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#385 of 411 pilot transmission problems
Feb 14, 2013 (12:15 pm)
Not sure my issue belongs with these other posts but maybe it's related. On 2/12/13, the transmission on my 2006 Honda Pilot (90,000 miles) would not engage. Stepping out of the vehicle there was a pool of clean transmission fluid under the front wheels. The Honda dealership said the lines were corroded, looked bent, and needed to be replaced along with the radiator that had just been replaced one month earlier. (I believe the radiator had a pin size leak, which never caused a problem, for years except it always smelled of antifreeze. But the dealership would never acknowledge it.)
In many years of driving several Honda models over 150,000 miles each, I have never replaced a radiator let alone the transmission fluid lines. Could this be the beginning of the Pilot transmission problems listed here ? And could replacing the radiator recently be a reason for the lines to rupture ?
#386 of 411 Trans lines failure
Feb 14, 2013 (5:20 pm)
Please look on the top of the trans, check if dealer replaced the circulation lines in the top. If he has, Honda is onto the problem. If he has not, please have a mechanic or you can do this, look at the lines and see if they have any 90 degree angles with a collapsed rubber hose under the brake boost. Hope that works. Nick
#387 of 411 Re: to adioshonda [nickr1948]
Feb 17, 2013 (2:22 pm)
is there any way to get a picture ou the hose or pipe your talking about my email is gruntorverizon.net thanks
#388 of 411 2009 Honda Pilot Transmission Light & D
Mar 02, 2013 (10:36 am)
Recently, my 2009 Honda Pilot (that has less than 71,000 miles) transmission light went on with the "D". I'm getting it check this coming Thursday at Firestone but just wanted to see what the issues can range from. I've noticed it takes the pilot a little more power just to increase the mph when getting on the expressway than usual. Not sure if that can be due to the transmission fluid, or the transmission itself. Thanks for all the help
#389 of 411 Hose on top of Trans rubber and metal
Mar 03, 2013 (6:54 am)
The hose is on the drivers side top of the trans, it has an obvious kink. The shape of the hose is caused from a design flaw, should have had a 90 degree elbow. the kink prevents/lessens oil from lubricating the trans areas as per design. If your vehicle is still under warranty GO TO A HONDA dealer for any service.
#390 of 411 Re: 2009 Honda Pilot Transmission Shudder [terispilot]
Mar 06, 2013 (6:57 pm)
My Honda fans unfortunately this is a huge problem. I just bought a 2013 Pilot Touring big money. Annoying constant shutter and vibrations, I was hoping this was part of the break-in process, negative. This is a Honda defect! The fact is the variable cylinder management "ECO" is a portion of the problem. The fuel mapping and changing between 3 and 4 cylinders. Honda has made valid attempts to correct this with an electronically controlled engine mounts to absorb vibrations. Major design changes in the rear differential, chassis stiffness all play an additional part in this problem. I've confirmed with the dealership and they agree. Dealer logged with Honda and they recommend calling Honda directly to force a recall to fix. So my Honda fans please reach out to Honda to report the issue at 800-999-1009. Hopefully they will react soon before I give up and leave for another auto maker. Regards - JohnnyFive0
#391 of 411 Re: to adioshonda [nickr1948]
Mar 06, 2013 (8:29 pm)
I see the hose you are referring to. It doesn't look closed off on mine, but I can imagine as the rubber ages, the hose could collapse , resulting in reduced fluid flow. When the weather warms up, I'll replace the hose as a precaution. Thank you for mentioning this. I did have my radiator replaced as a precaution.
#392 of 411 Honda Pilot Trans
Mar 07, 2013 (4:52 am)
Please have all aspects of drive chain checked including: bent rims, tires, out of balance rims, wheel bearings, and drive axels. Any of these can cause a huge noise and make driving the Pilot painful. Dirty rims full of mud or ice are also in the group of possible problems. After you have these prelims checked, go to trans and engine.
#393 of 411 radiator and transmission trouble 05 honda pilot
Jul 06, 2013 (1:37 pm)
Ugh, I replaced the radiator a little over a year ago. It was broken and fluids mixed with transmission fluids. Now I am having transmission problems. I have had cheaper cars that have lasted longer than this pilot. I'm wondering if anyone called Honda and got any good answers. It seems to me that this faulty radiator should have been a recall. drkay
#394 of 411 transmission replacement
Jul 19, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Transmission failed on 2004 Honda Pilot at 70,000 miles. Like a dummy I took it to Honda dealer in El Cajon, Ca. and had to pay $6,600 to retrieve my car. Since the design of 2003 and 2004 Pilot transmissions was defective, I appealed to America Honda Corp. but they blew me off indicating I was a fool for buying the car. Their attitude is "buyer beware" as Honda takes no responsibility for their defective transmissions. I've learned my lesson and will never again purchase a Honda vehicle.