It is not strange that Honda products such as Civic, Odyssey and other Honda cars released into the market between the pre-millennium eras to few years after the millennium (1999-2004), are victims of these Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) problems. The most obvious sign it will give you to frequent jerking when you attempt to accelerate. The idea behind CVT is originally to improve the acceleration and help people to manage their fuel consumption prudently. This is the reason why Honda adopts this transmission technology in some of its cars. Here on Naijauto are the 5 common Honda CVT problems you may encounter:
1. Car jerks during acceleration
Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) vehicles are manufactured to be effective and economical vehicles. Despite these mouthwatering and tempting features with CVT cars, drivers still experience rough acceleration and rattling noise when they reduce the speed. The problem became worse when your car fuel consumption rate increases.
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2. Cars with CVT technology are expensive
Though fuel efficient, to purchase a CVT car is really expensive. This is why many drivers prefer to stick to the cheaper and more affordable transmission system available in the market.
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3. Disturbing sound
Because the transmission system in a CVT aligns with the engine, your car may start to produce some irritating noise that you will definitely find hard to overlook. Drivers who are accustomed to automatic transmission find it so difficult to adjust to CVT because of this particular problem.
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4. Gear shift problem
The fact that Honda products that use CVT system do not give you the impression of any shift in the car, which is a common feature in a typical automatic transmission, the explanation for this is traceable to the paddle shift in Honda CVT cars. The paddle shifter helps in stimulating changes in the gear and causes the gear to shift by transmitting electrical signals to the clutch. Problems here will disrupt the effectiveness of the gear system.
Gear shifting problem is common with Honda CVT system
Although fixing a CVT problem is quite expensive due to the rigour and time it will take in repairing it, you can avoid and reduce your financial stress by adhering to the maintenance tips at the early stage of the problem. Whenever you park your car, always check the spot for any transmission leak. When the problem is beyond you, do not hesitate to take your car to a service station for repair.