While Honda Accord is one the few vehicles that boast a reliability hat that many other brands struggle to wear, it has a few problems. Transmission issues are at the top of the list.
This problem can also appear on other Honda transmissions, so it does not only affect the Accord. Here’s what you need to know about the Accord transmission issues in California.
A Failed Input Shaft Bearing May be the Culprit
The input shaft bearing is a small but important part of the transmission. It keeps the input shaft in place and provides resistance to lateral loads (force from side to side) applied to the transmission. In other words, it helps keep your car from moving around when you’re shifting gears.
The problem with this part is that it’s often made of plastic or rubber instead of metal, like other bearings. As a result, these bearings tend to wear out over time and fail prematurely. This is often due to excessive heat or extreme pressure from driving habits like heavy acceleration or braking/shifting suddenly at high speed—both very common in daily driving conditions!
The issue can cause your vehicle to shake, jerk, and make noises when accelerating. The problem occurs because the bearing supporting the transmission is loose on its shaft so it can move around inside its housing. When this happens, there’s a chance that you could lose control of your vehicle while driving if it begins to shift gears incorrectly while you’re accelerating.
Prevention Goes a Long Way
The best way to avoid these issues is to regularly maintain your transmission using quality synthetic motor oil. It also helps if you have an engine flush done at least once every 30-60k miles for any dirt or debris build-up inside of your system. Change out your fuel filter every 15k miles.
Bring your vehicle for maintenance and transmission fixes that your Accord may need. We are the Honda Accord experts your vehicle deserves.