Check also our 2003 Honda Accord manual transmission catalog. The car has burned excessive amounts of oil since day one. Dealer refuses to fix the problem. The failure mileage was approximately 15,000. And 50000 miles later the 2nd trans.
It burns more than 2 quarts of oil between each oil change. I contacted a local Honda dealership to set up repair. I then called the american Honda service contract corporation to see what steps needed to take place in order to repair the problem. When asked questions about the vehicle, he knew nothing about it. When you release the clutch assuming you are in 3rd, the gears grind loudly and the shift lever is thrown forcibly back to neutral, leaving you without power.
A passenger in the other vehicle stated that they suffered a whip lash injury. I would like to see a full recall done on all of these transmissions. If the traffic was not light at the time someone could have been hurt. I filed for lemon law because american Honda refused to fix a major transmission oil leak in the car. We also like the storage capacity of the trunk - it is huge! The Honda dealer and Honda America say that the transmission is designed to operate this way, that this is not a defect covered under the warranty and that there is nothing to repair. Finally after a consumer demonstration in California and coverage by the local media, Honda issued a Honda service bulletin 08-020 that replaces the defective transmission parts. Buy now to own the best manual for your vehicle.
While driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic, the problem is more noticeable. I am currently in wait on their decision as to whether or not they will repair it. The second time I took it in around 1200 miles. Dealership has indicated that no mechanical problem was found. After waiting a considerable length of time, the dealership service representative told me that the transmission needed to be replaced, and they would be in contact with Honda corporate to see what type of compensation they as a dealership could get. After the first experience of this nature, I brought the 2003 Honda Accord in at a local dealership for its most recent oil change.
The vehicle was not clean. Only to make matters worse, I have my daughter driving also a 2003 Honda Accord, nearly the identical vehicle, and she just informed me that her Accord which she has at college has been building engine rpms and then jerking through gear changes. I hope it doesn't take a death or serious injury to require Honda to issue a recall for the defective models. Honda knew of this problem in 2007 civic manual transmissions and ignored the problem and continued to put the defective transmissions in the 2008 Accords and civics. Vehicle is 2008 Honda Accord ex v6 6 speed manual transmission.
The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was informed that the transmission needed to be rebuilt. . The coolant and windshield wiper fluid were also low. Those things were easily remedied. The failure mileage was 58,900. While driving 45 mph, the transmission began jerking and the acceleration was gradual.
I immediately took the car in for a diagnosis and was told that it was a transmission defect and the entire transmission would have to be replaced. The manual transmission only holds 2 quarts of oil. When i called for a meeting time i was told to ask for Fernando when i arrived. He couldn't answer any questions. I am so disgusted with paying over 32 thousand dollars and getting a lemon and vehicle that will need to have the transmission removed already. I brought it to my mechanic who said that it is a transmission problem.
A friend of mine was able to insist that they rebuild his manual transmission for similar problems. Since this initial incident, it has occurred, though infrequently until quite recently. Buying a used 2003 Honda Accord transmission from a non-reliable dealer is an unnecessary risk. I am quite concerned that one of these times I will be less fortunate and will be involved in an accident of one or more vehicles. I have done all of the required oil changes at the proper intervals. I had noticed clutch slippage soon after buying the car. We all know money is the determining factor and basis for their decision and if left to them, they would never issue one.