Thursday, April 24, 2014

I miss my car!

If you haven't read about my New Car Nightmare you can catch up HERE and HERE.


I'll preface this post by saying I love this car and I think I just got really unlucky! I still have no buyer's remorse!

I would love to say that all the issues with my mommy mobile are resolved, but that's not the case.  Right now my 2014 Honda Odyssey is in the shop.  We dropped it off last weekend to once again have the error lights diagnosed.  Yes, that's right, 6+ months later, the lights are still haunting me. 

I hadn't really gotten into much detail before of what was going on.  I won't bore you, but a brief rundown is that my Front Collision Warning (aka hey airhead- step on your brakes!), Lane Departure Warning, and Vehicle Stability Control (keeps me from tipping over I guess?) lights all come on.  As soon as they do, my estimated miles to empty gets cut in half.  Of course this always seems to happen when I have a full tank.  It's costing around $65 to $70 to fill my tank so.. Poof! There goes a chunk of money.  

I've discovered through this process of trying to get it fixed that it's not really what you know, it's who you know.  Through a friend on Facebook, I was able to get ahold of the dealership owner's daughter (you still with me?) and she's pulled out all the stops to help me, when my own attempts were proving useless.  I'm so grateful and finally feeling hopeful I may get this resolved!  

The dealership was working with Honda engineers this week and it looks like they may have figured out a possible problem, and they are hoping to get the part in today.  I'm a Honda lover, but boy is there a huge difference between my cushy Odyssey and the CRV I'm currently driving as my rental. Let's just say I'm really looking forward to getting it back! 
Minivan dent

Also, the bumper got fixed a few weeks ago. Well, okay, mostly fixed.  It isn't dented anymore.  The paint is still cracked but to be honest, I don't even care about that.  It took Joe about 20 minutes and my old hair dryer in the driveway.  Who knew? :) 

Minivan dent


  1. Yep you hit it right on the head it is exactly about who you know in almost everything!

    Glad your car is fixed though!

    1. I'm hoping it is! The engineers at honda are a bit stumped still, so it's a wait and see if this solution works. But my bumper looks great! :)

    2. Damn, it's 2014 and you're having this many issues with it? LOL not a good sign.

    3. It started having the issue literally 3 weeks after I bought it. It's been in to the dealership 4 times. There's nothing else wrong with it, and otherwise I LOVE it but it's costing me money and time I don't have!