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Old 20 Feb 2004, 01:58 pm
mwlogs
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Default Transmission Maintenance

Hello Group,

I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and fluid,
which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around 13,000
miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles (when
the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.

Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The Dealer
had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it was
newer than the rest of the car.

Any thoughts??

Thanks!

Mark


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Old 20 Feb 2004, 02:03 pm
Woody
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

And you think he is going to tell you it doesn't need it.... Right, you got
took..

"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

(when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>
>



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Old 20 Feb 2004, 02:41 pm
Paul
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"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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: Hello Group,
:
: I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
: maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and
fluid,
: which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
: transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
: at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around
13,000
: miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles
(when
: the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
:
: Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The
Dealer
: had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it
was
: newer than the rest of the car.
:
: Any thoughts??
:
: Thanks!
:
: Mark
:
You didn't ask or approve what was going to be done beforehand? Did you tell
the dealer the transmission was much newer than the car, or did you just
assume he knew?

Not to be too nitpicky, but if you got the transmission at 37K and had the
work done at 60K, it had about 23,000 miles on it, not 13,000.

Paul


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Old 20 Feb 2004, 03:03 pm
R Thompson
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"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

(when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>


Honda trans filters are internal to the trans, not servicable during
maintenance, only on overhaul. Changing the fluid at 13K won't hurt
anything, but it could have waited.


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Old 20 Feb 2004, 04:15 pm
General Bowen
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

I have a 2001 Accord too. What signs were there that the transmission was
defective and had to be replaced?


"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

(when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>
>



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Old 20 Feb 2004, 04:37 pm
'Curly Q. Links'
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mwlogs wrote:
>
> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around 13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles (when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark



===================

Doing the math, or thinking outside the box are not high on your
dealer's list of priorities. It's you money, not his. He'll spend it as
he sees fit :-(

'Curly'

===================
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Old 20 Feb 2004, 05:22 pm
Ron
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

Thats what you get for trusting Honda... sorry, no offence, but i think
Honda Canada and Honda Dealers in general leave A LOT to be dessired! As
far as I am concerned, when I get rid of my 04 civic it will not be soon
enough
"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

(when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>
>



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Old 20 Feb 2004, 08:38 pm
damn
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

Sorry bud, but yes you got ripped. I'd escalate through their
management, especialy if its a dealer. Honda Corporate pays attention
to these complaints, and their ratings get effected.

On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 19:58:51 GMT, "mwlogs"
<mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote:

>Hello Group,
>
>I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
>maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and fluid,
>which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
>transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
>at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around 13,000
>miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles (when
>the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
>Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The Dealer
>had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it was
>newer than the rest of the car.
>
>Any thoughts??
>
>Thanks!
>
>Mark
>


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Old 20 Feb 2004, 10:27 pm
mwlogs
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

We received a notice from honda that there had been some failures and they
were extending the Warranty on the transmission. I don't recall the exact
details, but it's my wife's car and I don't drive it all that often. I
noticed one time when I did that it seemed to be making a low grinding kind
of noise. Still shifted OK, just a noise. We took it in and they agreed it
sounded like it was going bad, but didn't want to replace it at that point
since it was behaving OK, and we weren't getting the 'check engine' light
that was supposed to be the indication of a problem.

A few months passed and we suddenly started getting a blinking check engine
light, Took it in and the replaced it.

"General Bowen" <ajwagen@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> I have a 2001 Accord too. What signs were there that the transmission was
> defective and had to be replaced?
>
>
> "mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
> news:%FtZb.2697$6t5.857@fe3.columbus.rr.com...
> > Hello Group,
> >
> > I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> > maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

> fluid,
> > which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> > transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing

defect)
> > at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

> 13,000
> > miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

> (when
> > the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
> >
> > Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

> Dealer
> > had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

> was
> > newer than the rest of the car.
> >
> > Any thoughts??
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Mark
> >
> >

>
>



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Old 20 Feb 2004, 10:29 pm
mwlogs
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Default Re: Transmission Maintenance

Thanks everybody, I agree - I was lax in not ensuring I understood exactly
what they would be doing. I let my guard down some since the dealer had
always been pretty much on the up-and-up with me to this point! I'll give
them another call and complain to the manager. Maybe I can get a free oil
change out of them!


"mwlogs" <mwlogs@spam-me-not.excite.com> wrote in message
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> Hello Group,
>
> I recently had the 60K mile maintenance done on my 2001 Accord. The
> maintenance schedule calls for replacing the transmission filter and

fluid,
> which was done. My question to the dealer afterward was why? The
> transmission had been replaced (one of those with a 'manufacturing defect)
> at about 37,000 miles. Seems to me THIS transmission only had around

13,000
> miles on it and wouldn't need the maintenance until round 97,000 miles

(when
> the transmission had 60K on it!). He says no, it needed it now.
>
> Anyone else think I got ripped for the cost of this maintenance? The

Dealer
> had the records on the transmission replacement and should have known it

was
> newer than the rest of the car.
>
> Any thoughts??
>
> Thanks!
>
> Mark
>
>



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