2001 Honda Accord transmission

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accord
transmissions

#1

I have a 2001 Honda Accord with 97000 miles. I purchased it as a certified used Honda from a dealership when it had about 30000 miles. About 2 months ago, it began shifting roughly between 1st and 2nd gear. I asked my mechanic (not the dealer) about it and he suggested he drain about half the transmission fluid out and replace with new fluid. Then repeat in about 6 months.



I also called the dealership where I purchased the car and they suggested I bring it in along with my maintenance records.



I have kept up regular maintenance on the car but can’t find any record of transmission fluid replacement.



Should I try my mechanic’s recommendation of replacing half the fluid now and half later or should I just take it to the dealership?


#2

Honda has been helping with replacing transmissions that fail prematurely. Visit the dealership and see what they have to say…


#3

There was a 3 year period that Honda was having some premature failing of it’s transmissions. Once found…Honda corrected the problem…But your Accord is one of those years Honda had problems.


#4

Thanks. I’ll give the dealership a try.