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2013 Honda Accord Front Axle Replacement

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Old 10-15-2018, 06:04 PM
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Hi! This is my first time posting in the Accord Forum, hopefully I can get some advice. I am looking into buying a 2013 Honda Accord. My '03 Accord was rear ended nearly a month ago and deemed a total loss. The insurance company offered to buy the car from me. I think that is best option since I live in Hawaii. (Body work is extremely expensive in Hawaii) After searching for a car, I found '13 Accord. However, the seller mentions that the front axle needs to be fixed. They also recently replaced the car's starter. After doing some research online, I learned that the front axle can be easily damaged by potholes and other things. I also called Honda and learned that there was a major recall involving batteries. Maybe that was cause for the new starter? Does anyone have experience with the front axle in '13 Accords? Please let me know! Thanks!
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:13 PM
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How many miles are on this accord? Axles needing to replaced at 5 years is crazy unless it's a high mileage car. Did you run a CARFAX to make sure it was not in an accident?

I replaced my axles at 8 years with 140k on the ticker. That averages out to 17k a year. It was on an 07 but they all should be getting around the same miles out of them.
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Seanjordan20 View Post
How many miles are on this accord? Axles needing to replaced at 5 years is crazy unless it's a high mileage car. Did you run a CARFAX to make sure it was not in an accident?

I replaced my axles at 8 years with 140k on the ticker. That averages out to 17k a year. It was on an 07 but they all should be getting around the same miles out of them.
It only has 48,000 miles which is insane. I haven't checked the CARFAX on the car. I used other websites and no accidents were reported. The car has a clean title too! Any advice??
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:20 PM
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Wow. I can't think of a reason why it would need it so early. If this is a car you want I would have the person or you get a check on the car (alignment, suspension parts). Does he have a printout showing the car needs it form the dealership? Are they sure it is the axles and not something else? PM me the VIN if you have it
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:12 PM
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If you want this car get it inspected first. You are right it does have a recall on the car for the Battery management sensor but there is something other than the axle going on with the car. If she is selling it at a good price and the work needed is under retail value I would jump on it. For $7000 and the work should not be more than $2000 (if there is something other than the axle bad) that is still a win.
 

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Old 10-15-2018, 07:25 PM
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Here is the CarFax
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Seanjordan20 View Post
Here is the CarFax
Thanks for all the information you sent me. I really appreciate it! I am going to message the seller regarding the axle. Hopefully she can answer my question on why the car needs a new one and explain the damages on the car. Thanks again!
 
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