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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 192004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I have a 2003 Honda Pilot. I had the transmission and egr valve recalls services. Around 30,000 miles, I notice growling noise coming from the transmission. It happens when lightly accelerating from 1300 RPM to 1500 RPM. Once I had car jerking while starting from the start. Dealer has replaced the egr valve twice already due to the code. It happens more frequently now. I have 77,000 miles and has been serviced regularly by the dealer.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

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