2013 Honda Accord Problems - transmission - engine

The 2013 Honda Accord is turning out to be not as perfect as Honda would hope for. It appears that many vehicles have developed problems with the drivability of the vehicle which is unacceptable to their owners. Of the afflicted vehicles, it’s the 4-cylinder model with the CVT (continuously variable transmission).

These owner complaints may include:

  • “CHECK ENGINE” warning light illumination
  • Loss of power
  • Engine stalling (engine quits)
  • “hard-start” or “no-start” condition
  • VSA/traction control warning light/symbol  illuminates
  • Tire Pressure warning light is illuminated
  • Vehicle shudders/shakes on acceleration
  • Steering Wheel warning light is illuminated

American Honda Motor Company, and its authorized Honda dealers are aware of the drivability problem(s).  Many dealers are performing “software updates” to the engine computer (PCM) and the CVT transmission computer (TCM) modules in an attempt to alleviate the drivability and/or engine stalling condition(s). We are finding that the updates will, in some cases, reduce the severity, or have no effect at all in correcting the situation.

Here is what some dealers are doing in an attempt to correct the issue:

  • “Clearing” DTC’s (Diagnostic Trouble Codes)
  • Updating software to the engine and/or transmission computer
  • Contacting Honda Technical Support HOTLINE.
  • Replacing/testing engine PCM (power train control module)
  • Replacing/testing ABS module.
  •  Awaiting further instructions from Honda Technical Support HOTLINE that “Honda is currently investigating why it is not fixing the remainder” (of the cars afflicted).

The information we have collected so-far indicates that the issues may be worse in cold-weather areas, or initial cold-start/vehicle operation.

Yes, you can do something about this, whether the vehicle is currently fixed or not!

If you own/lease a 2013 Honda Accord 4-cylinder that is not a Hybrid or a V-6 (whether the issue is fixed or not), you live in California, and you have 2 or more documented warranty repair orders where you have complained about the issue(s) above, we encourage you to call our law firm at:


Your 2013 Honda Accord may qualify for a buyback under the California Lemon Law, or you may be entitled to substantial cash compensation in the thousands of dollars.  In California, your attorney’s fees are paid for by the automobile manufacturer - not you. You can either call us, or use our convenient free case evaluation form below. Either way, you don’t have to put up with a vehicle that does not drive/operate correctly!

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It should be noted that Honda makes some of the most competitive, high-quality vehicles currently on the market. Not all 2013 Accord owners will have a vehicle that displays problems. This advertisement is only for owners who are having problems with their 2013 Honda Accord with the 4-cylinder and CVT automatic.

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