The side mirrors were also redesigned for both the 2002 and 2003 models by having a more square shape, full body matched paint, and tinted glass since customers had complained about excessive wind noise coming from the mirror seam. We've built a car buying process designed around you to save you time. Revised thicker exhaust tips were also a new addition. The engine revved excessively high. Under normal driving conditions, D5 would be the appropriate position but if drving speed is limited to low speed only, D4 would be more practical to prevent upshifting to 5th if it is not required. The alloy wheel design was different on the 3.
One main cause is excessive wear of the 3rd gear clutch pack, resulting in large amounts of debris blocking the flow of transmission fluid. I am looking for a repair manual to assist me in a rebuild, and a parts source. As a percentage of total vehicles, because they sell around 400k Accords each year, it was a lower percentage of all Accords from those years. Acura needs and deserves whatever it takes to develop new products right now because they were needed several years ago! Owner manual states changing the fluid at 45,000 miles or 36 months in their maintenance schedule for driving in normal conditions. The consumer stated he has no record of the transmission being replaced. Vandergriff Acura, located at 1100 W.
The manufacturer replaced the motor both under warranty and after warranty expirations, however no mass recall was ever issued. Also front bumper needs some repair and repainting. The brakes and rotors have been replaces several times. I was told that Acura only used this transmission type for the 2001 model. A diagnostic was performed and it was verified that the transmission had failed.
Luckily, I was within a few blocks of my destination. WheelSystemFilter selectedWheelSystemList, null ; wheelSystemFilter. If you can provide me with any help, it would be greatly appreciated. Other times, it would not connect into the second or third gear. In hindsight, I realize that having such profound feelings about a company and their products is so ridiculous and very unhealthy. Prior to my purchase I am 3rd owner. Almost 30k miless later, it still shifts like new! Unfortunately, the only way you could get a stick was the 2.
Sports auto unlimited sale you straight up Garbage for car, so will be in the same boat as me. The brake failure caused pulsation in the front end. Attached is a table for the gear shifting. Consumer writes in regards to transmission problems the consumer stated the transmission would slip at times while driving. I hope they continue in the right direction. The transmission that the 2nd owner had put in was a transmission that supposedly had been manufactured to correct the known problem.
The failure mileage was approximately 198,000. I still have tremendeous respect for him on many levels. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. If you have questions about software updates or need assistance with locating an Acura dealer, you may contact Acura Client Relations at 800 382-2238. Note: There was a recall on the transmission from Acura and I did bring the car back to Acura for the recall notice. Following the end of the 1995 model year, the disappeared from Acura's lineup when the version was renamed the. Hard to shift only in 1st into 2nd gear.
I am extremely concerned that it will go out again while I own it and cause an accident or will leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere as I travel alot. All the focus has been on the auto transmissions for this car. But even with the extended warranty, the transmission in this car is well known for overheating and locking up suddenly and without warning. The consumer feared that it could have caused a severe accident and Acura needs to address the issues of these defective transmissions. Ive driven manual trans cars and trucks for 22 yrs to include one Honda that stil had the original Clutch at 225k miles, so it is not a driver related problem. They are playing the silence game with me at this time. Contacted local Acura dealer to be told that my vehicle was out of the warranty period and they tentatively offered a good will split of the cost.
Transmission blew about 1 year after I purchased the car and I purchased new transmission through Acura who offered absolutely no assistance even though this is a known defect. The brake failure caused pulsation in the front end. Obviously not, since the thing blew with only 77K miles on it! They can give me no guarantees of the expected life of the newest transmission and will not cover any further replacements. Tried all gears but to no avail. Notify me of new posts by email. The vehicle had previously been repaired according to recall 04V176000 power train: Automatic transmission and the dealer refused to repair it again. Please made sure you or somebody who knows a little about about cars triple check all over the car before anything.
The contact owns a 2001 Acura Cl. The failure was not remedied. The dealer and manufacturer denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. Reports say that after an average of around 40,000 miles, the transmission experiences gear failures, such as downshifts, slipping, flaring and not shifting, and leaking. I had to drive it for 6 months getting progressively worse until one day every light on the dash started flashing and I heard, for the first and last time, an automatic transmission grinding. I am extremely concerned that it will go out again while I own it and cause an accident or will leave me stranded in the middle of nowhere as I travel alot.