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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
12,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 182017

Pilot EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The ambient temperature sensor stopped working a few months ago. Sometimes I get crazy readings like -40 F or nothing at all ----. I believe it is affecting the AC from working properly. Sometimes hot air is blowing out even though it is set at 68 degrees. I checked with two dealerships in NYC area and they don't have the specific part. Something is going one here. Honda should take a look at this.

- Kostas P., Flushing, US

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