How to Identify Transmission Problems in Your Honda

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Your car's transmission allows power to be sent from the engine to the drive mechanism allowing your car to go. Transmission problems are common in certain Honda models.

Be on alert. Transmission failure in Hondas is a common problem in models made in the early 2000s. The models released in 2003 seem to have the highest rates for transmission failure.

Be vigilant regarding repairs. It is important to fix transmission problems as soon as possible because allowing a problem to linger can cause permanent damage to your car. Most of the complaints regarding transmission failure related to the torque converter. This happens when the engine will rev up, but the car cannot move. This can cause the transmission to burn up, which requires total replacement.

Seek updates regarding recall status. Presently there is no recall in effect for the transmission defect, because it is not considered a safety concern by the National Highway Transportation Safety Association. To date, no class action lawsuit has been filed.

Contact Honda. Honda has been offering some owners that are beyond the expiration of their warranty free transmission repairs. You can inquire about this by contacting Honda Customer Service at (800) 999-1009.

Be aware of your car slipping into neutral. Some Honda owners have also reported that the car's transmission pops randomly into neutral, which causes grinding when traveling at high speeds. Honda has also been granting free repairs of this problem.

Seek maintenance and repairs as soon as possible. These problems can damage or even ruin your transmission, so if you are having transmission problems it is important to have your car serviced as soon as possible.

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