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Old 06-24-2013, 09:06 PM
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cvt transmission oil change

It looks like factory recommended to change the CVT transmission oil every 60,000 miles? Does that seem high? What are others recommended? Any thoughts?
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I remember someone said 20k-25k is when you're suppose to change it.
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Replace at 25,000 miles under certain conditions

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*4: 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).
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Honda's are notorious in having transmission problems. Most people had good success with the 3-drain at 30k in the previous autos. I did 1-drain every 10k. I would recommend to do the 1-drain at 20k like others have mentioned, until we know more about the reliability of the cvt.
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Honda's are notorious in having transmission problems. Most people had good success with the 3-drain at 30k in the previous autos. I did 1-drain every 10k. I would recommend to do the 1-drain at 20k like others have mentioned, until we know more about the reliability of the cvt.
That's what I read online, but my family's 1990 Accord sedan went well over 200K with no autotragic transmission issues. We changed the ATF only twice in it's lifetime.
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The sixth generation V6 Accord had a major flaw in the automatic transmission. My 2000 Accord Coupe's transmission developed the problem at 93,000 miles. Honda had an extended warrantee on these transmissions until ten years or 100,000 miles. My car was two months over the ten years but the dealer replaced the transmission for free and also paid for a rental car.

In the past Honda USA is very good about acknowledging a problem with their products and offering extended warrantee coverage when there is an issue.

I have no trepidation about buying an Accord with a CVT transmission and servicing it according to the owners manual because it's a Honda and not a Chevy.
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i have no trepidation about buying an accord with a cvt transmission and servicing it according to the owners manual because it's a honda and not a chevy.
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My CVT had burnt trans. fluid at 15K miles. No abuse.
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I've been full throttling here and there after 5k miles. In S mode. And paddle shifting. Basically hard on the engine and trans an average owner wouldn't do. I trust Honda engine and trans can take the "abuse".

Checked the CVT oil the other day and it was clear. But it did have a smell that's is unbearable to me.
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I've been full throttling here and there after 5k miles. In S mode. And paddle shifting. Basically hard on the engine and trans an average owner wouldn't do. I trust Honda engine and trans can take the "abuse".

Checked the CVT oil the other day and it was clear. But it did have a smell that's is unbearable to me.
I'm at about 12K miles and I find myself constantly thrashing my car. Letting the S mode shift at redline and just lots of high RPM driving and shock to the tranny. 3500 RPM brake launches, etc.

I'm hoping it holds up. If not, then warranty.
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Not sure if the Accord have a transmission filter or not but I assume it does since most of the newer Honda have one, I would change it also if it's in an easy reachable place.
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My CVT had burnt trans. fluid at 15K miles. No abuse.
If it makes you feel better to change the fluid every 15,000 miles, then just change it. The last time I had the dealer change the transmission fluid on my 2000 Accord it was about $80. I would certainly have the dealer change the fluid so that Honda has a record of the service being preformed in the event that you need them to help defer your costs if the transmission does go bad after the warrantee period has expired.
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If it makes you feel better to change the fluid every 15,000 miles, then just change it. The last time I had the dealer change the transmission fluid on my 2000 Accord it was about $80. I would certainly have the dealer change the fluid so that Honda has a record of the service being preformed in the event that you need them to help defer your costs if the transmission does go bad after the warrantee period has expired.
Oh, I traded that car within a week of discovering the defect.
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I have no trepidation about buying an Accord with a CVT transmission and servicing it according to the owners manual because it's a Honda and not a Chevy.
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The sixth generation V6 Accord had a major flaw in the automatic transmission. My 2000 Accord Coupe's transmission developed the problem at 93,000 miles. Honda had an extended warrantee on these transmissions until ten years or 100,000 miles. My car was two months over the ten years but the dealer replaced the transmission for free and also paid for a rental car.

In the past Honda USA is very good about acknowledging a problem with their products and offering extended warrantee coverage when there is an issue.

I have no trepidation about buying an Accord with a CVT transmission and servicing it according to the owners manual because it's a Honda and not a Chevy.
Funny my family had many GM products, some Fords, and some Hondas.... Honda is the only one that the transmission replaced at 89K miles under the 10 year 100K mile extended warranty..... at 160K miles started having issues again. It's a 4cyl. None of the other cars... oh wait we did have a 25 year old chevy truck that the transmission went out on.
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