2000 Honda Accord LX 2.3 V Tech from North America
I would not advise anyone to purchase a 98 thru 2001 honda accord
My transmission has to be replaced. My car has 125000 miles right now, but the problem started around 55000 miles. I noticed that the car did shift different from 1st to 2nd gear, but nothing real harsh. I should have taken it to the dealer at that time. Now the car has very harsh shifting from first to 2nd gear.
I took the car to a Honda repair shop and was advised my clutch packs are cracked in my transmission. I then took the car to a Honda Dealership and was told that my transmission needed to be replaced as well.
I have contacted the Honda Customer Relations Department at 800-999-1009. The Regional Manager from Georgia has advised me that they will not be able to replace my transmission since it is over 100,000 miles. I asked the regional manager for the President's contact information and she stated that the information would still besent to her. She then advised that she would review my claim further and give me a call back.
I feel that Honda cars are reliable, but I would notadvise anyone to purchase the 98-2001 because of the recalls on the automatic transmission and V6.
Anyone that has received an automatic transmission warranty extension for 98-2001 accords, odysseys, and preludes, please have your car check even if you do not think you have a problem right now. I waited too long and now I will probably have to pay out of my pocket.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th November, 2004
10th Mar 2005, 07:40
"I should have taken it to the dealer at that time. Now the car has very harsh shifting from first to 2nd gear.
I took the car to a Honda repair shop and was advised my clutch packs are cracked in my transmission. I then took the car to a Honda Dealership and was told that my transmission needed to be replaced as well."
Well, did you check the transmission fluid? If you run it dry, you risk damaging the auto-transmission. Clutches are often replaced every 50k-70k miles based on driving style.
NOTE: I owned a 1992 Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder 5spd manual - and it finally died on me in 2002 with 232,900 miles on it!!
Find an American car that can do that! And, I drove it like a Ferrari!!!