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Transmission Solenoid problems of the 2002 Honda Accord

Nine problems related to transmission solenoid have been reported for the 2002 Honda Accord.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 1
Failure Date: 12/27/2011

Gear selector flashes, d4 over and over, sets check engine light with multiple codes related to transmission issue. Tested solenoids, replaced failed one, still having issue. Will not go into 4th. When it goes into 4th, id does not stay in 4th gear. Sometimes it will get to 3rd, but again doesn't stay. 2nd is the highest that works. Bucks and jerks violently, and is a pure danger to drive on the street. It has been parked and not driven since the transmission failed.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 2
Failure Date: 03/14/2011

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact stated that when the vehicle engine was started, the gear shifter became was inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who performed a diagnostic test and advised the contact that the shift solenoid valve failed and the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 182,000.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 3
Failure Date: 10/09/2010

Contamination of the linear solenoid and its associated passages inside the transmission will cause transmission failure.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2009

I was told 2 years ago by a Honda dealership that a solenoid was defective in the transmission. Solenoid was replaced but problems did not go away completely. Transmission would shift, but hard and with great delay in 1st gear. I returned to 2 other dealerships but was told that the car did not have an issue. I will not travel with the car as I am afraid the transmission will fail when it gets hot as it did the 1st time when I was 300 miles from home. I recently took the car to a local transmission shop whom I trust and was told this is a common occurrence with this make and model. I was also told that a recall was issued but I never was notified by mail or phone even though this is a 1 owner car.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 5
Failure Date: 12/20/2008

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. Whenever the accelerator pedal was depressed, the engine would rev very loudly and the vehicle would slowly switch into gear. The failure occurred at 30 mph. The vehicle would never shift into third or fourth gear. It would only remain in second gear and rev very loudly. A mechanic stated that there were two solenoid valves that needed to be replaced. After the repairs, the vehicle would operate normally in third and fourth gear. Four months later, the transmission is beginning to slip once again. The contact found that the transmission was recalled up to the 2001 model; however, the 2002 model is experiencing the same issues. He believes that the 2002 Accords should also be recalled. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 55,000 and current mileage was 69,800.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 6
Failure Date: 10/13/2008

We purchased this vehicle in 2008 from a Honda dealership's used car lot (under a seperated name that was closed down a few months after we bought our car). Within a month, the transmission began jerking and surging. Being a mechanic, I hooked it up to a machine and found out the transmission had a code displaying. Honda's spreadsheet stated that the problem was the "1 2 shift solenoid" or if this failed to repair the issue, "replace transmission". Come to find out it was a known issue, one that has caused accidents in the past, and that Honda has done very little about it to compensate customers. We had the car repaired at the shop that ralph shomp (the dealership) took all their cars to. It has worked for almost 3 years. We have only gotten 32,000 miles out of this car, and are now looking at another transmission repair/replacement. I am currently in the navy, I leave my family for long periods of time, this has been the worst car I have ever owned, and the company who should be responsible for selling us a lemon refuses to do anything about it. Neither the dealership or Honda wish to take any kind of responsibility for their poor customer service.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 7
Failure Date: 08/01/2008

My 2002 Honda Accord ex doesn't shift out of first until it goes into limp mode (very hard shift). The d light then begins to blink and my check engine light comes on. If I am on a hill the car will roll backwards while in drive and my car isn't a standard. I do not feel safe if a car is behind me. I have had it looked at and all I have found was it may be a solenoid or just a faulty transmission. It happens every day. During the winter months it isn't as bad but it still occurs.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 8
Failure Date: 03/12/2008

My transmission slips and jerks going into 1st and second gear. It also jerks when I come to a complete stop and jerks out of 1st gear. The car eventually wouldn't accel when I pressed on the gas and would only go 20 mph. I took it to a Honda dealer and they said I needed a new transmission so I took it to another car shop who replaced the solenoids which seemed to help a little. I have been driving it for a while now but it is still not 100% and recently has been getting worse and is really slipping or jerking into gear everytime I drive it.

car   Transmission Solenoid problem 9
Failure Date: 03/20/2006

I was driving my 2002 Honda Accord when there was jerking motion when the car would shift gears. The jerking motion also occurred when the car was shifted to reverse. I was instructed by a mechanic to call american Honda. After speaking with a customer service representative I was told to take the car to a local Honda dealership. The dealership performed a diagnostic test on the car and reported that the car needed a solenoid . After having replaced the solenoid the car still did not function properly and it was found that the car needed a new transmission. American Honda did pay for the transmission but I had to pay for the labor. Doing a diagnostic test on the car the dealer told me that the transmission had failed.