Recently the question came up regarding The correct automatic transmission fluid (ATF) to use in a Honda Accord.

This is made more complicated by the fact that Honda has changed the name designation for it’s ATF since the time that many of the specifications were originally written.

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For example, the specification written in the owner’s manual for a 2004 Honda Accord lists the correct ATF as:


But now they are calling it “DW-1.” So, long story short, use DW-1 automatic transmission fluid in your Honda Accord. I recommend going with the official stuff, rather than some off-brand.

Here is a link to the case of DW-1 fluid that I used to to flush my ATF. For details on how (and why) to flush ATF, check out this post.


Old ATF being drained from a 2004 Honda Accord:

For more information on 7th generation (2002-2007) Honda Accord maintenance, check out these articles:

Maintenance Articles on 2002-2007 Honda Accords