I have the same issue with mine. November 08, so less than a year out of the warranty deal, I have been in contact with honda ireland and this is what they are using against me, saying its outside of warranty, and they have no means because of this to recover the cost associated with replacing it for me. In my emails, i have tried to be firm enough, but not sure how to push it now. The nearest honda dealer to me don't seem interested either. Please keep us posted here as to how you get on, i may contact another dealer to see how i get on.