Honda Accord owners have reported 80 problems related to transmission slip out of 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.
I was on my way home from work, exiting the downtown area and entering the freeway, when the transmission slipped out of gear. The transmission would not re-engage without moving the shifter down to the d3 gear first. I was able to limp the car using this method to the nearest transmission repair shop. The transmission slipped out of gear several more times on the drive to the repair facility. It was diagnosed with a faulty third clutch and a repair estimate of $3200-3400 for a rebuilt transmission. I chose a different repair shop, with an equally good reputation, and had the transmission rebuilt for $2700. It has been back to the same repair shop 3 times after the rebuild with similar symptoms. They are not able to determine the cause of the recurring slippage. Research reveals that hundreds of other Honda Accord owners have encountered the same issue of transmission failure. It appears to be the same parts failing in a majority of instances. The transmission will slip out of gear from a dead stop, in motion at slow speeds or moderate speeds with no detectible pattern. The transmission failing while the car is in motion creates an extremely dangerous, potentially fatal, driving situation. I don't feel safe driving this vehicle. Honda has issued a recall on this transmission already but not for this particular problem. My vehicle doesn't qualify for the recall.
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I recently took my car to Honda with problems accelerating up a hill and sometime on flat land and they told me I needed a new transmission at a cost of $4300. I asked to speak with a service manager because I only take my car to Honda to be serviced and now all of a sunden I need a new transmission. Well the service manager told me the transmissions on the 2000 Honda Accord ex v6 were bad. This prompted me to go online and do research, and there were a whole lot of complaints. These complaints stated a lot of issues I had with my car when I first got it specifically I couldnt get my car to shift out of gear from park. My car broke down on me so much in the earlier years it was ridiculous. So I called Honda to no avail since I felt my issues were covered up when I had a warranty with them. They said they couldnt help me im at 116,000 miles and they extended the mileage to 109,000 on their transmissions. I would say that this is bad business for Honda. They should have done a recall. They sevice techs should have been more thorough.
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This vehicle has been fine up to 9,205 miles. We have bought this vehicle back three times to our Honda dealer including this original date for shuttering, jerking, vibration,lagging and loss of power 0-25 m. P. H. Worse with a/c or econ button on as well. Also while driving, transmission jumped out of gear then revs out then goes back into gear, this problem happened once on deceleration into a residential turn. This problem occurred after our last visit to dealer in July 2015. Vibration seems from drive line in gear and was told this is normal by dealer. These issues I feel are not normal. These problems occur in traffic and are unsettling because we are just waiting for the day for the car not to respond correctly when throttle is pushed and a rear end collision to occur or crossing an intersection because of throttle response, shuttering, jerking and lagging in power or even have an issue crossing an intersection. At highway speeds 55 m. P. H problems with shuttering and lagging not present. On 8-8-2014 the original complaint was made to my Honda dealer for these issues. We were told by dealer on that date that an update had to be performed for transmission valve body, p. C. M update, and new c. V. T fluid, the update was TSB-013-053. We rescheduled for 9-6-2014 and the update was performed( mileage at that time 10,031). This update really never solved the issue. I believe it is a transmission issue and that Honda does not know how to resolve it. Seems like service advisers (who have been courteous) are being coached in what to say to customers with their underlying issues so that the problems can be put off possibly past warranty so that they can contend with other major cost inducing recalls or t. S. B's like air bags to contend with.
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The contact owns a 2005 Honda Accord. The contact stated that while the driver started the vehicle, it was unable to shift out of gear. In addition, the engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 203,563.
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Transmission slipped then violently down shifted into 1st gear. Could not shift out of first gear until getting into neutral. I was almost rear-ended going 45 mph because of this!.
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The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the transmission independently shifted out of gear and into third gear. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic, who advised that the transmission needed to be rebuilt. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was serviced in 2004 under NHTSA campaign number 04v176000 (power train). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 110,000.
I have serious issues with my Honda Accord. First, the transmission has failed. It began with it slipping in higher gears when hot and finally failed when it wouldn't shift out of low gear. This transmission is the same transmission that is in the 00-04 Honda Accords that were recalled. Honda refused to offer any type of owner assistance. My expense to repair: $1516. 30 second issue: in 2002 the ignition switch was recalled. The car died on the freeway and had to be towed two days after I received the recall notice. Honda repaired the vehicle no charge for parts and labor but refused to pay for the towing expense. My cost: $75. Now the ignition switch has failed again and Honda has refused to replace it at no charge or with any type of owner assistance even though this same part was replaced as part of a recall. I have been given an "estimate" of $275 to repair. Freeman Honda of dallas replaced the switch under the recall. I've contacted john eagle Honda of dallas, on lemmon Ave, and left messages for mario villareall the service manager but have not received a return phone call. I spoke with a service consultant who point blank told me my car is out of warranty and they will do nothing to help me. I called Honda customer assistance and was told they would not participate in any type of owner goodwill or assistance with either repair. I understand parts fail but these two repairs are known product issues for Honda!.
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Vehicle slams into 3rd gear, or slips out of gear, locked up one tie.
Transmission slipped out of gear and the engine revved up in rpms. Car continues to not be able to maintain shifting gears effectively.
Automatic transmission slipped out of gear and into lower gear, cause very high engine revs and sharp deceleration. I was able to re-engage transmission after slowing down to near stop, shifting into neutral, and then shifting into 2nd. It was a dangerous situation as I was on an urban interstate highway. From thereafter, this would re-occur periodically and gradually increased in frequency.
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the transmission independently shifted out of gear and into second gear. The contact mentioned that the failure was recurring. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000 and the current mileage was 200,000.
Car frequently slipped out of 2nd gear when accelerating on the highway. Honda said a new transmission was needed. This is a known defect that Honda tried to band-aid in 2004. They should be forced to issue a complete transmission recall on 2003 Accord v6 vehicles. There are 810 complaints on carcomplaints. Com specifically for the transmission. Hundreds of others have no doubt gone unreported. Honda knew there was a problem as early as 2004 and hasn't done the right thing. Please help us.
While driving on the highway the transmission slipped out of gear & would not engage right away causing a very dangerous situation. The person driving behind me almost hit me from behind & became very angry because I couldn't change lanes quick enough to get out of the way due to heavy traffic. Now the transmission slips when it tries to shift between gears at lower speeds (it is an automatic) or makes a hard clunk when putting into drive.
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The transmission slipped out of gear while accelerating and merging onto a busy highway. The motor rpms went up but the vehicle was not being powered. This created a dangerous situation for my family and I. After the initial incident, the transmission has slipped out of gear on numerous other occasions. My mechanic advised that the transmission is in need of a rebuild. The vehicle currently has 59425 miles on the odometer.
While driving on busy street the car violently shifted into first gear at about 25 miles per hour, luckily there were no other cars behind me at the time, had there been this issue could have caused an accident. After this incident the car had intermittent issues with the transmission slipping out of gear. I took it to the Honda dealership and was told the transmission was failing, causing the issues. After researching, I found that this was a common problem with 2003 Accords.
No issues prior to the drive into work 7/3/12, where I experienced extreme downshifting. On the way home, driving 35 to 40 mph, the car slipped out of gear and the engine's rpms skyrocketed. While maneuvering to the right to get out of traffic, transmission re-engaged and downshifted violently. From a stopped position it would move forward briefly, then slip out of gear. Finally, it wouldn't engage in any position (reverse, drive, 1st, 2nd, etc). The only way to get moving was to turn it off and restart. I got it to the dealer by restarting 3 or 4 times. Extremely dangerous in rush hour to lose all power, especially at intersections.
Preceding a high pitch whine the vehicles slipped out of gear at third gear. There were no prior warnings. Upon investigating other Honda transmission problems I found the same problem was found in other 2004 Honda Accords. However, I was told by Honda that my VIN # did not match the recall.
Driving approximately 40 miles an hour in 45 mph zone. When I attempted to accelerate to 45 mph, transmission slipped out of gear. Vehicle came to complete stop. I had turn off vehicle. Restarted engine and carefully and slowly accelerated to 30 mph and drove 2 miles home. Next day I drove vehicle to Honda dealer. Vehicle slipped out of gear twice, each time when attempting to accelerate to higher speed limits. Honda dealer has called to tell me it needs a new transmission. Will receive price quote on 4/23/12.
Transmission started slipping, would slip out of gear, would shift hard or not at all, lights on dash revealed something wrong with brakes. . . Did as manufacture suggested turning off car and restarting. . . Lights went off. . . Few days later check engine light came on. . . Took it to dealership. . . They told me $5000 I need to replace transmission.
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Transmission failure. While driving to work, the car shifted out of gear causing the car to violently reduce speed from 30mph to 5mph. Due to this jerk of motion, the car was forced off the road. It's important to note that I was within a mile of the I-66 highway on-ramp and could have not only been severely rear-ended and injured but a major accident could have also occurred.
The transmission on the Honda Accord v-6 went out at 115,000 miles. The car had been slipping out of gear and was causing problems while driving that made it very unsafe. We were afraid to drive it for fear of it not running as we accelerated.
Tl- the contact owns a 2000 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically become stuck in second gear. When the vehicle independently shifted out of second gear, it would cause a violent jerking motion. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that the transmission needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the failure would recur mostly in colder weather. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 148,000 and the current mileage was 168,000. Kmj.
I have a 2003 Honda Accord ex v6. It has been serviced as per instructions in Honda owners manual. . Read more...
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Accord. The contact stated that the vehicle would independently shift out of gears while driving at any speed followed by an abnormal increase in rpms. In April 2005, the dealer replaced the jet fuel kit to correct the failure but had since recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure however, did not offer any assistance. The current and the failure mileages were 90,000.
Major automatic transmission problems. When gently stopping the vehicle (at a stop sign, or at a red light), the car lurches forward after it has already come to a complete stop. This happens when it is trying to downshift from second to first gear. Then, there is a five second delay before the car actually engages in first gear (in other words, after I stop, I cannot move the car again for at least five seconds). Also, sometimes when accelerating, the car slips out of gear for a few seconds (jerks forward and back) and then eventually slips back into gear. Both of these problems occur sporadically. The problem seems to be worse when the car is warmed up.
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|Automatic Transmission problems||
|Power Train problems||
|Transmission Failure problems||
|Transmission Gear Slipping problems||
|Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problems||
|Transmission Not Go Into Gear problems||
|Transmission Noise problems||
|Transmission Slip Out Of Gear problems||
|Noises During Shifting problems||
|Vehicle Shudder problems||