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Transmission Jerks 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T EX-L

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I purchased a CPO Accord 2018 EX-L 2.0T a few months. The car has now done 27k miles in total.

I'm experiencing very rough shifts and hard jerks between the 2nd and the 3rd gear. It doesn't happen all the time. But when it does, there is a horrible jerk and the car up shifts almost lurching forward. It seems similar to what a manual car would do, if you release the clutch too rapidly while shifting gears.

It's hard to reproduce the issue and it just seems to happen at random. One way to avoid it is to really press hard on the gas pedal. Being a little gentle on the gas especially in a high traffic situation seems to cause this pretty often. One time I was so surprised that I almost hit the car in front of me.

Anyway, I went to the dealership. Of course I wasn't able to reproduce the issue when going for a test drive with the technician. They looked at the car for a couple of hours, and then just said there is nothing wrong. As fate would have it, when I drove the car back - I again experienced the jerk. And it happens pretty regularly at least 1-2 times a day. There is no pattern to it, it's just totally random. (pressing the gas pedal hard and revving the engine does seem to help, but I don't drive that way).

Anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this? Is the transmission faulty or will this damage the transmission if it continues to happen? The dealer says it's normal operation.
Appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.
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See if you could have a dash cam fixed with audio on. If that happens again, may be you can bring that as an evidence
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