Believe it - Honda Accord 2005 Transmission fluid leak in 3000 Miles

Discussion in 'Accord' started by baski555, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. baski555

    baski555 Guest

    Hello Folks,

    Please help me understand about what are all my options. Here is my sad
    story. We bought a Honda Accrod EX 2005 model on November 2005. We put
    in 3000 miles last week and took the car for the oil change..this where
    we got a heart attack...the local shop advised that, the oil leak
    everywhere around the transmission and they advised me that, it is very
    very unusual.

    And we took our car to the local Honda dealer to verify it, they also
    advised me that, they need to change the entire transmission. Here is
    our option, we or no one wants to touch our transmission in the 3000

    We talked to the dealer to know more about our options, they said, the
    dealer could buy it for a very very cheaper price as a used car. But we
    are kind of so disappointed about this car and we couldnt even believe
    this story. In the sametime, we dont want loose 4000 to 5000 bucks on
    this car to seel it to the dealer as a used car.

    Please guys helps us understand what do we need to do to get a
    favourable option towards the owners perspective.

    Is there anyway we might talk to the American Honda people to make our
    case strong and get us another car or do some favour on our side
    instead of loosing couple thousand dollars to sell it to the dealer.

    We are kind of so disappointed please help us understand the
    seriousnous of the problem.

    Please advice folks...
    baski555, Mar 25, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    <snip bleating>

    have you ever heard of a "factory warranty"? this car is covered by
    one. details are in your owners manual. use it.
    jim beam, Mar 25, 2006
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    baski555 Guest

    I understand they will fix it...but, we are not feeling much
    comfortable having this new car with the transmission fixed ....i have
    a question though...once the dealar fix this tranmission issue...If
    idecide to sell this car in the future, Is some one will be seeing in
    the CarFax history that, the transmission got fixed ?

    Please advice....
    baski555, Mar 25, 2006
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    Art Guest

    The transmission will not be fixed. It will be replaced. Honda had a bunch
    of bad AT's a few years ago in their Acura and minivans. All were replaced
    with no future issues.
    Art, Mar 25, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    eh? why not? if you don't like the car, sell it. if you do, keep it
    and continue to enjoy the warranty.
    eh? no, but even if you did, so what? if the transmission was replaced
    under factory warranty, it's as good as new, not some garbage welded
    together out the back of greasy joes crowbar and bait emporium. and why
    are you wasting your time with carfax? it only gives you /reported/
    issues. unreported issues go... you guessed it... unreported!
    i advise you let the dealer fix the car under warranty, then sell it,
    and go ride the bus from now on. that way you don't have any
    responsibilities or any really really really hard decisions to make.
    jim beam, Mar 25, 2006
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    Alan Guest

    If you sell the car or trade it in your losing at least 25% of what you
    paid, or will pay.
    (Assuming you purchased rather than leased). If the car keeps giving
    you problems than you can talk to the dealer and if the dealer has no
    "good will" offer to make, then you can use the "lemon law" to get out
    of this particular car.
    Alan, Mar 25, 2006
  7. The first part is true, but the "no future issues" thing is not quite
    true. Plenty of people are on their third and fourth transmissions,
    some of them being swapped out every week or two until they got a good

    Shame on Honda.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Mar 25, 2006
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    SoCalMike Guest

    as a side note...

    do stolen/recovered cars get reported? my boss had a tahoe XL that was
    stolen and recovered, but they (awww... too damn bad!) took all the
    teevee screens out and screwed up the dash and headliner in the process.

    i say even if it gets fixed, the tahoe still has "diminished value"
    compared to an unstolen one.
    SoCalMike, Mar 25, 2006
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    butch burton Guest

    A tranny can leak just cause some idiot did not get the gasket in the
    right place. Honda trannies are not that vulnerable to leaks - but it
    does happen. A couple of years ago was on my belly in a Honda showroom
    looking at the underside of an Oddy to see where the oil drain/filter
    were located - real PITA on my 97 accord - have to jack her up to
    change the oil.

    The double digit iq sales turkey comes over and asks, "What are you
    doing under that Odyssey" - said it in a very nasty tone - he was
    working with a couple who were considering buying an Oddy - I said to
    the DD IQ sales turkey - "Since you asked in such a nice way - hey this
    tranny has a leak - tranny fluid is on the floor - better get that leak
    fixed before some sucker buys it."

    My 97 accord has 194 on the clock - no problems with the auto tranny
    except for replacing speed sensors - easy fix at about 140K.
    butch burton, Mar 26, 2006
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    baski555 Guest

    Thanks for all your valuable feedback on this. Well, let honda fix the
    transmission problem and keep it until it has a factory warrenty until
    36K and sell it.

    None of the car is near perfect, understand ofcourse cars are assembled
    by human being.
    baski555, Mar 26, 2006
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    yinhuoc Guest

    Oh! I'm sorry .My english is not verry well.
    Can you speak chinese?
    yinhuoc, Mar 27, 2006
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