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#121 of 143 Re: So confused by Accord transmission problems... Please help! [discofuel]
Mar 01, 2010 (3:25 am)
I have a 2002 LX automatic, 4-cyl. Bought it new and have 190000 miles on it and have never spent a dime on it. Runs and shifts like new.
I also have a 2000 SE auto, 4-cyl that I bought used in 2005 with 82,000 miles on it. The transmission went at 89,000. I read online Honda was replacing them so I called the local dealer and they put a brand new one in free. They told me Honda was warranting 2000 and 2001 models for 100,000 miles and 10 years. That car now has 160,000 on it and it's never had another problem.
I don't know if they offered the transmission warranty on later models.
As far as general reliability goes, I've owned 6 Accords ( 3 new and 3 used) since the early 80's and put an average of 175,000 miles on them before trading or selling and the transmission in the 2000 is the only major repair I've had. In fact, I've never had an engine related repair. Never had an oil leak.
What I read about the current model and brakes concerns me, as I'm in the mood for a new one now, but in my experience with previous models they are almost unbreakable.
Not sure any of that helps you but I wish you good luck.
#122 of 143 Re: So confused by Accord transmission problems... Please help! [discofuel]
Mar 01, 2010 (4:15 pm)
It's no secret that Honda has had a bunch of troubles with their automatic transmissions for many years now. However, there have been no safety issues, so Honda has done their best to keep things swept under the carpet--no recalls, etc. The flip side is that they usually take care of transmission problems when they arise, in some cases even if the warranty has expired.
This doesn't mean that they are ALL bad, nor that any one type of vehicle has more problems than others. It's a bit of a crap shoot when you are buying a used car, but there is one saving grace. If you take the VIN number to the service dept in any Honda dealer, they can look up the vehicle's history and tell you whether or not the transmission has been repaired or replaced. Perhaps that may ease your concern or perhaps not, as there's still no guarantte that the vehicle you happen to buy won't have it's transmission fail as soon as you leave the dealer.
BTW- Most Toyotas are not much better.
Good luck and do your homework.
#123 of 143 Re: So confused by Accord transmission problems... Please help! [discofuel]
Mar 01, 2010 (4:40 pm)
Most of the problems with automatic transmissions were on the V6 models. Only a small percentage of Accords sold are V6 models. I have an 03 V6, and there was a recall on the transmission. The dealership installed a "jet kit" to prevent the 2nd gear from overheating. I now have 75k miles on the car, and the transmission is still going strong. There is no doubt, Accords have had automatic transmission problems, including the 2000 model, but Honda usually works with customers, and at least pays a portion of the bill. I think that's the main reason you haven't heard more about this issue.
#124 of 143 So confused by Accord transmission problems... Please help! [discofuel]
Mar 01, 2010 (7:36 pm)
My 95 Accord EX I4 ran until it reached 200K plus miles with no transmission issue. But my 2002 Accord EX V6 got issue with transmission at about 90K miles. But I fixed it. My other Accords V6, '03, '05 and '08 V6 EX-L (all V6 Accords) have great transmissions. I am mostly happy with the most compact transmission of my Accord '08 V6 EX-L. My next car will be another V6 EXL Accord (Contour) or Acura TL.
#125 of 143 Re: So confused by Accord transmission problems... Please help! [discofuel]
Mar 01, 2010 (9:24 pm)
If you are the original owner, and your Accord's transmission goes out on you, only after you have driven it 150,000 miles. You are more likely to pay for a new transmission, without too much grief. Thinking you got your money's worth out of that transmission. On the other hand, if you buy an Accord used, with 135k miles on it, and the transmission goes out at 150k, you are more likely to be disgruntled. If you have only driven the car 15k miles, you're thinking, I got screwed. Two cars, with trannys that went out at the same mileage, but two different reactions to it. You are also more likely to get help (good will) from Honda, if you are the original owner.
Mar 03, 2010 (10:30 am)
Our 1998 v6 Accord Sedan is still in our extended family and going strong. No transmission problem at all. It is a very dependable car. Actually, no problems at all with it.
Mar 15, 2010 (10:31 am)
I have a 1994 Accord manual shift that bucks when i get to 2500 rpms in any gear when the car gets warm. It subsides when i shift to a different gear but starts again when i hit 2500 rpms. I've changed the fuel filter, vtec solenoid and the throttle plate position air sensor.
Any suggestions? thx.
#128 of 143 Re: 1994 Accord [joeaiuto]
Apr 25, 2010 (9:00 pm)
For what its worth (most likely very little):
Only car I ever experienced that with turned out to have a problem with the combination air flow / map sensor - and was a SFI four cylinder Ford.
#129 of 143 2nd transmission died--what to do
Jun 07, 2010 (11:20 pm)
I have a 2000 Accord SE. At 90000, my transmission died and Honda replaced it under the extended warranty. Now, at 133000 mi, I once again need a new transmission. The dealer says the 2nd transmission is no longer covered under the warranty, i.e, warranty did not reset with placement of 2nd transmission. I can't help but feel this is unfair. Am I only to expect my supposedly brand-new transmission to last 43000 mi? This experience has really soured me on Hondas. I thought after my first transmission was replaced, that I was going to be able to drive my Accord for a good long time but that's not gonna happen unless I fork over $3000. Do I have any other recourse or should I just let my Accord finally rest in peace?
#130 of 143 Re: 2nd transmission died--what to do [hmcsf]
Jun 08, 2010 (3:03 pm)
So you expect your warranty to cover the car until when? Forever? 10 years, and 100k miles should be long enough, don't you think? After that, you should be on your own, IMO.