general problems of the 2002 Honda Accord - part 1

45 problems related to power train have been reported for the 2002 Honda Accord. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2002 Honda Accord based on all problems reported for the 2002 Accord.

car   Power Train problem 1
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

Immediately after coming to a full stop behind a car at a stoplight, the 2002 Accord lurched forward, nearly rear ending the car in front of me. After full stop was complete, there was approximately 1-2 second delay between pushing the gas pedal and when the car engages in gear again and lurches forward. All other gear changes function normally. Check engine light is illuminated, and diagnostics reveal a p0780 (shift malfunction) code. Lurching after stops and after acceleration continue at every stop now.

car   Power Train problem 2
Failure Date: 08/05/2017

While driving on freeway vehicle accelerated, continue to gain speed. Had to brake real hard, vehicle cont. To accelerate. Exiting freeway at high speed, blow a stop sign could not stop. Continue hard braking caused brakes to catch fire. Finally able to bring vehicle to a complete stop. Unknown what caused veh. To accelerate.

car   Power Train problem 3
Failure Date: 03/21/2017

Engine light came on for my 2002 Honda Accord, took it to my mechanic and error code p0780 (bad transmission) comes up. My car only has 33,804 miles. Called Honda and they will not help us. I cannot afford to replace my transmission and have to drive the car knowing it can just stop at any time.

car   Power Train problem 4
Failure Date: 10/31/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. While attempting to accelerate from a stop and while driving various speeds, the vehicle jerked and hesitated before moving forward. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 85,000.

car   Power Train problem 5
Failure Date: 01/13/2014

I have Honda Accord 2002 which has been regularly serviced by Honda dealers. I recently got my 120k service done and spend about $1000 on service and parts. At that time everything was diagnosed ok. After couple of months driving the engine light came on. I went to the dealer and was told that my car needs transmission replacement with a cost of $4000 upward. I researched on the web and came to know that the 2002 Accord have transmission issues. A recall was done in 2004 for transmission. I didn't receive any recall notice from Honda in 2004. Since Honda knows about the issue I think Honda should be liable to pay for the cost of fixing the transmission. Could anyone let me know what is my rights in this situation considering it is a known issue and Honda did nothing about it. It is a potential safety hazard since faulty transmission can lock the engine resulting in crash. Please advise.

car   Power Train problem 6
Failure Date: 08/10/2013

The subframe that supports the engine/transaxle and the front suspension is rusting through on the right side. This can result in a catastrophic failure during operation of the vehicle, and appears to be a very common defect in this generation of Accords. Most mechanics attribute the cause of the defect to the location of the airconditioner drain tube that drips condensation onto the subframe while it is running.

car   Power Train problem 7
Failure Date: 07/29/2013

I was driving in traffic and my car's d4 light began blinking and when I would slow down to a complete stop the car would jerk before coming to a stop. I had to restart the car to get it to stop jerking. This has happened maybe 4 times before and I took it to someone and they said that the transmission could be going and I would need a new one. There are thousands of complaints about the transmissions on these older Honda Accords, and I think it is about time they do something to fix this issue.

car   Power Train problem 8
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

Transmission is already jerking and slipping and out of warranty.

car   Power Train problem 9
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

My transmission runs fine but every now and then when I come to a come stop and have to press the gas to go the car will move very slowly and then jump to a high speed, this is happenning alot now. I checked the intenet and the are several others with the same year and model vehicle that are experiencing the same problems. The codes are coming back 700 and 780 with are shift malfunctions, this is very dangerous, please help!.

car   Power Train problem 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2013

I have a 2002 Honda Accord ex and the car jerks into gear, even going from 1st to 2nd gear. I am always worried taking off from a stop light because the car doesn't get into gear right away or take off smoothly.

car   Power Train problem 11
Failure Date: 02/23/2013

I was driving along, with my foot on the accelerator, but the car lost power, it stopped going forward. I managed to make it to the side of the road. The car would accelerate, and then stop accelerating, and then begin again. Going slowly, I managed to make it to the side of the road, and had the car towed to a Honda service center, where they said I needed a new transmission. I had already replaced the transmission back in 2008. The new transmission had only 53,000 miles on it before it failed. So, a 2002 Honda Accord, with 115,000 miles is on its third transmission. So the one I had installed in 2008 only lasted 53,000 miles, so Honda put a second crappy transmission in my car. They didn't fix the transmission safety problem.

car   Power Train problem 12
Failure Date: 01/29/2013

I was driving to work when the car suddenly stopped accelerating, the check engine light came on and the d4 light began blinking. I called the local Honda dealer and they told me to turn the car off and back on to get the car running again. This worked and I was able to drive home. Then I drove the car to the Honda dealer to be diagnosed. While driving my car on a very busy road with a 55 mph speed limit, it would not accelerate above 25 mph. It was a very dangerous and scary experience. After being diagnosed, Honda told me the car needed a new transmission for $4100. 00. Honda replaced the transmission in December of 2008 at 79,945 miles for $2400. 00. The car now has 119,629 miles on it and when I contacted Honda they told me that they would not help replace the transmission because the warranty period on the current transmission is 36,000 miles or 3 years. The representative from Honda instructed me to contact the NHTSA and better business bureau as next steps.

car   Power Train problem 13
Failure Date: 12/12/2012

My car has roll-away problem. If the transmission is not in park and the parking brake is not set, the vehicle rolls away. . Read more...

car   Power Train problem 14
Failure Date: 09/15/2012

I have been the single owner for this car since December 2001. Car has 103500 miles on it and has been well maintained. Vehicle started experiencing jerks when upshifting from 1st to 2nd gears. Took it to the dealer who says it will cost $4600 and I would have to pay $3100. There should be a recall as too many people are reporting the same problem.

car   Power Train problem 15
Failure Date: 09/11/2012

My 2002 Honda Accord se with 2. 4 l 4 cyl has 95,000 miles. The transmission will sometimes slam into gear when going from park to drive and slips when the car goes from 1st gear to 2nd gear. When you roll into a stop and press the accelerator to go again the vehicle will slam into gear. When I do come too a complete stop, the transmission seems like it still wants to go and then hesitates and the slams into 1st gear again. Other friends of mine with 2000-2001 Accords with 80,000 to 100,000 miles are experiencing the same issue.

car   Power Train problem 16
Failure Date: 05/29/2012

Vehicle lurked into on coming traffic causing vehicles to slam on brakes and a near miss on interstate 10. 3 or four vehicles had to go to the median,entering on-ramp headed west on i10. Not the first occasion this situation has happened.

car   Power Train problem 17
Failure Date: 12/21/2011

Sudden jerking and slipping; out of control partially; check engine light on only after a while.

car   Power Train problem 18
Failure Date: 12/15/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign id number: 04v176000,(power train:automatic transmission). The contact stated that her vehicle was not included in the recall despite having experienced the same failure. The contact stated that while changing gears, the transmission seized. The dealer was notified and advised that the gear shifter needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car   Power Train problem 19
Failure Date: 12/08/2011

Has been making a hard shift since about 65000 miles, really noticable yesterday at 94600 miles. Sometimes lose acceleration when driving.

car   Power Train problem 20
Failure Date: 12/01/2011

Automatic transmission jerks when accelerating past 20mph or when putting it in reverse. After some research, I found out that this seems to be a common problem with 2002 Honda Accords yet it has not been recalled. Please look into this issue since a lot of drivers appear to be having the same transmission problem.

car   Power Train problem 21
Failure Date: 11/23/2011

Turning a corner of a busy intersection the car made a load wump thunk sound and stopped with the engine still running. Luckily, no one rear-ended me or knocked me into the policeman in the road conducting a license check. ,.

car   Power Train problem 22
Failure Date: 11/12/2011

I got 2002 Honda Accord v6. Recently, I heard a sound when the transmission shift gear, like ban sound. The transmission began jerk while accelerating. . . . I researched on the internet and saw a lot of people with the same problem, don't know what to do.

car   Power Train problem 23
Failure Date: 10/24/2011

I have a 2002 Honda Accord v6. My tcs, check engine light and my d4 transmission light came on so I took it to the Honda dealership and they said that there was a 'problem' with my transmission and that it would need to be replaced at a total cost of $4900. I did some research and found that this is a pervasive problem in this model - transmissions are failing around 100k, some earlier - but Honda has not issued a recall or offered to replace transmissions to my knowledge. I never thought I would need to replace the transmission on my Honda ever, but now I need to replace it way too soon. I previously had a bottom of the line 1994 Honda civic dx with 140k miles and never had any issues so I decided to upgrade to their top of the line model. I bought a Honda because I wanted it to last a long time, but now this cost along with a badly needed paint job due to the clear coat eroding (another pervasive problem in this model where again Honda has not admitted fault) is more than the $6200 blue book value.

car   Power Train problem 24
Failure Date: 09/19/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximatley 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly decelerated to 25 mph without warning. Once the contact exited the highway, the vehicle would not shift into reverse. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they advised her that she needed a new transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 77,000. The VIN was unavailable.

car   Power Train problem 25
Failure Date: 09/06/2011

Transmission needs replacement. Advised by Honda 3k.

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