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#429 of 496 CVT fail at 165,000
Apr 24, 2011 (10:18 am)
My 2004 Civic hybrid CVT just failed at 165,000 miles. It really gave no indication of anything wrong beforehand, except maybe a slight hesitation when going down hill with no foot on the pedal. Dealer said that the initial indication was an electronic part burn out, $400. They wouldn't guarantee that would fix the problem though. After that new part did not fix the problem, the next diagnostic step was for them to call Honda. Honda said the flywheel replacement was next for another $2400, and if that did not fix it, then another $2,400 for a new transmission. So I used the modest remaining trade value to buy another car and moved on.
Otherwise I really liked the HCH. Was getting 44 mpg at the end and otherwise everything about the car worked fine.
I'd be cautious about buying another Honda with CVT, though.
#430 of 496 Re: CVT fail at 165,000 [fmrhchowner]
Apr 25, 2011 (5:24 am)
The Dealership achieved their aim. they separated you from your money. I have no evidence, but I'm quite sure the dealership knew your transmission was shot. Although they deny it, Honda Corporate encourages this sort of thing. That is why I will never buy anything made by Honda again.
#431 of 496 Re: 2003 hch trans problem [nypeach]
May 05, 2011 (5:50 am)
My 2004 honda civic hybrid transmission has just bit the dust and matt cattrucci said that honda won't even consider helping me with it. Don't waste your money with either of these companies!
#433 of 496 Re: another slipping and bucking problem [wds13196]
May 06, 2011 (7:50 am)
You mention Class Action Lawsuits. Do you have any more information on that?
After 127,000 miles, my CVT transmission failed. While under extended warranty, my clutch/flywheel were replaced after I was forced to do a $257 fluid change. I strongly believe this was a delaying measure. I've had to do tranny fluid changes every other oil change to stop the shuddering problem.
I now face a $4900 charge to replace my CVT transmission. I am forced to do it. I feel either a class action needs to be brought against Honda and/or Honda Care.
#434 of 496 Re: another slipping and bucking problem [duga]
by PFFlyer@Edmunds HOST
May 06, 2011 (8:31 am)
The forums cannot be used to organize legal actions and posts that do are removed. Please do not post asking others to send information or to collect names, etc.
#435 of 496 Re: 2003 hch trans problem [suckered3]
May 06, 2011 (12:54 pm)
Your tranny may be covered by a 7 year/105,000 mile extended warranty. Refer to TSB 07-049 and 07-050. Good luck
#436 of 496 Re: Add me to the list of sad 2003 HCH owners [kapopoki]
May 22, 2011 (10:30 am)
On December 17, 2010, my IMA battery failed. I purchased my 2003 HCH new November 15, 2002, which comes to my ownership period of 8 years, one month and 17 days, and out of warranty. I had 45,180 miles on it.
Other than tires and oil changes, I always took it to Passaic Honda for repairs, new battery, etc.
I drove it to Passaic Honda. It was drivable, although all the trouble lights were lit. The dealership said that the battery pack needed replacement,, and gave me a price of $2642.00 plus tax. I asked them to call American Honda in California for help. They called, but said I had to call them for possibly a "Goodwill Repair". American Honda said that since I had all my repairs done at the dealership, they would replace my battery pack for a token charge to me. MY SHIP HAD COME IN!!!!! They paid 90% and I paid 10%, which came to $275.00!!
#437 of 496 Re: 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Nightmare [wds13196]
Jul 08, 2011 (5:58 am)
Sorry to be a bother, but I took my car to Honda and they said that the issue is I need a new start clutch kit. The car has 119K on it and I was told that the TSB 07-049 does not apply in this case due to the miles on the car. Are they right as this is all new to me (again, my aplogies)? Also, should I have not received some type of notification for this?
Thanks in advance for any help or insight.
#438 of 496 Re: 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid Nightmare [coffeebean10]
Jul 10, 2011 (12:51 pm)
Coffebean 10 (I'll just call you "CB"),
My clutch failed at 25K miles and many others failed at 40K, 50K, 75K etc. In an 8-year old civic hybrid, your most likely failure is the battery pack. In a manual transmission, over 100K miles is usually time for the clutch pad replacement. I'm not sure how the Prius is doing, but I don't hear much about CVT failures there. On the other hand Consumer Reports doesn't seem to list significant transmission problems in the Civic Hybrid--in spite of the listing on this forum and TSB 07-049.
I expect you will have to pay for it, but it doesn't hurt to ask (insist, complain, threaten?) Good luck, CB