09 Honda Accord review. Rapid oil consumption.
I purchased this car with 89, 000 miles on it. I was hesitant but with Honda's reputation and my financial situation, I felt like it was the best decision at the time. I believe that the previous owner had issues with oil consumption and that is the reason they traded it. Quickly after owning it, I started hearing a grinding noise when I would accelerate. (I didn't purchase the extended warranty due to financial reasons. ) With this particular model, the piston rings were defective. I had many months and many trips to different mechanic shops trying to figure out why my vehicle was burning oil rapidly. I did my own investigating after many mechanics couldn't find the problem. I went to car complaints. Com and found numerous people with the same grinding sound and oil consumption. I noticed when I had the oil changed, I didn't hear the grinding sound until I had driven around 1, 000 miles. It was burning 1-1/2 quarts of oil every 1000 miles. After conducting a oil consumption test with the Honda dealership, a decision was made by Honda to rebuild the engine. The piston rings were sticking, resulting in rapid oil consumption. Since then, I have had no problems. It was rebuilt at 106, 000 miles and Honda provided an additional 20, 000 mile warranty. They also provided a rental car while they were rebuilding the engine. I have really not had any other problems with the car except for having to replace brakes more often than any other vehicle I have owned. I have had to get new rotors also. This seems to be an issue with this particular model as well. Overall, I love my car. It has everything I need in a vehicle. I love the heated seats, sunroof, nice stereo system, dependability and decent gas mileage.