSX...
06-19-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,489
Posted By ceb

So there are a couple of things to consider. ...

So there are a couple of things to consider.

Aside from looking in the window and seeing stuff laying there, the bad guys will watch you as you drive up to watch you hide stuff. Accordingly, if...
06-19-2019, 05:13 PM
06-17-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,620
Posted By ceb

The car will not auto lock with one exception. If...

The car will not auto lock with one exception. If you unlock your car and not open a door for a certain time (30 or 45 seconds), then the car will re-lock.

You forgot to lock the car.
Replies: 85
Views: 27,124
Posted By ceb

Same horsemanure.

Same horsemanure.
Replies: 85
Views: 27,124
Posted By ceb

That's just plain unadulterated BS. The sales guy...

That's just plain unadulterated BS. The sales guy is just blowing smoke because the answer makes zero sense.
06-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,540
Posted By ceb

If this actually is an RDX screen (where did the...

If this actually is an RDX screen (where did the android come from), then it is indicative of the lack of care that Honda/Acura put into the system.

While few systems are 508 compliant, this color...
06-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By ceb

Yes, the surface has to be spotless before you...

Yes, the surface has to be spotless before you apply coating. Anything on the paint will be sealed in and will remain forever - think putting a screen protector on your phone and seeing that pesky...
06-11-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,578
Posted By ceb

One problem here is that you got a ridiculous...

One problem here is that you got a ridiculous quote. Doing the whole car (bumpers, partial hood/fenders, mirror caps, handle cups, fender wells) should be about $600.

While the PPF is difficult to...
06-09-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,396
Posted By ceb

These things are unmitigated crap. The seller is...

These things are unmitigated crap. The seller is guilty of a felony by stating that they are "DOT approved"
06-09-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,994
Posted By ceb

Very true. The OP should disconnect ANYTHING...

Very true.

The OP should disconnect ANYTHING plugged into the cigarette lighters and see if the fault goes away.

Radar detectors and cameras are also known offenders.

Often, a different...
06-09-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 806
Posted By ceb

The car will ask for a tranny fluid service about...

The car will ask for a tranny fluid service about every 30-50k miles. You can't go by color and the shop is just trying to make another boat payment for the GM (or braces for the kids)

The service...
06-09-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,655
Posted By ceb

If the car was in a wreck, then who knows what is...

If the car was in a wreck, then who knows what is going on with your lights. The TSX lights are considered to be some of the best regardless of car, so if you can't see then:

1. Something wrong...
06-04-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By ceb

And it would generally take two people to check...

And it would generally take two people to check the CHMSL. Most inspection stations have four mirrors to check taillights and front blinkers, but they seldom have a way to check the third brake...
06-04-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,131
Posted By ceb

I have Opti-Coat on the windows and it certainly...

I have Opti-Coat on the windows and it certainly helps with rain/snow, but it won't do squat for chips.

There are PPF like products for glass, but they do scratch and are more expensive than...
06-04-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,945
Posted By ceb

It is not only the lights, but the whole hatch is...

It is not only the lights, but the whole hatch is slightly misaligned - note how the hatch meets the bumper.

I suspect it is an easy alignment. If it is a body shop job, then the dealer should...
06-04-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By ceb

Ignorance of the law isn't an excuse. ...

Ignorance of the law isn't an excuse.

Flashing CHMSL are dangerous and will set YOU up for trouble.
06-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By ceb

FMVSS 108 specifies the lighting standards. These...

FMVSS 108 specifies the lighting standards. These standards cannot be modified by the states, but the states can determine what they will inspect (or if they will inspect anything at all).
...
06-03-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,131
Posted By ceb

Although my car doesn't have LKAS, I've driven...

Although my car doesn't have LKAS, I've driven multiple Acuras with LKAS on long stretches (whenever I go for a service, I schedule it for a day when my job takes me to a place about 70 miles on the...
06-02-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,970
Posted By ceb

Not sure where you are located but if you are in...

Not sure where you are located but if you are in the US or Canada (which I assume you are because of the RDX), then it is a violation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 to have a flashing...
05-31-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,131
Posted By ceb

And why did you pay for the chip repair? Every...

And why did you pay for the chip repair? Every insurance company I know of will pay for a repair.

Even the Safelite ads on TV tout that. See option 1...
05-31-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By ceb

Happens with most manufacturers.

Happens with most manufacturers.
05-30-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By ceb

That appears to be your dealers policy. My...

That appears to be your dealers policy.

My dealer has 175 loaners and always gives you one if the repair is over a couple of hours or if you nicely ask for one to run an errand while waiting. They...
05-29-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By ceb

It doesn't really make difference where you...

It doesn't really make difference where you bought the car. I've never waited more than two hours at the dealership. Longer than that and I always get a loaner.

Some dealers may want to avoid...
05-29-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,494
Posted By ceb

While at the dealership, ask to borrow their...

While at the dealership, ask to borrow their phone and call Acura. If that doesn't get results, then call NHTSA. The phone numbers are on the recall letter.

How long does the work take? If it is a...
05-28-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,745
Posted By ceb

Lease returns are generally handled by an...

Lease returns are generally handled by an independent company that does the inspection at your house.

Make sure:

The car is washed and clean inside - no junk inside the car - take everything...
05-28-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By ceb

You guys are just plain evil.

You guys are just plain evil.
05-28-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By ceb

That's a great idea. I guess you could plumb in...

That's a great idea. I guess you could plumb in one of those DI systems using a diverter valve...
05-28-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By ceb

Of course, but you also need to factor in that...

Of course, but you also need to factor in that this tank is like a medium oxygen tank, so you either do a fixed install or buy a cart - both a huge PITA unless you are doing this on a professional...
05-27-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By ceb

The side windows probably don't block as much UV...

The side windows probably don't block as much UV so you can try the same test with the side windows - then roll down the windows to see if the lenses darken more.

Tint shops love to say "factory...
05-27-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By ceb

You may want to run the numbers before you buy....

You may want to run the numbers before you buy. Aside from the initial purchase cost ($300), a refill will cost you $100.

In the Northern Virginia area, the TDS is about 190. According to the...
05-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By ceb

Ouch. The $600 DI Rinse system (the model 100)...

Ouch. The $600 DI Rinse system (the model 100) treats 4000 gallons. At 10 gallons per minute you'll get 400 minutes of water. That's about 6.66 hours of use. Refills cost $200 so that is one...
05-27-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By ceb

Me no so much yet because the infrastructure...

Me no so much yet because the infrastructure isn't there yet and the more EVs are on the road tomorrow, the worse it is.

A couple of times a year I drive from NoVA to Santa Fe and about an equal...
05-27-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By ceb

Not much - except you don't want to put them into...

Not much - except you don't want to put them into a sweltering car.

You'll get UV even on an overcast day, but you'll note that your lenses don't darken when in your car. The windshield in our...
05-26-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By ceb

Yes it does and here is a simple test. Find...

Yes it does and here is a simple test.

Find somebody with a pair of transition glasses (those glasses that turn dark in the sun). It is the UV that "activates" the darkening.

Take the glasses...
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