Have you had your V-6 auto transmission replaced?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by George Earl, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. George Earl

    George Earl Guest

    I just had the automatic transmission in my 2001 Accord LX-V6 replaced
    under warranty. I'm at 90k miles, so I have only 10,000 more miles to
    go before I'm playing Russian roulette with the replacement

    I'm curious for real life experiences or scuttlebutt on how long these
    replacement transmissions are lasting and how many fail again.

    I'm thinking that it's time to prepare to dump this car even though
    otherwise it's in excellent shape. Don't want to face the very real
    possibility of another replacement at my expense . . .

    George Earl, Jul 20, 2006
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    Seth Guest

    I'm at 162,000 miles on the original transmission on my '01 EX-V6.
    Seth, Jul 20, 2006
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    M.Paul Guest

    Mine was replaced at 15K mi. on 99 Accord EX-VL. New transmission has
    similar issue (surging while trying to maintain speed), but not nearly as
    noticable. I'm at 82K mi. now and it's not getting worse - we'll see how
    long it lasts.
    M.Paul, Jul 20, 2006
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    TomC Guest

    My 2000 was replaced at 33,000mi. and now at 77,000mi. it's acting up
    TomC, Jul 20, 2006
  5. Maybe you guys could comment on your driving style. I have a
    suspicion that these transmissions may hold up for a long while if
    you're gentle, but they don't take well to aggressive driving.
    Gordon McGrew, Jul 20, 2006
  6. George Earl

    Seth Guest

    Actually, my transmission for the first 150,000 was driven pretty
    aggressively, although almost exclusively highway. It is only recently (due
    to A) too many tickets in a short period and B) heavy use of cruise control
    due mainly to a back injury) that I've calmed down. The increase in gas
    mileage I suspect will keep me calm for a good many years.
    Seth, Jul 20, 2006
  7. George Earl

    George Earl Guest

    That's not at all encouraging. But at least you have another 23k miles
    to go under the extended warranty.

    George Earl, Jul 20, 2006
  8. George Earl

    George Earl Guest

    I don't think that is true. I subscribe to the Jackie Stewart school
    of driving which says that a passenger who is blindfolded should not
    be able to tell when you transition from one state to another when you
    are driving - i.e., they should not be able to tell when you start to
    accelerate, decelerate, or begin turning or going around a curve, etc.
    I doubt there are many who drive more gently than I do. I rarely
    forced a downshift in my car and I never floored the accelerator . . .
    but I lost a transmission . . . :(

    The service manager at my dealer (large metropolitan area) told me he
    has two guys who do nothing but replace transmissions all day . . .

    George Earl, Jul 20, 2006
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    M.Paul Guest

    It's DW's car - not driven hard.

    M.Paul, Jul 21, 2006
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    Al Guest

    Darrell Waltrip?
    Al, Jul 21, 2006
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    TomC Guest

    It is upsetting. Bought this car prior to retiring because I thought it
    would be dependable and the wife and I could do some limited traveling.
    Unfortunately, I no longer have much confidence in it (or their dealers). I
    don't think Honda has a permanent fix for the problem. We've revised our
    retirement plans accordingly and will probably have to buy another car. So
    much for the best laid plans. :-(
    TomC, Jul 21, 2006
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    FunkyKev Guest

    The surging prob mentioned. What exactly is it? Could it be the GLS
    system being faulty?

    FunkyKev, Jul 22, 2006
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    TE Chea Guest

    | The service manager at my dealer (large metropolitan area) told me he
    | has two guys who do nothing but replace transmissions all day

    If service schedule does not require changing a-t-f filter, then gear
    box lacks a filter ( like Mitsubishi's ), so a-t-f cannot stay clean.
    www.aa1car.com/library/2002/bf90222.htm para 12
    1 can use a syringe & hose to suck ( via dipstick's hole ) a few cc
    fr bottom of sump & see. [ii] fit a filter ( e.g. Mazda 323's petrol
    filter ) onto the joint ( betw metal pipe & rubber hose ) of a-t-f 's
    exit cooling pipe.
    My F20A's present gearbox was slightly noisy when in "neutral",
    until its a-t-f was cleaned by the filter I fitted. A lack of a filter (
    = a design flaw ) made its predecessor's lock up clutch jam.
    TE Chea, Oct 31, 2006
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    FunkyKev Guest

    Got my 98 V6 with 81k highway miles on it (150 per day). Now I'm up to
    almost 205k and it's high time for a new one. Probably 1/2 of my
    ownership miles 125k were on pizza delivery. Bangs jerky into 2nd. OD
    has an ultrlight buzz in it (for 100k). At cruising speeds I get the
    light surge and jumping in/out of OD. Now in 3rd (randomly this past
    week) when slightly loaded the thing slips and catches and almost
    breaks your neck while it hunts. I've milked it for probably an extra
    30k over what anyone else would get just by "knowing" what it likes and
    how to play around the weak spots. Tedious at best, though. I
    consider myself very very lucky considering the pizza delivery part.
    Pretty unbelievable, actually.
    FunkyKev, Nov 1, 2006
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    TomC Guest

    In my '00 Accord V6, the torque converter was replaced at 33,000 miles
    which didn't help the constant surging at cruising speeds. Then, the
    transmission was replaced at about 37,000 miles because the transmission
    started to jerk in and out of gear. The constant stuttering has continued
    to this day (77,000 miles) and I'm putting up with it mostly because I'm
    afraid that something else will get screwed up trying to fix it. Yes, I've
    had things go bad on previous fix attempts; not to mention, the down time
    (inconvenience) while the car was in the shop.
    TomC, Nov 2, 2006
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    mrbubl Guest

    yes, at 71000 miles, no hassle, no problem

    mrbubl, Nov 2, 2006
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    Al G Guest

    '98 accord ex, 63,000 miles, no problems.

    Al G
    Al G, Nov 2, 2006
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    bbtaco Guest

    '99 Accord LX V6. Replaced tranny at 77,000 miles. Transmission had been
    serviced every 30,000 miles. Honda paid for the replacement transmission but
    I had to pay the labor.
    bbtaco, Nov 2, 2006
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    Ron Jones Guest

    2000 Acura TL new tranny at 86,000. No cost to me. This is a VERY common
    problem with the Acura V6 and there is an extended warrantee.

    Ron Jones, Nov 3, 2006
  20. George Earl

    Ron Jones Guest

    I just received a notice of a class action suit against Honda that includes
    Honda Accord 2000-2001 (not 99) the settlement further extends the warrantee
    to 109,000 miles or 93 months. If I were you I'd bitch about paying a cent
    for your transmission replacement. Contact Honda of America.
    Ron Jones, Nov 3, 2006
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