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Honda Pilot Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1292 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Pilot. 146 of these members (11.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 64 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Honda Pilots--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Honda Pilot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Honda Pilot problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Honda Pilot problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

19% of the Honda Pilot repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 987 repairs.

Honda Pilot transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Honda Pilot transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 13% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 102 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Honda Pilot Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 7440    
18840 800 Front left CV axle needed replacement. Likely a defective part as wear unlikely over so few kms? 
 
Honda Pilot in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 2000    
3000 0 Check for oil leak-requires replacement of seals between transfer case and transmission Replaced the seals but then noticed the transmission input shaft seal was also bad so it had to be ordered causing the car to be kept overnight. 
61000  

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 15000    
16000 0 Oil leak at rear main seal. 
 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 29000    
41000 0 Rear main seal was leaking and had to be replaced. Transmission was damaged by technician and so a shifting solenoid was replaced as well as another gasket and an o ring.  
105000  

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2005 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 37000    
46000 0 Drive indicator intermittent flashing. Diagnosis - transmission pressure switches. 
 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 125000    
150000 5000 Automatic transmission got rough, started getting difficult to get in reverse, then was too rough to drive 
178000  
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 90000    
93000 0 SES light was set. DTC code read was P0730 indicating a problem in the shift control system. Light was set when car was started in morning. Transmission fluid was on the low end of normal. Added fluid to bring to full mark. No recurrence. 
129000  
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 48000    
49000 0 "Blinking D" light. Common occurrence in these Pilots, according to discussion boards. Diagnostic code P0845. "Third gear pressure switch." I asked the service rep to please as Honda to take care of it as this is a common problem and I don't think... 
 

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2003 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 96000    
96000 0 Transmission would suddenly downshift 2 gears while constant driving at a constant speed. Very hard, abrupt downshift that if uncorrected would have eventually destroyed the transmission and drivetrain. Transmission replaced, but still has probs. 
98000 0 The replacement transmission was replaced again. This time it works fine 2000 miles later. 
 
Honda Pilot in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 172000    
197000 2400 Ordered new transmission due to failure of original equipment transmission, at about 197000. Note that this transmission had been the subject of a recall by Honda in 2004. 
216000  

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