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Honda Pilot Transmission Problems

1370 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Pilot. 67 of these members (4.9%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 82 transmission repairs to Honda Pilots--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Honda Pilot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Percentage of Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1231 repairs.

Honda Pilot transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 122 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

18600 mi C $800 Front left CV axle needed replacement. Likely a defective part as wear unlikely over so few kms? 
3000   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. 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi   Oil leak at rear main seal. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

41000 mi   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.  

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2005 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

46000 mi   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

150000 mi US $5000 Automatic transmission got rough, started getting difficult to get in reverse, then was too rough to drive 
93000   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. 
49000   "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

96000 mi   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   The replacement transmission was replaced again. This time it works fine 2000 miles later. 
197000 US $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. 

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