Honda Transmission Repair

By Mister Transmission

Honda is one of Canada’s most popular automakers. Here’s what you need to know about their transmissions

With every vehicle make and model, there are often similar telltale signs if something’s gone awry with your transmission, and that includes common issues with Honda transmissions.

Harsh shifting, flaring between shifts (aka RPMs revving too high), a lack of engagement (your vehicle does not move when you shift into gear), and an unusual clunking sound when shifting into reverse are all common warning signs which may indicate a need for your transmission to be serviced or repaired.

However, it’s important to remember that due to the complexity of today’s digital transmissions, a malfunction doesn’t automatically mean there is a problem with your car’s transmission. Your car’s computer receives data from up to 32 separate sensors located throughout the vehicle. Any one of them could be sending inaccurate or no information.

Reliable Cars Canucks Love to Drive

Canadian drivers hold Honda’s vehicles in high regard. The Honda Civic was Canada’s best-selling car in 2015 for the 18th consecutive year. Both the Civic Sedan and Coupe are built in Canada. Interestingly, an estimated 30% of Civic Coupes sold in Canada have manual transmissions.

Meanwhile, it’s worthwhile to note Honda’s automatic transmissions are unusual in that they do not use planetary gears like nearly all other automakers. Instead, the Hondamatic (aka the H2) and its successors use traditional sliding gears in parallel like a manual transmission. The company’s early transmissions also used a patented torque converter which used stator force rather than hydraulic controls for shifting.

The company’s naming scheme is specific to a single model of vehicle:

  • 1973–1979 H2 — two-speed
  • 1979–1985 H3 — three-speed
  • 1983–1991 H4 — four-speed (aka AS/AK/F4/CA/P1/K4/L4/PY8A/ML4A/MY8A)
  • 1986–1990 G4 — four-speed (aka L5/PL5X)Honda/Acura Legend
  • 1989–1991 Civic AWD — four-speed (aka MPSA/S5)Honda Civic AWD
  • 1990–1997 H4A — four-speed (aka A6VA/AOYA/APX4/APXA/BOYA/MP1A/MP1B/MPJA/MPOA/MPWA/MPXA/PX4)Honda Accord, Honda Prelude, Honda Odyssey/Isuzu Oasis, Acura CL
  • 1990–2000 Integra — four-speed (aka MP7A/MPRA/RO/S4XA/SKWA/SP7A)Acura Integra
  • 1991–1998 Vigor — four-speed (aka M1WA/MPWA)Acura Vigor, Acura TL
  • 1991–2003 MPYA — four-speed (aka MPYA/M5DA/M5HA/MPYA)Acura Legend, Acura TL, Acura RL
  • 1992–2003 S24A — four-speed (also A24A/A2YA/A4RA/B46A/B4RA/B7ZA/BDRA/BMXA/M24A/M4RA/M4TA/MCVA/MDLA/MDMA/MRVA/S4RA/SLXA)Civic, del Sol, CR-V
  • 1995–2002 B7XA — four-speed (aka B7TA/B7VA/B7YA/M7ZA/MPZA)Honda Accord, Acura CL, Honda Odyssey/Isuzu Oasis, Acura TL
  • 1996–2003 Multimatic — CVT (also M4VA/MLYA/SLYA)Honda Civic HX CVT, Honda City

Honda Models in Canada

Fit, Civic Coupe, Civic Sedan, CR-Z, Accord Sedan, Accord Coupe, HR-V, CR-V, Pilot, Odyssey

Honda transmission repairs can be complexed and its advisable to contact a professional. If you suspect your Honda’s transmission isn’t performing properly, or if you have questions about preventative transmission maintenance, contact Mister Transmission. Take advantage of our free 21-point multi-check inspection and avoid the cost and aggravation associated with a failing transmission.

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My car is 2019 nissan...
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My car is 2019 nissan kicks. Iast month I changed transmission oil at Car center located Dundas street. I didn't know that about they putted wrong transmission oil. My car engine check light on and when I drive crz shaking... Today in the morning I went to Mr transmission and met Maki. He is manager very honest guy.. He checked my transmission. He took out transmission fan and show to me.. Fan is clean means transmission is no damage...he said. He changed transmission oil(right one) and filter charged me just $500 . Unbelievable my all problems gone. Excellent condition now. I recommend ppl who have transmission problem, go to Mr transmission and meet Maki. You can save money and time. You will be happy very. Thanks again Maki..
Date: May 22, 2024
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We brought our Rav4 to...
Leanne B
We brought our Rav4 to Mister Transmission after receiving contradictory diagnostics from the dealership, The two people that helped us out were thorough and direct with their review of the car and plan moving forward. They didn't jump to the most expensive solution and found smaller steps to solve the problem.
Date: May 22, 2024
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I've had an exceptional experience...
Gil Santos
I've had an exceptional experience with Frank at Mister Transmission! His professionalism, positivity, and enthusiasm are impressive, and his expertise as a veteran is unparalleled. He was able to diagnose the issue with my vehicle simply by listening to the engine run! The 3-year warranty program and loaner car service demonstrate Mister Transmission's commitment to customer satisfaction and building trust. Frank and his team are dedicated to excellence, and I highly recommend their services to anyone seeking top-notch transmission repairs. Keep up the fantastic work, Frank and team! Rating: 5/5 stars
Date: May 22, 2024
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My car is 2019 nissan...
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My car is 2019 nissan kicks. Iast month I changed transmission oil at Car center located Dundas street. I didn't know that about they putted wrong transmission oil. My car engine check light on and when I drive crz shaking... Today in the morning I went to Mr transmission and met Maki. He is manager very honest guy.. He checked my transmission. He took out transmission fan and show to me.. Fan is clean means transmission is no damage...he said. He changed transmission oil(right one) and filter charged me just $500 . Unbelievable my all problems gone. Excellent condition now. I recommend ppl who have transmission problem, go to Mr transmission and meet Maki. You can save money and time. You will be happy very. Thanks again Maki..
Date: May 22, 2024
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Thank you for the excellent...
Sal Catalano
Thank you for the excellent service. Nicole, Ron and Ken are all great to deal with.
Date: May 22, 2024
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I went to Mr transmission...
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I went to Mr transmission today. My car is 2019 nissan kicks. My car engine check light on and during the drive very shaking. This store manager aki, very nice guy. He explained everything detail and took out fan show me. He changed transmission oil right one and filter. He charged me only $500 fixed all my car problems. He is very honest guy. I recommend all ppl who have transmission problems, go to this store Meet him. You should be lucky and happy.
Date: May 21, 2024
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I went to Mr transmission...
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I went to Mr transmission today. My car is 2019 nissan kicks. My car engine check light on and during the drive very shaking. This store manager aki, very nice guy. He explained everything detail and took out fan show me. He changed transmission oil right one and filter. He charged me only $500 fixed all my car problems. He is very honest guy. I recommend all ppl who have transmission problems, go to this store Meet him. You should be lucky and happy.
Date: May 21, 2024
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Quick service, friendly staff and...
Damian Gorka
Quick service, friendly staff and very honest. I definitely recommend this shop for your transmission service.
Date: May 21, 2024
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06 xterra Only place in...
Joel Mosolf
06 xterra Only place in town willing to work on a very commonly broken transmission. Not only was the price very reasonable but the vehicle now drives like new. Honestly didn't believe it was possible. The whole experience was outstanding. I'll recommend these beauties everytime. Thanks for the help!
Date: May 20, 2024
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I had an issue with...
Scott J
I had an issue with my Nissan Altima jerking on the way home. Waited into I could take it here and have them do a quick test drive (which is free and very nice, though they may not feel the same issue which is the hard part). Peter was able to tell something was wrong and it’s a common issue with the CVT transmission on Nissans. He took us in the back of the shop as they were currently working on one and could show us the pulleys and CVT housing and the one piece that fails. Unfortunately, due to the price of the parts from Nissan, and low margins, and the fact that in order to fix the one small part would require a whole new transmission to ensure everything was new, it would be $4,500-5,500 + taxes. This is basically the value of the car (probably more than the worth) so not really an option for us. We appreciated the detailed info and seeing the parts and the free test drive. Very helpful - so if you have an issue with your transmission and know nothing about cars (like me), definitely worth it to take here.
Date: May 19, 2024
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