Last post on Apr 13, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#30 of 33 Re: Is there such a thing as Lemon Pilot?!?!? [bigdadi118]
Jan 20, 2009 (7:16 pm)
I've done everything...I can make the tranny shift at 2000 -2500, if I drive the thing like a manual and let off the gas or baby foot the gas like some others have recommended. It's a drivability issue that was poorly designed. I have not heard any technical reason from Honda or anyone else as to how these "standard" shift points are better for fuel economy or drivability. The 04 that I had for 4 years shifted just fine and got much better mileage. I am no lead foot and drive very conservative... and always have been, but to have to watch the tach on an automatic transmission during normal driving conditions is ridiculous.
#31 of 33 Re: Knocking Noise [auditor05]
Sep 28, 2009 (1:42 pm)
Could you send me a copy of the work order also, I am looking at an 08 VP and would like to know more about these issues.
#32 of 33 Re: Knocking Noise [auditor05]
Apr 13, 2010 (11:20 am)
My '08 is experiencing same knocking issue- can you send me the TSB or the solution so I can bring it to the dealer.
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#33 of 33 Re: Knocking Noise [lg2207]
Apr 13, 2010 (2:13 pm)
If you look in the coupon book (dealer stamps when PM done at recommended intervals) it mentions adjusting the valves if they are making an unusual amount of noise. I had this done on mine and it got rid of 90% of the racket coming from under the hood. I have never had a V6, (inline 6, or 4 for that matter) that makes as much racket as this model does. Other than that and a camshaft replacement, its been pretty trouble free.