really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,953 miles

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2011 Honda Pilot transmission problems

transmission problem

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 022011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. While stopped at a traffic stop, the contact noticed that the vehicle would hesitate when accelerating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times for diagnostics but the technicians were unable to diagnose the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 01/25//12 the consumer stated the vehicle was running rough in eco mode and under acceleration there was a delay F about one second when driven 45- 55 mph. Updated 01/30/12

- Dexter, OR, USA

problem #2

Apr 232011


  • 60 miles
I bought 2011 Honda Pilot ex-L res at the end of April, 2011. I noticed there was a pink color oil leak (3" size) on my garage floor on the first day after about 60 mile drive. After then, it kept leaking every time after running the car. I have Honda dealer checked it yesterday. I was told that was the transmission fluid leak. I was shocked when I heard this. It is a brand new car and transmission oil leaked at the first day when I drove from dealer back to home (~60 miles). The dealer could not locate where exactly the leak comes from and waiting for the response and decision from Honda Corp to either fix it replace the transmission. I searched and knew that there are lots the same issues on Pilot. The more you drive, the worse the problem is even after repairing it. I wish I knew this issue before I bought this junk.

- East Greenwich, RI, USA

problem #1

Oct 182010


  • 3,800 miles
2011 Honda Pilot, spontaneous star crack in lower center windshield, spontaneous rear hatch and passenger door opening while driving with my young child in the rear passenger seat (with "locked" doors), transmission rattle upon slow acceleration or coast at second and third gears....Honda dealer said call insurance about windshield, something must have "hit" windshield without me knowing it, said "found no abnormal noises" and "cannot duplicate" rattle noise because different people have different driving patterns, said "cannot duplicate" doors opening while driving, dealer did not "fix" any of these safety issues, just told us to pick up the car...after research on internet, I believe these to be manufacturer defects. I purchased a brand new vehicle so I did not have to worry about safety or repairs. This is the third Pilot I have had, and the safety issues are very concerning. After the recall on the 2004 Pilot transmission, why have the same issues come up again in 2010" many complaints can easily be found regarding the faulty transmissions and windshields in Honda vehicles. How is it legal for a car manufacturer to continue rolling out vehicles with known safety issues? and they market these vehicles to families with children. How about a class action law suit and shut down these manufacturing facilities" I will never trust Honda again, after 15 years of loyalty and trust that safety should be a core issue.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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