Noises During Shifting Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 50 problems related to noises during shifting (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   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 07/01/2018

Tl-the contact owns a 2013 Honda crosstour. The contact stated that while stationary, upon starting the vehicle, there was a strange grinding noise coming from the starter, as stated by the contact. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent and occured several times over the period of three months. Napleton's river oaks Honda - 17220 torrence Ave, lansing, IL 60438 (708) 782-4770 - was made aware of the failure and diagnosed that the starter and the gear shifter box were faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired under warranty for the replacement of the starter and the gear shifter box. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided the contact with case number: 09072371. The contact referenced TSB: a16-002 (electrical system) as a potential cause of failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2018 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 04/05/2018

The transmission does not shift correctly on the 10speed it jerks and shutters all the time in first thru 5 th gear the brake booster makes a clicking noise when stopping movin it from drive to park to neutral the transmission shutters when in several gears and bangs you head against the head rest the rear seat leather was bit stitched correctly.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2017 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 09/27/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Honda Accord. While attempting to depress the accelerator pedal, the vehicle moved very slowly. The contact shifted into reverse and heard an abnormal noise. After placing the vehicle in drive, it became difficult to move while the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was towed to rick case Honda (15700 rick case Honda way, davie, FL 33331) where the diagnosis was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. In addition, the vehicle was shook violently. The vehicle was taken back to rick case Honda where it was diagnosed that the transmission was at fault. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,400.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

Upon accelerating from a stop, the car has no power making it unsafe to move out of the way of approaching traffic. There is a considerable amount of hesitation between shifting gears until the vehicle reaches a level driving speed. There is a hard downshift when slowing the vehicle to a stop or even just decreasing the speed. There is a significant amount engine noise during acceleration until the transmission changes gears. Driving up a hill from a stop or slow roll causes the vehicle to barely respond and the rpms reach very high levels before the gears change and acceleration is achieved.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 06/29/2014

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated there was a loud noise upon shifting gears. The service engine sensor and the gear sensor illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 11v395000 (power train). The vehicle was to be inspected and repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 78,000.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 06/09/2014

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would make a loud noise intermittently when shifting gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that a bearing or a race was defective. The vehicle had not been repaired. The contact was made aware of recall NHTSA campaign id number 11v39500 (power, train). However, the VIN was not included on the recall. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

05/25/14 while backing the vehicle out of my drive way I noticed the a thumping sound and a jerking from the vehicle which caused great alarm from me. I called the dealer and they told me to bring it in. When I took the vehicle in the kept it for about a day and told me that they could not find anything wrong with it and that the inspector said that the same thing was happening to a new vehicle, that the noise and jerking was just the way it was. They called it a hard shift. My car is not a daily driven vehicle being I have two other cars that I primarily use. At the time of the incident my car had aprox. 303 miles on it. Now several months later on 01/01/15 when I went to start my vehicle I noticed the same problem, and being that I had already taken it once to the dealer and them telling me nothing was wrong with it, I had no second thought of taking it out on the road. I proceeded to drive down my residential street and realized I had forgot something at home. So on the residential intersection I started to make a u turn when all of a sudden steering cut out on me in the middle of my turn. I narrowly missed oncoming traffic and stopped right before I hit the curb and a parked car. When I did stop and got my composure back I looked down and there was a steering wheel light on and a buzzing noise. All this while going no more then 6 miles and hour. At this current moment my car is less then 2 years old and has less then 400 miles on it and I cannot believe that this would happen to such a new car with so little miles on it. Following this incident I googled my car to see if I was the only one having this problem and lord behold I was not. There are numerous accounts of this happening to other people some resulting in serious accidents. But most of the cars in those incidents that I could see had about 20k to 30k miles on them and mine does not even have 1k on it yet.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 03/28/2014

While driving, the d4 indicator from the transmission is illuminated. Extremely slow or delayed gear engagement, upshifts or downshifts. Loud noise from the transmission this posed a danger while driving. Honda dealership told me there was no warranty extension. But upon calling Honda they told me there was an extension of warranty.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 03/16/2014

2003 Honda Accord v6. Going approximately 70mph on a major highway and the car violently downshifted as if I had slammed on the brakes. Almost hit by other cars on multiple occasions as the problem persisted. Also heard a whining noise/rattling under the hood while driving in 2nd gear. Once I smelled burning I knew it was time to give up. Had to get car towed an hour away.

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Failure Date: 04/28/2013

Brought 2003 Accord in oct 2010 with approximately 66k miles on it. In December 2010, I had to return it to the dealer because it was shifting very rough, and I would hear a grinding sound while driving to work(approx. 16 miles, round trip). There was a recall on the issue, however, the dealership manager tried to have me pay $285 for shipping costs of the parts. After some haggling for 2 days, he called me back & said they'd pay for it since it was around the holidays (lucky me!). Today, the transmission felt as if it literally fell out the car! while pulling out of my parking spot, it felt as if I ran over something huge! I put the car in reverse & it wouldn't move. I put in gear(automatic) and it made a loud whirring sound,then a grinding sound. I immediately put in park & the noise got louder. I turned the car off & it stopped, looked under the car, nothing. I started car again, put in gear, no movement & loud noise started again. I turned car off & had to get family members to assist in pushing it to a parking spot. Searched for & found dealer invoice from 2010 repair, and it states "warr. Exp. 11sept2013". . . . . . Halleluah! I'm calling the dealer 7am on Monday, letting them know I'm bringing it in, and I'm not paying a dime!.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 12/04/2012

The car initially would stick with a brief pause when shifted from reverse to forward. Several days later while driving on the freeway the car suddenly began to slow between 30-40 miles an hour. In order to get home we had to turn off the car and then restart and coast. In an effort to transport to our mechanic the car would not go in reverse and would not go into drive so we had to tow it in neutral to the shop. The mechanic was able to verify how the transmission fluid was black and smelled burnt. His prognosis was that I will need a new transmission. Within the past couple of months I had the car in the shop because of engine noise. It was thought to be the transmission and further diagnostics revealed the idler tensioner pulleys had to be replaced. At the time computer diagnostics revealed no problems with the transmission and the fluid was fine as well.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 09/11/2012

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, a clicking sound was heard from the front end of the vehicle. The contact also stated that a grinding noise was noticed when shifting between gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a private mechanic who both informed the contact that the transmission and bolt joints failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 74,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact was driving 20 mph when the vehicle exhibited a loud, abnormal knocking noise. The contact was unable to accelerate of shift from second gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the second gear had burned and as a result, the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The manufacturer advised that because the transmission was not locked, the vehicle would not be repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 150,000.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 06/10/2011

The transmissions on my 2000 Honda Accord lx v6 started slipping then erratically revving up to 4000 rpms then shift all the suddent. And most of the time when I shift to reverse it just does a huge clunk noise and a suddent hard shift then goes into reverse. My Honda only have 93,000 miles.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 06/03/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the transmission was exhibiting an unusually loud noise as well as sticking nad shifting hard between gears. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that there was an internal failure within the transmission. The transmission would have to be rebuilt. The manufacturer was contacted who informed the dealer not to repair the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 170,000.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 05/29/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while parked, she attempted to shift from park into reverse. The gear shifter was very stiff and the contact heard a loud grinding noise. The failure also occurred when shifting from drive into park. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 04/18/2011

While accelerating in 2nd gear, the transmission slips causing the engine to rev, but the car remains in a neutral state. Feels like the transmission is shifted into neutral while driving and then shifted back into drive. Once the transmission catches, the vehicle shifts extremely hard. There is a loud whining noise coming from the front of the car while accelerating, that didn't exist before. After taking the vehicle to the dealer, it was discovered that the transmission is faulty. This vehicle has already had the transmission replaced because of a safety recall which pertains to this exact problem. Honda refuses to fix the transmission because they state the transmission has already been replaced.

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Failure Date: 04/01/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated that after having repairs performed on the vehicle under a manufacturer's recall, the vehicle began exhibiting a loud noise and violent jerking while driving 30 mph and shifting gears. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 101,000.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 02/01/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would make a loud noise when shifting into drive or reverse. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 09/28/2010

After 9 years of perfect satisfaction with a 2001 Honda Accord,I purchased a new 2010honda Accord on 08/2010. Loud whining noise started after approx. 1000 miles of driving. Heard whine, loud and consistant on startup and the whine intensifies as the engine warms with driving. Dealer replaced power steering pump on my third trip to Honda service. Noise continues even louder with new pump. A return trip to Honda dealer I was told it is a noise charteristic of this model. The nerve racking whine is deadened only with the radio vol. Turned up. Two other problems create very stressful driving conditions. The head rest extend too much forward creating severe neck strain and the stiff feel in the seats require constant shifting of position. I will never purchase nor recommend a Honda to anyone. My main concern now: is this whine an indicater for an unsafe situation or for a more serious mechanical problem?.

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car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 09/12/2010

2000 Honda Accord whining noise -dealer inspected -said okay to drive. Within twenty miles - car stopped moving forward - manually shifted gears - worked temporarily until got car stopped in parking lot - then nothing - towed back to dealer and received diagnosis next day of transmission failure. Surprised because dealer had changed transmission at 33,000 under an extended warranty due to known transmission problems. No recall per manufacturer, but offer warranty due to their concern. . Read more...

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 07/26/2010

2003 Honda Accord with transmission recall performed on second band lubrication problem recalled by selling dealer@ aprox12,000 miles at my request was noted that if transmission had early failure that ho mo CO would need to be responsible for repairs incurred and all expenses . Then at 78,658 miles transmission began harsh shift from first to second ratio ,also audible turbine noise noted . After reading multiples of same issues blogs from vehicle owners that crashed or barely avoided being in a crash due to inferior transmission designs and internal trans-lubrication problems even after said recall was performed by dealership in n. C. We believe that our 2003 Accord is no longer safe to drive / transport passengers as of this day of 07/26 /2010 and request that a complete study which consist of all the affected vehicles be repaired by ho mo CO. At their expense for parts ,labor, for all parties in question and all persons that have filed claim with local dealerships and also with all persons so mentioned above that have contacted ho mo CO. Customer service. In hope that no one dies!.

car image   Noises During Shifting problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 12/04/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Honda Accord. While driving the vehicle at various speeds, she noticed that the transmission was slipping between gears. The dealer stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was also making a noise when the transmission shifted from park to reverse. The current and failure mileages were 72000.

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Failure Date: 10/30/2009

My name is earlene belsey and I am a 79 year old widow. I own a 2001 Honda Accord. In 2002, the Honda motor company sent out a notice notifying all Honda Accord owners that there is a defect in this model's transmission and the company was going to extend the warranty for an additional "seven years or 100,000 miles, which ever comes first. " they did not recall this model car to obviously save money. They stated that "if you have any problems with your transmission during this extended warranty period,just bring your car and they would replace it at no cost. " problems that could occur are " abnormally loud noises. . . Extremely slow or delayed gear engagement. . . Abnormal gear shifting. . . Erratic harsh shifting. . . Hard shifts when engine is cold" which is just a few of the issues listed. I always kept this in the back of my mind and hoped that nothing would occur. Since they did not take action to recall the car, I just hoped a safety issue would not arise. Even though the manufacture suggests you due transmission service at 60,000 miles, I acted conservatively knowing there could be a potential problem in the future, so I serviced the transmission at 30,000 miles, and again, hoped there would not be an issue. About a week ago, my transmission started shifting erratically. I have just 66,000 miles on this car, but the seven year part of the warranty has expired on this defective product. I asked my son if he could respond to this problem with my car. He agreed and was driving my car to the Honda dealer and was almost killed on the freeway by a semi-truck when the car failed to shift. He took the car to the Honda dealer and they suggested to file a claim with corporate which he did on Friday, oct 30th. On Monday Nov 2, 2009 corporate offered a "hypothetical offer of a 25% discount on the replacement of the trans, which will cost $3,000. I want 100%, replacement and they refused. Can you please help me? my case # with Honda is n012009-10-3000303. Ph 800 999-1009.

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Failure Date: 08/07/2009

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 30 mph, she heard a loud noise and was unable to shift gears. There were no warning lights illuminated. The transmission was replaced on August 7, 2009 by an independent mechanic. She was responsible for paying $1,265 to replace the transmission. She spoke to a Honda representative regarding a goodwill repair listed on their website and was advised to fax her receipt and she would notify her about the reimbursement amount on September 8, 2009 since the warranty has expired. The representative gave her a case number and also stated that she needed to investigate her method of payment. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.



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