2016 Honda Pilot electrical problems: complete electrical failure

Complete Electrical Failure

2016 Honda Pilot

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Honda dealer.

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
800 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced pcm (1 reports)
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2016 Honda Pilot electrical problems

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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 242016

Pilot Elite

  • Automatic transmission
  • 800 miles


Brand new honda pilot elite had complete electrical failure at 500 miles, first dealer told me I probably drove through a puddle! Second dealer had to contact American Honda techs to determine problem. Replaced throttle body assembly. 2 days later another failure. Kept car for a week determining problem and ordering parts.

Replaced power control module after test module installed.

- hatemypilot, Annandale, US

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