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I just took my car in to the dealership for alignment (which I have done once a year). They are stating that the CAMBER adjustments to the rear wheels can't be completed due the rear wheel knuckles being out of standard specification (my words). The Dealership spoke with the Insurance company that they use to cover the cost of parts replacement. The Insurance Company stated that they have NO INTEREST in covering the parts nor labor, citing that they believe the damage is due to wear and tear from "pot holes" or "road damage".

I'm an easy driver and dodge speed humps and slow down to a crawl when I can't. I don't exceed 65 MPH cause the fuel efficiency drops through the floor.

My Question is the following: Should the Parts and Labor be covered by the Extended Warranty? Or not? I understand Expendables and the like are Not Covered. I can understand Customer Abuse of the product not being covered. HOWEVER, I'm not in any way an aggressive driver! As gently as I drive, I expect the suspension and steering structures to last me for life! AM I WRONG? I am wondering if this is a FLAW with the design or manufacture of the Knuckle (possibly for a particular run in production), and should PRESS the Insurance Company?

The dealership is suggesting swapping the wheel bearings out with the knuckles. Which, I understand, is like changing the water pump while doing the timing chain (while you are there and at it).
 

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I would ask the dealer if they have seen this issue on other cars? If it's due to road conditions in the area it would/should have been other cars w/the same issue(s). If yours is the only one they have seen then they should go to bat for you and let the insurance company know this. Even "expendables" can be defective and should be replaced under warranty if they wear out prematurely.
 

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Hey, new member here, as someone that works at the dealership and has a 2019 Accord Sport, unfortunately it is one of those things that isn't covered under warranty because it really is just a wear and tear thing, and from what I've seen it's not really a defect of any kind, sorry man but I think your best bet is to go to the dealer and expect to spend some money.
 

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Hey, new member here, as someone that works at the dealership and has a 2019 Accord Sport, unfortunately it is one of those things that isn't covered under warranty because it really is just a wear and tear thing, and from what I've seen it's not really a defect of any kind, sorry man but I think your best bet is to go to the dealer and expect to spend some money.
Is this issue something you see often w/this generation of Accord's?
 

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45K is way to Early - I'd make them Prove those are Shot , by Demonstrating Wear & Looseness 1.
2. I have seen New Cars come from Factory with Miss Match Parts - where Aliment was Off from ~ Get Go ~ ( Very Beginning )

3. Two Auto's a V40 & 2010 CC Both had rear Camber Issues - which were only Admitted after Changes came out 3 years into Production . .


Type of Roads You Drive On are Dirt Roads , with Ruts ?
 

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I think they aren't just really built like they used to be, personally my 2019 has 24k and I've already done two alignments, I don't hit curbs and I'll cause a scene avoiding a pothole, but I do drive like an ******* around corners. It's not really an issue with new Accords it's more so an issue with new cars in my opinion, thinner, cheaper, safer cars are what we should expect to see in the future.
 
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