Car Problem Reports

Honda Accord Problems Shifting Into 3rd Gear

Honda Accord Problem
53 Reports
Me Too

Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission

Average Mileage: 85,051 mi (5,000 mi - 205,600 mi)


Some models have shift quality problems when shifting into third gear. A new "third gear set" from Honda will address this issue.

  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 190,000 mi

    My honda accord 1991 has a problem with the gears also it only gets to the 2nd gear and does not go into 3rd, it suddenly slips into nutral gear, I have taken it to mechanics and can not make it work, and also the dash board does not mark the speed, temperature, gas, and gear, and also the RPMs??? whats the problem with my car? help...

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 150,000 mi

    Vibration when shifting to 3rd gear

    Flag This
  • Ttree98, , Automatic Transmission, 161,000 mi

    Doesn't want to shift into 3rd and 4th gear sometimes.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission

    It just keeps popping out of 3rd. Usually grinds when it does this.

    Flag This
  • pedirnc, , Automatic Transmission, 12,120 mi

    Car will shift once it hits 40 mph and has a sustained humming roaring noise. I feel for sure it is the transmission, waiting to hear back from dealership.

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , Automatic Transmission, 70,000 mi

    car will not shift into 3rd gear,three fixes later still not fixed at honda dealer

    Flag This
  • Visitor, , Manual Transmission, 40,000 mi

    has not been fixed honda should fix this at no charge

    Flag This
  • Ttree, , Automatic Transmission, 161,000 mi

    I installed a new transmission module control unit which is located until the passenger floorboard and it fixed this problem.

    Flag This
  • chi-joe2010, , Manual Transmission, 6,000 mi

    not a secure shift into 3rd gear. if i don't apply a lot of pressure and hold shifter in third while releasing the clutch,the shifter is bearly in gear and has even popped out of gear.

    Flag This
  • boozanne, , Manual Transmission, 28,000 mi

    I just had this into the dealer this morning, and they said they test drove it and could not duplicate. It hasn't been fixed. Honda needs to do a recall on 2008 Honda Accords at least, as they are experiencing many problems. I AM THINKING TOYOTA for my next car.

    Flag This
+ See more reports
Ask a Question