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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 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 wasn't aware costing-to-a-stop trans down-shifting was related to VCM. Is it?!

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...
 

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There's never been a better time to sell than today.
Yeah, it's locating and buying the replacement that's not so great. I know what I'm getting in 2024, so I really need to buy some time. I don't thing cutting this RL loose and picking up something else is really worth the hassle. But, I'll do a little internet searching tonight... ;)
 

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Quick web research turned-up $24k offers for my RL. Add to that the cost of replacing the TC and I'm in a price-range where I can't find what I want on a dealer's lot. With much regret, I think I'll just replace the TC, depending on that work's warranty details. And add S-VCM if I keep it...
 
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