definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,334 miles

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2007 Honda Accord transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Honda Accord Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 132011


  • 70,000 miles


The third gear in Honda Accord 2007 V6, manual transmission pops out that can be a potential safety hazard. Upon investigation found that this problem is present in all 6 speed manual transmission Honda civic, Accord, and Acura from 2002 to 2007. My research found that this issue has been a problem with even brand new Honda. Honda has issued a tsb, but it refuses to fix the problem the moment warranty has expired. This can cause potential rear ending in on ramp.

- Merrimack, NH, USA

problem #4

Mar 312009


  • 21,000 miles
I was passing a large truck, downgeared into third gear, let out the clutch, and the transmission popped out of third gear. I found myself in neutral facing on coming traffic, and had to slam on my brakes and pull in behind the truck (almost had a head on collision). This popping out of gear, and difficulty shifting into gear has been going on for over a year and occurs perhaps 3 or 4 times a month. After this near miss I decided to get it fixed. Before going to the dealer this morning I did an internet search on "3 gear Accord 6 cylinder manual" and one of the results was Honda service bulletin 08-020. This bulletin covers my 07 Accord and is for "transmission grinds when shifting into 3rd gear, pops out of 3rd gear, or is hard to shift into 3rd gear, note: These symptoms can be intermittent and sometimes more noticeable in colder climates. Faulty 3rd gear synchronizer or shift sleve" sounds exactly like my problem so I went to the dealer today to have it corrected. The dealer went for a test drive and couldn't duplicate the problem (it can go for over a week without showing up), he said Honda's policy was unless they could see the problem Honda would not authorize any repairs to be made. I called up us Honda (800 999 1009) and spoke to a mr jimmy rudner who verified what the dealer said. So Honda has found a problem with their transmission (the one that almost caused me to have a head on collision), released a service bulletin on how to fix it, but refuses to do any repairs until this 3 or 4 times a month intermittent problem starts to fail often enough for it to fail while the dealer is actually driving the car. Meanwhile the problem continues.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #3

Feb 212008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,170 miles
Honda 6spd transmission has problem with 3rd gear. When shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear, transmission will either pop out of gear or grind into gear. Problem does not occur all of the time and started with the first 7,500 miles. Problem occurs at various intervals at about 1-5% of total drive time. This usually takes place when I first start driving the car but still happens after this at fewer intervals. I've taken the car in several times and addressed the issue at every service. The dealer is unable to reproduce the problem since the issue doesn't happen very often. On or about the 21 Feb 08 the transmission failed to enter 2nd gear. I was able to get it into 2nd but could not shift into 1st gear. The dealer fixed the issue with 1st gear and said they fixed 3rd. On the drive home and there after I still had trouble shifting from 2nd to 3rd. I now have trouble shifting from 3rd to 4th. I've tried to take it in recently but they where still unable to reproduce the problem.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 032008

Accord 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 4,000 miles
Does not stay in third gear; pops out. Dealer replaced transmission fluid which did not fix the problem Honda Corp apparently says they are working on a solution but this will not be ready for at least a month. My car is now sitting at the dealers. It is unsafe to drive.

- Greewood Village, CO, USA

problem #1

Sep 012007

Accord 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 500 miles
Manual shift from 2nd gear to 3rd gear occasionally hits a notch going into 3rd. When you release the clutch assuming you are in 3rd, the gears grind loudly and the shift lever is thrown forcibly back to neutral, leaving you without power. The car has only 3,000 miles on it. The Honda dealer and Honda America say that the transmission is designed to operate this way, that this is not a defect covered under the warranty and that there is nothing to repair.

- Bellaire, TX, USA

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