Report: Problems Shifting Into 3rd Gear
Honda Accord Problem
Drive Trains Affected: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission
Average Mileage: 70,544 mi (6,000 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, 2009 Honda Accord, Manual Transmission
It just keeps popping out of 3rd. Usually grinds when it does this.
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.
Visitor, 2005 Honda Accord, Automatic Transmission, 70,000 mi
car will not shift into 3rd gear,three fixes later still not fixed at honda dealer
Visitor, 1991 Honda Accord, 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...
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.
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.
Visitor, 2006 Honda Accord, Manual Transmission, 40,000 mi
has not been fixed honda should fix this at no charge
Visitor, 2004 Honda Accord, Automatic Transmission, 130,000 mi
My 2004 Honda Accord is doing the same thing as I have read with others. I drive an automatic, but whenever my car is trying to shift from 2nd to 3rd it just goes into neutral and I have to let off the gas and sometimes it goes into gear and sometimes it doesn't. But once it gets into gear it doesn't come out. 4th gear is fine. I had a switched replaced that was about $85 and that just made my problem WAY worse. Now I can't drive at all. It won't shift into 3rd at all. I took it to Honda and they said its the transmission. They said its worn down. Now I'm waiting to take it to a transmission place because Honda can't do it there.
Visitor, 2010 Honda Accord, Manual Transmission, 12,700 mi
When shifting from second to third, it often kicks the shifter into neutral. I've driven manual for over 14 years an have never had this as an issue on any car I've driven until this. I've owned this Accord for just over a month and has had this problem the entire time (I originally thought it may have just been me).
Visitor, 2010 Honda Accord, Manual Transmission, 20,000 mi
When I shift from 2nd to 3rd gear, it sometimes pops back out of 3rd. It makes a slight grinding noise when it does.