i believe u can file a lawsuit.... if u are under warranty, then its the law to have ur car fixed.i have the 3rd gear in the 08 and 3 dealerships have refused it. waiting to hear from one today. otherwise im thinking bout getting my friends rsx-s tranny from his totaled car, rebuild it and slap it in.
i may be wrong to assume this, but i think he is being refused because the honda dealership cannot reproduce the problem when they drive it. i do think that is stupid though because when they try to reproduce a problem they drive as carefully as possible even though nobody drives that careful. e.g. long shifts with the clutch down for longer periods instead of quick clutch shift release clutch...if ya know wat i mean loli believe u can file a lawsuit.... if u are under warranty, then its the law to have ur car fixed.
you can remedy the notchy feel in shifting by replacing the transmission fluid with GM or AMSoil synchromesh. i know in saying so i'm "hopping on the bandwagon," but it's definitely worth plunking down $20. it was one of the earlier additions i made to my Si, and i'm glad that i did. not only did i gain smooth, cooperative shifting, but throws now require much less effort, and i can literally flick my car into each gear if i please. get it!I have a 2007 SI that just came back from having 3rd gear replaced. Although it is much improved, there is still some notchyness that I don't think should be there. Overall I think Honda needs to learn how to make a transmission and that the fix was half-a$$ed. If they couldn't make my tranny 100% with the fix, I doubt the 2009 is where it should be. FYI, I have been driving stick for many years, have never had a trans problem, and I have never owned a auto in my life. If my trans takes a turn for the worse in the next month I am selling the car.
don't have the numbers on hand, but the 06-08 Si has a different part number for its 3rd gear assembly compared to the 09 Si (to split hairs, the update was made in mid-08 model shelf life.) every 09 Si has the "fixed" third gear and should NOT be popping out.I have held off buying a 09 si sedan because of the 3rd gear pop out/grind. What parts did Honda change with the 09 si?