I would appreciate help in posting a bulletin to watch out for the transmissions in the 2009 models they may not be fixed. The car was fine for first few hundred miles. Something in the transmission electronics continued to malfunction, causing the transmission to stay locked up in higher gears. Probably won't have it anymore by next quarter. The only con i can report is that my interior is beige, and sometimes that can be inconvenient spills, muddy dog paws etc.
The shuttering stopped after the car was in higher gears. Honda America has declined any help towards payment. Finally happened at the dealership! When the light turned green, I put the transmission into 1st gear and started moving. The reverse idler gear will contact the second gear while in second gear and making a right turn, this kind of contact will wear the teeth on the reverse idler gear and second gear and could eventually cause one or both to fail. In 4000 miles it has also fallen out of gear twice under normal driving conditions.
Turned out to be a 3rd gear pressure plate. The dealership indicated they could not replicate the issue and returned the vehicle. Called service at Honda dealership. Transmission began to shift will excessive force needed. They claim that it was not a manufacturers defect so in other words, it is my fault. Was told to forget about it; 40K later, the trans failed. I emailed the dealer with no reply so I might try another dealer's service center.
They Said Nothing Was Wrong With It And It Was Due To The Way We Drove The Vehicle, Even Though Their Technician Replicated The Issue. The transmission needed to be rebuilt, it leaked oil. Likely facing a total rebuild. This may lead to a momentary lapse in concentration and at times a somewhat loss of control of the vehicles driveability when this occurs abruptly and unexpectedly. I had it towed to the Honda dealership and was told that my clutch in a year old car was burned out. The consumer stated the engine block problem should be treated as a recall due to the severity of the problem. Noise stopped for a while then later returned.
If you want an affordable coupe, definitely consider this one! Repair covered under extended HondaCare warranty. Because both systems operate under the same principles and use same types of fluid, I am certain we will see more of them. Now at almost 48k miles, somethin broke in my transmission while I was driving in the middle of the road and I almost got hit by around 10 cars. Mechanic said throw out bearing needs replacement. Mechanic said throw out bearing needs replacement.
Problem started at around 8k miles, was repaired then it recurred at around 15k miles. It's similar to the way a car leans forward when you brake and don't gradually let up on the brake pedal as the car comes to a complete stop. Its worse when its cold. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. The message boards filled up with questions on how to make these cars faster and more extreme.
I drive conservatively and perform regular maintenance. Issue appears resolved after additional 500 miles. It seems effortless when it accelerates. Please feel free to call me whenever and leave me a message I will get back to you. This transmission problem causes the car to slow down excessively while shifting problem is occurring and is a safety hazard for myself and driver behind me.
Two attempts have been made to repair the problem by dealer, but the problem came back about 6 months after each repair. The odometer is now at 23k miles and the problem has resurfaced. I read post all over the internet but still Honda will do nothin about the problem. Shifting at highway speeds are perfect. It drives smooth and quietly, and it's great on gas! Currently he is our diagnostic trainer and is responsible for keeping our diagnostic techs at the retail locations at the top of their field, and keeping current with all the latest trends and tools in our industry. Mechanic says common at this age, and not as bad as others.
The Entire Compressor Had To Be Replaced. They Said honda Does Not Have Any Recommendations For This Issue Via The Phone Technical Line. I am not understanding this since it has been a problem even in other year and makes with same issues! Likely facing a total rebuild. The Honda dealership keeps saying that they are not aware of the problem. Our first thought was that maybe the clutch was getting weak and not holding well after an aggressive shift. Now, at about 78k mi.
Slave cylnder replacement was over 4 years old, so arguably not shop's fault, but part did not last nearly as long as original. Problem is happens more than before but not all the time. Had to prove to them it clicks when it's cold and has a slight vibration each morning. Consumer writes in regards to engine block failure. This past decade has been one exciting time for Honda owners. I love everything about this car except the transmission at 5-15 mph. Auto mechanic shop said they could not duplicate problem w grind.