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How does the manual transmission work?

A: Your Accord’s manual transmission is very s...

Your Accord’s manual transmission is very similar to any other you’ve driven, but there are a few features that you might not be familiar with. Here’s what you should know:

  1. Make sure that the clutch is pressed completely down when shifting between gears. This will help avoid excess wear on the clutch and other transmission components.

  2. You cannot shift from fifth gear into reverse – there’s a lockout designed into the transmission to prevent this.

  3. Shifting into reverse requires that you come to a full stop. Not coming to a full stop can cause damage to the transmission.

  4. Downshift as you slow down before stopping to take some of the burden off your vehicle’s brakes.

  5. Shift at the right speeds. Honda recommends shifting from first to second at 15 MPH, from second to third at 28 MPH, from third to fourth at 41 MPH, and from fourth to fifth at 52 MPH.

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