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Honda Pilot, Transmission, SUV
#299 of 411 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 411 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 411 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 411 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 411 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 411 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 411 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.
#306 of 411 04 Pilot torque converter/tranny is BAD
Feb 02, 2012 (3:58 pm)
I bought a 04 Pilot off a used car lot and noticed a "rumble strip" noise on the way home after buying the car for 9,000. I obviosly did not feel this during the test friove and had no idea about any of this because I thought Honda made great cars. I returned it to the dealer and wanted my money back. They said they would not gve it to me and need to determine the problem and they would fix it. I called today and they said they flushed the transmission and drove it and did not see any problems. I am going back tomorrow to try and get my money back but this is going to be a flat out war. I dont want this car with obvious tranny problems. I also dont want to deal with a lawyer. This sucks. Any suggestions?
#307 of 411 Re: 04 Pilot torque converter/tranny is BAD [hapeacres]
Feb 03, 2012 (4:16 am)
I would push to get your money back if you can. I think the only way to really fix it is to replace the transmission. Search this site-you can gather enough info and make the place you bought it from repair it right-replace the tranny. Good luck! make sure to file a complaint with the NHTSA......http://www.nhtsa.gov/
#308 of 411 Pilot - transmission problem - rumble
Mar 08, 2012 (4:02 am)
I have a 2004 Pilot that has a VIN number just outside of the Honda Recall. I too have the same symptoms of the "rumble strip" failed transmission. I can see from reading that the problem occurs well past Honda's selected million plus recall. The Acura group that started a Facebook page for MDX owner's with the transmission problem got Honda to issue a service bulletin so the repair work could be done. Shouldn't we do the same? Nothing else seems to be working at this point and so many owners are having to argue for weeks with the Honda people - sometimes to no avail.