Out of all the complaints or possible repair problems for the 2002 Honda Accord, nothing compares to the amount of complaints for repair with its transmission. Carcomplaints.com, a site where car owners can enter in repair complaint information, lists over 585 complaints for the 2002 Honda Accord, 511 of the complaints referring to the vehicle’s transmission. Transmission failure with the Honda Accord, Civic and Odyssey is a widespread problem in models made from 1999-2004. The 2003 Honda Accord, 2001 Honda Civic and 2002 Honda Odyssey appear to be the worst years for transmission failure.
Honda owners’ transmission problems are not a surprise to Dennis Madden, the chief executive of the Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association. Mr. Madden said that in the 1990s there was a feeling that, “Wow, Honda really makes a great transmission. They last a long time.” But now, he said, Honda transmissions have a reputation as troublesome.
Consumer Reports’ 2010 reliability survey showed “major problems” with transmissions on the 2001–3 Acura MDX and TL, the Honda Odyssey and “to a lesser extent, Accord,” wrote Anita Lam, the magazine’s automotive data program manager. “Honda Civics and Pilots did not seem to share this problem,” she wrote in an e-mail. (source)
2002 Honda Accord transmission repair and problems:
It is important to fix transmission problems as soon as possible because allowing a problem to linger can cause permanent damage to your car. If your engine will rev up, but the car won’t shift into gear or move it could be a defective torque converter. In fact, the majority of Honda owners with transmission problems are saying the torque converter is failing and essentially burning up the transmission fluid, rendering the entire transmission useless. 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.
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Here are several signs the 2002 Honda Accord gives when there is need for a transmission repair:
- transmission slipping and jerking
- transmission hesitates and shifts very hard
- shakes when downshifting
- won’t go into gear
- bearing noise when accelerating
- torque converter is going out
- transmission fluid leak
- high pitch noise when put in gear
- rumbling noise
- struggles in reverse as though brake was on
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