I own a 2006 Honda Accord. It is the manual EX model with a V6 engine (in case you want some specifics). I've been taking my car to the same shop since I bought it for oil changes. I am currently at 63,000 and I have had approximately 11 or 12 oil changes. I use synthetic oil, so I typically go somewhere between 6 and 7,500 miles between changes. I took my car in yesterday for its most recent oil change and was told that the oil pan is stripped. I was really taken back by this. Seems unusual, and my understanding was this mainly occurs when the plug is tightened excessively. I put this concern to the shop, and was told that today's oil pans aren't as strong as they once were, often made of aluminum. Maybe that's true, but something just doesn't seem right to me. I feel like maybe they aren't taking responsibility or at least some of it. What do you think and is a new oil pan my only long-term solution? The estimate for the rapair is $146 for the labor, $120 for the Genuine Honda oil pan and $20 for the oil pan gasket. Seems quite expensive. Also seems like this is something that shouldn't happen as early in the life of my vehicle as this.