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2015, 2016 Accord 4 cylinder CVT models included in Technical Service Bulletin

In our quest for superior fuel efficiency and ease of no-shift operation, sometimes a glitch in the software occurs.

That’s the case with Technical Service Bulletin 16-053, issued on August 3, to your local Honda dealer, and according to Torque News readers, arriving beginning this week in the form of a notification letter to a few hundred thousand 2015, 2016 Honda Accord owners.

Possibly effected models include all 2015, 2016 Accords equipped with a CVT transmission

The Accord’s an interesting offer, and a rarity in the world of Honda. With Accord, one finds a variety of engine, transmission, and drive train options, including what is arguably the finest gasoline/electric hybrid drivetrain in automotives today. My favorite personal driver just happens to be the Accord V6 Coupe. Neither of the aforementioned offerings come equipped with Honda CVT technology, standard or available on the LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, and the 2016 Accord EX-- equipped with the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine.2016_Honds_Accord_V6_CoupeThe short story

"An incorrect learning value in the PCM may cause a pressure problem in the CVT under certain driving conditions, causing a surge in RPM because the CVT belt slips at highway speeds and eventually setting DTC P1890 (CVT speed control system)."

Customer Notification: "Owners of affected vehicles will be sent a notification of this campaign. Do an iN VIN status inquiry to make sure the vehicle is shown as eligible. Some vehicles affected by this campaign may be in your used vehicle inventory. Repair these vehicles before they are sold."

Corrective Action: "Do the inspection and depending on if DTC P1890 is set or not, update the PGM-FI software or replace the transmission and update the PGM-FI software."

For more information on this pending action, or to check your vehicle inclusion in the CVT Technical Service Bulliten, go here. From where I sit, this is a reasonable precautionary measure