2003 Honda ACCORD Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2003 Honda ACCORD Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1099704
 Internal NHTSA #10625945
 ManufacurerHonda (American Honda Motor Co.)
 BrandHONDA
 ModelACCORD
 Model Year2003
 File date17/08/14
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemDriving family of 4 home from church, stopped at an intersection stop sign. Came off brake and onto accelerator to cross the intersection and transmission immediately and unexpectedly broke apart, leaving our car stuck in the intersection. Extremely dangerous as traffic was continuous where we were crossing. More importantly, the transmission failure was without symptoms, with maintenance kept.... The transmission was a 4 year old honda dealership replacement for another transmission which failed in may 2010. Total mileage on replacement transmission = 86k miles, with transmission fluid replaced 2 years ago by honda. In may 2010, i was driving the same 2003 honda v6 accord vehicle on the highway at night, when the transmission (@ 122k miles) slammed down from 4th gear to 1st gear slamming me forward (thankful i wear a seatbelt).... Extremely dangerous situation, near miss incident. Honda had a recall on the original 2003 accord v6 transmission, which they "fixed" with an add on kit in 2004, not a replacement of the transmission. Honda refused to pay for or contribute towards the replacement transmission in 2004 or in 2010! Honda never reported back to me what was the cause of failure to the original transmission which they took upon installation of replacement in 2010. I also owned a 2003 honda odyssey which honda recalled though that transmission and replaced by honda versus the "kit". I believe that near miss incidents are as actionable as fatalities, fires and physical injuries. I feel fortunate that my family was spared injury or death yesterday, however i am deeply concerned that these honda transmissions are time bombs and lives are constantly at risk wherever these cars and minivans are on the road. Please encourage honda motors to take 100% remedial action to protect the public from these poorly engineered and manufactured transmissions.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure209500
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateWOODSTOCK, CT
VIN pattern 1HGCM66543AXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase24/08/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders6
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 Vehicle speed5
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 Location of tire code
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 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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