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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
37,750 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202017

Pilot Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,741 miles


I was home working in my garage and my wife pulled into her bay in the garage. She got out and we started talking. She opened the rear door of the car to retrieve a bag and then we started talking again. All of sudden, KABOOM! A loud explosion from the rear of the car, we both walked to the rear of the car and rear window had exploded outward sending shards of glass all over the ground. I immediately took several photos of the window, etc. Craziest thing I ever heard/saw. I immediately Google this issue and then called my local Honda dealer to explain what had happened and how they were going to address ... we'll see how that goes!

- Michael P., Colorado Springs, US

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