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.

8.7

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 102017

Pilot

  • 3,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2016 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the sound of the horn was too low to alert other drivers of his presence while driving on the freeway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the horn was too low and it needed to be changed to a dual tone horn. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact was informed that the dealer would not pay for any modifications to the vehicle. The contact was given case number: 05709111. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

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