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#240 of 411 Re: 2005 Pilot with 67,000 miles needs a new transmission?! [alexg_fll]
May 09, 2011 (8:34 pm)
I believe it was the 1998 - 2005 years that had the transmission problems. Let me know if you get any recourse from Honda...I just sent letter to Attorney General. Do the same...send copies to AG and NHSTA.org. Hopefully, there will be another class action lawsuite - if enough people complain to all the many internet columns. Carcomplaints.com is another good one. Keep posting, the squeeky wheel gets the attention. Diane
#241 of 411 Re: vtm-4 on 2005 pilot [wildjackle]
May 20, 2011 (9:10 am)
I saw the problem you relayed several times - every 70,000 miles or so on my 2003 Pilot. It's plenty strange that the VTM-4 errors show up (electronic computer error, not drivetrain error), but the real problem is where the exhaust gas is recirculated into the intake manifold. The first time I opened this up, I was getting misfire (cyclinder 5) plus the VTM-4 errors. When I took the cover plate off the intake manifold, the whole thing was full and clogged with what looked like dirt (it is burned exhaust debris). Once you clean all the gunk out of the intake area, things run perfectly again.
#242 of 411 don't forget the EGR port
May 20, 2011 (9:56 am)
Just cleaning the carbon out of the intake manifold didn't fix my problem. I had to clean out the EGR port that runs from the manifold to the EGR valve. Soak the port for a couple hours with Sea Foam Deep Creep, run weed eater line attached to a power drill and bore the crud out, then blow it out.
#244 of 411 Honda Pilot Transmission
May 24, 2011 (7:30 pm)
Pilot 2003 with 132,000 miles--Transmission had no problems until now. Gears ruff shift at about 40 mph and a hard down shift thru 40 mph. Its at the Transmission repair shop and a torque converter appears to be in the future. Est. $1800-$2200 big.
#245 of 411 2005 Pilot tranny issue
May 27, 2011 (5:29 am)
Did you have any luck with this? I have a 2005 and just had the tranny replaced. I'd be in on the class action.
#246 of 411 honda polits are JUNK!
May 28, 2011 (5:38 am)
no, traded my 2011 pilot off with only 600 miles! lost $6000.THE VCM OR ACM IS WHAT IS KILLING THE TRANNYS!
#247 of 411 Re: Original owner of 2003 Pilot [tvsp]
May 31, 2011 (6:24 am)
have you been able to resolve your problem? We have an '04 Pilot, 134K miles now but the exact same flashing D/code p1740/4th gear pressure scenario happened at 113K miles, now we are faced with the same trans failure as everybody else, due to Torque converter failure. I am determined to avoid a $5000 repair on this (we bought it straight from this dealer).
I would also be interested if going to the NHTSA helped. Thanks
May 31, 2011 (6:43 am)
I'm still gathering my info to go to Honda. There is SO much out there that I can't believe that they haven't recalled. It is a safety issue when you lose your transmission! I'm driving the Pilot now with the new tranny and so far so good. Again not a Honda tranny!! My Pilot has 106K on it.
#249 of 411 Re: Unresolved [jtsibes]
Jun 01, 2011 (9:24 am)
You must complain all over: Attorney General, NHSTA, all over the place...document. There was a recall only for certain years and certain vin numbers. If Honda recalled everybody, they would be bankrupt. Apparently, even after rebuilt trans on Honda's - problem eventually happens again and again. Honda has a contract they cannot get out of - with their transmission vendor. They are stuck, so we the consumers have to pay and pay...for the continuous rebuilding of our tranny's. NOT FAIR OR RIGHT Honda needs to recall and this is a safety issue. Had I been on the main highway...I would have caused an accident at rush hour...I was so close to the road. My trans comes with only a one year warranty...that says it all. But hey, you can buy a two year or three year warranty. This is not right! I'm dumping the car as soon as I find a replacement. I am waiting right now for the Attorney General who is in communication with Honda to respond...my letter was received by them - maybe a good week ago. Waiting....mine was repaired locally, since I wasn't about to tow the car and pay for it - to Honda for their $5,000 dollar repair of rebuilding my tranny. Took locally for about $2,300 for a years warranty. Sent them at Honda the bills and documentation...waiting. Diane Mtgreaol.com