Does VCM come on in ECO and standard driving modes or only ECO?
In terms of VCM causing issues, much of Honda's reputation is in reliability, and a lot of that is through word of mouth. I find it hard to believe they would implement a system that could undermine this reputation ?. Speaking of reliability, Honda ranked 12th out of 30 brands on the new Consumer Reports car reliability rankings
released yesterday, for what it's worth. (Passport was named most unreliable Honda vehicle lol I think by default since it is the newest model.)
Regarding stereo, similar thing happened to me during test drive! Bass and treble were set as low as possible. Thought man this might be a dealbreaker, it sounds horrible. Luckily went in and brought both of them up to flat and was like ahhh ok, I knew it couldn't be that bad lol.