really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
91,436 miles

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problem #8

Dec 262008


  • 90,634 miles
When we drive on a highway at about 70mph, the check engine light on. After we check, the worker said it's about a transmission sensor problem and we can replace it after out weekend trip. But on the way back, the light is on again and the speed decreased from 70 mph to about 30-40 mph. If we add more oil, the engine will rotate at 4000-5000turn with great noise. So we have to drive at 30-40 mph speed. It's very dangerous because the car behind us have to turn left and passed us away because we let our urgent lights on. We don't know how to treat this problem. We think Honda should recall these cars because it may induce incidents and dearth. Could you please help to let Honda recall the transmission because it's really dangerous for drivers and passengers. I couldn't understand why Honda produce such cars and after incidents they refuse to help owner and don't want O recall them. I will never buy Honda cars and more and more people dislike Honda for their bad reputation. It's such a bad company.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #7

Dec 142008


  • 139,000 miles
The D4 light started blinking in my 2002 Honda Accord ex, not allowing my car to upshift properly on the highway leaving me having to drive slow on a highway with speeding cars. I know Honda has had numerous complaints about the transmissions in their 2002 Accord models and refuses to recall. This is certainly a safety issue¿ or does Honda just want to wait until people die because their car stopped dead on a highway due to a faulty transmission?

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122008


  • 85,951 miles
My transmission slips and jerks going into 1st and second gear. It also jerks when I come to a complete stop and jerks out of 1st gear. The car eventually wouldn't accel when I pressed on the gas and would only go 20 mph. I took it to a Honda dealer and they said I needed a new transmission so I took it to another car shop who replaced the solenoids which seemed to help a little. I have been driving it for a while now but it is still not 100% and recently has been getting worse and is really slipping or jerking into gear everytime I drive it.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #5

Aug 122008


  • 89,000 miles
2002 Honda Accord transmission failure. Had to pay to get transmission rebuilt. Extremely expensive. Only had 89,000 miles on car.

- Midland, MI, USA

problem #4

Jul 282008


  • miles
I purchased a Honda Accord 2002 in April 2003 the transmission was replaced by dealership in November 2003 when I took in for maintenance due to a noise the dealer reported to me...now the reverse gears are slipping and I think this is rather odd...to have two transmission failures in one vehicle are there recalls on this model or reports of such problems noted anywhere?

- Hattiesburg, MS, USA

problem #3

Jul 142008


  • 58,920 miles
Normal driving, car transmission gives jerk when comes to stop, Honda has given no help, simple no. It occurs everytime the car slow down and sometimes the engine stops working.

- San Franscisco, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 072006

Accord 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
I own a 2002 Honda Accord 4 cylinder. I have problems with the transmission slipping. This problem has occurred for a year and a half. I have taken it to the dealership they cannot reproduce my complaint. I have also flushed the transmission to see if this would resolve/ help no luck I have also tried 3 transmission shops no one can diagnose it. This website www.carcomplaints.com/Honda/Accord/2002/transmission/transmission_slipping_and_jerking.shtml has had 57 complaints of the same problem I have had. I know Honda has problems with their transmissions they will fix it if it is an 00 or 01. Please can someone get them to fix the 2002 models.

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #1

Oct 012001

Accord 6-cyl

  • miles
2002 Honda Accord developed problems with the transmission, and dashboard light sensors. The transmission was replaced 3 times. After the last visit to the dealer the ignition began to malfunction, after putting the gear into park sometimes the key would lock in, which would require the consumer to restart the vehicle, shift the gears place back into park and then pull the key out of the ignition.

- Fords, NJ, USA