My Wife's 2003 Honda CR-V's Drive light in the cluster occasionally starts flashing. The manual states that this means that the transmission requires service, but it doesn't do it all the time, and the transmission is not showing any signs of distress (slow shifts, not being able to engage any specific gear, increased noise, ect).

What generally causes this? Bad sensor? Just trying to figure out if I need to budget for a trip to the stealership in the next

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Most likely you have a bad 4th gear pressure switch. It seems to be a common problem. I had worked at a Honda dealer for 20 years, and replaced a lot of them.

  • Any idea how much this costs to fix and if this would be something we should do before the transmission presents any symptoms? Commented Feb 23, 2013 at 20:54

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