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2012 Fit AT - Transmission leak with pictures

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Exclamation 2012 Fit AT - Transmission leak with pictures

Hoping someone out there has had this issue so I know what I may be in for. Otherwise I'll keep the thread updated with what happens so other people can know how it all turns out.

Starting in late April, the transmission developed a leak, and I would see about 1 spot appear on the garage floor per day. After about 30 days, I called the local Honda dealer, dropped it off for the day, and was told the problem was a loose bolt, which they tightened or replaced. They told me to call back if the leak persisted. Here is what I saw today.





1,542 miles. Garaged every day.
 
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Keep taking it back and take pictures and keep the paper work. Lemon law will eventually take over. Minnesota Lemon Law | Minnesota Lemon Law Statutes | Minnesota Lemon Law Attorneys | YourLemonLawRights
 
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I would take it back in asap and have them check it out.It could be a seal but they should be able to track it down.

I will check my transmission today for any signs of a leak.I have 8K on my 2012 A/T sport with no issues.

keep us updated and I hope the dealer takes care of you.
 
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Thanks to you both.

I forgot to mention in my post that I scheduled an appointment for Tuesday.
 
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Best case scenario is they will have to replace the trans. There might be a defect in the transmission casing so Honda should be all over this before a recall.
 
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I'm sure they will get it taken care of.Tell them It's a Honda not a Harley
 
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thats shitty, let us know how it works out with the dealer
 
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Just got the car back from the Honda dealer. The leak seems to be caused by a hairline crack in the transmission case. The transmission will have to be replaced. This will be covered by the warranty, of course.

The swap will probably happen next week.
 
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I'm glad to see the dealer taking care of the transmission for you.

They should give you a CRZ loaner untill it's fixed
 
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I'm glad to see the dealer taking care of the transmission for you.

They should give you a CRZ loaner untill it's fixed

I won't be getting a loaner. I can still drive it around until they get all the parts, and the mechanic said he can do it in one day. Seems a tad ambitious to me.
 
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I'm glad to see the dealer taking care of the transmission for you.

They should give you a CRZ loaner untill it's fixed
no way bro. they should give him a crz to own because of all this fuss and trouble he went through.
 
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Originally Posted by Under_Score View Post
Just got the car back from the Honda dealer. The leak seems to be caused by a hairline crack in the transmission case. The transmission will have to be replaced. This will be covered by the warranty, of course.

The swap will probably happen next week.
Glad to see they took it seriously. I would take a marker and put a mark across the seam away from the leak but where you can see it, so when you get your car back you can look for the marks to make sure its a new transmission.

I would ask for a loaner even though its a day job. For something this big I would demand one for your inconvenience.
 
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I would ask for a loaner even though its a day job.
I'd ask for a loaner so that the Tech doesn't get pressured, trying to do it in a day!

As they say, STUFF HAPPENS.

 
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I'd ask for a loaner so that the Tech doesn't get pressured, trying to do it in a day!

As they say, STUFF HAPPENS.

I agree, Honda is easier than most to repair but I am not sure they have transmissions stocked here. With all the flooding in Japan it looks like they will be shut down again. They might try to reseal the crack instead and that would take a day.
 
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The transmission is now at the dealer. It will be installed on Wednesday.

I feel like I am taking my 2 year old to the hospital for surgery
 
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The transmission is now at the dealer. It will be installed on Wednesday.

I feel like I am taking my 2 year old to the hospital for surgery
Get a loaner and I know how you feel. My wife's Honda had the rack n pinion go out and got horrible mpg. Honda quality control needs improving if they are going stay in business. They do make good cars in general and I am happy with my car so 1 out of 5 in the last 10 years is still a good average.
 
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Well, the car is at the dealer now. I can't imagine they will be able to swap the new trans in with the less than 8 hours they now have before I get out of work...
 
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Well they got the job done in about 5 and a half hours. The cars works fine. When it cools down I am going to go have a look at the new transmission. It occurred to me that I never asked them if it would be new or re-manufactured.
 
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hope everythign comes out great
 
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Hey glad it worked out Frustrating to happen in a new car. Not a common event as far as I know for Hondas, but it's for reasons like this there is a warranty ..
 

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