Last post on Dec 07, 2013 at 2:52 PM
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#60 of 369 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [rmanke]
Dec 15, 2012 (9:14 am)
Since I started this thread about the CVT jerking, I'm following up with an update.
I have around 2900 miles on my car now. I thought the frequency of the jerking CVT at low speeds was diminishing, and in fact, we could not reproduce the problem the day I took it to the dealer to test about two weeks ago. Since then, I have felt the issue off and on, so I took it back to the dealer yesterday. They drove it and captured the problem in an electronic snapshot. Then they applied a software update from Honda and drove it again to take another snapshot. They could not reproduce the problem on that short test drive, so the Service Manager and I took it for another test drive. We could not reproduce the problem again either, but that was just a short test. The Service Manager said that the Honda rep he talked to at Honda America said they have applied this fix on a few cars and it seems like it might have addressed the issue, pending further feedback. So far, so good for me, in the three or four times I've driven since yesterday. Honda America will analyze the snapshot log files my dealer sent them yesterday.
So, my advice to others who have concerns about this, or other similar concerns, is to 1) take it to the dealer to see if they have an update or can do anything about your issue, and if not then 2) send a letter/fax to Honda America explaining the problem and the steps you've taken and request an investigation. My experience so far has been positive. I have had at least two calls from Honda America expressing interest, trying to understand the issue, and encouraging me to get the car tested. I have also had calls from the dealer service manager, who is getting questions from Honda America, also encouraging me to bring it in so they can test and hopefully resolve the issue.
I'll post another update later, to confirm or clarify if the problem seems resolved, and to confirm there are no harmful side effects from this software tweak to the CVT performance. Time will tell.
I'm glad others are posting their experiences here; it is helpful. I encourage everyone to engage Honda dealers and Honda America in good, clear, dispassionate communication about your issues, and hopefully that will lead to resolutions for you as well. Of course, your mileage may vary...
#62 of 369 Re: 2013 Honda Accord Issues [kkuhns]
Dec 17, 2012 (8:37 pm)
Have about 6000 miles on my 2013 accord 4cyl with CVT. Problem with jerking at low speeds getting worse. Need to take to dealer but thats such a pain. Very disappointed i paid extra to ge a Honda and have issues already. Hopefully their service will be as good as their rep is. Also getting a knock when i stop fast and take a right turn, like brakes or tranny is locking up a little then it releases.
#64 of 369 History of Trip A with Refuel Reset
Dec 18, 2012 (4:17 am)
Today I refueled and instead of starting the car right up I did this instead and the system dropped down the miles and mpg information.
On last refuel I got back in and just turned key to start.
Today I stopped at on and let it load. It didn't reset. Then I started.
The system reloaded. Reset trip to zero due to refuel and dropped down the mpg and total miles for that tank.
So now I have one tank with no mpg info and one with on the previous section of screen. Seems like an easy work around!
Dec 18, 2012 (4:44 pm)
If we overlook the jerky trannys, body panel gaps, paint problems and electric whines-it should be car of the year!
#66 of 369 Re: Issues [drjjjj]
Dec 18, 2012 (5:09 pm)
The car they submit for review for that award will probably be very well tested and perfect! Assuming Motor Trend doesn't just go look at any one out there when determining COTY Award.
#67 of 369 Re: 2013 honda accord v6 radio screeching [faischivo]
Dec 19, 2012 (11:45 am)
I have the same problem - first my phone connection will say "audio not available", then my volume will freeze and my phone is muted, and sometimes I hear the static and buzzing too. The only way to stop it is to restart the car. I would be interested to hear what your dealer says, I called mine and they said they have not heard of this.
#68 of 369 Re: History of Trip A with Refuel Reset [pgm17]
Dec 22, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Thanks pgm17 for discovering this workaround. I'll use it.
#69 of 369 Paint defect...
Dec 25, 2012 (3:03 am)
Recently took delivery of a CVT Sport. A couple of days later, while washing it, I discovered, what seems to be, some small debris caught under the paint during the manufacturing process. Unfortunately, with how I tend to fixate on things, it's not allowing me to enjoy my new car completely. After Christmas, I will be contacting my dealer to let them know about this issue. Although I'll expect the typical dealer response, I have no intentions of repainting any part of the vehicle or letting the dealer try to "fix" the problem. Tell me what you think. Should I just let it be and try to enjoy the car?