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#270 of 496 2005 Honda Transmission Problems
Oct 01, 2009 (5:25 am)
My first venture into the Hybrid world was a 2005 Honda Civic. The mileage was much less than on the invoice but probably due to living in the mountains. The transmission jerked from time to time but not on a regular basis. I got a recall notice on this and took the car to the dealer. They checked it out and said everything was fine with the transmission. The transmission has continued to slip, flutter ever since. I have told the service department every time I take the car in and they say they will check it out, but nothing happens. Just shy of 100,000 miles the transmission has gone out. The service rep said they don't do good in the mountains. They never told me this when I bought the car. The dealer cost to replace is $4,000. Is it worth contacting Honda of America. This is my second Honda but I will never buy another one.
#271 of 496 Re: 2005 Honda Transmission Problems [debowe]
Oct 01, 2009 (5:43 am)
Absolutely contact your state Honda rep and complain. If the transmission died when you were under 100,000 then the dealer should replace it. This is a recall problem and Honda is well aware of the problem.
#272 of 496 Re: 2005 Honda Transmission Problems [nypeach]
Oct 01, 2009 (7:37 am)
Yes, you'r warranty is good up to 105,000 miles so, you need to get on this......
#273 of 496 CVT Transmission
Oct 01, 2009 (8:14 am)
All of you out there with the CVT Transmissions I have found a way to help, some of you may know this trick but, it works really Good. Here's what I did
1) Buy enough Transmission Fluid for 2 Changes, (it's high $)
2) Change Fluid
3) Start Car & Let it warm up
4) Put car in drive and apply Gas & Brake, like brake torquing
5) Put car in reverse and apply Gas & Brake (holding Gas to the floor and Brake)
6) I did this like 5 times in each Drive & Reverse Holding for about 5 seconds a time
7) Change Fluid again
8) All the shimmying and Jerking stopped for me, time to trade it in!
#274 of 496 Re: 2003 Hybrid transmission failure [stan29]
Oct 02, 2009 (4:12 am)
My sister has an '07 Civic Hybrid, about 60k miles, and is having the juddering problem. I sent her the service bulletins, and told her to get on it asap.
I just got the transmission on my '03 Civic Hybrid replaced under warranty; hopefully this will be the last time. We may not keep the car as long as we had planned...
#275 of 496 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit?
Oct 21, 2009 (10:56 am)
I am not one to run to an attorney, but I am at my wits end. Has anyone thought of a class action suit in regards to the transmission issues on the civic hybrids?
My story: In the past I have owned to fantastic Honda CRXs. From that experience I thought Hondas were great so I purchased a 2005 Honda Civic hybrid new and I have had nothing but problems. With the recall and JUDDER issue my car has been in four times. They have burnished and put in start clutches, etc. Although they have covered it so far, my patience is gone now when they are saying I need a new transmission which they WILL NOT fully cover. I would end up paying 1700 to fix something that is related to the judder issue.
They have offered me a mere 4800 trade in value for the vehicle if I want to get out. It is a ridiculously low amount of money.
Please let me know if there has been interest in a class action.
#276 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Oct 21, 2009 (11:52 am)
Honda does not make quality vehicles anymore. They are living on past reputation.Their dealerships use these defects as leverage to put more cash in the register. They do not care. I will never buy another Honda.
#277 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Oct 21, 2009 (12:02 pm)
I purchased a 2003 HCH on 12/29/02. I had all the judder issues over the years that have been recounted by so many of us at this site. Did the "burnish" thing (at my expense - it seems that tranny oil isn't covered by the Honda extended warrantee) and still had the judder...Like you, I was less than pleased to Honda's response to the problem...and also that of my dealer/repairer. At 128,000 miles I traded the HCH in on a new Prius (in 2/09). Got a great deal, (finally) a reliable car, responsive dealer, and (hopefully) a more responsive manufacturer (we'll see with the floor mat issue). Letters, e-mails, phone calls, and visits to the Service Mgr had no effect with Honda. This time around I simply "voted with my feet" and dealt with Honda in the same manner as they did me...I WALKED AWAY FROM THEM...and bought my hybrid from another manufacturer and dealer. I don't see us buying another Honda...in this lifetime anyway!
#278 of 496 Re: 2005 Honda Transmission Problems [nypeach]
Oct 21, 2009 (8:51 pm)
Is there a 100,000 mile warranty on the transmission? I cannot find this information. The dealer is telling me it is out of warranty (a little bit over 90,000 miles) on a 2005 HCH???
#279 of 496 Re: You have Judder! [luvhatehybrid]
Oct 21, 2009 (9:22 pm)
Does anyone know of a class action suit against Honda for the civic hybrid judder/transmission issue? Someone posted back in October of 2008 about this.