What Is an Acura CVT Transmission?

Many new Acura models have a CVT, or continuously variable transmission, option available. CVTs can offer improved acceleration and enhanced fuel economy. A CVT is actually a type of automatic transmission. The difference is that CVTs operate without any physical gears by using a belt and pulley system for an unrestricted range of gear ratio.

The CVT turns engine rotations into torque, allowing you to drive at variable speeds. At Mister Transmission, our technicians have completed extensive training specific to each Acura vehicle. We also have CVT specialists who can ensure your Acura transmission receives high-quality repairs and service that last.

What are the common problems in an Acura CVT?

Honda has a well-earned reputation for making high-quality, reliable vehicles. As their luxury brand, the Acura line is no different; but no vehicle is perfect. Acuras have problems, too, and along with the fuel pump failures and airbag recalls, Acura transmission problems are among the most prominent.

Gear slippage is a common complaint among Acura drivers. If your new Acura comes with a CVT and you’ve never driven one before, there is one thing you should know. CVTs can make some odd noises. Weird noises are often cause for concern, but with a CVT, you might just have to get used to the noises it makes.

How we diagnose transmission problems

Some common signs of a problem with an Acura CVT include:

  • Overheating
  • Slipping
  • Sudden loss of acceleration
  • Illuminated check engine light

CVTs utilize new technologies, and the jury is still out on them. They’re often cheaper to manufacture and design, so purchasing an Acura with a CVT could save you money. However, how these transmissions fare long-term isn’t entirely known yet. Some drivers of CVT vehicles complain that they are not as robust as traditional automatic transmissions. As a result, they may need more maintenance and repairs.

Acuras with CVTs also have an onboard computer. When determining your transmission problems, we can connect your Acura’s onboard computer to our diagnostic equipment. Doing this produces a code that can tell us where the problem is. Then we can perform a test drive to observe how your transmission functions in real time.

How Mister Transmission Can Help

At Mister Transmission, we are experts at Acura transmission service, repair, and maintenance. With 60 years of institutional experience, Mister Transmission provides our technicians with some of the most advanced training available, so we can service any Acura model. Even though CVTs are relatively new, we have all the equipment and knowledge needed to service them.

Whether you’re experiencing problems with your Acura’s transmission or it just needs some routine maintenance, you can contact Mister Transmission. Our Multi-Check Inspection can find any problem your CVT may have.

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