A few weeks ago, shifting into second gear became difficult. It sounded like I was trying to shift into reverse, while travelling forward. I took the car into the dealer and they said the transmission had a bad blocking ring, something that I was not familiar with. They said that they will replace the transmission under warranty.
The car is a 2003 5-speed with about 13,000 miles. I've had to cancel the last two service appointments because we've had too much snow (12-18") to get the car to the dealership. I'll be taking it in this Saturday and leaving it for a few days. The dealer (Ralph Schomp Honda, Littleton, Colorado) has been very helpful and easy to deal with.
I wonder how much the new transmission will lower the fuel economy during the break-in period.
Has anyone else had a problem with a blocking ring?