Transmission Not Go Into Gear Problems of Honda Accord - part 1

Honda Accord owners have reported 108 problems related to transmission not go into gear (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 Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 1
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. While driving 55 mph, the transmission failed to shift gears without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2013 Honda Accord 2
Failure Date: 03/14/2017

My transmission fluid was very low so I took it in to the dealership to get it checked out. Prior to this my brother drove my car and said it was not going into gears smoothly. When I took it into the dealership the representative said low transmission fluid can make the car run not too smooth. He did mentioned that there was a notice for a foul spark plug and told me to drive the car for a few days and if the problem doesn't fix itself then to bring it back in so they can look further into the problem. My concern is if I have a recall and I am having problems that could be caused by a faulty spark plug shouldn't they automatically bring my car in and replace the spark plugs? on your site it appears that I have had two recalls for my vehicle. Not once have I been notified by the dealership. This is new to me. I'm not familiar with this process. Can you please give me some guidance? thank you, concerned customer.

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Failure Date: 06/01/2016

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the transmission failed to shift gears properly and the vehicle was unable to be driven over 20 mph each time the failure happened. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who inspected and diagnosed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 4
Failure Date: 12/28/2015

After being service at the dealership for replacement of timing belt and drive belt, the car would not move into drive or reverse. When I press on gas pedal the car would not move into gear when driving at city speed or highway merging. The mechanic said the transimission is bad. The car has only 63k miles. After research on internet, I found that the 2003 Honda Accord v6 has this problem but has not recall since it is not a safety issues. Well, driving at 70 and merging into traffic and the car would go can cause an accident.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 5
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

Was driving on highway in traffic and car would not shift gears, car was jumping forward and would not accelerate as traffic sped up. Was able to get car off the highway, but got stuck at a red light, when attempting to accelerate forward, car went backwards.

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Failure Date: 04/15/2015

04 Honda Accord v6- d(4) light starts blinking. Brought it into the shop for diagnoses; 4th gear pressure switch. Replaced 4th gear pressure switch. Car seems to be working better. 3 days later; car only goes under cool conditions (tranny seems to work when the car has not reached regular / recommended operating temperature). When it reaches normal operating temperature, the motor starts revving, even in d. This has happened while at a stop and on a highway. When I was on the highway and the car had already warmed up, the engine revved and then suddenly jerked back. The feeling is like a manual transmission car downshifting without pressing on the gas; it jerks then decelerates. And from there it just revs and revs, like it's not catching the gears. So I had to pull over to the side of the highway a few times, thanks to this non-working transmission. When this occurs on the small roads, I would then have to pull over and turn off the car. After a few minutes, the car will engage into gear again, but not for long. This is a probable sign of overheating within the transmission, which can probably cause the tranny to slip? not 100% sure because I'm not a mechanic. So I was referred to contact american Honda for a recall inquiry, and of course, my VIN# doesn't have an open recall for transmission, meaning I pretty much screwed myself from the start when I bought this vehicle because there's a sketchy transmission in it. Even if I got it replaced, what are the chances that the replaced one doesn't do the same thing? I understand that transmissions do not last forever on any vehicle, but if you just google: 7th gen Accord transmission, you can read all the wonderful stories about fail Honda Accord transmissions, starting from year 2003; there's a community of authors. The worst part is, I got it replaced and I still don't feel any peace at mind. Good luck.

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car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 7
Failure Date: 02/12/2015

I was getting off the off ramp at about 35mph taking a right turn when the transmission made a jerking motion and slipped. I let off the accel and applied the accel a couple times before it engaged again got to my destination went shopping. Went to leave and I had no reverse. Shifted threw the gears nothing. I turned the car off and on to find the I could now back up. I put the car into drive to find out the car would only drive in first gear on drive. It would not shift gears. I have my car parked till I figure out what to do and how this issue can be reolves. I called Honda but they where no help and want me to spend money that I dont have to figure it out and fix the issue.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2007 Honda Accord 8
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph, the vehicle failed to shift gears. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,000.

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Failure Date: 08/05/2014

As I was driving to work the car started slipping, then as I arrived to my destination the car wouldn't go into gear at all. The car was overheating, as I called for service after work I tried starting the car again and it did go into gear. I drove it to the place for service but having to stop and let car cool down a couple times on the way there. They told me it's the trasmission and will need a new one, or have it repaired. Now I'm aware of many 2003 Accords with the same problem, there should be a recall on this! I've owned 4 Honda cars and all from brand new vehicles and never a problem like this before. I have had this problem one other time of not going into gear, but it came out of it after it was cooled and sitting for a few hours, so never had that problem again until now. We don't drive this car very much as I work from my home, so it didn't go out until now. I'm told we must drive it little, which is true, and not hard on our vehicles at all, beacuse this would have happened much earlier if we had. Also the air bag lights come on randomly with no reason, we had it tested and they said it was fine, humidity? that's another one to be recalled! Honda, you need to help us and recall the faults that you know are an issue if you want us to continue buying your vehicles! a used to be loyal Honda owner for all my life.

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Failure Date: 05/23/2014

The total transmission had to be replaced in my Accord due to it not shifting into gear properly. I've owned multiple Honda's over the years, so I am greatly disappointed in the quality I've grown to expect from Honda. Needless to say, this was dangerous as well as a costly repair. Honda was obviously aware of the problem just due to the number of complaints, yet did nothing for their buyers/car owners.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2008 Honda Accord 11
Failure Date: 05/18/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2008 Honda Accord. The contact stated while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle did restart however the vehicle would not shift into gear. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, however the vehicle had not been diagnosed. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 11v395000(power train ). However dealer stated that the defect is not related to the recall and the vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,300.

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Failure Date: 05/15/2014

2003 Honda Accord with under 80,000 miles. V6 with automatic transmission. Transmission started slipping while making turn in neighborhood. While turning, pressing the gas only raised the rpms, but the car was not moving. I thought I was going to get hit by oncoming traffic. After trying to re-create trouble, it appears if the car tries to downshift into a low gear and gas is applied heavily, the car red lines and does not shift gears. This was a bad moment for this to happen. Very dangerous to think pressing the gas pedal has the potential not to move. Slow acceleration and the transmission shifts fine, but if you need to get out of the way, you can't accelerate hard.

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Failure Date: 04/11/2014

After driving at highway speed for just over an hour, the car's transmission suddenly and unexpectedly down shifted. Both my wife and I found ourselves flying forward, thank goodness for the seat belts. I am not sure which gear it down shifted to, but it might have been 1st or maybe 2nd gear, but it was a huge lurch forward on our part. The car was running hotter than normal, but less than 1/2 way on temperature gauge. No indicator lights on the dash. Took the car to our mechanic who said that the transmission requires replacement (~$6,000. 00). The current blue-book is in the $6,000. 00 range and we expected it to last for several more years an a whole lot more than 121,000 miles. . . The car now has the orange triangle with the explanation point inside and the tcs light is on and the tcs switch has no effect. The car has been well maintained, is excellent mechanical and physical condition, except for this transmission issue and I believe that we followed the recall id 62639.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 14
Failure Date: 01/29/2014

Driving to work in somewhat heavy traffic when I approached a slight incline. The engine began racing to redline and the transmission would not engage to move the car forward again. I was very nearly rear ended by the vehicle behind me as the car suddenly slowed down. I put on my hazards and pulled to the shoulder, and suddenly the gear engaged again and I was on my way. While slowing down further on in my drive, the transmission began pulsing and surging as I slowed nearly causing me to lose control. I backed off from the traffic and was almost to work when I approached another hill. This time the engine again raced to redline and I pulled to shoulder and shut the car down. I waited a minute and restarted and the vehicle appeared to be fine again. I drove the half mile to work and immediately setup an appointment to have the transmission looked at. I was able to make it to the dealer by keeping the drive select in 3rd and they have diagnosed the vehicle with a failed 2nd gear leaving me to foot the bill for a remanufactured transmission at over $5000. Needless to say, my wife and I as the original owners of this vehicle are very disappointed and hopeful that Honda will help to cover part of the repair. I am concerned that my wife and children could have been in the car when it lost power and could have been seriously injured in an accident and the vehicle is only 8 years old with 75k on the odometer.

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Failure Date: 12/01/2013

This is a 2003 Accord exl 6 cylinder with automatic transmission. Under normal driving conditions we noticed in the later months of 2013 that the transmission seemed to slip when it shifted from 2nd to 3rd gear. As of February 23rd it has gotten worse. We have taken it to the Honda dealer who told us that it was indeed a transmission problem. This was confirmed by a 3rd party mechanic who also told us that the transmission fluid was turning brown and showing signs of turning black. As we live in the country, this automobile has been driven on the highway for well over 50% of the time. We have always come to a complete stop before shifting the transmission from or to another gear. The car has not been abused. This is a known problem! there are many complaints about this on the internet (same year and same engine). Even consumer reports lists this 2003 6 cylinder vehicle as one to avoid due to transmission problems.

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Failure Date: 11/16/2013

Traveling at 55 mph car jerked back and forth, loud noise from under car. Car slipped between gears, and continued to jerk. The car will now not move can move gear shift through gears but will not move.

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Failure Date: 11/05/2013

Automatic transmission suddenly failed into 1st gear with sudden drop in speed and control. Transmission locked in first gear, no reverse. Apparently a known issue with Honda automatic transmissions of this era.

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Failure Date: 06/28/2013

Car started burning oil at 100,000 miles. Tail pipe is full of black soot. I have to put 2 quarts of oil in the car every 700 miles. Car has been regularly maintained. On June 28, 2013, at 148,000 miles, the gears started slipping as I was driving. The drive light in the dash started blinking. Car would not shift gears properly. Reverse would not work. Mechanic stated transmission needs to be rebuilt - costing $2,800. I thought Honda's were supposed to last longer than this. I've already complained to Honda about the car burning oil but they said that is normal. What other options are there? does anyone want to get a class action lawsuit together? I've read about many instances where the motor burns oil and the transmission fails, even way earlier than mine has. It's too bad it would take a fatality for Honda to respond.

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Failure Date: 06/01/2013

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, the vehicle suddenly failed to shift gears. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2005 Honda Accord 20
Failure Date: 04/20/2013

Manufacturer: Honda (american Honda motor CO. ) summary: initially,while waiting on a red light, while the car was going into a forward gear, the car surged forward. Then tried to apply breaks but car seemed to want to move forward. Applied brakes and moved gear to neutral. There was a loud noise coming from underneath the car. Once stopped, put car on park and turned off engine. Before turning car off the engine just revved and surged forward causing me to almost rear end the car in front. End result was the transmission would not shift on any gear (drive, reverse, low gear). The car was rendered fully un-drivable as it seems the transmission has completely failed. Honda was contacted and informed. They stated there were no recalls for Honda Accord 2005 (the NHTSA website indicates campaign 11v395000) recalls but Honda stated they would not cover the repair even though it is a known frequent failure. How should I pursue this issue going forward? ps. The car was tolled back to my driveway and its still sitting there.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 21
Failure Date: 10/30/2012

I am the first owner of 2003 Accord, ex. My car has 113,000 miles on it. Its a well maintained car I kept for years. I must say that this car is excellent, however, there are signs that some parts are not functioning really well lately. For the past few months, I noticed my tcs sign on the dashboard comes on and off together with the triangle sign in orange. It started coming on after I turned off the ignition to my first destination and after just like 10-15 minutes and start my engine again, it will come on after driving for next 5-10 minutes. Also, just two weeks ago I noticed that the gear gets stuck on "park" mode and I have to press the handle before it gets released. I am not sure if the gear has something to do with the tcs and triangle showing on the dashboard. Also, I noticed my car has an issue with brakes when driving while raining. I have to step on the brakes a few times when its slippery to be able to come to a full stop. It's so scary that I almost hit the car in front of me a few times. I am lodging my complain so the manufacturer would take a look on this issue as I found all the complaints on tcs issue on 2003 Honda Accord ex online when I was trying to look for a solution on the same issue for my car.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2003 Honda Accord 22
Failure Date: 10/22/2012

Coming to a stop sign, slowed car down to a stop. Pushed the accelerator and the transmission did not go into gear, felt like it was in neutral, but the shifter was set to "d". I had to put the shifter into "2" to get it to move. If it was a yield sign instead of a stop, and I had slowed down and the car did not accelerate, I could have easily been hit. Car also has problems shifting from 2nd gear into 3rd gear. The rpms jump between shifts.

car image   Transmission Not Go Into Gear problem of the 2002 Honda Accord 23
Failure Date: 05/23/2012

I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden my transmission decides to not know what gear it was in. It just revs the engine acts like it is in neutral. This is a major safety concern since the car looses power and someone could have rear-ended me. Checked on autobeef. Com and the majority of the complaints dealt with this issue on the Accord. This is a major safety concern since so many people are affected. Honda used to be dependable but not now. Now I had to miss work and look for a new car or get it repaired which costs 3,000 dollars.

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Failure Date: 04/02/2012

2003 Honda Accord. Consumer states problem with vehicle automatic transmission in April 2004, a recall was issued for the automatic transmission. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, where they performed a revision to the oil cooler return line. The consumer stated there is now a problem with the transmission slipping and not going into gear. The problem occurred while going into 2nd gear which is exactly what the recall was for in 2004. The consumer believed the fix that was done, was just a temporary fix and the transmission should have been replaced.

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Failure Date: 03/02/2012

Car just would not engage in a forward gear on the highway. The engine just revved and would not move into gear. There was no warning. Very dangerous.



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