I went to the dealership and
I went to the dealership and had a bandaid treatment two times before the warrenty expired...Now that I am out of warrenty the problem returned, and NOW I need to replace the transmittion...for 5500.00 furthermore I was never told the warrenty extended for 105,000 miles or I would of been in a third time...But I am certain if it were still under warrenty they would just put on another bandaid fix just
I have an 03 HCH with 89,000
I have an 03 HCH with 89,000 miles. I bought it used dealer maintained. Is it still under warranty? I have the same issues everyone else has regarding the shudder. but it doesn't get any worse or better. I thought it was the engine just lurking when accelerating slowly. Also since the problem keeps coming back for everyone maybe its normal breakin period for the cvt. I have seen the same vibrations on other non honda cvt's.
I have a '05 HCH with the
I have a '05 HCH with the shuddering issue everyone else is talking about. It started just after 80k miles. My local mechanic (St. Paul, Minnesota) was familiar with this problem and told me to take the car to a Honda dealer to have it addressed. I got the car in today, and they've done something to or replaced the bushings claiming that that's the recall fix (is it really???) and that this would do better than anything else that could be done. I know little about car repair, but since I haven't seen anyone else comment about bushings, I'm guessing this is just another band-aid that won't solve the bigger problem (are they waiting for the warranty period to expire??). Am I right? And what's a bushing anyway?
03 HCH here with 130k, 2nd
03 HCH here with 130k, 2nd tranny starting to shudder. Dealer recommends replace fluid and burnish.
This is a reply to my own
This is a reply to my own posting of a week or two ago... It turns out the dealer burnished the CVT twice, per the service bulletin protocol. What he meant by replacing the bushings I don't know, but that wasn't what they ended up doing. Actually, I'm glad they burnished twice during the same service request. That way, I don't have to waste more time before a second one is done. It seems the mechanic continued to experience the "judder" after the first burnish, so they went ahead and did a second. So far, I haven't noticed the judder, but I'm prepared for it to return, at which point I believe the service bulletin recommends replacing the start clutch.
My 03 HCH with 130K miles
My 03 HCH with 130K miles has had the jutter for at least 25K miles now, we bought it used with 95K on it. I didn't notice when it started & the shade tree mechanic thought it was endemic to Honda hybrids, nothing to do about it. The thinking was, it was probly caused by the electronic controls switching power from electric motor to gas power and back 30 times a second. Anyway I'm going to drive it this way til my ship comes in.
I have the same issue. Just
I have the same issue. Just called Honda with the 800 number, apparently there's no recall and I'm out of warranty (goes to 105,000, I'm at 115,000). Apparently, there's no way to work with them on that. I'm filing a complaint with the BBB and NHTSA. I'm going to try changing the fluid a few times, then if that doesn't work, burnishing. Can I do that myself? Is it covered in the service manual (I have one in the mail)?
Same problem here since I
Same problem here since I bought the car in 2005 I have had constant transmission problems- Thye even replaced it a year and a half ago at 46,000 miles and now I am having the same issues--- I only have 66,000 miles. I went into Honda after a different mechanic told me I needed a new tranny and told them they had to replace it. They said their mechanics said it just needed a burnish-- AHHHHHHHHHHHHH I calmly explained hey we just did this see here is my time lines. 2 days later the manger of the service department (and why did it take 2 days) finally called and told me it's the hoops they have to jump through, in the meantime what about the customer-
I think we should all ban together and fight this- demand new trannies!!! Any lawyers out there looking to do a civil lawsuit... Just saying is all!