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#44 of 68 Re: Vibration/Griding @ 35 to 40 mph [kpsmith999]
Mar 08, 2012 (4:09 am)
I have a 2004 Pilot that is just outside the recalled VIN numbers. My transmission is producing the same problems as the other posters - rumble strip vibration at 30 mph. I have read 100s of posts and I think like you - we need to get organized and hold Honda accountable. The Acura owners made a Facebook page and that in turn got Honda to generate a Service Bulletin that fixed the problem - inside and outside of warranty. Honda does not seem to care how many phone calls or posts there are but might listen if we try the Facebook route.
#45 of 68 Re: Vibration/Griding @ 35 to 40 mph [big_mike2]
Mar 08, 2012 (4:14 am)
I have a 2004 Pilot outside of the recall (2003 - 2004 Pilots) which replaced the transmissions. I see that 2005 Pilots are still experiencing the same problem. Acura owners put together a Facebook page and Honda issued a Service Bulletin so the cars could get fixed. It included in warranty and also OUT OF WARRANTY repairs. I think Facebook seems like it would produce a good result. Honda needs to fix these transmissions, torque converters and whatever else they installed that causes this dangerous and expensive problem! The recall that repaired over 1 millions Pilots was not large enough.
#46 of 68 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot Shudders [schann5]
Mar 08, 2012 (4:17 am)
I have a 2004 Honda Pilot that is outside of the recall. I see that the problems are still occuring beyond the 2003 and 2004 Honda Pilots that have been recalled as many 2005 Pilot owner's are writing in about the same shudder. The Acura had the same problem and they started a facebook page. Acura issued a Service Bulletin to fix the transmissions and the torque converters in and out of warranty. I think we should try Facebook. I don't want to call the Honda office for weeks on end only to get no results.
#47 of 68 Re: Acura MDX / Honda Pilot Service Bulletin PDF [tobren]
Mar 08, 2012 (4:20 am)
Did you see that the Acura MDX group got their cars repaired after they set up a Facebook page? I think we should try that. I am a 2004 Pilot owner. My VIN is just outside the recalled vehicles. Clearly, the problem exists passed 2004 as many 2005 owners have posted.
#48 of 68 Re: Acura MDX / Honda Pilot Service Bulletin PDF [campkapala]
Mar 08, 2012 (5:17 am)
ok lets do it set it up & lets go!!!
#49 of 68 honda want fix shuddering problem with all honda pilots
Mar 08, 2012 (5:21 am)
lets do it everyone lets pull together to have this done!
#50 of 68 Re: honda want fix shuddering problem with all honda pilots [kawi9893]
Mar 08, 2012 (5:33 am)
I contacted the Acura Facebook page to find out if we should join their group or start our own. I also asked specifics about what they did to get the service bulletin issued and whether that bulletin truly helped everyone - inside and outside of warranty. Acura posted 83 complaints on NHTSA for the years 2003 and 2004. The Pilot has 104 for the year 2003, 43 for the year 2004 and 37 for the year 2005. So, our numbers are just as good as theirs. I asked if they also sent other letters, made phone calls, etc. Hopefully, they will answer real quick and we can get the ball rolling!!
#51 of 68 Re: Vibration/Griding @ 35 to 40 mph [campkapala]
Mar 08, 2012 (7:18 am)
Sounds like Facebook would be a great idea if Honda want do anything about it maybe we can bring awareness and make sure other people dont get burned. I will NEVER purchase another Honda!
#52 of 68 2005 Pilot shudders
Mar 15, 2012 (8:53 am)
My husband and I bought our '05 pilot new, it had 399 miles on it when purchased now 107,000 miles later it has an obvious shudder when it reaches 35-40 mph . We just started noticing the shudder so I decided to go online to see what could possibly cause this before I shell out tons of cash on a bunch of "well this should fix it" and it doesn't.
I found this site and others that contained complaints about the shaking issue I was concerned about, now i'm terrified because some individuals have had complete transmission failure and I now know that the little shudder that I feel could be the only warning and I still don't know how long I have until it fails and I can get a rebuilt transmission but that is doomed to fail also.
I am also reading that Honda is in denial about the situation , I don't understand how they can ignore it because to them it's a "COST" issue, when people are PLACED IN DANGER because of the failure, that's a "Safety" issue as well. I am afraid to let my newly licensed 16 and 17 yr old drive the car because drivers education didn't teach them how to handle transmission failure and I don't want them hurting themselves or anyone else.
This is a safety issue that requires a new transmission replacement, not a patch or code or a rebuild that's going to breakdown after a few ten thousand miles. Clearly this is a problem and some investigating on behalf of the consumer needs to be done to keep us safe.
In the meantime I am going to go to my local dealership and see what they know about the situation and possibly call USA Honda just to get my voice on their logs then I am going to take my pilot to our local transmission specialist and have them inspect my tranny and do the ATF drain and fill (no flush) and see if that helps, I will also see if they've heard of the pilot/mdx problem.
will keep you posted.
#53 of 68 Re: Vibration/Griding @ 35 to 40 mph [campkapala]
Mar 15, 2012 (3:25 pm)
So, how do I check to see if my car is in any recalls? I tweeted to honda customer service a few months ago about other issues with my car (PW motors/regulators failing, rear seat latches and headliner coming loose, as well as the rotors) and I got an instant reply and was escalated very quickly - for nothing!! The man I spoke to insisted that all the issues were due to the age and normal wear on the car. It is a 2005, however, I bought it in April of 2006 with 68 miles on it and within the first year had to get the passenger side window fixed. So far, three of the four windows have been repaired and the fourth desperately needs to be. Rotors need to be replaced and other issues that are NOT normal need to be addressed. So, is there a FB page, can I write someone and lodge a complaint?