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Jun 24, 2008 (1:17 pm)
Fuel tank in newer models isn't any better. My Pilot is a 2007 and, though I didn't have a sloshing sound, it was worse, it was a whistling sound. After trying to convince me that it's "normal" and after telling the dealer that I am not takng the car out of the dealership till they fix the problem, they first changed the fuel pump, didn't work and then they changed the fuel tank. We went on the lot and tried several cars, till we found one that didn't make the noise They just exchanged the tanks between the two cars. So, obvously, Honda has done nothing as far as the noisy tank is concerned. It's just a matter of luck, some make the noise, some don't.
#2883 of 3436 Re: hearing liquid sloshing noise from rear, fuel tank? [uconnhuskiesfa]
Jun 25, 2008 (11:47 am)
Probably when they redesigned the tank they made it different on purpose (to not fit the older models) so they wouldn't have to change all the tanks ! It has to be done on purpose ...
I tend to agree that they redesigned the tanks because my 2008 looks silent.
#2884 of 3436 Changing oil/shifting D to D2/overall power of car/tire inflation
Jun 30, 2008 (3:20 pm)
I'm the proud owner of a 2008 EX-L 2WD purchased 3/08. It currently has 2,900 miles on it. I'm mostly city driving w/some hwy on weekends. I'm a careful driver, not a lead foot or jackrabbit starter & not a hard braker. Since this is my first Honda & first SUV, this newbie has a few questions...
1) Oil life is currently 50%. Manual states when to "truly" bring it in for oil change but was wondering what you all feel is the best time to do it at & is going to dealer best?
2) While wanting to switch from "D" to D2 or D3, find I cannot do it without coming to a complete stop & this is virtually impossible when I am on the freeway approaching a steep hill at 65 mph. Manual states to lift lever toward you but it did nothing so I chugged up a steep incline in the "D" mode. What am I missing or what am I doing wrong?
3) I'm not power hungry but why am I feeling this car doesn't have a whole lot of pick-up & go? I'm not towing anything, the a/c is off, nothing to prevent it from going....I just feel it should have more power as often I have my foot on the gas more than 1/2 way & it still lugs a bit (flat terrain, not on hills)....any ideas?
4) Rear passenger tire light (TPMS) went on. Filled it, wondering is it best to check all tires every how many miles or so to avoid that light? Manual made it sound very serious when the light went on & I was even afraid to drive it to the service station. (note: tire didn't look flat or low but I filled anyway). Just want to avoid other tire lights going on.
Thanks so much!! I really am enjoying this car but obviously still learning a lot. I greatly appreciate your input & feedback~
#2885 of 3436 Don't shift the tranny....
Jul 01, 2008 (5:46 am)
Put it in "D" and leave it there. Unless you are caught in a snow storm or some other extreme condition, I would leave it alone. Highly paid engineers have designed the Honda motor/tranny combo to work 99% of the time in "D" alone. If you wanted a manual, you should have bought one. If you are afraid to drive a slightly low tire to a service station, then you shouldn't be shifting a tranny you can't repair or understand. To each his own........"C'est la vie"
#2886 of 3436 Re: Don't shift the tranny.... [beer4704]
Jul 01, 2008 (2:55 pm)
Thanks for the input. I appreciate your time.
1) Regarding leaving it in "D," I guess it's ok if it lugs up a hill, or I drop down to 40 mph & I start smelling funny stuff from the engine? That's what it did last time & I just thought not shifting it to at least D3 was hurting it in some way....Somehow it didn't feel right & still doesn't.
2) I am not afraid to drive a low tire to a service station. When I read the 2008 Honda Pilot manual regarding this issue, it sounded as if the tire was going to burst then & there if I was to drive it any further after the TPMS light went on. When you're not used to a vehicle yet and you read something like that, you're in ultra caution mode, I suppose. (Especially being a female out at 11:30pm at night searching for a gas station.).
Again, this is my first SUV (& first Honda) & I know I'll have to learn lots more as I go along. I simply wanted to ask these questions as I know the majority of the people on these boards are obviously more experienced than I.
#2887 of 3436 Re: Don't shift the tranny.... [needacar41]
Jul 02, 2008 (3:28 am)
Pilots downshift to a lower gear when the need arises. If yours is not downshifting while in "D", there is something wrong with the tranny or it's controls.
#2888 of 3436 Re: Changing oil/shifting D to D2/overall power of car/tire inflation [needacar41]
Jul 02, 2008 (5:52 pm)
Hi needacar41 --
After reading your "D" to D2 or D3" issue, I found I was unable to shift also -- When I came to a stop I tried to shift it again -- Within a few seconds the lever finally shifted to D3, then 2, and 1 -- I went for a drive, trying to shift while riding -- It worked -- Yea !! -- It seems like I just had to “break it in”
I disagree with the person who said “Put it in ‘D’ and leave it there”……..
I was reading the manual and it did not say anything about not shifting while driving -- It says to “pull the shift lever towards you” when shifting from D3 to 2, or from 2 to 1
It goes on to say to “move the shift lever” when shifting from D to D3, or D3 to D, or 1 to 2, or from 2 to D3
I hope this manual info helps you !!
#2889 of 3436 Re: Pilot keyless entry problems [mrrube1]
Jul 02, 2008 (5:53 pm)
did you ever find a fix for this? I am having a very similar problem with a 2004 pilot.
#2890 of 3436 2003 Pilot Door Lock Fault?
Jul 03, 2008 (9:14 am)
I am having problems with the driver's side door lock. Neither the keyless fob or the switch on the door locks or unlocks the door. The other doors work with the fob and the switch. The door seems to be "trying" to lock and unlock when I activate the lock but, the lock seems to almost be sticking. I have removed the inside of the door and I can't identify anything preventing the door from working properly.
any suggestions would be very helpful.
#2891 of 3436 Re: 2003 Pilot Door Lock Fault? [ross22]
Jul 07, 2008 (2:58 pm)
How old is your battery. This may be far fetched but someone who had the same problem told me the problem went away after getting a new battery.