2008 Accord in snow and TPMS

Discussion in 'Accord' started by alfred, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. alfred

    alfred Guest


    I was able to get some good testing for the 2008 Honda Accord EX-L Auto in
    snowy and icy conditions. First of all in ice, like all cars and SUV's its

    In snowy conditions with 1" of snow on an untreated road, there was good
    traction, and no pulling to the side if going up hill under acceleration.

    Deep snow of 6" or more is another story. We had that Nor'easter here in the
    north east where we got 12" in 6 hours. I can say that although the car was
    probably somewhat better than the previous Accords in terms of not pulling
    to the side thanks to the traction control, it was still bad in terms of not
    being able to move forward the way it should. Then again I only have front
    wheel drive and not 4 wheel, but it was better than the 2005 and 1999
    Accords that I had in the past, marginally anyway.

    During the past week I had a chance to have the VSA, TC, ABS and probably
    once the Brake Assist activate. All of the systems work the way they should
    from what I have seen. All other systems seem to work in dangerous snow and
    cold temps also.

    One other comment I want to make is that at when driving the car one morning
    with an outside temp of 11F the TPMS system malfunctioned even though the
    tires were all full it said one was not. Driving it on the highway for 20
    min at speeds of 70 mph didn't remedy the problem so I thought it was a bad
    sensor, but the problem corrected itself later that night when the temp
    outside rose to 29F.

    alfred, Dec 20, 2007
  2. alfred

    Polfus Guest

    Good post...thanks, Al. Interesting about the TPMS....definately....from
    11F? Wow...thats weird.

    And not for nothing, but evena Mercedes will have trouble in 6-12" of snow

    Polfus, Dec 21, 2007
  3. alfred

    alfred Guest

    Yes that was kind of weird, but thats the lowest temp we saw here this
    winter and it hasn't happened since that temp reading on my temperature
    reading that morning.
    Well thats good to know anyway :) I have a friend who's always trying to
    sell me on the idea of a Jeep Wrangler, because he has one. I know his is
    great in the snow, because he's got a lift kit, high traction tires and 4wd,
    but the comfort isnt good I am sure. I like the Accord for all purpose

    alfred, Dec 22, 2007
  4. alfred

    Dana Guest

    6 inches of snow I may go out , even that is kind of pushing it . 12 inches
    forget about it . I'm not going anywhere untill I see a plow . If I had a
    Hummer maybe , but they don't stop any better then anything else .

    -Dana (07 Accord SE )
    Dana, Dec 27, 2007
  5. I was driving today my new 2008 Accord Coupe with -1F and the TPMS
    light came on (not the low tire pressure indicator), and the user
    manual says this is a malfunction in the TPMS system, it does not mean
    a tire has low pressure, I was planning to bring the car to the
    dealer, what do you think ?, thanks
    bernard.rosenzweig, Jan 31, 2008
  6. The TPMS indicator *is* the low tire pressure indicator.

    TPMS = Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jan 31, 2008
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