I absolutely agree that it's a rip off. Even if i did pay to replace it, the new part is only guaranteed for 1 year or 20,000 km or 12,200 miles.
I could never recoup that money in fuel savings. Fixing what is wrong with it makes sense however trying to find someone who knows how, seems unlikely.
Thankfully I don't have to fix it. I'm going to contact Honda and complain, for what it's worth. With this I want to warn people what might happen. If I had known this I might have passed on buying this model. That said, up until this point I felt it was the best car I had ever bought.