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05-02-2012 07:44 AM
geoaccordzantac
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Originally Posted by 1-Old-Man View Post
There is probably no Honda product that is better known for transmission failures than that car. OK, that's a well known problem, but there is also a well known fix. All you have to do is replace the existing transmission with one from an '04-'07 Honda, generally out of an Oddessey (sp?).
Have you visited any Odyssey (that's how ya spell it) forum? The 04 thru 06 Odys have problems with their trannys too ,and the solution Honda did was to put the transmission from the Ridgeline into the Ody starting in the 07 MY. However, even the some of the 07 and newer owners are posting about transmission problems on the forum I frequent, www.odyclub.com. We have an 08 Ody and I am keeping a close eye (and ear) out in case I too, experience the curse of the Honda auto tranny before my Powertrain Warranty runs out in 1.5 yrs/10 K miles!
05-01-2012 10:55 PM
1-Old-Man I don't know how much good this information will be for you but here goes. I have an '01 Acura CL Type S, 3.2L V-6 with a 5-speed automatic transmission. There is probably no Honda product that is better known for transmission failures than that car. My car is on its second transmission and its not uncommon to find owner's who are on their 3rd or 4th transmission. OK, that's a well known problem, but there is also a well known fix. All you have to do is replace the existing transmission with one from an '04-'07 Honda, generally out of an Oddessey (sp?). My point is that with the Generation of automatic transmission that began in '04 for Honda they seem to have fixed whatever the bugaboo was with the early automatic transmissions. I suspect that if that the transmission in the car you are looking at would be of the later and more bullet-proof versions. Just a guess, but what you might call and educated guess.
05-01-2012 09:41 AM
accordian04 by no means do i consider myself a honda expert. i'm also no expert on comparing a 4 cyl to a 6 cyl accord. that said, i just bought my son a 2004 accord ex-l (6 cyl - auto) with 145,000 mi. the vehicle wasn't maintained 'by the book'...especially the tranny. however, the tranny shifts perfectly. the car is great!!! YMMV.

as far as the 6 cyl engine, i am absolutely thrilled with it. glad i didn't get a 4 cyl as i have test driven the 4 banger and MUCH prefer the additional power and smoothness of the 6. when you annualize the fuel cost of the 4 vs. 6 cyl, i can't imagine the 4cyl saving me enough money to make a difference. buy the 6 cyl...you'll be glad you did.
05-01-2012 07:28 AM
yi3o8 Also, if you like the car, search for a little newer model and shop around.
05-01-2012 07:20 AM
geoaccordzantac
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Originally Posted by RyanAccord View Post
get it checked out by a mechanic before purchase, look at a carfax if possible. good luck.
^^^^^^I agree! I am currently in the process of buyng a used Civic for my wife, and this will be the second private party used car purchase that I have done in the past year (bought a used Odyssey from someone I knew last summer). Get the CarFax report and, for good measure, an AutoCheck report and take it to an indie Honda repair shop for a good used-car inspection ($95 at one near where I live) Both will help you have peace of mind and also help with the negotiation process in case something comes up from either the inspection or on the report(s).
04-30-2012 09:41 PM
RyanAccord i'm sure the car will be a great addition to your family. I got mine a few months ago. I have not regretted it. i got the v6, but i test drove the i4 and it seemed to have adequate power, plus a little better mpg. ... i really enjoy a little extra power though. lol.

get it checked out by a mechanic before purchase, look at a carfax if possible. good luck.
04-30-2012 04:18 AM
mobiless2 The majority of transmission failures are V6 autos, 03-04 been the worst. Drain & refill transmission x3 & replace filter.

An interior spray cleaner & a light brush action should work fine. I just cleaned a spot on my headliner from a soda can punchier, it work fine.

Good Luck, and Welcome to DA!
04-29-2012 11:58 PM
Architect
Thinking about buying

My wife and I are thinking about buying a 2004 Accord ex 4cyl. with 89000 miles. I drove it today and it seems really tight and like it would be a great daily driver. The owner seemed very meticulous about taking care of the car. The headliner is a bit dirty and there is some normal cosmetic wear and tear, but overall it looks to be in great condition. I have been reading about the Accords and some owner's reviews. It seems that I either read that the owner loves the car and they will have it forever, or they have had transmission problems and they say it is the worst car they have ever owned. If we do decide to add a Honda to the family, we would definitely take it to a mechanic to have it checked out. I am wondering if anyone has anything to post about the transmission issues, their experiences and if that should be something to really worry about.

Also, does anyone have any good tricks for cleaning a really dirty headliner?

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