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Owner's manual is not standard issue in the new cars anymore.

They provide you with an Owner's Guide, instead. The Owner's Manual is a healthy 5000 page book that you probably don't want to lug around in the car everyday anyway.

Free to new owners within the first 6 months. Call Honda Customer care. Shipping is free and may take 5 weeks. Typical delivery time from Helms Publications.

Service manual and bulletins can be obtained via techinfo.honda.com/ . Even the 1976 Accord shop manual is still in print LMFAO.
 

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No Accord Service manual released to consumers since 2012 model year :(

Someone needs to go pirate the dealer issued CD ROMs.
 

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Manuals not being available in print is becoming more popular these days. As you stated they are offered free to the original owner for free during the first six months of ownership. Also they are available to download free (at anytime) in PDF format.

Regarding service manuals not being offered by Honda is probably a two-fold reason... first... liability - vehicles are inundated more and more w/computer electronics that the average user w/o the correct sophisticated equipment doesn't have the ability to work on them (think of all the safety systems - CMBS, lane departure, etc, if an owner were to work on these systems and for some reason they didn't operate correctly and the owner was injured or killed they [Honda] could be sued), secondly... service money lost - the more we as owners can't/aren't able to do is revenue for dealerships/shops.
 

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Right to Fix topic is losing in courts by lobbyists for the dealers. Hot topic.

I still have the full set of service manuals for the Insight and 20 years later I'm still learning something about the car when I need to fix something.
 

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Well if you guys ever need help with some diagrams etc etc, feel free to drop me a pm.
Thanks for the offer and also thanks for the assistance you have provided already.(y)
 

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You can get a big ole owners manual for free from Honda. There is a request form on the site somewhere. I ordered it and it came in a week.

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Owner's manual is not standard issue in the new cars anymore.

They provide you with an Owner's Guide, instead. The Owner's Manual is a healthy 5000 page book that you probably don't want to lug around in the car everyday anyway.

Free to new owners within the first 6 months. Call Honda Customer care. Shipping is free and may take 5 weeks. Typical delivery time from Helms Publications.

Service manual and bulletins can be obtained via techinfo.honda.com/ . Even the 1976 Accord shop manual is still in print LMFAO.
Where can I get a manual for my 2018 accord 1.5
 

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Don't know where you got that nice paper manual..But I am jealous
That manual can be purchased from the link I previously posted (it was free to original owner within the first six months of ownership).
 

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Free to owner should include certified used cars, too. I’d call Honda.

An operators/owners manual is a basic human right.
 

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Free to owner should include certified used cars, too. I’d call Honda.

An operators/owners manual is a basic human right.
They are still free to download but I can understand (and most would) that printed manuals and shipping cost would add up... to provide them free forever is expensive. Lately most manufacturers aren't providing owners manuals unless requested (wife owns a '19 Acura TLX w/printed manuals having to be requested as my '18 Accord). It's a sign of the times of being "environmentally friendly" unless requested printed manuals (etc.) aren't provided unless requested and only to original owner for a limited time.... is what it is... don't see that changing (before long printed materials will no longer be offered and they all will be provided electronically for end users to print if wanted).
 
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