I have encountered new problem with my car: Honda Fit gd 1 cvt.

Going home I ran into small flood (water level is not high, just around the side skirts). Every time there is a flood the car won't accelerate. RPMs already reaching 4k. After how many seconds (10 secs or more) it turns back to normal. Already scanned: no issues. No dashboard errors. I'm confused because I've already encountered many floods. Worse case is O2 sensor gets wet I think, and there is the error from dashboard. I just removed the battery and the CEL disappears. Today is different. It occurs many times and no errors. Water level is not that high. What is the possible problem? I'm afraid it may getting even more worse.

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! Jan 23 '19 at 15:17

I don't know if Honda CVTs have one, but it sounds like the belt connecting the engine to the transmission is slipping. Is there any scheduled maintenance item in the manual for replacing it after a certain mileage or time period? If water got in there, that could also cause some slipping.

  • Idk sir. I bought the car 2nd hand, no manual included. I just do regular change oil and cvtf oil. The mileage is almost 150k km. Is the cause of slipping is the water? Could this be lead to worse problem? Thank you Jan 23 '19 at 20:28
  • If it is the CVT belt, it will lead to your transmission not being connected to the engine, i.e. your car won't move.
    – Spivonious
    Jan 28 '19 at 15:38
  • I'd recommend taking it to a Honda dealer. They will perform the recommended maintenance and can check out your transmission. It might be something as simple as it needing new transmission fluid.
    – Spivonious
    Jan 28 '19 at 15:46
  • This only happens, while the car is submerged in water at the door saddle. A slipping cvt chain, or a non expanding belt would always be evident. But nonetheless the problem lies at the torque converter and cvt box. Jun 17 '20 at 15:58

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