Which VCM disabled are you using? I hate the engine braking downshift also.
Probably right, but shouldn’t I be able to get it fixed? They did Certify the vehicle a month ago.
I wasn't aware costing-to-a-stop trans down-shifting was related to VCM. Is it?!I disable the disabler (ground the green wire) occasionally and the engine braking downshifting returns immediately when coasting to a stop. With only 16K miles, I don’t think I have a motor mount issue. Way too many variables to make reliable mpg/ fuel trim claims but it does seem logical that slightly more fuel would be used in 6 cyl mode vs 3 cyl mode.
I've owned my 2017 RTLE since new, and have been firmly in the non-disabled VCM camp. I can feel the VCM, but it's subtle, and I never thought I should bother to do anything. Well, now that I'm dealing with torque converter issues at 83k miles, my perspective has changed. I really enjoy this vehicle, but shame on Honda for delivering a turd that will never make my 300k mile target. I no longer plan to keep it long-term and will simply continue routine/preventative maintenance, add the S-VCM to make it as enjoyable as possible for another ~30k miles, then replace it. If the car market wasn't what it is, I'd just sell it today...