Transmission Noise Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 89 problems related to transmission noise (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   Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 08/02/2017

The contact owns a 2006 Honda Accord. While driving various speeds, the transmission skipped gears and caused the engine to rev very high. Also, a knocking noise was present coming from the engine. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who was unable to determine the cause of the failures. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v395000 (power train). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The local dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 110,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2017

Transmission recall- second owner of 2003 Honda Accord. Bought it at 76,000 miles, now at 95,000 miles. I'm night driving at 75mph in the fast lane with a constant flow of traffic including big rigs. Near the end of a construction median which was placed precisely on the left line of the lane, my car jolts backwards as if I slammed on the brakes. Freaked out, I thought maybe I ran something over. Then 2 minutes later my car jolts backwards again like a fast emergency brake. I could feel my body lock against my seatbelt. I safely get to the shoulder and panic as I am an hour from home and I'm in the ghetto. As I pull back on to get off the highway my car is at a constant rev of 5 and making a loud awful machine noise. I try to put it in reverse and it doesn't reverse. I turn it off then try again, it works once then doesn't do anything. I get towed to Honda, I saw how the previous owner had a jet kit installed because of a 2004 recall which states if under 15,000mi install a jet kit, if over, examine the gears and or replace transmission. Replace. Because of this recall which was more so a bandaid of the problem, my mint condition car is all money bags. I do not think Honda will do another recall or pay partially for the repair. 95,000 miles! I read on car complaints how many people had these same issues with Honda America and Honda dealerships. This is not right! if you create and sell a dangerously faulty product, fix and replace them! NHTSA recall #: 04v176000 Honda recall #: p38.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2009 Honda Accord 3
Failure Date: 11/19/2016

The contact owns a 2009 Honda Accord. When the vehicle was started, a rattling noise emerged from the engine compartment. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was transmission failure. The dealer confirmed the diagnosis. The contact stated that the failure occurred for the last two years and was getting worse. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 81,153.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 09/17/2016

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Accord. While driving approximately 45 mph, a clicking noise started to emerge from the engine compartment. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle stalled. The contact coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. In 2004,the transmission was repaired through a manufacturer's recall. The approximate failure mileage was 147,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1999 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Noise in the right axle in the transmission.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2010 Honda Accord 6
Failure Date: 06/08/2015

The contact owns a 2010 Honda Accord. The contact stated that a rattling noise emerged from the transmission and made a loud sound. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The dealer stated that a secondary shaft bearing fractured. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist and the diagnosis was the same. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,370.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 05/31/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. While driving at approximately 55 mph and attempting to change lanes, an abnormal noise emitted from under the front of the vehicle and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the transmission misfired and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11v395000 (power train). The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 03/12/2015

I came to a stop at a busy intersection. When the light turned green, I started up, taking a right turn, and the engine went into high rpms and loud clinking noises started. I stopped immediately and was almost rear-ended in the intersection. Put the car in park, but new noises started, tried l1, same thing. Had to turn the car off and leave it at the intersection with hazard lights on, but cars still were almost rear-ending me. Tow truck came 1. 25 hours later. Harrowing experience being stuck out there in that intersection! auto repair shop called and said the entire transmission has failed and I need a new one. Now I can't get to/from school! I've read the 2003 Accord has a huge problem with transmissions, so I guess I'm unfortunately in that group as well. Another dead Honda.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2014 Honda Accord 9
Failure Date: 08/20/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Honda Accord. While driving at an unknown speed, the contact heard an abnormal squeaking noise coming from the vehicle. When turning the steering wheel, there was an abnormal chiming noise. The contact also noticed bubbles on the windshield, which eventually cracked, and the exterior paint was bubbling. Additionally, the suspension and engine made abnormal cracking and hissing noises. The vehicle was taken to rick case Honda (157000 rick case Honda way, davie, FL 33331) where it was diagnosed that the squeaking noise was due to the transmission needing to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. All the other issues had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the transmission issue and provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 60,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 10
Failure Date: 09/02/2013

2000 Honda Accord. Consumer writes in regards to transmission failure. The consumer stated while driving one night, the vehicle started making strange noises and it would not pick up speed after braking or halting at traffic signals. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and inspected. The dealer informed the consumer, there was known recall on the vehicle regarding the transmission. The consumer stated he was never notified about the recall.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 1997 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 08/30/2013

The contact owns a 1997 Honda Accord. While reversing, there was a loud metallic noise coming from the hood of the vehicle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the transmission failed and the motor mount fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 170,000.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 12
Failure Date: 11/22/2012

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle decelerated independently and the transmission warning light illuminated. The contact also stated that a ticking noise could be heard coming from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was confirmed that the transmission had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the issue and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 04v176000 (power train:automatic transmission). The approximate failure mileage was 162,338.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2000 Honda Accord 13
Failure Date: 04/12/2012

Transmission was starting to jerk forward and balking when starting from a start. Transmission started to over heat. My son said that the car seamed to just give out on highway and scared him as it caused a strange feeling of something terrible wrong. Now when transmission is put into reverse a very startling noise like a loud bang is happening. Now I am afraid to let my son because of safety reasons use it. I am on a fixed income and I always take care of this car, but this is just going to break me to try to get fixed. I have read so many complaints since I started to investigate this problem that I just can't believe that Honda and the NHTSA has not remedied this dangerous and expensive problem. I had the same problem with Toyota on rusting frame rails that almost killed me and my daughter. I had to try to sell my tacoma truck at more than half its resale value, because Toyota just like Honda just wont admit or fix this serious problem. By the time the NHTSA did get Toyota to do something about the unsafe frame rust most of us owners had already had to try to get what ever money we could try to get. It was horrible to lose all that money and try to get another vehicle. Now Honda is playing with NHTSA and it is starting all over again for a lot of us Honda owners. What more can us owners do to get our fair share. I know I filed a complaint against Toyota and now Honda. I hope nhsta does something fast because as of now I have no car to use. Lets right this now. I know that a lot of hard working people deserve better than what Honda is even thinking of doing or not doing to right this problem.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 04/07/2012

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a loud grinding noise while changing gears. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. No further assistance was provided. The contact also stated that the transmission was replaced once prior at the mileage was 55,000 on September 6, 2011. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 91,613.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 15
Failure Date: 12/22/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact was driving 50 mph and heard an abnormal noise from the transmission. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who advised to the contact that they were unable to diagnose a failure within the transmission. The transmission was flushed and an oil change was performed. The failure persisted after the repairs, accompanied by an abnormal jerking motion. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer who determined that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure who offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 120,176.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 16
Failure Date: 10/17/2011

Car was running fine. No problems. All of a sudden the airbag light came on. I stopped the car and checked the seat on the passenger side and seat belts trying to figure out why it was on. I got back into the car and continued home. When slowing to turn into driveway a loud banging noise occured. The car was put in park and immediately started rolling backwards. This could have been a hazard if a car had been passing by or if this had happened in busy traffic. I could have rolled back and hurt someone, hurt myself or rolled back into oncoming trafic. Also if someone had been walking behind the car and gotten ran over and killed. Anyway it was later towed to a dealer and diagnostics ran. The dealer informed me that I needed a new transmission. That is not right. My car was like new with a little over 68 thousand miles on it. I still owe on it and purchased it brand new. Honda should be responsible for this. Since this has happened to me and I have begun to research this I found a ton of recalls for this same problem, yet I am told my car is a 6 cylinder and is not under recall. Please help. I was told it would cost me 4400 plus $ to replace the transmission. Honda should be responsible for this cost.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 17
Failure Date: 08/25/2011

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The contact was driving up an incline approximately 20 mph when the transmission began to hesitate excessively during acceleration with a loud unusual noise. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Updated 10/27/lj updated 11/07/11.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 18
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

2002 Honda Accord se v4 - 93,500 miles: while driving home from work, I stopped at a stop light and when I pushed the gas to take off, the car revved, but didn't go for several seconds and then started jerking as the car was trying to engage into first gear. From that point, every time I stopped at a light or stop sign, the car jerked wildly again and made horrible noises. Took car into the Honda dealer and was told that the transmission is totally shot and that I need a new one at a cost of $3950. 00. Car has been kept up and fluid changes done regularly.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 19
Failure Date: 06/22/2011

While driving home from pep boys to have them diagnose a noise issue with my car (the noise could not be duplicated), I was turning left from a stopped position across 3 lanes of traffic on bellaire blvd. And my transmission failed and acted as if it were in neutral. This is the 2nd transmission I have had to have installed in this Honda in the past 3 years. The first time I was on a busy freeway traveling about 60 mph when the transmission suddenly dropped to 1st or 2nd gear and would start bucking in and out of gear. Houston traffic is very busy and I feel I have escaped serious injury on more than 2 occasions with this vehicle. Something needs to be done before someone is killed or critically injured. This is a well known issue with the 2003 models.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 04/21/2011

I bought a 2011 Honda Accord lx, it was delivered with 11 miles. After I drove the car for little over 300 miles it was making a lot of noise. The noise is coming from the transmission and left side suspension when the car is put in reverse. I contact Honda of north America and inquire about the loud noise they told me that there is no recall on my car. I then contact the dealership that I bough the car from to check it out. I meet with the service manager and I let him listen to the noise, he then stated that it was normal which I find very strange. About a few days later the loud noise from the transmission also came a new problem a loud clonking noise from the left side front suspension. I contact the dealer and talk to service rep and explain what was going on he check the service record and say it was normal.

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car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2011 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 04/19/2011

Brand new 2011 Accord v-6 coupe has so many isues. This is the only car I ever owned that you hear gasoline splashing around the tank,whehn turning left or right the rear suspension squeaks,the transmission bucks like crazy when accelerating and decelerating!clunking noise from the front end. I am getting rid of it. Piece of junk. Do not buy one!been horrible and only had it since 1/1/11.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2004 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 03/20/2011

Our 2004 Honda Accord sedan v6 - automatic transmission failure. 195,000 miles the primary purpose of this correspondence is to register a serious safety issue that occurred to my wife and I on March 20 ⸠2011, at 3:30 pm. While driving at approximately 65 mph, my 2004 Honda Accord had a transmission failure and lockup. While my wife and I were traveling north on 95 north the car suddenly made a click noise and jerked as if someone had jammed on the brakes and the rpm’s raced. My husband attempted to slow down by taking his foot off the gas pedal and not touch the brake. The car violently jerked again as it slowed down. As he attempted to get onto the shoulder of the road, the car violently lurched 4-5 more times. With each of these sudden, unexpected jerks, we were thrown forward. Thankfully, our seat belts were on, which prevented us from being thrown forward into the window. Waiting to here from the salem nh Honda dealership to see what the remedy will be (replace the transmission with a rebuilt one is my guess). This was the first and only time we had any trouble with the transmission, I think this is such a serious issue which, if circumstances were different, could have caused serious injury or death. This should not happen no matter what the mileage is on the car. This sounds like a known problem to Honda and they should do an other recall like they did with the 2003 models and fix this problem.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 02/27/2011

2003 Honda Accord v6 transmission went out of the blue with 104,560 miles on it. I keep my cars mint and change fluids as recommended by the manufacturer. Honda America said due to that it's past its warranty, age and mileage they are unwilling to due anything. I've read on the NHTSA's webpage about the transmissions failing all in the same way, even my car. Obviously there's a problem that Honda is unwilling at this time to address. My dealer was the only one that cared about retaining my business by taking $250. 00 off the $2600. 00 transmission and eating hours of labor because it took longer than the Honda repair manual said. When my transmission went my engine light came on maybe 50 miles before, I thought it was my gas cap being loose, wrong! right out of no where the engine tacked to 7,000, I slowed down and pulled to the shoulder. I couldn't move forward or backwords,. Thank god the engine still ran to keep the car warm. My friend was in the car with me with his two year old, thankfully the transmission didn't kick back in and we slammed into another car, I was on the interstate when it happened. Actually broke down three miles from my dealer. And just his morning a week after being fixed I heard a crunching noise in the front end and then a mile down the road on the way to work the engine light came on, gee I wonder what it would be, gas cap not on tight enough? I had just saved up the $600. 00 dollars for the timing belt and water pump that it due to be changed at 105,000. $3300. 00 for the transmission repair.

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2006 Honda Accord 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

An abnormal noise is occurring in my vehicle transmission when I am in the secondary gear. The vehicle engine has and continues to occasionally stall as if their is a short circuit in the electrical component and transmission of the vehicle and vehicle engine which intermittently shuts down but comes back on before the vehicle engine completely stops. When the vehicle is placed in the parked gear position, the vehicle occasionally rolls until the parking emergency brake is applied. I do not want a failed transmission bearing to cause more damage to my vehicle transmission. I discovered this problem was recalled on August 8, 2011 for 2006 Honda Accord vehicles. Recall no. 11v395000, under "automatic transmission bearing failure. ".

car image   Transmission Noise problem of the 2001 Honda Accord 25
Failure Date: 11/17/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Honda Accord. The transmission was making noise and leaking oil. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and after it was inspected she was informed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and informed her to take the vehicle to the dealer and they would repair it and assume 70% of the repair cost and she would only have to pay 30% the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 50,000.



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