2.0t 6-speed manual owner here...Couldn't be more of a polar opposite experience for me. Sorry about the troubles you are having. The 6-speed manual is virtually bulletproof but I understand not everyone wants to drive a manual these days. No instances of hood flutter that I have noticed, but I'll take a look next time I'm on the highway.so is it safe to say that this is just a really horrible transmission? My 10speed jerks all over the place in slow, casual driving in neighborhoods, for example. It's really bad during deceleration and when engine isn't fully warmed up. I can't believe anyone accepts this as ok. Luckily i'm in a short-term lease and will never look at honda again. I despise this car between the embarrassing transmission and the hood flutter.
I have a 2019 and haven't noticed this. However this info could be helpful to others.Hey Everybody! 100% new here..I am in Cleveland Ohio...
So, I bought a 2018 Accord 2.0T with the 10-speed Transmission on Oct 26th 2018
I started to experience the clunky shifting shortly thereafter. Did a google search and found out it wasn't just me.
Thank you. .
I found this forum and that car and driver review.
I waited until my car went over 1,000 miles because I read here that it went away for some and some it didn't
It did not for me.
On Nov. 26th I went to the dealership I bought it at.
The clunky shifting happened the worst when it was cold.
By the time I got there, of course, my car was warmed up and I couldn't really re-create the issue.
The tech rode with me and there was nothing he could do, so I left. but it still bothered me and there was still the problem.
So, I decided to call up Honda corporate and open a case with them 2 weeks later on Dec. 10th.
Honda recommended I go back to the dealership and have them keep the car overnight and to also go to another dealership to get a second opinion.
I called up the dealership I bought it from and asked for the service manager. He had me come in on Dec. 13th and of course it was warm and I couldn't recreate the issue. So I got a loaner and left it overnight.
He called me back the next day and he drove it first thing and confirmed my issue all along. He felt it so this is what he did over the course of the next 8 days. I had a loaner for 8 days up until today when i just got my car back
1 - He attached a device to the diag. port and test drove it cold so the device could take snapshots as he drove, of the transmission.
Honda had him upload the snapshots he took to them so they could see what was going on and recommend a fix maybe from a software standpoint
2- Honda came back to him and had him do a transmission break-in procedure..essentially he erased all of the data that accumulated during the break-in period. Essentially do a reset from a software standpoint.
3 - Vehicle sat overnight so he could drive it cold. That did not fix the issue.
4 - He went back to Honda Corporate and they requested more snapshots. The tech could not see any judder issue within the second round of uploaded data.
5 - The issue was escalated to a Transmission Engineer at Honda this time. to review the already sent snapshots on 12/17/18
6 - Tech Line advised to replace the whole transmission assembly with a new transmission control unit as well
7 - They got the Transmission in on Wed. 12/19 and started to install it that day into Thurs. the 20th. After install, they performed a, neutral memorization. Service manager wanted to keep it overnight to test totally cold to make sure everything was ok.
8 - I picked it up today 12/21. All good!
I know how frustrating this is as well.I wanted to let you guys know what I went through to get this fixed correctly. Because I want to help all of you having this same issue. I really do hope Honda turns this into a recall of some sorts if enough people complain..
I hope this helps and good luck if you are still having this issue!