Hondata CVT Failure

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Ok, any idea what I can do at this point? I still owe 16k on the car and it's $5k to replace it. The dealership I bought it from also has a powertrain warranty but it's not a Honda dealership
Wait, what do you mean not a Honda dealership? Is the car that you got is used already?



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Wait, what do you mean not a Honda dealership? Is the car that you got is used already?
Yes it was used when I bought it. It was from a jeep Chrysler ram dealership
 

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Yes it was used when I bought it. It was from a jeep Chrysler ram dealership
Why did you take it to Honda in the first place if the dealer you bought it from gave you a power train warranty?

For the record I think this is very unethical but if you removed your tune and saw the original dealer. They'd be a lot less likely to know if anything was going on.
 
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Why did you take it to Honda in the first place if the dealer you bought it from gave you a power train warranty?

For the record I think this is very unethical but if you removed your tune and saw the original dealer. They'd be a lot less likely to know if anything was going on.
Because the dealer is 4 hours away from me while the honda dealer is 5 minutes
 

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Yes it was used when I bought it. It was from a jeep Chrysler ram dealership
Looks like it was already abused and were the unlucky one since you uploaded a tune that provoked the breaking point.
 

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But wouldn't they have to prove that it was the modification that is what caused the failure. I had this for less than a month so it was going to fail no matter what.
A device to push more power through the engine and transmission & then a failure of the cvt is exactly what the act means lol

The moss magnusson act is for people who say... modify their headlights then transmission blows and they say thats what caused it.

Your aftermarket part is DIRECTLY CONNECTED with your failure

Sorry.. take the L like a man
 

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Some of my life's lessons cost me a lot more.

I'm sorry that happened. And I hope you can minimize the financial hit.

But embrace the wisdom here: Buying a used (semi) performance model from a non-factory car sales lot can be tricky. And CVT's just aren't built to handle that stuff. As mentioned earlier; I believe the previous owner may have abused the thing (since it has the paddles, IIRC). Don't get fooled again.

Not trying to criticize. Just trying to add some perspective.

Best of luck with it.
 

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Your cheapest out here is to buy a used CVT trans and have it installed. Got zero chance here in getting it covered under warranty.

And for others, Honda is wise to these tuning related failures. All the pcm data is being sent to Honda for analysis, when program numbers, data readings do not compare to stock it throws red flags with the engineering department.
 

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Because the dealer is 4 hours away from me while the honda dealer is 5 minutes
Uh, you don't seem to really want to get this fixed. If I was facing a $5k transmission charge, I'd drive the distance with no questions. If there's a warranty, does it cover the cost of repairs or does it mean you need to have them fix it personally? You need to talk to them.

Do you want them to come to you and fix it in your driveway? C'mon man, you tuned the car and the transmission broke. It always seems like everyone who blows their engine/trans claims to not have abused the car.

It's broken and now you might have to take a few long drives to get it fixed for free. It's a small price to pay. Reflash the stock tune and hit up the dealer you got it from. This is something you should have done before posting. Not sure what you expected us to tell you.
 

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