Last post on Dec 03, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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Honda Pilot, Transmission, SUV
#296 of 408 Re: 2003 Pilot Acceleration Problem [happydriver123]
Dec 02, 2011 (10:13 am)
Mine did the same thing with no shifting and I had the revving at 40 mph....could not replicate it at all with the mechanic, etc. I went online and started looking and low a behold found out that there's a bunch of us all with the same problems. Have them check out the torque converter...that was defective on mine that led to finally a whole new transmission. I haven't had any problems at all since I had that all replaced. I replaced it with a non-Honda tranny (Jasper-remanufactured & Gtd for 3 years). Its a big price tag but I felt it was worth it. I have 110k on my 2005 and hope to have it a long time.
#297 of 408 Re: Honda Pilot Transmission Problem [saraedith]
Dec 13, 2011 (5:59 pm)
In experienced about transmission it is a good idea if you will do the transmission flush. Changing transmission fluid and filter. Inside the transmission cover there is a magnet that collect tiny iron particles. You need to clean it too. Change also the transmission gasket then put it back the way it was. Fill up with correct amount of new transmission fluid. I think it will help.
#298 of 408 Re: 03 Pilot Transmission problems [blackqt]
Dec 14, 2011 (7:14 am)
Check engine can be diagnose by using ODB2 car reader. ODB2 car reader is compatible to all car year 1996 up to the present. Underneath the dashboard on driver side you will find a socket to connect your ODB2 car reader. Hook it up then turn the ignition key but don't let the car run. Wait 15 seconds and it will show the code. The definition of the code will tell you the problem of your car. bjader
#299 of 408 Re: Another 2005 Honda Pilot - transmission problem [jlaw79]
Jan 02, 2012 (12:14 pm)
Same thing happened to my 2005 Pilot last week. Had the blinking D light problem 4 months ago and paid $350 to have that part replaced only to have the radiator/transmission catastrophic failure happen one week before Christmas. This was a car I had hoped to get 200,000 miles out of. NOT!! Our repiar was going to cost $7,000. Needless to say, we left it at the Honda garage and walked across the street and purchased a Subaru Forester. I plan to file a complaint. They offered me absolutely no help with the cost and were only willing to give a small amount in credit toward purchase of a new Honda. When you pay more than $30,000 for a Honda you expect reliability and quality. We did not get either.
#300 of 408 Re: transprob [1upsethondaguy]
Jan 02, 2012 (12:22 pm)
Transmission and radiator just went in our 2005 Pilot with 112,000 on it. Dealer quated $7,000 repair. I will not tell you what I quoted back. We no longer own a Honda. Would love to take part in class action. Have you pursued this anyh further and if so who should I contact?
#301 of 408 Re: Another 2005 Honda Pilot - transmission problem [sthorhauer]
Jan 05, 2012 (7:50 am)
The same thing just happend to my 2005 honda piolot, has anyone posted a complaint to http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/complaint if enought of us do that perhaps something will happen. Our repair cost is lower new trans, radiator and hoses total approx: $5700 which also included the timing belt since we are at 180K and would like to keep the car for another 2 yrs.
#302 of 408 Re: Another 2005 Honda Pilot - transmission problem [hondatrans]
Jan 10, 2012 (11:25 am)
Hi, I did file a complaint for mine...YES...everyone please do the same!
#303 of 408 Re: Another 2005 Honda Pilot - transmission problem [jtsibes]
Jan 11, 2012 (7:47 am)
Just filed my complaint with NHTSA. Please do the same if you have had similar problems. When enough people complain maybe we will see some kind of restitution!!
#304 of 408 Re: Another 2005 Honda Pilot - transmission problem [sthorhauer]
Jan 11, 2012 (8:37 am)
I just sent a letter regarding this thread to these people:
We'll see what they think. Also told them about the similar issue with shared tranny on Odyssey, MDX, Accord.
Wrote Consumer Reports couple years ago since they STILL give the 1st gen pilot highest ratings but nothing ever came of it.
Save your receipts!!!
#305 of 408 Re: 2005 Pilot Transmission problems [kendall8]
Jan 27, 2012 (7:18 pm)
Yes! Replace the 3rd and 4th gear shift sensors and religiously do a 3X tranny fill and drain every 40K. Add two tubes of Dr. Tranny Shudder Fix in last tranny fill and good luck! I was not so lucky.