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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 problems36
- electrical problems32NHTSA complaints: 342
- engine problems25NHTSA complaints: 210
- interior accessories problems17NHTSA complaints: 8
- fuel system problems17NHTSA complaints: 82
- AC / heater problems12
- body / paint problems7NHTSA complaints: 34
- brakes problems7NHTSA complaints: 55
- drivetrain problems3NHTSA complaints: 113
- lights problems3NHTSA complaints: 8
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 2
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 6
- cooling system problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- exhaust system problems1
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 168
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 16
- steering problemsNHTSA: 10
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 8
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