Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 114 problems related to automatic transmission torque converter (under the power train category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Honda Accord based on all problems reported for the Accord.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the start button had to be pushed several times before the engine would finally start. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (sunset Honda, 12250 los soso valley rd, luis obispo, CA) where it was diagnosed that the starter was faulty and needed to be replaced and the torque converter needed to be rotated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact was informed by the dealer that the manufacturer's TSB number: 16-002 was for the same failure. The failure mileage was 34,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 11/14/2017

Torque converter stuck off, p0741, code given. Transmission rebuild/ replacement required for continued use of vehicle. Service records show 2nd gear oil jet addition at 25,500 miles, and all subsequent servicing done at manufacturer suggested intervals, as indicated by printed shop receipts from Honda dealership. After drain and fill done after first code thrown at 106,000 miles, 50 miles later the same p0741 code thrown. Local transmission shop did teardown and said that torque converter shows signs of overheating, metal shavings in fluid, and severely worn and broken clutch materials ( I have pictures of said damage).

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Failure Date: 06/20/2016

The torque converter isnt locking up anymore. . . The car can stop any time by itself. Check engine light code p0741.

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Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving 62 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The vehicle lost power and the rpms increased. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the torque converter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 04v176000 (power train). The failure mileage was 142,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 06/02/2016

I cannot make it across busy streets safely due to my vehicles transmission torque converter. It takes too long to engage from first to second gear. There was a recall on this issue back in 2004. I bought this car from someone in 2014 not knowing about it. Issues include: transmission slips or won't engage. Car stutters or jerks while accelerating. Check engine light on.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 05/26/2016

Vehicle shutters between 20 and 25 mile per hour on acceleration. Honda forum reports that issue is the axles. The shutter still remains after axles were replaced. Reports of factory defective in torque converter causing transmission damage/failure. Vehicle currently at 77k miles. The issue has been on going for well over a year. I do not have the funds to replace multiple parts until the issue is resolved as a guessing game.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 05/06/2016

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. While driving various speeds, the contact observed a loud abnormal sound from the vehicle and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. In addition, the contact mentioned that she had the codes printed that showed that the torque converter and cylinder failed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 279,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 10/26/2015

Automobile shudders violently when driven at a constant speed. Diagnosis from the repair shop is torque converter oscillation and recommends replacement of transmission.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 10/19/2015

I took my Accord to tempe Honda for a transmission service. Two days later, as I was driving on the highway, I noticed the check engine light on and the transmission was slipping and jerking as it shifted. The code came back as a torque converter control failure. I replaced the tcc solenoid pack and the linear solenoid pack. I was informed later by tempe Honda that my transmission was failing and it needed to be replaced at my cost. I found out that Honda has issues with this transmission through several model years and they have not recalled them. I cannot drive the car anymore. Honda wants $5000 to replace it.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 10/08/2015

June 2015: torque converter: car when accelerating slammed out of gear and felt like we had been rear-ended. Car wouldn't shift from 2nd to 3rd gear. Radio: radio system back light broke at 60,000 miles current issue: gear shift knob fell off while driving. Daughter was driving car and bumped gear shift and was able to shifted from drive to neutral while the car was moving. Called Honda complaint line to complain and there was no action or concern regarding the current issue of the gear shift knob.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

I recently purchased the 2003 Honda Accord for travel. After purchasing the vehicle I noticed that the check engine light was on. The mechanic told me that there was a torque converter that needed to be replaced. After doing additional research I found that other Honda owners had this same issue. My car rumbles when driving through residential areas. When I try to enter my VIN numer in to see if my car is eligible it won't come up, but I'm definitely experiencing the transmission slipping in specific gears.

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Failure Date: 01/01/2015

2003 Honda Accord. Consumer states car stopped while driving due to transmission failure. The consumer stated the vehicle just stopped. It would not go forward, made noises and at times hesitated. The problem was diagnosed as a faulty torque converter solenoid. The consumer drove the vehicle for one week, when the problem returned. The dealer informed the consumer, the transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $5400. The consumer took the vehicle to a repair shop, where the transmission was replaced for $3,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 12/07/2014

My transmission failed because I was told the torque converter should have been replaced by the manufacturer Honda immediately after Honda realized the 199 Honda Accord torque converters were faulty. I purchased my car new and was not told about the situation until the transmission failed due to the faulty torque converter. Honda did not set up a recall or notify 199 Honda Accord owners. They paid for the repairs when the transmissions failed for a few years. I have only 62,45a miles on my car and now have a $3007. 00 bill to replace my transmission. This would not have occurred if I was told to replace the torque converter by Honda as soon as they were aware of the problem. I should be reimbursed by Honda. They refuse to do so.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

I have transmission problem with my 2004 Honda Accord at 122,000 miles. That's unheard of! I've purchased 3 Hondas before this one & never a problem. The torque converter came apart on my transmission & I had to get it rebuilt. The bill was $2200. American Honda said sorry & they couldn't guarantee when a transmission will go out. Really? 122,000 miles? I will not purchase another Honda. I was on the interstate & could have been in a serious accident! all they can say is sorry. I have never been so upset before. To top it all off the dealership wanted to repair it for $4700 or trade my car in for $1000. By the way I wasn't able to get any type of reimbursement for my repair bill.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 02/01/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated without warning and would not accelerate over 30 mph. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic, who performed a diagnostic and located the failure at the torque converter. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 103,000.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 12/02/2013

My transmission and torque converter failed on brownsville road. I called Honda who refused any type of assistance. They said it was out of warranty. I have had numerous cars in my life and never heard of the transmission dying. It seems, as I check the internet, that the Honda Accord v-6 has a history of transmission failures. To date, Honda refuses to acknowledge that issue.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 12/01/2013

As I pushed down on gas the car hesitated to go and my check engine light pops on. I took my car to advanced auto parts to check it and it read transmission torque converter.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 10/29/2013

This car has the v6 engine in it. I noticed a slight vibration when driving at about 40 mph when the car had 6500 miles on it. I took it to the dealer and they kept it for a week and said their experts in California could not see it on the computer data collected. Over a period of several months, I had it in for the same issue and finally they replaced the torque converter. The issue got considerable worse after that. I brought it back several more times, a total of over 30 days in their shop, and they now say this is normal for the car. They say the variable cylinder management (vcm) system is pulsing at 50 hz to save fuel and this pulsing causes a resonance that I am feeling and hearing. They say it is not a safety issue but I don't believe them. The vibration and noise now occurs at any speed from 15 to 60 mph. In my experience, any mechanical system that hits a resonate frequency eventually fails. The dealer's one mechanic told me this is the worst he has ever felt or heard but he can't do anything about it unless the California boys approve it. He said if he unplugs the vcm the noise and vibration go away. They told me if I paid them $6500 they would give me a new car. Any help you could provide would be appreciated.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 08/09/2013

I own a 2001 Accord v6 with a little over 136,000 miles. Check engine light came on after car had been hesitating and slipping when changing gears. Also was pulling when going around corners (almost felt like braking automaticall). Took the car in, and initially there was a code for iacv (idle air control valve). Auto shop flushed the system, reset check engine light. The next day, check engine light came on again. Brought it in after a couple of weeks and it's a code p0740 for tcc (torque converter clutch) solenoid valve circuit malfunction. Was told it's the transmission, which appears to be happening quite frequently - and conveniently after the 100,000 warranty extension was granted. Feels unsafe driving the car, not knowing if/when the transmission is going to fail, so now I'm forced to spend $2000 getting the transmission rebuilt.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 04/29/2013

Transmission failure caused by torque converter problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 04/27/2013

Per Honda manual recommendation for a tune-up @100,000 mile; on April, 2013 I went into nalley Honda for my 100k tune-up. Shortly after this service was performed, my car stared to pulsate. I return my car back to dealer and was advised I need a fuel flush. They stated this was not part of the tune-up, but should be done with a tune-up. I paid for a fuel flush. The problem still existed. I went back to the dealer and inquired if they had changes all six of my plugs and wires. They said yes. . . I asked why was I still having this issue after getting a tune-up. I was asked the grade of gas I use. I told the service tech 87, that is what the manual recommended. I was told to try 93 grade for about a month to see if that will filter and clean the lines. I did. . . However, the problem still occurs but not as bad. I call and scheduled an appointment for Saturday after thanksgiving. I'm now being told my transmission is going bad (torque converter). I said that is not possible. A 2007 vehicle with only 117,000 mile and my transmission is going out. While sitting in the customer waiting area, a gentlemen with the same identical vehicle as mine told me he had more mile on his vehicle than mines, but his transmission went out also and he had to have his rebuilt for around $2,000. 00. I said there is no way transmission should be going out on a 2007 model vehicle with only 117,000 miles. Honda need to investigate if this is a defect issue. The service manager said no, Honda does not have a recall on the problem. Someone please help!.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 03/19/2013

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the engine warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the torque converter clutch solenoid malfunctioned prematurely and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 101,000.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 06/12/2012

While accelerating to highway speed (65) my car automatic transmission suddenly fell out of gear and the engine raced to 6k rpms and was unable to catch gear again with patting the gas peddle. It was almost as if the cars brake was on because there was almost no glide. I was just barely able to get off to the shoulder and not be rear-ended at high speed. I turned off the car for a few minutes and started it back up and it was able to progress through shifting but is now unable to advance above 50 miles per hour due to it not being able to shift higher. It is also falling out of gear when idling. I kept regular maintenance on my car and changed the transmission fluid about 15k miles before I experienced this issue. I am being told by a transmission shop that the problem is likely with the torque converter and I will likely n need a new transmission at the tune of ~$4000. 00 needless to say I feel this is an extreme safety hazard and probably caused by original parts being low quality or poorly designed.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 01/02/2012

The car began driving rough in city driving, gradually becoming worse. Now it shudders and rattles at 30-40 mph. Several trips to the dealer ultimately resulting in diagnosis of transmission/torque converter failure. Fortunately it didn't just cut out at a dangerous time. Replacement cost is nearly the value of the vehicle.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 12/27/2011

The car wont shift out of first gear. Mechanic says torque converter is broken. This seems to be a problem with this car.


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