It would be nice if Acura covered it.
But you wouldn't pay them $58,000 for a $50,000 car and say that you were only marginally overpaying.
You may think you have a special case, and everyone feels the same way about their problems. You are asking Acura to give 'everybody' a 58,000 mile warranty. They could do that, but it would have to be reflected in the price of the car.
If a clamp will solve the problem that's the route I'd go. The dealer maybe should have offered that as an option.
Well, I did buy a quality vehicle, not a cheap one. Something like this I didn't "wear out", or abuse. I can only compare this experience to SAAB and BMW. I had issues the same bit out of warranty, and they each covered it, SAAB being a heater control, and BMW being two sets of coils, one at 60k and one at 95k. I admit I was shocked when BMW picked up coil set #2, but when one goes they replace all of them. This contrasts with Acura... the three trips to the same dealer, where they replaced no coils, then one, then two coils, and repeatedly refused to (IN warranty mileage) replace the whole set. It still wasn't right, and I risked the $ buying new plugs and coils prior to buying out at the end of the lease to see if the erratic idle would go away. The dealer said if there is no "check engine" then there is no issue. When I replaced the plugs and coils, two things...the car went back to being a sewing machine, and the spark plugs they claimed (and charged Acura for) were replaced, weren't. They also only replaced the easy to get to front three coils, where it was really one of the back ones which was bad-but they didn't reach around...they did claim to replace two "back cylinder" coils on the work order. Nice. Now that the truck again ran smoothly, I was confident enough to buy it....but they should have replaced all the coils the first run out and this customer would not be ranting on an interweb BB......nor should I have had to have this "choice", or wrench a car still under warranty at the time.
I agree that a company has to draw a line somewhere, and I will have some fun with hose clamps. Still, I have learned first hand that this dealer, at least, won't fix simple problems under warranty.
When the time comes, and my current car (MDX is mom's car) blows up/wears out/is hit in traffic, a 2003 3 series with 255k, and I HAVE to get a new one, there are two primary choices....a TL or another 3. The 3 is more $, but in my experience, they will stand behind it where Acura has not. Not replacing a bad coil or a $10 heat shield is penny wise and pound foolish.
Off to the hardware store for clamps......