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2016 Honda Pilot
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: It's worrying when the top category for 2016 Honda Pilot problems are transmission problems. Owners report jerking when accelerating. Also as the first model year of the redesigned 3rd generation Pilot, it's not a good sign.
Honda released a TSB on October 29 2016 that's possibly related. The TSB deals with a "a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch ... while driving between 20 and 60 mph" due to deteriorated transmission fluid resulting from "specific driving conditions". In the TSB, Honda states they are developing a software fix to try to keep the transmission fluid temperature within spec.
We are keeping a close eye on this defect trend because if certain driving conditions can affect transmission shifting in the first year of ownership, we'd hate to think what 10+ years will do.
Worst 2016 Honda Pilot Problems by Category
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- transmission problems18
- engine problems15NHTSA complaints: 37
- interior accessories problems13NHTSA complaints: 5
- AC / heater problems8
- electrical problems8NHTSA complaints: 41
- brakes problems7NHTSA complaints: 21
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 20
- lights problems3NHTSA complaints: 5
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 41
- windows / windshield problems2
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- exhaust system problems1
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 33
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 11
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 7
- steering problemsNHTSA: 6
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 6
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 3
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