definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
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problem #3

Sep 042018

Accord EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

My 09 Accord v6 coupe EX-L just started doing this shuddering thing about two weeks ago. I explained to my local dealer the symptoms, while driving on the highway my car shifts fine, no issue. Inner city driving in the last two weeks have been painful. If I come to a stop light or stop sign, the engine bogs down to the point it wants to stall and has stalled. Car starts right back up without an issue. In order to keep the car from bogging down I have to place the car in neutral at a stop sign / light. Once in neutral the car idles just fine.

I called Honda about the recall for the software update and was told my VIN # did not show up for that recall. The Honda tech drove my car and it was later determined that I need a new trans. :( I saw a recall bulletin for transmission shuddering however once again they are telling me my VIN # does not fall under that recall. The recall pretty much states what my car is doing. Then I was asked is my car under factory warranty. Brought the car in 2009 and also paId for the extended warranty i.e. 8 years or 80K miles. My car just started doing this about 2 weeks ago.

If it's a recall and Honda is aware, why is a factory warranty any concern at this point. Bad design or bad parts were used in building these transmissions. Honda should address the issue and not expect the customer to pay full price to have their transmission repaired. An uphill battle, any help would be appreciated.

- Samir G., Easton, US

problem #2

Dec 092012

Accord EX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

I like the Honda Accords. My wife has owned three. One of them even made it through two sons testing. They seem to be well built and maintenance and repairs are fairly easy and inexpensive if you shop around for parts..

- Fred J., Petersburg, VA, US

problem #1

Oct 012012

Accord V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

Torque converter slips, causing engine RPM to go up/down a few hundred rev/min. Dealer identified problem as "torque converter shudder". My research says the only REAL cure for this condition is to replace the converter ... car is under warranty at this time ... dealer wants to flush the trans fluid and add a "friction modifier" as their repair, but, they want to charge me almost $300 for this service. They said until the converter runs to "total failure" they won't attempt any repair. I asked what was "WRONG" with my trans fluid ... burned/dirty/chemically contaminated ??? NO REPLY other than I just need to change it, AND that fluids were expressly not covered by warranty.

Called HONDA cust service today and asked if they EVER recommend fluid additives to any fluid in a HONDA vehicle ... response ... "ABSOLUTELY NOT" ... I then told her what they wanted to do ... she took notes and said a "case handler" would be in touch ... * WAITING *

- Bob W., Cleveland, TN, US