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Off Topic (Non-Honda) / Royal crash
« Last post by Jocko on January 18, 2019, 07:18:03 AM »
It is with dismay I saw the news about Prince Philip's accident. There seems to be a large number of such accidents where an aged driver pulls out into the path of another vehicle, obviously having misjudged the speed of the approaching vehicle. So often, due to the side impact and the relative frailty of the aged driver, these end up being fatal. If the vehicles had been the swapped over I believe we would have been looking at a State funeral. Only the weight and strength of the Land Rover saved the Prince.
It will be interesting to see the eventual outcome of the event. A normal member of the public would be charged with a minimum of careless driving, and given the driver's age, probably ordered to resit their test. I hope the Prince sees sense and gives up his licence, limiting any future driving to private land.
I think that aging drivers should have their driving abilities tested on a regular basis. I had my driving assessed when I reached 70 and I will continue to do so, at increasingly shorter intervals, as long as I continue driving.
Being able to drive is a means of mobility and independence for aging drivers, but I hardly think the Prince would have difficulty getting driven about!
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre Pressure warnings....danger of crying wolf too often
« Last post by mikebore on January 17, 2019, 10:59:08 PM »
The fact it says they must be changed in pairs tells me that it doesn't matter between axles.

Thats how I read it too, but fact is that I have had a false alert after 70 miles of mixed motoring with matched tyres on each axle.

Have to hope that it is a settling down/running in thing.

My car is going in 37,500 service next week so will quiz Honda then.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Dealer error, will they do the honourable thing?
« Last post by sparky Paul on January 17, 2019, 10:50:29 PM »
What concerned me more about garages, including main dealers I have used, is when the box is ticked and the work not done. This goes on more than you might think, and there are lots of proven cases.

I think you are absolutely right to argue your case with the dealer. If they made the error of omitting the oil change at the correct interval, thus causing the work to become chargeable at a later date, they ought to do the work FOC as a goodwill gesture.

Reading some of the tales here and elsewhere, I'm glad mine only see the inside of a garage for MOTs.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Dealer error, will they do the honourable thing?
« Last post by John Ratsey on January 17, 2019, 10:09:32 PM »
I wonder how many more instances of this have occurred without the customers noticing. My HR-V's last service was scheduled to include the CVT fluid change. I was given the service sheet when I went to collect the vehicle and commented that the relevant box had not been ticked. The service technician was then interogated and gave assurance that the fluid had been changed and the store record also indicated that the CVT fluid had been used. The box was then ticked.

This incident presents and alternative scenario for Ozzie's Jazz: The fluid was changed but the box not ticked.  There's no reason for the dealer to cut corners on the service when it's covered by a service plan as the bill is sent to Honda? Did Honda get billed for the fluid change?
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Leather seats?
« Last post by ColinS on January 17, 2019, 10:04:47 PM »
I agree with your point. I would not choose a car with leather seats from new, but this one just happens to have them.
Same here. They just come on the EX with no option not to have them.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre Pressure warnings....danger of crying wolf too often
« Last post by Jocko on January 17, 2019, 10:01:54 PM »
The fact it says they must be changed in pairs tells me that it doesn't matter between axles.
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Honda Jazz Mk2 2008-2015 / Re: Dealer error, will they do the honourable thing?
« Last post by Rory on January 17, 2019, 09:24:13 PM »
Always tricky when miles/time get out of sync - I guess the 14K change was at 2yrs?

It's not a massive deal, and you're presumably a good customer, so hopefully they'll come good. 

A VW dealer just did the a/c service (which is a scam anyway) and brake fluid change on wife's Tiguan FOC as they forgot to say they were needed (i would have had to pay normally).   Oddly they still insisted I paid 70 for the Haldex (AWD) fluid change even though they'd initially insisted it didn't need doing - they didn't know VW had changed the interval 18mths earlier.
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Honda Jazz Mk3 2015 - / Re: Tyre Pressure warnings....danger of crying wolf too often
« Last post by mikebore on January 17, 2019, 09:09:26 PM »
That notice says that more than 2mm difference on the same axle will not be accommodated by calibration. But it doesn't say anything about differences between axles.
I am now within 2mm on both axles but the front axle has 8mm and the rear 4mm. And I have just had the system trigger.
I have reinitiated and doing the calibration again.
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Buying S/H Jazz
« Last post by Ozzie on January 17, 2019, 08:56:30 PM »
90k miles is only just getting started, my Jazz Hybrid went to 256k miles in 6.5 years, and had a hard life as a driving school car.

I think a minimum requirement would be a full service history, not necessarily a main dealer history. I am also a bit ocd about tyres, if the car has a good brand of tyres, I think its a good sign that its been looked after, if the tyres are a non-premium brand, where else has the owner saved money? Maybe that's just me?
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Honda Jazz Mk1 2002-2008 / Re: Buying S/H Jazz
« Last post by Jocko on January 17, 2019, 08:55:24 PM »
I have a 2006 model which has done 110K miles, I have done 23K miles in the two and a half years I have had it. I had to get the gearbox bearings replaced at a cost of 324. Work was carried out by a gearbox specialist. Other than that the car has been pretty well flawless. The mpg figure beside my avatar is what I have achieved over that mileage.
It is only Mk 1 gearboxes that give a problem and not all at that.
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