I just bought a new Honda Accord, with less than 200 miles on it. Thus far. It is my understanding that the gas pedal on this unit is actually a drive-by-wire mechanism that controls an internal computer.
When running the car, the car shifts from 1st to 2nd to 3rd gear very sluggishly. The car seems to run ok but I hear a little bit of a (transmission?) Noise and the engine seems to rev up to like 2-3,000 rpm while I have my foot on the gas pedal. It is rated at 190HP but while accelerating from a complete standstill to say 30-40 miles, I don't really feel any power on my back for that matter.
I see the tachometer needle fluctuate from 2-3,000 RPM rapidly, yet all that engine power does not seem to be making it to the car. Any pressure applied to the gas pedal seems to move the tachometer needle rapidly as though the car is in some semi-neutral gear state, so it seems as though the power is not really being transferred to the wheels rapidly.
Is this a timing issue, a bad chip or a blown transmission?
have the same problem?
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 AT 7:38 PM