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Honda 2002 Accord V6 - never again
By Ray94903 on
2002 Honda Accord LX V-6 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Accord 2002 V6 is apparently a lemon with regard to transmissions - 385 reported failures around the 110,000/120,000 mile mark. No recall because it's not a safety issue, and no class action (YET!) Timing chain went at 100,000 - $1,500 - also a "known issue". Paint is starting to fail - also a known issue. How many known issues with this vehicle do I have to know about? I'm looking at $4,000 for a new transmission. We've been a 2-Honda family for the last 15 years. We will not even be a 1-Honda family ever again.
Install a transmission that lasts longer than 100,000 miles.
There were 400,000 2002 Honda accords sold so 385 failures mean that 1 in 10,000 fails. There is no timing chain, it is a timing belt and is recommended to be replaced at 7 years or 90,000 miles. That is a normal maintenance issue and lack of proper maintenance is probably why your transmission went out as well. You are supposed to replace the screen along with the fluid every 30,000 miles. When you don't the screen gets clogged and the fluid no longer circulates. If the instant your trans started to slip you replaced the trans fluid and screen your trans probably would have been fine.