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I have taken it to the dealer and they told me I'd need a new torque converter which will cost over a thousand dollars I then went to a transmission specialist who told me that the transmission was fine but couldn't suggest what was making the shake. I also called Toyota , there are no recalls. Has anyone had this problem???? Should I try another dealer or should I get rid of it( although that is the only annoying intermittent problem)????


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Moved to the Gen4 section for a better response. :eek:



With tongue in cheek, we need to ask WHY DID YOU CALL TOYOTA about a Honda? LOL



Post back with your mileage and whether you have performed the 30K interval ATF drain & fills. Also, what type of ATF you used (which can have an effect).
If your V has AWD and you live in a salty area, that might have something to do with the vibration too.
 

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It could also be a tire issue or a loose wheel, a cv joint, or any number of other things. I'd get all that checked first. A good, honest, reliable, actual real mechanic/shop is worth ten dealerships. If you let the dealership replace the torque converter and that does not solve it, the dealer will say that first you have to pay the bill, then they will diagnose for other issues. They are not mechanics, they are parts replacers, and they love to sell parts. You might just need a fluid change, in the transmission or in the differential. Do you have AWD? That good mechanic is your best next step. Never go to a dealership for anything but a warranty issue or a recall.
 

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Was it a used buy from a Toyota Dealer? New to you car?

Intermittent suggests to me an outside cause such as the road surface.
If you are sure that is not it, start with lug nut tightness, tire pressures, tire age/failure, balance and out of round wheel/tire, worn/weak shock/strut,
 

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Is it shuddering going into 4th at light acceleration? There is a TSB for this to do a complete flush and flash to alleviate the issue. There is then a second TSB stating to replace the torque converter if it continues after the flush/flash. If you are under some sort of warranty you may luck out to get it covered. If not the fix is out of pocket.

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There is a Honda TSB about this problem. It's telling me I can't post the link, so fix this and you'll find it:

hxxps://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2016/SB-10085226-2280.pdf

I just had it done this week and my 2014 was covered at zero cost under warranty. The service takes awhile, but it will eliminate the low speed shudder. They reflashed the trans software and did a single drain/refill. I'll probably pick up more trans fluid for a three drain/refill cycle and swap it out myself. I'm right at 50k miles, so a drain/refill is something I was due for anyway...and it's always better when the dealer does it for free...
 

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Honda makes their own transmission and they always seem to have some issues with them. My 4-spd auto in my Prelude had problems back in the 80's and my 2001 TL had a huge recall where they replaced the TC...so the shudder seems to be right on par for a Honda...
 

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My 2014 does the same thing.
Honda has a tsb. They will change the trans fluid and update the computer.
Mine was really bad at first but got a lot better after the tsb was performed.
It is still there to some extent though. It’s just not as bad as it was before.

I’m actually wondering if it would be wise to have the torque converter replaced before my cars 100k warranty is up. It shifts fine but still shudders occasionally
 

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My 2014 does the same thing.
Honda has a tsb. They will change the trans fluid and update the computer.
Mine was really bad at first but got a lot better after the tsb was performed.
It is still there to some extent though. It’s just not as bad as it was before.

I’m actually wondering if it would be wise to have the torque converter replaced before my cars 100k warranty is up. It shifts fine but still shudders occasionally
I've got 89,000 on my 2014, no issues yet. Knock on wood. Can anyone share a link to the TSB?
 

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My 2014 does the same thing.
Honda has a tsb. They will change the trans fluid and update the computer.
Mine was really bad at first but got a lot better after the tsb was performed.
It is still there to some extent though. It’s just not as bad as it was before.

I’m actually wondering if it would be wise to have the torque converter replaced before my cars 100k warranty is up. It shifts fine but still shudders occasionally
I'm wondering the same thing, just had this done at 65k on my 2014. But I've changed the trans fluid a few times myself already so I'm skeptical the TSB reflash will make much of a difference
 

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Have you tried changing your gearbox oil?
I had a stutter on low rpms and about the same speed.
Could pull my hair out until I read somewhere to just change the gearbox oil.
Problem solved for me...
 

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I have a 2013 CRV and am having the exact same issue. I am hoping you have this resolved by now! I literally just took my into the shop this morning for the same thing.
It is a likely a computer update that your vehicle needs. It is causing a shudder for me between 20-40mph. I took it to my mechanic and we drove around for 45 minutes and ruled out coil. He thought it might be the computer and advised take it to a Honda dealership, which I would only do for this situation. What is doing to the engine, imagine if you were driving a standard and you went from 2nd gear to 5th. And that is exactly the feeling. *If you go to D3 (overdrive) you will notice it completely goes away.
As soon as I advised the Honda service tech what was happening, she said it sounded like the update and likely transmission flush needed. I am waiting for the dealership to call me back and confirm. It is not a recall issue with the 2013, but that update is likely the issue. I will post again when I hear back.
 

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What you're describing sounds like the transmission is incorrectly shifting into too high a gear, causing the engine to lug - in other words, forcing the engine to turn too slowly, at a speed it cannot maintain because the drivetrain torque is pushing back against engine torque. This is common enough in vehicles with manual transmissions being driven in an unskilled manner, but I've never seen it happen with an automatic. Hmmm. Interesting. Keep us posted on the outcome.
 

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I have an update to this... and I hope it is helps. My car had this shaking during acceleration for many years. And after the tsb was done, it got better, but never went away. today they replaced both sides of the driveshaft assembly and when I got the car back it was completely gone. Smooth as it should be.
 

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I had this on my 2012 at 112K miles. No warranty at this point I'm on my own. I looked at every joint and did a drain and fill on the transmission twice with honda fluid per the manual. Each change was about 3.5 quarts separated by a few months. Problem still persisted on slight uphills at about 50mph it seemed like a band or torque converter was not locking up, but kind of shuddering. I put 2oz of Lubegard 19610 Instant Shudder Fixx in and it went away and has been gone for about a year. I now do a drain and fill of about 3.5qts of honda trans fluid every oil change and add the Lubegard 19610 with the fluid refill. The problem has not returned for me. YMMV but it worked for me.
 
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