5-Speed Transmission Settlement for Some California Acura Owners

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Scott McCracken
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carcomplaints.com

This post originally appeared on hondaproblems.com

An old red Honda Accord parked on the side of a curvy road.

Acura's parent company, Honda, wants to settle up a decade-old lawsuit about downshifting transmissions with an offer so low it's borderline insulting. A 2009 lawsuit says 5-speed automatic transmissions in some 2002-2004 Honda and Acura vehicles have a defect in the 3rd clutch. That defect can cause the transmission to suddenly downshift from 5th to 2nd gear. That's one way to reach your heart rate goal on your FitBit.

Who's Eligible?

  • The settlement covers owners of the 2001-2002 Acura MDX and 2003 Acura TL (with specific VIN ranges) with 5-speed automatic transmissions, but
  • They must be California residents, and
  • They must be the original owner of one of the class vehicles, and
  • They must have owned the vehicle as of December 7th, 2015. 😧

carcomplaints.com

Learn More About The Models in This Story

Acura MDX

PainRank
7.37
Complaints
314
Reliability
15th out of 17

Acura TL

PainRank
10.01
Complaints
354
Reliability
16th out of 17