Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
123,159 miles
Total Complaints:
62 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. had to be replaced (31 reports)
  2. rebuild of torque converter and transmission (11 reports)
  3. not sure (9 reports)
  4. replace transmission (8 reports)
  5. install factory rebuilt transmission (2 reports)
  6. replace 3rd & 4th gear solenoids on tranny (1 reports)
2003 Honda Pilot transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #2

May 122008


  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


My transmission failed in my Honda,there was a recall on transmissions but Honda stated they fixed the problem, obviously not or else i wouldn't need a new transmission.. TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE WILL NEVER PURCHASED ANOTHER HONDA AGAIN!!!

- , Stockton, CA, USA

problem #1

May 242006

(reported on)

Pilot LX

  • 85,000 miles

The car was no longer under warranty so we didn't take it to the dealer --we didn't expect to have to replace the entire transmission either. Once we found out that was the case, we called Honda. Because we didn't take it to them, they all but refuse to do anything about it. I have found a wealth of information online regarding the Honda transmission problem -- everyone seems to know about it except Honda. I have always held them in such high regard, but they have totally let me down on this one.

- , Canton, GA, USA

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