Who Makes the Worst Automatic Transmission Cars in the World

Who Makes the Worst Automatic Transmission Cars in the World


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  2. I think the first generation Mazda6 has a pretty bad automatic transmission in it. My sister has one. It shifts rough into 2nd gear and apparently getting worse. Looked it up, apparently it's a common problem among first generation Mazda6s. Always ending in replacing the whole transmission. I think I read somewhere that they used the same transmission that's was in the ford focus at the time. Go figure.

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  3. Now I'm not sure if this is a thing, but it seems like all automatic transmission that paired with any Honda K24 motor (Accord, Element, CRV, etc.) around the years of 2003-2006 were pretty messed up. I remember my dad had a CRV from that time with a bad transmission. He tried replacing it with a transmission from a Honda Element, then I think he tried a transmission from an Accord… all were faulty. One had delayed shifting and violent shifting. The other apparently had no 4th gear. We actually own an accord from that time with a manual transmission, and that thing is almost bulletproof. Over 250k miles and still the same transmission out of the factory.

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  4. Easy solution to lousy Honda automatics I thought, buy a manual Civic. I mean, the rest of the car is decent, and even if the newer Honda automatics are better built, I can see why people still have a bad taste in their mouths about them, myself included.

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  5. Chrysler by far has the absolute worst transmissions – you will get very crappy mileage until they finally die at about 50K miles …. Chrysler Sucks Big Time 🤨

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  6. Hi Scotty. A Toyota Camry Solara v6 from 2002 is not an Aisin transmission right? is it a reliable one?

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  7. Have a 2002 Accord EX V6 trans rebuilt at 48,000 miles.
    Funny no mention googling on what root causes are or ways to prevent reoccurrence.

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  8. Well may 31 my 1996 Ford explorer decided to do a mule kick and not run anymore . Crying .had a Pontiac do the same.

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  9. How are the new Hyundai's? Should I get manual or automatic? I'm fine with either but California traffic doesnt sound fun with a manual. The reason why I want a Hyundai is because theh are cheap and have a great warranty. But if this one choice can make my car last longer after the 100,000/10 year powertrain warranty thsn I'll go with it

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  10. Yep I have a Grand Caravan with the 62TE transmission that had to be replaced around 100k miles, mechanic said it looked like a glitter bomb went off in the pan

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  11. That’s saying something the Beetle had the worst VW transmissions. I though they all sucked.

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  12. My 2008 Odessey had over 200,000 miles before it was totaled in April. Awesome vehicle!

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  13. I am doing a course in ic engine and automobile engg. Course in undergrad. I enjoy ur stuff more than my professor.

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  14. 2002 Odyssey 133k …it will be here another 133.. I use ZMAX… Im a certified mechanic 50 years and I've never seen a dead ZMAX engine. Has an FAA rating . I've ressurected the dead with ZMAX they call me Lazarus the mechanic . I studied this stuff it really does everyrhing they claim never heard a negative story. Best vehicle was a 92 econo full size injected six. 3 speed overdrive 16" wheels . Mechanic lied about an internal voltage regulator alternator . Sold it 8 years old 100k for $400. Engine bucking trans bucking. That night I saw a ZMAX commercial $39. We used it in our Piper aircraft. We had two and it was great stuff. But this van was running smooth as the day it was made in just 10 miles . Drained all the oil and trans bottom flushed it and wow blackest nastiest crap came out if that engine . And I added it again and drove it a couple months very comfortable and safe and sold it $3800 guy needed a cargo van for a band. True story I've fixed a million cars

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  15. It's just not unusual at all to get half million miles with ZMax . I had an automatic in that van I describe below …. The 3 speed was another one and had like a 3/4 ton 16" wheel three speed overdrive 4 ton econo and IT got 27 mpg. This one I describe below was a six auto 15". Made a boo boo. No one would buy a vehicle with a bucking transmission and horribly missing engine …a mechanic lied to the guy and said it needed like a $500 alternator and he knew nothing if cars. The engine is coughing the tranny is bucking and I could see the $10 regulator on the headlight wall. So I bought all new light bulbs no computers were affected luckily they didn't have many in 92 so I am not kidding ZMAX and ten miles and the car was fine. Best cars i ever drove were $300 cars. My friend is trying to keep his 78 running parts are hard to find. He's a trucker and needed the econoline steering box he loaded it on a friend's run to Georgia and took the van to the part and drove back to az. Hrs like that

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  16. I must be pretty lucky, since I’ve had a 2003 and a 2011 Honda Odyssey over 7 years/125,000 miles each with no transmission or any other issue except for a sliding door motor replacement on the 2003. I now have a 2019 Odyssey and hopefully that runs as great as the last two.

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  17. Don't know if you got them over there, but Honda made the 400 Dreamomatic in the uk, 2 speed auto, some people loved them and now they make the dual clutch auto used in the Africa twin and the nc something 750, I'd like to know how that works, if your stuck for a vid.

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  18. My wife had a New Beetle with the transmission Scotty was talking about, the Aisin 09G. It was terribly unreliable, and there is a cottage industry based on rebuilding them. However, Scotty left out an important detail. The actual gearbox, made by Toyota Aisin, was not that bad. The issue was the terrible valve body. The valves get stuck over time and that makes the transmission hang in gear too long or slam hard into gear, especially when the transmission gets hot. They need to be rebuilt, involving boring out the holes so that the valves can slide freely. The rest of the car was also a disaster. The evaporator core needed to be replaced, requiring the entire dash to be taken apart ($3000). The gear shifter broke ($500). The door handle fell off. The top leaks and often doesn't want to go back up. The list goes on. Thank God we traded it in.

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  19. Hi Scotty, I’m a newer subscriber and really enjoy your self help videos. Your expertises makes each video easy to understand and even though I’m not a mechanic, your exceptional knowledge paints a vivid picture.
    Thank you for all you do and for making it easier to speak to my mechanic!

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  20. I wholeheartedly confirm what Scotty said about the Honda Odyssey transmissions. Bought a 2000 model and went through 3 transmissions. Never another Honda again. Got a used low miles BMW E46 and still driving it with NO major repairs. That E46 engine and tranny just hums smooth as butter.

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  21. Just rebuilt the trans in my 04 Dodge Caravan , sorry i made that investment . Every single part on it so far has had to be replaced . Reminds me of the old pintos that were good for 60 or 70 k then you needed to rebuild or throw em away .

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  22. The early Ford Taurus had a terrible problem with the transmissions. I think it was the 1st/2nd gear cluster. When they were in overdrive, the 1-2 cluster would not get any oil, and when they got some miles on them, KABLAMMY!! Ford came up with a solution of drilling a hole in the valve body, and it would spray oil on the gears. "Ford, where quality is job one".

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  23. Really Scotty he just said ZF transmission that transmission isn't made by Chrysler or Fiat it's made by ZF a German company. Fiat and Chrysler buy it from ZF

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  24. i want my 727 / 904 Chrysler trans from the 60s. the 727 was used in race cars going 200 mph

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  25. Why was Ford (Focus and Fiesta 2011/12 ? and on!!) not on this list? Absolute bs response/fix from Ford on this shitty dual clutch auto-trans. Many owners’ time and money consumed by this nightmare!

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  26. I have a 2008 odyssey with transmission problems. This one qualified for secret warranty?

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  27. I had a 1964 valiant with the tourk flight tranny best shifting strongest tranny I have had to date. It's a shame chryslers are such garbage now days.

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  28. I think the 1999-2004 Honda Accord EX 6 cylinder and the Odyssey automatics were the same transmission problem.

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  29. Scotty is an funny grandpa, who knows negative plus negative equal positive. Grandpa you rocks!

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  30. I'm a ex Chrysler auto transmission tech and I have found most of the transmissions are good just poorly set up at the factory. The tolerances were to loose on the clutches and the solenoid packs failed. The 8 and 9 speed zf have valve body issue which is also the computer in most cases. but the jatco cvt is the worst of all.

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  31. Dodge grand caravan 2014 new. Transmission went bad at 19k miles. And engine sound. Nocking at 30k. So all caravan s. From 2011-2019. Is same garbage. So the journey and dart dodge product

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  32. I've had 2 grand caravans one 98 and 04. Neither had a transmission problem 98 had 300,000 when sold. And 04 still driving 249,000 and buddy of mine 489,000 when he donated it. All had original engines and transmission no major repairs 3.3 3.8

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  33. I had a Ram with ZF 8 speed before I found Scotty. It would occasionally SLAM into 2nd gear. Dealer flashed it, did nothing. Never buying Chrysler again.

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  34. I have a 2008 Honda Oddesy and know about the transmission issues thanks to the help of your videos. I've looked Into it and most common issue is due to lack of maintenance causing parts to fail. With dirty fluid it will cause passages to clog and the shift selonoids won't operate correctly. Also the valve body needed passages to to be enlarged to allow more flow and upgraded springs to allow better operation.

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  35. 2:10
    I had a 2000 beetle manual 5spd. The transmission, drivetrain, gadgets, front end, handling were all top notch the engine was a chronic NIGHTMARE.
    DEAD at 80,000

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  36. My 1999 dodge ram went through 3 auto transmissions before it hit 100k miles. I will never buy another dodge Chrysler product ever again.

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  37. I disagree with u on this one. My 2002 i bought 10 yrs ago never had a problem. It's been very reliable & it seems like will run for another decade

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  38. Put an super cooler on your Honda Odyssey tranny no more then $300 for parts and labor it give you at least another 100k minimum and yes important to put it on right away to prevent farther damage.

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  39. Automatic transmission cars. Who Makes the Worst Automatic Transmission Cars in the World, DIY and car review with Scotty Kilmer. Worst automatic cars to buy. Worst transmissions in cars. The worst cars to have an automatic transmission in. Automatic transmission explained and why some car manufacturers make horrible automatic transmissions. The worst cars in the world. Who makes the worst cars. Worst automatic gearbox. Car Advice. DIY car repair with Scotty Kilmer, an auto mechanic for the last 50 years

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  40. My friend has an early 2000s Ford Explorer with well over 200k on it and the transmission still shifts through all its gears like butter.

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  41. Absolute nonsense. My 2008 Odyssey has 118,000 miles and the transmission is flawless.
    If a company has trouble with transmissions back in 2003, that doesn’t mean that they are having trouble now…. come on… that’s the absolute dumbest thing I have heard on this channel.

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  42. Im guessing its the same as the odyssey but the honda pilot transmission is is a pile of 💩💩my 04 pilot has 190k miles and is giving me some problems for the second time i only had the car 6 months.

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  43. Scotty, can you please do one on Flexi Fuel? I have a 2015 CHRYSLER Town & Country and it takes Flexi Fuel

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  44. Well this makes me feel great Scotty! Bad enough you would advised me my pentastar might have a worn timing chain, now I learn my 62te transmission is garbage as well!

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  45. I have only had one vehicle with an automatic transmission. Wouldn't you know it, it failed. I have not owned an automatic transmission equipped vehicle since that one. All my other vehicles have been equipped with manual transmission.

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  46. My son worked at a transmission shop tearing them down. He said 3 out of 4 was same Crysler tranny and they all had welds broke on the same part. And they just put another part just like it back in. From the factory.

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  47. Yeah, my 2007 beetle has transmission issues at only 67,000 miles. I’m glad VW didn’t recall it, otherwise I might have been interested in buying another one of their awful cars! Good job VW, you convinced me to switch to Toyota.

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  48. The 9 speed is available on rockauto for $2500. Not bad if it’s as unreliable as Scotty says. I personally haven’t seen any fail, just people not liking the shift points.

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  49. Must concur Chrysler is the worst, and the mating of Chrysler and FIAt makes for a spontaneous abortion of sorts…..

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  50. Scotty…I have a 2003 Honda Accord EX with 86,230 miles. I drove from LA to NY and I’ve had no problems with trany. Should I worry?

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  51. Nissan has the absolute worst CVT automatics out there, that is for sure.
    As for Dual Clutch transmissions, the worst would have to go to Volkswagen.
    As for regular automatic transmissions, the worst would have to go to Chrysler (Dodge Caravan)

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  52. I bought an older Tacoma, early 90s. I was told by the salesman to go into the service department and tell them my truck started hard in the mornings. The problem were the head gaskets. An aftermarket version was used and they failed. I was the third owner of that Tacoma and they fixed the head gaskets for free. Free to a third owner. That's when I fell in love with Toyota.

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