Yes, they only replaced plug #3 (the one that was fouled and caused the error code). At first, they had given me no other option but to leave my vehicle with them for the next 4-5 days and rent a car (at my own expense to the tune of $500-$600!! since it would not be covered by my insurance without filing an accident claim) to continue on our trip to visit extended family. In retrospect, I realize that they were doing everything they could to do the TSB work at their dealership so they could get the $$$ from Honda. I had called almost every rental car place in town and found that they were either closed until after Christmas or were completely out of vehicles. The dealership service advisor obviously did not believe me because when I told him this, they started calling around to try to find a vehicle for me to rent. It was only after they could not find any car for me to rent that they offered to perform this "patch" maintenance of replacing the fouled plug to get us back on the road and "probably" make it to our destination in order to get the TSB work done at another dealership. They documented everything that they had found/diagnosed and sent the fouled spark plug with me so that the next dealership would have the necessary evidence to perform the TSB. But they charged me the $115 diagnosis fee because I "elected" not perform the recommended service at their dealership. The whole while, my family and I sat in their waiting area from ~11:00am to ~1:00pm without any way to get food for lunch and we were all hungry because it had been hours since we had eaten breakfast. They had us trapped and were going to get some money out of me somehow. When they said it would be another 45 minutes to replace the spark plug, I protested and asked for some way to get some food. They eventually found a driver who was able to take us through a fast-food drive thru so we could get some lunch. I have been disappointed with service departments at car dealerships before, but I think this one takes the cake.You said spark plug, as in singular? According to TSB, they are suppose to replace 4 plugs.
I suggest you call Honda corporate and open a case. It sounds like you can get reimbursed for the
expense, if only due to circumstances, ie you were traveling and unable to do the entire work at the dealer.
Even if, the dealer just filed the paperwork for the first half of tsb (spark plugs), they probably would get
reimbursed by Honda. But manufacturers are really strict about TSB/Extended warranty work and require
all sorts of proof, etc, so maybe the dealer was not sure they would get reimbursed in the first place and made
you pay for it all. So you should really talk to Honda.
Thanks for chiming in on these service recommendations. I appreciate your advice.I say fuel induction is complete b/s. Its a total money maker for the dealer.
Power steering is probably not a bad idea, but definitely nothing you cant tackle yourself with this forum's help,
nor is it absolutely necessary. Good for your car? sure.
Brake pads are obviously depends on the remaining size of pads.