Why does my Honda jerk when slowing down?

My Honda has had some performance issues recently. When I’m slowing down the car jerks. Not only is it uncomfortable, I’m worried about my vehicle. Why does my Honda jerk when slowing down?

Nick Kunze · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
There are a few culprits for why your
jerks when slowing down, including a failing transmission or a problem with the fuel injector.
Here are a few other possible reasons:
  • A bad transmission: Your car is not shifting gears smoothly while decelerating, which causes a jerking motion.
  • Dirty fuel injectors or a blocked air intake: These will both impact the mix of air and fuel in your engine. However, these issues are more likely to be present during acceleration.
  • Worn brakes: The car may be jerking due to poor brakes, which are not slowing the car down smoothly.
To have this issue properly diagnosed, you should head to a mechanic. Whatever is causing your Honda to jerk is an issue that you should get handled ASAP.
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