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The "No Key" error still continues...

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I am beyond frustrated with honda quality control.

1) alignment issues - Steers left but the dealership's system says its perfect
2) something under my passenger seat rattles when i go on uneven roads (dealer cant fix it since i have aftermarket wheels)
3) This damn no key error... ive attached a pic...

Dealer kept the car for 3 days...says it could not replicate the problem. I took a video that i am giving u guys a screenshot of.. and they still cant detect the problem. I got No key error with the key inside my car while i was headed home from work one night. It stayed on the whole time till i got home and turned car off and i turned it back on it was not there anymore...

I get the same error randomly when im dropping someone off (co workers) and my gear is still on "drive" and they open the passenger door to get beeps along with the error...

I paid what honda asked for on this car..doesnt mean i have to **** up this crap and "live" with it....

The dealer gave the car back to me saying they have never seen a problem like this..even after they called honda tech's and got their opinion aswell (so im the only one in all of United States who has this "no key" issue...

Ive contacted Honda of America myself and they have recommended to try 2nd key instead and see if the problem replicates or goto a different dealer..

Im just getting pretty tired of this crap.
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lemon law is 3 attempts at a fix, and a could not duplicate does not count. you can have 50 issues with your car and still not have a lemon, because each and every one can be fixed if duplicated.

as far as no key goes - there is a service bulletin for a defective smart key control unit that typically manifests itself as a no start problem.

as far as the op being upset they're car has problems: get over it. it's a first year full model change. expect it, and many more problems to happen. for instance - go look at your taillights and the gap between them and the body - you'll probably find there is hardly any gap at some spots and may even see the paint chipped off. oh well. bring it in!

as far as Honda is concerned - we can't fix your car if it doesn't act up on us. what if your gauge is faulty and not the smart key control unit? what if your key is acting up? how about if there is a communication fault? can't duplicate it - can't diagnose it. there's no magic wand to fix it - it is what it is. you'll have to wait for it to have a hard failure and leave you stranded or happen to have it happen for the tech.

as for alignment: my car also drifts a bit, but it's a road crown issue. the same road on the left lane, although it 'appears' level treats my car differently than the right lane. oh well. type of tires will affect it - typically the wider the tread the better the car will drive, but wider tread leads to reduced fuel economy too...

is your rattle interior or exterior?
either way, the dealer should fix it unless they are sure it's your wheels. find another dealer - every dealer is different.

as for Honda quality control - again, it's first year full model change. expect it. want to know more common failures so far? you'll probably cry but be sure it's much better than a GM.
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