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Question For those who bought CVT, do you experience judders at low rpm's?

My apologies if this question belongs to an existing thread or another forum but I did an advance search for "cvt" in the title and in the posts but got negative results.

Is the judder limited to some drivers' experiences or is this a universal thing with the new CVT? How are the dealers and American Honda dealing with this issue/complaint?

If it happens to all Accord CVT's, then I hope there is a quick fix for it since that will be a huge turn off for me especially when during my early driving days, the juddering or shuddering of the engine in our older GM Opel Record and MB 300D meant that the engine was about to stall.
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I do not feel any shudders or vibrations in my car and do nothing but urban stop and go driving.
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I do not feel any shudders or vibrations in my car and do nothing but urban stop and go driving.
Thanks Glen. That is nice to know. Seriously considering a Honda Accord a few years down the road and that was my biggest qualm. Enjoy your ride.
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My apologies if this question belongs to an existing thread or another forum but I did an advance search for "cvt" in the title and in the posts but got negative results.

Is the judder limited to some drivers' experiences or is this a universal thing with the new CVT? How are the dealers and American Honda dealing with this issue/complaint?

If it happens to all Accord CVT's, then I hope there is a quick fix for it since that will be a huge turn off for me especially when during my early driving days, the juddering or shuddering of the engine in our older GM Opel Record and MB 300D meant that the engine was about to stall.
I definitely notice it, however it's not strong or very noticeable, and seems to quickly settle itself out, so it doesn't bother me much.
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I notice it, but it's by no means a deal-breaker. It's mostly an issue when the engine is cold and the Econ mode is turned on (forcing the engine to the lowest RPMs possible).

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I notice it too when pulling out of garage. Not a big deal. Only happens just above idle rpms.

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I noticed a lot the first 7-10 days I had the car. Now that I've had it a few weeks its not as bad.

The first few days it was so bad I didn't even enjoy driving around town until I could get to about 40


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Mine does it. Im used to it now

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Mostly in Econ at very slow speed. It seems to me that Econ is pretty useless anyway so I've stopped using and see no obvious diff in milage...and no judders.

You want a judder free car....check out an Altima.

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I have not noticed anything on my LX, after about 1.5 weeks of ownership. The CVT is def. a bit different than a normal automatic, but I have not had any issues so far.
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I noticed it a lot with econ especially at low speed as other members here,
As for the altima, The car is so generous, it has free judder at around 25-40 mph. (Yes this is supposedly fixed by Nissan by replacing Torque ROD, but it does the same thing with the recall and lowered my mpg by 2)
I don't need any more massage after driving around town.......
Well i am guessing this judder problem is small and would think its just a pay off for a better mpg...
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Just floor it off the line and you won't feel any judder.

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I've noticed it a little bit as well.
I would say it is normal though.
My wife and I have had 2 Dodge Calibers a 2007 and a 2011 with the CVT transaxles and I can say after owning those,the Honda CVT is the best I've ever experienced.
I was going to get a 6 speed Manual Sport,but after test driving the CVT Accord sport I was very impressed.

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The owners manual refers to it as "creeping" it is normal. I notice it in my sport
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Re: For those who bought CVT, do you experience judders at low rpm's?

I've been driving my Sport with CVT for 2 months and 4,400km and never experienced any judder, not at low speed nor in cold temperatures. Even at minus 12° Celsius. I drive in the city and on the highway every day and keep the ECON button engaged permanently.

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