Some vehicles with an automatic transmission can have an issue with a harsh shift from first to second gear. Honda has released a service bulletin suggesting to flush the transmission using Honda ATF-Z1 and replace the linear solenoid. If that does not cure the problem the fault is internal and the transmission will require replacement or overhaul.
Harsh Shifting of Automatic Transmission on Honda CR-V
Average mileage: 178,200 (90,000–254,000)
Drive Trains affected: 2WD, Automatic Transmission
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Just beginning to notice a slight harsh shift from first to second right at 20 mph, was told by mechanic that it could be Solenoid but maybe not and transmission may be to be rebuilt. Has anyone else had this problem and had it corrected, would appreciate any input, love the Honda, thanks C
1999 Honda CR-V- Automatic Transmission254,000Visitor
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