I have a 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid. It requires CVT transmission oil. I got the transmission fluid replaced in Nov 2015. A couple of weeks ago I found out that the mechanic had used the wrong type of transmission fluid- automatic transmission fluid instead of CVT. I haven't yet experienced any issues with the way the car runs. It's had the wrong transmission fluid for about 15000 miles, so the transmission is most probably already damaged. I wanted some help on deciding between the following choices:
- Do another transmission fluid replacement with the CVT fluid. Will this help undo or limit the damage to the transmission?
- Get the whole transmission replaced (rebuilt) right away.
- Continue driving until the transmission fails and then get it replaced. Is the damage due to the wrong fluid limited to the transmission? In that case, replacing the transmission would comlpetely solve the problem, right? Should I try to get as much as I can out of the car before the transmission gives?