The $700+ was to replace the malfunctioning instrument cluster with a new one and set it to the proper mileage. I don't want to make it sound like it was just to set the proper mileage. You are correct the car is out of warranty, but I would think an odometer that is not working properly would be covered pretty much anytime. It's not like the old mechanical ones where you just replace the cable. This is a very complicated electronic instrument that from reading on the web, Honda has had a few problems with. Not to mention it's not just a read out but somehow stores the mileage that I guess is not stored in the ECU. Wouldn't mind going with the mileage shown except it's 40,000 over the actual mileage. And if it was 40,000 under the actual mileage I'd want it set correctly also. I fully understand the implications of adjusting the mileage on the odometer, I just wanted it to work correctly because I am reimbursed mileage when I drive for business and I want it working correctly should I choose to sell the truck anytime soon. I am going to contact a local mechanic that does work on Hondas and see if they have to capability to set the odometer correctly. Like I mentioned previously, the Honda dealer said they wouldn't do it if I replaced the instrument cluster. Thank you for your help.
Sunday, July 17th, 2011 AT 9:29 PM