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#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.
#287 of 496 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid On Life Support
Dec 05, 2009 (9:26 pm)
Just wanted to update. Had lots of problems with my 2004 HCH within the recent years. Hybrid Battery changed already. Starter Clutch changed last year after multiple attempts to Burnish and re-Burnish.
Now, my HCH sounded as if there's a helicopter prop under the hood. Brought it in to the dealership. "Internal Transmission Failure" is what I'm told with a price tag of $3632 and some change. AND I was told that it was "in no way connected to the other transmission issues that [my] car has suffered before."
Lovely isn't it.
#288 of 496 class action?
Dec 06, 2009 (7:50 am)
Any word on a class action suit? This is RIDICULOUS.
#289 of 496 Re: class action? [nypeach]
Dec 06, 2009 (8:29 am)
did you ask them to prove their tranny claim specifically? In writing..? I would.
#290 of 496 Re: 2004 Honda Civic Hybrid On Life Support [geebot]
Dec 06, 2009 (6:48 pm)
You say your had your battery replaced? I have a 2003 HCH that has been out of commission for about a year cause the battery wont charge up and no one knows exactly what part of the battery has an issue and Honda wont do anything about it. What were your cars "symptoms" and where did you get a new battery?
I'm 21 years old and spent basically my entire bank account on the car and had it for about 9 months
#291 of 496 Re: class action? [nypeach]
Dec 08, 2009 (8:25 am)
Ironically there is a class action lawsuit of which all early HCH owners are members of the class. It pertains to supposedly false EPA MPG claims made by Honda in their advertising or stickers . I say ironically because MPG is the only thing on this car that has worked correctly. We routinely get 45-50 mpg and it gets better as the car gets older. Dont know why, but I'm not complaining. I'm on my third transmission (Honda paid to replace 2; one at 62000 miles and one at 97000 miles, just before my 100000 mile warranty ran out. Now at 130K we are going to need another transmission as the car lurches at low speeds especially in parking lots. That may be what people refer to as Judder. I dont know but it feels like the beginning of the end. By the way on the class action suit., the proposed payout is a coupon which will allow you to purchase another Honda at a discount. ANY TAKERS ????? It will be a cold day in .....
#292 of 496 Re: class action? [stan29]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:03 am)
Do you know where I can find more info about this lawsuit and more importantly this "payout coupon"? I have a 2003 HCH that doesnt work and hasnt for a while. I spent basically my life savings on it and it lasted me 9 months and I have been without a car for 16 months
Any help would be great!
#293 of 496 Re: class action? [cruthik3615]
Dec 08, 2009 (11:16 am)
knowing the dealerships, you probably have your original trannyt they changed the fluid...and replaced the clutch..and charged you for a "new" tranny....!!
#294 of 496 Re: class action? [nypeach]
Dec 08, 2009 (6:21 pm)
Well, my new transmission was juddering right away as I posted earlier. My husband and I are in the process of dealing with the dealership... And I will tell the story when it comes to a close.
Yet, even though I have realized we are not supposed to post about class action suits on this site, I don't see any other way to gather enough information to give to a lawyer so that he/she will be able to proceed or not.
What I have been told by one attorney is that there has to be a certain defect in all the transmissions of a certain year or "batch". I will continue checking but I think that it is worth it for others to be doing some calling to. Also finding out what is specifically the problem will help tremendously.
This is ridiculous and Honda needs to step up to the plate.