Honda’s CVT (continuously variable transmission) is a mechanically complicated wonder. We’ve experienced it's very capable yet sometimes high-revving, engine to transmission engagement in Honda Civic, Fit and HR-V, and find this Honda pioneered technology to work very well under most if not all driving conditions.
We found CVT technology to work very well in 2015 Honda Fit, you may read our Arizona drive-review here.
The current CVT related recall according to Honda
Somewhere along the parts manufacturing supply line came a number of substandard drive pulley shaft components. Looking to the numbers, 20 or so components have failed to date in Canada and the U.S..
According to Thursday’s release, an undisclosed number of drive pulley shaft components may have been manufactured at the lower end of the hardness scale. The danger here is the possible failure of this component, resulting in a loss of power,or the lock-up of the drive wheel, when subject to extremely high hydraulic pressure. There has been no accident or injury related to this recall reported to date.
Affected customers will receive written notification from Honda sometime in mid October 2015. All vehicles included in this recall will be repaired at no charge to the owner. Additionally, owners may check their vehicle recall status here, or by calling (888)234-2138
Watch how Honda revealed the 2016 Civic.