5-Speed Transmission Settlement for Some California Acura Owners

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Scott McCracken
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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. 😧
This post originally appeared on hondaproblems.com

Related Acura Generations

At least one model year in these 2 generations have a relationship to this story.

We track this because a generation is just a group of model years where very little changes from year-to-year. Chances are owners throughout these generation will want to know about this news. Click on a generation for more information.

  1. 1st Generation MDX

    Years
    2001–2006
    Reliability
    27th of 30
    PainRank
    5.52
    Complaints
    103
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  2. 2nd Generation TL

    Years
    1999–2003
    Reliability
    26th of 30
    PainRank
    5.48
    Complaints
    101
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