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.

7.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 012016

Pilot Elite V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

The 2016 Honda Pilot Elite with Navigation is not compatible with the Verizon iPhone 7. I can hook up the bluetooth and make phone calls, but the texting and email display does not work. I called a local Honda dealer and they agreed that it's not compatible.

- Roger H., New Haven, VT, US

problem #1

Jul 062016

Pilot Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles

Everytime i place a call with either my Iphone 7plus / Iphone 6 Plus / Samsung Galaxy Note 5 / Google Pixel the phone connects to bluetooth and immediately switches to private mode unless you force it manually back to bluetooth. on some of the phones it never even connects. I went to 2 separate dealers and no help. They tried telling me it's a issue with my phone / phones and or my carrier. This issue is on all EX-L and above models. None of these phones have a issue with my 2016 Honda Civic touring or any other car. This issue is known to 2016 Pilots and the new pickup truck which is based on a pilot chasis. I called Honda link and no help other then telling me that i should call once every 6 months to see if there is a update.

- Levi L., Brooklyn, NY, US

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