MM Code 3 at 63,000 miles!!! - Drive Accord Honda Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 09-13-2011, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
Accord fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 25
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MM Code 3 at 63,000 miles!!!

The maintenance minder on my Accord threw a code 3 at ~63,000 miles. Code 3 means that I have to change the transmission fluid.

The owner's manual states:
Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher transmission and transfer temperatures. This requires transmission and transfer fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission and transfer fluid changed at 60,000 miles (100,000 km), then every 30,000 miles (48,000 km) (For A/T only

I have never pulled a trailer, or driven in mountainous areas.

Is there anything wrong with my transmission? Why is it throwing this code so early?

2006 Honda Accord VP (I4) AT Original Owner
[*]Turanza Serenity 32k[*]Battery 48k[*]Battery at 63k[*]1x D&R 53K[*]Honda Front Pads and Brake Fluid D&R at 58K[*]4xD&R 63K[*]17mm RSB 64K[*]1xD&R 80K[*]Serenity Plus tires 80k[*]Rear shocks (leaking) at 93.5k[*]1xD&R 100K[*]PS Hose 100K[*]Battery 107K[*]FrntBrk Disc&Pads ~107K[*]120k 1xD&R & Filter
kazhuveri is online now  
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 09-13-2011, 02:41 PM
.
 
namegoeshere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,751
Thanks: 1
Thanked 419 Times in 285 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by kazhuveri View Post
Is there anything wrong with my transmission? Why is it throwing this code so early?
You mean why is it throwing the code so late. Many people here have already changed the fluid by 30K miles. I did mine twice by 30K and changed out the ATF filter too.

Nothing wrong with your transmission. Just change it out if it's telling you to do so. If you have 63K, the fluid is going to be very very dirty by now, if it's never been changed before. And while you're at it, change out the ATF filter too.
namegoeshere is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-13-2011, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
Accord fan
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 25
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by namegoeshere View Post
I did mine twice by 30K and changed out the ATF filter too.
Did your MM throw the code 3 at ~30K or before?

I was under the understanding that Honda recommends ATF change only at 120,000 miles, in normal conditions.

2006 Honda Accord VP (I4) AT Original Owner
[*]Turanza Serenity 32k[*]Battery 48k[*]Battery at 63k[*]1x D&R 53K[*]Honda Front Pads and Brake Fluid D&R at 58K[*]4xD&R 63K[*]17mm RSB 64K[*]1xD&R 80K[*]Serenity Plus tires 80k[*]Rear shocks (leaking) at 93.5k[*]1xD&R 100K[*]PS Hose 100K[*]Battery 107K[*]FrntBrk Disc&Pads ~107K[*]120k 1xD&R & Filter
kazhuveri is online now  
post #4 of 4 Old 09-13-2011, 02:57 PM
.
 
namegoeshere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,751
Thanks: 1
Thanked 419 Times in 285 Posts
No code thrown. I just change it out because it's cheap insurance against transmission wear and tear and/or failure.

This thread is what made me decide to have fluid changed out earlier than what Honda recommends. Car actually shifted better after first change too. For second change, I switched out the Honda fluid for Redline.
namegoeshere is offline  
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
fluid, transmission fluid change

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Drive Accord Honda Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
The answer to the random question may be found under the Off Topic section of the forums and in the "Drive Accord Forums" category.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome