CVT maintenance schedule - Drive Accord Honda Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 03-04-2013, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
My First Post
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CVT maintenance schedule

Hey everyone, newbie to the board and soon to be first time Honda owner here. I will soon be picking up a white pearl / black 2013 Sport with the CVT. I was wondering if anyone knew what the scheduled maintenance was like for the 2013 CVT transmissions? I'm curious if they are similar to typical auto transmissions that require scheduled fluid and filter changes and if it could be easily done by dropping the tranny oil pan (if they even have one). I was also curious to what the owners manual states the service intervals should be for this transmission. This just crossed my mind last night and I never got to ask the dealer. Any help is appreciated!

BigEdsGarage is offline  
post #2 of 3 Old 03-04-2013, 10:33 AM
namegoeshere's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,863
Thanks: 1
Thanked 469 Times in 316 Posts
Page 509 of manual which can be found in the 9th Gen FAQ.....

Transmission Fluid

4-cylinder models with automatic transmission (CVT)

■Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Fluid

Specified fluid: HCF-2

Have a dealer check the fluid level and replace if necessary.

Search for "CVT" and you will come across these threads:

- Instructions on how to check and replace CVT fluid: Instructions on how to check and replace CVT fluid
- 2013 Sedan CVT Fluild Level Check: 2013 Sedan CVT Fluild Level Check
- Using 12 Transmission Oil Dip Stick to Check CVT Fluid Level in 13: Using 12 Transmission Oil Dip Stick to Check CVT Fluid Level in 13

namegoeshere is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 03-04-2013, 11:36 AM
2nd Gear
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Miami, FL
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 1 Post
Code 3 on the Maintenance Minder has this subnote.
Maybe normal is 50,000. But that is just a theory.

Driving in mountainous areas at very low vehicle speeds or trailer towing results in higher transmission temperatures. This requires transmission fluid changes more frequently than recommended by the Maintenance Minder. If you regularly drive your vehicle under these conditions, have the transmission fluid changed every 25,000 miles (40,000 km).

2013 LX CVT Sedan
Alabaster Silver Metallic with Black
pgm1713 is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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