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Honda Accord CVT Problems

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  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    I have the exl v-6. i had my screen lock up one time with that same picture. radio nothing worked. I shut car off and restarted and that cleared the system.
    This migh have something to due with the hard drive. keep us posted if you bring into the dealer for service.

    My last post was a joke. The wiring system in the Accord is set to make lights go on when car door is opened.

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

  • santukvsantukv Posts: 2
    You are true... I changed my first oil @9.5K miles on 2013 Honda accord.. Oil was still looking clear like the new oil, then felt I should have not changed...I changed it only because of maintenance minder showing 15% .. I drove 300 miles just before changing oil and I got 40mpg with AC in auto(in hot summer).. If there was any oil quality degradation or burning, there should have been some performance change and I feel there was no difference from my new car with 0 miles and 10k miles... It all depends on how fast we accelerate and how high the rpm the engine has.. I max had 3k rpm only on few occasions and except that my rpm on an average was below 2k.Using today's high quality synthetic oil, driving safe and steady, efficiently , there is no need to change oil very frequently like 5K as some people mentioned... ...
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    edited August 2013
    Since your a expert on when Oil and Vel/ does break down by looking at how clean it looks and when to change it...... answer me this.

    Same 2 cars... Same driven habits exactly the same.

    you change your oil every 10k once a year

    i change it maybe 3x. Do it yourself for $54 dollars for 3 oil changes.

    Who's motor stands a better chance of lasting longer. Certainly not yours.

    I'd rather spend that 54 dollars every year and have piece of mind knowing my oil is always clean and giving my investment its best chance to run at the highest quality.

    I know many who will disagree but for me oil changes are so inexpensive why take a chance thinking you know when oil breaks down in your car engine.

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

  • colkidcolkid Posts: 9
    "If there was any oil quality degradation or burning, there should have been some performance change and I feel there was no difference from my new car with 0 miles and 10k miles."
    If there is a change in performance it will come later at higher mileage's, Not at 10,000 miles.
    The rest of the message about how often to change, I am not sure, but I did change around 5- 6,000. With the new car I will change it like they recommend
    unless I see a difference.
    Are you driving a 4 or 6 cylinder to get 40 mpg on the road. I have a 6 cyl.
  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Oil color is not a reliable indicator of the condition of the oil - only a used oil analysis can accurately tell you how well oil is holding up. There is a very useful website called bobistheoilguy.com with all kinds of good advice on oils. Brian - if you do your own changes, you might be able to get away with just a couple a year - apparently, our Hondas are very good on oil and coupled with the excellent technology of the modern synthetics, if you change the oil according the the maintenance minder, you can expect to easily get 250-300k miles out of the motor.

    Bill G
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 1,034
    No, but the maintenance minder is designed to indicate when oil life is degrading. This is Honda's system now. It's designed to avoid unnecessary oil changes but also to have them occasionally more often if driving conditions change. It isn't based on a fixed number.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    Is there a possibility that when you get to 9 or 10k miles that the system could be not as accurate and your oil has broken down 2000 miles ago. What makes these systems so accurate?

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

  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    I understand what the maintenance minder does - been driving Hondas and Acuras more than 20 years - I was responding to Brian who was responding to someone who apparently felt good about the condition of his oil because it was a "clear" color after a lot of miles. From what I understand, the maintenance minder cannot determine the condition of your oil, it only estimates the oil's remaining life based on a number of factors determined by how the vehicle is driven. Cars that see a lot of highway driving are easier on oil, so the MM sometimes doesn't reach 0% for 9 or 10k miles. In my case, with a lot of stop and go driving, I'm at 20% around 5k miles - so that's when it gets new oil and filter. But again, my main point is that you can't rely solely on the oil's color to determine it's condition.

    Bill G
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 1,034
    It's not in Honda's interests to have their engines or anything else wear prematurely so if they have confidence in the system I think it's probably pretty good at what it does. It doesn't just measure driving conditions.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    edited August 2013
    My driving conditions are similar to yours. Thats why i questioned him about color of oil. It dont make sense. My BMX X-5 i have been changing the oil every 4k and my reading is about 38%. Gives me piece of mind knowing that the oil is new and my 63k investment is running smooth. In 10 yrs when i see the stats on oil changes at 10k and vehicles running 200 or more miles i will consider changing my old ways. until then i have no problem spending peanuts on do it your-self oil changes.

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

  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    I agree Brian - one of the best ways to extend the life of a vehicle and keep it running great is to make sure all the fluids are clean and fresh.

    By the way, a little while back, I saw one of your posts that recommended P21S car wax - got some and gave it a try - it's great stuff - thanks for the tip!

    Bill
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    edited August 2013
    Bill, Thanks
    My vehicles never looked so good. Here is a little trick a detailer told me to do to cut down waxing time. i mean who likes to be out there waxing a car all the time. This wax is quick and effortless to take off. I can wax some of my vehicles in less than 20 mins. And one side in 6 mins with p21's.

    Wax vehicle 1x first. After your next car wash Wax only one side or just a small portion of vehicle. Do it again on the next wash and go around the car several times to you build up 5 or 6 layers. The next year after I clay bar the car and strip all the dirt and contaminates off the car/ paint i repeat the process for that year.

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

  • gmanusmcgmanusmc SoCalPosts: 436
    Thanks - I'll definitely give that a try - anything that reduces the the amount of manual labor involved is welcome news. My wife's dark gray ES350 really pops with that P21S.
  • hcord13hcord13 Posts: 2
    I bumped a curb slightly with my 2013 Accord Sport. Where can I find the touch up paint color for the rim?
  • hcord13hcord13 Posts: 2
    I bumped a curb slightly with my 2013 Accord Sport. Where can I find the touch up paint color for the rim?
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    edited August 2013
    If my memory is correct i think Honda's wheel paint is a.............. k-12

    If dealership does not have touch up go to web for

    A+ Detailing and wheel repair.

    Its always best to sand damage area smooth and flush first before applying touch up. Use a very thin coat and repeat if needed. Rims that are damaged badly would need some bondo after sanded and smoothed out.

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

  • I have a 2013 LX with 1000 miles on it. I am starting to hear some clicking noise from passenger side front wheel area. Its happening only at low speeds. wondering if it is related to CVT. Anyone faced this ?
  • Yes, I hear the same noise at low speeds especially moving around in a parking lot. It looks like it's coming from the cvt. I used to hear the same noise from my previous Nissan Sentra which also had cvt.

    Do you experience a slight jerk while braking with a light foot?
  • I have not noticed jerking, but at low speeds drive is kind of bumpy.
  • Maybe the issues have been addressed. I just took delivery of a 2013 ex-l. I was looking at Mercedes and BMW. After driving for a couple weeks I am left wondering why I would pay 45% more for such a car. CVT transmission is as smooth silk. Ride is really good. I keep looking at the front H logo to see if it might actually be a A. With Econo I feel reduction power. Willing to give up most of the time for an increase in MPG. Technology work pretty good. Much better than my 11 Pilot Touring. Hated the tech in that truck since I got it. Small issues with phone streaming. Could be caused by latest update to IOS though.
  • We have a Pilot 11 with VCM. It is noticeable. But not unbearable.
  • suydamsuydam Posts: 1,034
    Got mine in March and it too is smooth and wonderful.
  • I have a 4 cylinder , CVT
  • pilmpilm Posts: 5
    There is a CVT TSB 13-053. You can ask your Honda dealer if your VIN number is affected, and if so, have them check it out.
  • I found out the bad way that the LCD radio touchscreen thing on the accord touring is rather flimsy. When too much pressure is applied it creates this not so nice spider web of cracks across the surface which has killed off the touch screen functionality.

    Does anyone know how much it costs to get the screen replaced?

    The voice commands still work -that is as badly as they ever did- as do the controls on the steering wheel but thinking I might miss the keyboard if I'm forced to have to use the maddening navigation system in this car again!

    Thanks.
  • brian125brian125 New york / S.C. myrtle beachPosts: 3,212
    I would think your covered with the warranty. Sounds like to me the screen was defective not that you applied to much pressure. Make sure you tell honda you touched the screen and it cracked.

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

  • I had sunglasses in the small compartment above the head. It was rattling for a few months. Drove me nuts at low speeds; had no idea. I thought it was manufacturing issues in the front somewhere inside...

    Keep that sunglass compartment empty!
  • rodutrodut Posts: 343
    Very funny ! It applies too all year models (both on my previous 2001 Accord and on my present 2012 Accord it happened).

    Initially I kept arguing with my wife about that rattle for ... months. She said it was coming from the left side, I was saying it was coming from the right side. After a while we realized it was from the sunglasses box, above our heads, so from between us. That's why the rattle was coming from her left side, and also from my right side !

    Actually it matters how you put the eyeglasses in that box. In one position it rattles, in the other position it doesn't !
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,678
    I had that sunglass rattle too. I was just happy to fix it!

    another solution is to get one of the soft case/sleeves for the glasses. Put them in that before sticking in the holder. No more rattle worries.

    actually, some years back I had a pair of prescription suns in my Accord in that holder. They actually melted enough to warp slightly, so one lens never stayed in right after that.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

  • ahightowerahightower TXPosts: 512
    Hi all. I am at 5600 mi. on my new Accord and the oil life monitor says I have 40% left. (Which I take to mean somewhere between and 31 and 40 per the manual.) While I don't question the oil life going up to maybe 8-9K, it seems like a long time to wait for a tire rotation. I bought (didn't intend to, but dealer F&I guy threw in to sweeten the warranty deal) a 36,000 mile maintenance plan. I assume that means only what the car's computer says it needs/wants at a given mileage. Question is, how many "free" services can I expect through the first 36K, and do you all also wait for the car to recommend a tire rotation? I've always had that done every 5K.
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