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Honda Accord CVT Problems



  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 1,623
    edited December 2013

    hps25 and others: I own a 2013 Accord EXL CVT navi sedan that was purchased new in March. We have about 7000 miles on it now, and we love the car. Best car we've owned. Hwy mpg ranges from 32-38 for us, and the city mpg is c. 25-29. On average we are getting about 4 more mpg than our 2008 Accord EXL navi, which we still own, and probably a good deal of that is because of the CVT. We have not had any performance issues so far with the car. But my sympathies definitely go out to anyone who has had problems. I have confidence, however, that Honda will fix your car.

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,025

    Radio locking up.

    My Radio freezes up. I keep on turning it Off and On to reload it. I noticed the problem being more constant now. As anyone return to dealer with this problem.. I'm thinking there may be a software upload or updater for this problem.

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • suydamsuydam Posts: 884

    I have a question about the leather on the EX-L. I have the tan leather and it really picks up the blue from denim jeans. We owned a Nissan Maxima for 12 years prior to this and did not have this issue. Has anyone found a good protector for the leather seats or am I forced to buy some kind of seat pad?

  • janmurrjanmurr Posts: 2

    My Accord V6 Sedan has a little over 12K miles and the vibration is maddening at low speeds as well as between 60-70 mph. A long story very short...this is my 2nd identical Accord, the first one I purchased in March 2013 but because of a faulty cooling system that could not be fixed, the dealership replaced my car. I could have opted out altogether, but other than the air conditioning problem (and wind noise), I really did like the car. New Accord (July 13) did not initially have this problem, but by the first oil change it did! I was told by the dealership that this was "normal" due to the ECO and it was actually "better than most"! WHAT!?!

  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,407

    No vibration in my I4, the V6 should be smoother still. The CVT had a "judder" at low speeds, but the 6AT does not have that. There is also a shudder as it goes down to 3 cylinders at highway speeds, maybe that is what you are feeling. Part of the price for up to 40 mpg highway with a V-6.

  • janmurrjanmurr Posts: 2

    @dudleyr It doesn't "shuddder" or "judder" it has a distinct and audible vibration that doesn't go away at those speeds. At a list price of over 30K I shouldnt have to settle, I was fine with the estimated hwy MPG. if I wanted better MPG I would have bought a 4cyl a Civic or a hybrid. Sorry, just frustrated.

  • betsdancerbetsdancer Posts: 1

    It sounds like I may have a similar problem although I can't tell if it's the transmission or something else. I'm considering pursing lemon law at this point because the problem makes it impossible to parallel park in the city.

    I got a video of the car acting up, a link is below. We narrowed the problem down to three things: 1) slow speeds, 2) Forward Collision Warning has something to do with it--whether a symptom or a cause we're not sure (the indicator flashes on and the error light flashes on sometimes) and 3) it happens when you crank the wheel both right or left.

    Be sure to watch with sound on because it makes a noise at the same time the car jerks.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 2,025

    Sounds like honda has a problem on there hands. Your video will help them trouble shoot this problem. Dealership has a couple of tries to correct this problem before you could entertain the lemon law. Good luck.. keep us posted on what hondas solution is to fix this problem

    2013 Genesis 5.0 R-spec, 2013 Accord EXL V-6, 2012 BMW x-5, 2012 ML350

  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 17,356

    This almost has to be a tire problem. If you're getting this at low speeds as well as high speeds it almost sounds like you have a tread separation.

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