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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
9,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace bracket (1 reports)
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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

May 182017

Pilot ES 3.2V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles

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

went to Waldorf Honda about problem back up light in bumper, they advised it was a broken hanger bracket however not a manufacturer defect but that I had back into something. the light was not broke and the bumper was not bent so how did I back into anything stay away from Waldorf Honda they are dishonest

- Joe J., Brandywine, US

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