Sitting at Honda, 2 hours into my “appointment” only to learn the OE battery (which recently failed us on a road trip) is faulty. 2 years and 8 months old, but because the car has 36,800 miles on it, Honda has no leeway.

Never mind that almost every other aftermarket battery has a 3-year, no-questions replacement plan.

This is just “Strike 17" against Honda for me, so it’s not like I was ever coming back to the brand (or this dealer). Just venting at a seeming lack of easy customer service gestures.

If we liked the car, maintenance can feel like a labor of love. Since this is the first car for either of us that we’ve actively disliked in 20 years, it just feels like pain.