I have a new 2018 Honda Civic touring with dealer installed extras light console and floor illumination. I’ve had a handful of problems that the dealership says is normal or they can’t replicate. I’ll list the issues below, plus minor things that aren’t a big deal but might help point to the bigger issue, but I’m curious if this truly is normal…
- car battery died and needed a jump after accessory mode was on for 45 minutes charging an iPhone, all other equipment was off (radio, fan, etc). Dealer advised to not leave accessory mode on for more than 5 minutes because of all the computers. (I wonder how I’m supposed to go to a drive-in movie.)
- “BRAKE” light gives so many false positives, some with and some without the ‘beep beep’, that i no longer pay attention to it
- that same beep sound is randomly is heard without the brake light appearing, ACC has been on, sometimes a car is sensed ahead of me and sometimes there’s no one around.
- ACC has had two sharp decelerations, neither seemed appropriate for the traffic conditions. Harsh enough that one knocked a bag of food over, another had a car blasting their horn behind me.
- Auto sensing wipers occasionally have a mind of their own, sometimes going full blast during a light drizzle, sometimes going slow during a down pour. Since auto mode and intermittent mode share the same spot, i have to manually turn on and off wipers to make intermittent mode work when the car is doing this.
- engine sounds like it’s struggling, similar to how an older car is trying to go uphill. A friend suggested Honda may have added that ‘muscle car noise’.
- head unit is rather slow to respond, attaching and using a phone (both iPhone and Samsung) are even more sluggish
- The maybe natural sound electronics make when ACC details doing its job of accelerating versus braking seems quite loud.
- service guy test drove it with me and said these things are normal, within range, etc., said he tested them in shop and all is fine. I still think much isn’t normal though and not sure how to fight it to have it fixed.
I’m hoping to take it in and get them to do something more, even if I’m without my new car for a day or three, but I’d really like to know what to fight for or what to accept as modem technology. I’ve had it since March and have about 8,000 miles on it, much of this has been a complaint to them since mile 100. Thanks!