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Please no VCM Honda

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Disclaimer......I do love Honda's, no wheels, two wheeled or four.

As I imagine a lot of you are doing, I have been waiting for every scrap of news about the new RL. The one thing I hope doesn't make it onto the truck is VCM.

I just recently bought a 2012 Pilot which when Googled showed no indication the problems that VCM have inflicted on most if not all Pilot owners. From oil consumption issues due to coked up oil rings, from too much gas injected into the 3 working cylinders; resulting in piston ring replacement; to replacing driveshafts and carrier bearings, to active engine mounts being ruined to the tune of hundreds, if not thousands of dollars.

My truck had its rings replaced at 51,000 kms which was only disclosed to me when the extended warranty was transferred to me upon signing the contract. I did have 120 days to do an exchange, but I found something to ease my mind.

I keep my vehicles for the long run and putting this device on my Pilot has made my truck work better and hopefully last longer.

I don't know how anyone could engineer a beautiful 6 cylinder engine to run on 3 cylinders and expect it to last and not vibrate itself, and everthing else around it to death.

Hopefully Honda will rethink designing a system, just for a mpg test, considering the implications further down the road in warranty costs. If not, please include an OFF button or I will have to order up another VCMuzzler.

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I won't be buying the Honda Ridgeline if it has VCM. I had 2 Honda's with VCM and the car shakes extremely hard at 22mph and 72mph.

My neighbor and I took our Honda Crosstours - both the 2010 and 2013 with AWD and V6 down the road with the hood open - at 22mph the entire engine shakes violently.

Why would anyone buy a vehicle that is designed to destroy itself.

If Honda got smart and provided a way to 100% shutdown the VCM I may buy one - but with the current VCM - there is 100% no way I'll buy one.
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