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#15 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [wayne21]
Nov 22, 2012 (12:01 pm)
I bought a 2013 Honda EXL Accord coupe about three weeks ago. I have noticed the slight jerking at low speed starts around 20 miles per hour. This does not seem to occur if you start quickly and get up to 40 miles per hour. I have owned Honda products since 1994 and have never had a problem with any transmission (or anything else for that matter). Will be taking this in to the dealer to see what they say in the near future. Love the car and all its new features. Hope this is something that can be solved. More of just an annoyance at this point.
#16 of 274 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi
Nov 22, 2012 (6:40 pm)
I received a quote for the 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi for $26,684 + $790 Destination Fee + $199 anti-theft window etching that I'm told is mandatory on all vehicles + documentation fee and taxes. Dealership was unwilling to waive the destination fee and window etching. Do think this is a good deal for $27,673 + taxes?
#17 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi [jackson72]
Nov 22, 2012 (10:06 pm)
I would be very surprised to hear that window etching is mandatory in any state. If it is, you must have one strong auto dealership lobby in your state. I would suggest you verify their claim.
#18 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [alvlee01]
Nov 23, 2012 (1:12 pm)
Concerning transmission jerking...I am an avid Honda owner 2007 & 1995 and wanted to buy a new one...However...I have driven 6 models and all with CVT jerk low speeds
#19 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi [jackson72]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:40 am)
Jackson72, that seems like a very good quote for EXL with Navi. What city and state are you purchasing vehicle? I received best quote for EXL WITHOUT Navi for $26,900 with $140 doc fee and taxes. Adding Navi is an additional $2k and you only pay additional $633?? Would love to know where to get your deal please?
#20 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi [adamrsnively]
Nov 24, 2012 (9:58 am)
Seems like a great deal!!
#21 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord EXL w/Navi [jackson72]
Nov 24, 2012 (11:20 am)
Great price. MSRP in NYC. Go for it!
#22 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [wayne21]
Nov 24, 2012 (12:02 pm)
Sorry, but I have to jump in and disagree. Honda does NOT have a "long history" of automatic transmission problems.
Yes, they did have an unusually high number (for Honda) on some V-6 Odysseys and Accords. Still, percentage wise not that many caused trouble. We always hear of the problem cars but we don't hear about the overloaded, poorly maintained Odysssey that has 300,000 miles and still running fine.
That said, since I've been retired for two years now, I can't speak about the CVT's. Honda has been using CVT transmission in Insights and Civic Hybrids since 2000 and have had few problems.
I do know that all transmissions have their own feel and what someone else may not notice or care about can be perceived as a "problem" by others.
Nobody wants to hear a Service Manager say " They all do that" but sometimes this is the case and just normal operation.
I did drive my buddy's 2013 Accord demo and I was totally impressed. I didn't feel or notice anything amiss with his CVT.
#23 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [isellhondas]
Nov 24, 2012 (7:05 pm)
I have a 2013 Accord Sedan LX CVT for about a week now. I have noticed this whole transmission thing but only when you are very light on the throttle. If you try to ease into the throttle you feel the jerking. But if you give it a little more gas than usual it eases right in without jerking. Turning on the ECON makes it worse too. It almost feels like when you drive a stick and aren't giving it enough gas. I mostly notice it when trying to keep the 'bars' dark green.
Sorry about your buyers remorse, but overall I love the new design, features and that the LX had all the features I wanted (Alloys, Auto Climate, Auto Lights, Bluetooth and Camera) without having to go up to the EX-L like my 2009.
On a side note for the hosts, can we rename this group like the other ones "Honda Accord (2013+) Maintenance and Repair" and close the previous generation to "Honda Accord (2008-2012) Maintenance and Repair" to keep the format the same for these groups. Thanks!
#24 of 274 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [rodut]
Nov 24, 2012 (7:17 pm)
To offer a general reply to various comments and an update...
The Honda Service Manager felt the jerking problem (twice) and acknowledged it was real, both in my car and another new car from the lot. I took it back later and they hooked it up and captured a snapshot of the transmission behavior and sent it to Honda engineering. Meanwhile, I sent a fax to Honda America explaining the problem and asking for an investigation. Later, I received a call from a Honda America rep asking for more details about my issue - he seemed genuinely interested. Apparently he talked to Honda Engineering and they asked my Service Manager to bring my car in again to take another snapshot. I took it in and don't you know, for the first time I could not reproduce the issue when I needed to. The Service Manager said that Honda Engineering wanted to see a snapshot clearly showing the issue. He said they might have an experimental fix to offer, but they need to reproduce the problem so they can see the before and after behavior after applying the update. So, I'll go back again later and try to reproduce this so they can send in a "before" snapshot, then we'll see if we can get the "fix" and see if it helps. If others are having the same issue, I encourage the same effort to see if you can send in a snapshot and perhaps get this fix.
Regarding the use of a manual transmission, I have used them for years, but the new Accord with the CVT gets better gas mileage than the manual, and I wanted the best gas MPG I could get. If I can get a fix for the CVT and/or it lasts 200K miles, I'll be happpy with that.