Transmission Gear Slipping problems of the 1999 Honda Accord

27 problems related to transmission gear slipping have been reported for the 1999 Honda Accord. The most recently reported issues are listed below.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 1
Failure Date: 12/15/2015

The automatic transmission is slipping a problem with Honda, and the car was getting a state inspection and found out the sub frame was rusted on the passenger side . Will not pass a pennsylvania state inspection this is a problem with 1999 to 2002 Accords call Honda they will not help ( 168000 miles on car ).

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 2
Failure Date: 02/16/2015

The transmission seems to be slipping while I am driving the car. Basically, at certain points (I think these are at gear shifts) the engine revs up and I get a big jerk in the car. This is very perceptible at the gear shift near a speed of 40-45 mph.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 3
Failure Date: 05/15/2008

The transmission was slipping from 1st to 2nf gear, it was mildly noticeable. I had it checked out by transmission auto shops and they said I would be fine and there was not any indication of problems from the diagnostic tests. I continued to drive it for a year. Then one day it shifted so hard I barely made it out of the middle of the city going through multiple intersections to find a place to park it. The transmission will need to be replaced. Had the transmission dropped in the middle of the busy city, I know it could have caused an accident.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 4
Failure Date: 02/03/2008

At 92 k miles, the alternator broke down and the transmission started slipping, the car jumps forward on the second shift. Dealer advise to replace transmission.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 5
Failure Date: 09/27/2007

Car is stalling and seems that transmission is slipping. In researching web, I have run across at least 20 drivers, with exact same make, model etc. Although my car has 120k miles, some only had 60k when their transmission failed. Every mechanic that I spoke with (including dealership) admits that the transmission in these models are known to fail. I can't believe that a dealer as reputable as Honda has not been made to reengineer their transmissions. According to the complaints I have read, even the 2004 models have transmissions beginning to fail. It seems extremely unfair that the customers are the ones footing the bill.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 6
Failure Date: 01/06/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Honda Accord. When accelerating from a stop, the vehicle speeds forward. The dealer stated that the transmission is slipping and needs to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that they will replace the transmission free of charge, but the contact would be responsible for the labor. The engine size was unknown. The current mileage is 83,000 and failure mileage was 60,000.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 7
Failure Date: 09/30/2006

: the contact stated while traveling 20 mph, the vehicle jerked when shifted into reverse or 1st gear. The transmission slipped between 3rd and 4th gears and transmission fluid was seen on the driveway. The vehicle was inspected by an independent service dealer, then by the service dealer, who determined the transmission needed replacement. The service dealer replaced the transmission and the manufacturer was notified.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 8
Failure Date: 04/26/2006

The transmission slips, shudders, free spins, and shifts very erratic. It started suddenly just out of no where. This transmission isn't very good, and Honda is denying any defects in it. Its really messed up how Honda is treating customers who have come to love Honda cars.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2005

At 99k miles the transmission started slipping. The car jumps forward on the second shift. Dealer advises to replace transmission cost $3800.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 10
Failure Date: 10/15/2004

The transmission was slipping. The gears were defective and the fluid was discolored.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 11
Failure Date: 09/22/2004

My 1999 Accord has 70,000 orginal miles on it. Then one day the gears stated slipping and within a week the check engine light came on. Dealership recommends new transmission for $4000. But dosen't know why tranmission has failed. Still working with dealership on repair.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 12
Failure Date: 07/21/2004

My transmission started slipping. Specifically between 1st and 2nd. I took it in assuming that it was something that could be tuned up, but they could not find anything wrong. I drove the car for another week and had it fail miserably. I could not get out of 1st gear and drove home at 5 mph. This time the check engine light went on. The dealer says that I need a new transmission.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 13
Failure Date: 06/30/2004

When backing out of my driveway, which is slightly inclined, the transmission in my 1999 Accord v6 will slip as if the gears are not meshing and it violently pops. It also requires me to press hard on the accelerator for the car to even back out of the driveway. The transmission also does not shift smoothly when driving and sometimes downshifts erratically, such as after I've already stopped. I bought this car used with 72,000 miles after taking it to the nearest Honda dealership for a thorough checkout prior to the purchase. I was not told of a transmission problem with this model by the dealer, and everything checked out ok except they said the transmission fluid needed to be changed, which I did. After approximately 1 week, the transmission slipped for the first time with me. I carried it to the dealer again and was told this was "normal" for a Honda. Well, it's not normal for my other two Honda Accords (91 and 92). It now slips every day that I drive it and I believe it will completely fail pretty soon. I suspect the previous owner probably had the transmission fixed and then sold it to me. I also have a 2002 odyssey, which ironically, is in the shop today for a recall to check the 2nd gear in the tranmission for over-heating and to install a "oil jet" whatever the hell that is. I am very angry at Honda and will probably never buy another Honda of any kind if a recall is not issued on these obviously cheaply designed and dangerous transmissions. Why can't you put some pressure on Honda to include the 1999 model Accord with the 2000+ models for the trans recall? it's obvious that there is a significant problem.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 14
Failure Date: 06/29/2004

The vehicles automatic transmission would slip between first and second gear. The interior lights were intermittent, the alternator was found faulty and made noises, and there was moaning coming from the engine area at times. The consumer requested reimbursement.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 15
Failure Date: 05/20/2004

Transmission slippage. Dealer replaced under warranty with remanufactured transmission.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 16
Failure Date: 04/11/2004

Automatic transmission is failing at a very low mileage, when the engine is hot, the transmission starts slipping, and the car loses control.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 17
Failure Date: 04/07/2004

Please any information will help. I read your 1999 Honda Accord transmission complaint. I'm also having problems with my car my transmission keeps slipping between 1 & 2 gear and olny has 80,000 and my local Honda dlr wont cover the repairs which right now I cant afford so I have no choice but to drive like that for now, any information would help. Thank you.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 18
Failure Date: 03/05/2004

Transmission slips. There are only 92,000 miles on the car. Dealer advised that transmission needs to be replaced at a cost of $5200 for a new transmission. This is higly unusual for a car 5 years old with less than 100,000 miles especially given that Honda provided an extended warrantee on the same Accord in 2000-2001.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 19
Failure Date: 01/03/2004

I have a 1999 Honda Accord v6 ex sedan. It currently has approximately 56,000 miles on it, and much to my surprise the vehicle has required a new transmission @ 55,000. Apparently this is a common problem with this vehicle and is mentioned on many internet forums. The cost of replacing this tranmission is rather substantial. The 00-01 models have an extended warranty from Honda on the transmission for 7 years and 100,000 miles, but for some reason the 1998-1999 models were left out even though they were the same generation vehicles. I almost got rear ended a few times due to transmission slippage. I hope some action can be taken to have the warranty extended to include the 1998 to 1999 Honda also.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 20
Failure Date: 01/01/2004

Accord 1999 ex-v6 transmission sometimes shifts hard and 4th gear slips and shudders, also unexpected harsh downshifts or erratic shifting. Suspect the problem to be similar to model year 2000 and 2001, but no recall issued for 1999.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 21
Failure Date: 11/17/2003

Intermittently, the transmission is slow to engage from reverse to drive. Also the transmission will slip while up shifiting, causing the car to stall and then jerk into gear. When down shifiting, the car would stall when shifting from 3rd to 2nd gear. The dealer states that the transmission is defecvtive and needs to be replaced. Honda has extended the warranties on the 2000/01 model years which have the same v6 automatic transmission, but not on the 99 Hondas.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 22
Failure Date: 04/28/2003

I have a 1999 Honda Accord exv6 the transmission started slipping 3 months ago. I called my dealer at that time because I had received a letter Nov 2001 from Honda stating that there was a warrany extension for egr system clogging. The service advisor stated that this would not help my case. Now at 70000 I need a new transmission. I bought this car after owning a Toyota for 12 years w/ no problems. To say the least I am disgusted.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 23
Failure Date: 03/29/2003

Transmission slips and lurches. Requested dealer service and adjustment. Fluids replaced, but no service performed. Service manager evasive and mis-leading. Made appointment for adjustment, fluid and filter change, dealer did just one. Fluid was not burnt or discolored. Problem persists. Warranty extension should be ordered expanded to include 1999 model.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 24
Failure Date: 10/15/2002

Transmissions slips and shifts roughly and inconsistently. Warranty has been extended but only for '00 & '01 models. Same faulty transmission standard with 1999 Accords. It is only a matter of time before people start getting hit and do the hitting as shifting becomes unpredictable.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 25
Failure Date: 05/29/2002

Transmission slips in lower gears. Also lurches forward upon acceleration in all gears. This lurching is often quite severe causing the car to swerve which is incredibly dangerous.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 26
Failure Date: 11/10/2000

The transmission is slipping on a 1999 Honda Accord 2 door. There is severe jerky motion between shifts. Also while slowing down and trying to accelerate again the car lunges forward violently with what seems to be double gear shift. My family owns the 4 door version of the car also, which does not have such symptoms. Out of 7 people I know who also owns the Accord, 3 people have such problems. The problem persists to date. Honda claims that since it does not occur with "many" of production cars, it will not issue a recall! this is outrageous!.

car   Transmission Gear Slipping problem 27

While traveling, the transmission slipped gears. The consumer is unable to drive. The closest Honda dealer was contacted and replaced the part. The part took a month to obtain. Similar experience to that of the 2000-01 Honda Accord auto transmissions as documented in a recent recall.

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