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#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.
#280 of 496 Exact problem with transmission failure?
Oct 27, 2009 (5:09 pm)
Does anyone know what the exact issue is with the transmission failure on the HCHs?
#281 of 496 Re: Exact problem with transmission failure? [hawks3]
Oct 28, 2009 (3:51 am)
From what I gathered. The CVT transmission is similar to the ten speed bicycle derailleur gears. It sort of works in the same way. The CVT tranny is very common in Motorcycles and scooters (Honda still makes those). Someone got the bright idea of sticking one in a car. The problem is that a motorcycle transmission can't handle being in a car. As a result, the components of the transmission start to malfunction or breakdown. The CVT is not ready for prime time (yet). Honda and few other auto manufacturers have put this transmission in their vehicles with very bad results (ask people who own the Nissan Murano with a CVT!). I feel that they all knew about this and did it anyways because it would improve the weight ratio and therefore the mileage(a CVT tranny weighs a lot less than a regular tranny.). They have handled this very poorly and created a Customer Service problem that they refuse to deal with. Too bad. Even if they make a vehicle that gets 100mpg..I'm never buying another Honda.
#282 of 496 Re: 2005 Civic Hybrid problems/transmission-class action suit? [hawks3]
Nov 05, 2009 (2:26 pm)
Has anyone had any problems with their honda civic hybrid reversing while its in drive?
#283 of 496 Re: CVT Transmission [stephonda]
Nov 13, 2009 (6:18 am)
Did you trade your car in or has this solution worked for you over the last two months. If so, do you have any idea why it works?
#284 of 496 Re: CVT Transmission [missmysubaru]
Nov 13, 2009 (7:47 am)
I have recently sold the car and the transmission was performing like new when I sold it. These Transmission work like motorcycle clutches & this is like an old trick I used to use when racing competition Dirt Bikes.. believe me, it works well, and will stop the juddering if you follow my instructions, a service guy at a Honda dealer explained to me how to do this and how it works and I performed it myself no problem but, the fluids cost me 95 bucks.....
#285 of 496 RETURN OF THE JUDDER with a new transmission
Nov 23, 2009 (10:55 am)
After putting in a new transmission on my 2005 Civic Hybrid, which I had to pay almost 400 dollars for, the new transmission was juddering within the week they put it in.
Why are other cars with CVTs not doing this? It leads me to believe that this is an issue with just Honda CVTs. Has anyone who has had their transmission replaced asked specifically what was wrong with the first one? I am working on finding out what was wrong with mine. I will post again soon.
#286 of 496 Re: RETURN OF THE JUDDER with a new transmission [hawks3]
Nov 23, 2009 (12:27 pm)
Make sure that enough transission fluid was put into the trensmission. After you drive a new or rebuilt transmission sometimes the level goes down. Have a mechanic you trust check it. After my 2002 Odyssey tranny was rebuilt, the technicians that rebuilt it checked it for me after two weeks. I did not use the Honda dealership service because, frankly, they really suck around my neck of the woods.