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2017 Honda Pilot Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/16/18 NHTSA ID: 10133020
TSB ID: A18-018

Service bulletin - the customer is unable to insert the fuel nozzle into the filler neck and fuel the vehicle in cold weather. water or moisture has entered the fueling area and frozen the capless fuel shutter set in the fuel filler neck.
03/13/18 NHTSA ID: 10130037
TSB ID: A18010I

Servicenews article - we?re getting reports of reduced engine power with the mil on. service techs are seeing dtc p0369 (cmp sensor circuit intermittent interruption) and signs of excessive camshaft end play.
03/05/18 NHTSA ID: 10129414
TSB ID: A17-036

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
12/05/17 NHTSA ID: 10124265
TSB ID: A16-013

Service bulletin - there is a chirping coming from the engine area with the engine warmed up. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp.
09/26/17 NHTSA ID: 10118004
TSB ID: A17-036

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
09/13/17 NHTSA ID: 10117336
TSB ID: ATS161201

Tech line summary article - we're getting reports of reduced engine power with the mil on. service techs are seeing dtc p0369 (cmp sensor circuit intermittent interruption) and signs of excessive camshaft end play.
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06/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10108294
TSB ID: APAS03162017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
06/30/17 NHTSA ID: 10108333
TSB ID: APAS03272017903

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
06/29/17 NHTSA ID: 10108268
TSB ID: APAS03102017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
06/28/17 NHTSA ID: 10108053
TSB ID: APAS02232017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
06/19/17 NHTSA ID: 10106919
TSB ID: APAS02032017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to
05/15/17 NHTSA ID: 10099061
TSB ID: ATS161201

Tech line summary article - we¿re getting reports of reduced engine power with the mil on. service techs are seeing dtc p0369 (cmp sensor circuit intermittent interruption) and signs of excessive camshaft end play. from our investigation, w
05/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10098903
TSB ID: A16-013

Service bulletin - there is a chirping coming from the engine area with the engine warmed up. the high pressure fuel pump is making a chirp. note: this noise does not impact pump, engine function, or reliability.
05/11/17 NHTSA ID: 10098853
TSB ID: ATS161201

Techline summary article - we¿re getting reports of reduced engine power with the mil on. service techs are seeing dtc p0369 (cmp sensor circuit intermittent interruption) and signs of excessive camshaft end play.
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10134378
TSB ID: A17-011

Service bulletin - some 9-speed transmission warmers were improperly manufactured and allow the engine coolant and atf to mix. if the fluids mix, the engine and transmission may be permanently damaged and require replacement. these vehicles
04/23/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10134501
TSB ID: A17-035

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the 9-speed transmission warmers to 10 years from the original date of purchase with unlimited mileage. this warranty covers vehicles where the engine coolant and atf mix becaus
04/16/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10133055
TSB ID: ATS180309

Tech line summary article - loose bulkhead cover latches and strikers can cause a grinding, rattle, flutter, buzz and/or vibration from the front of the vehicle when lightly accelerating with the engine speed under 2,000 rpm. this can also
03/12/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10129793
TSB ID: A17-014

Service bulletin - a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. american honda investigated the judder and found that the to
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03/12/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10129794
TSB ID: A17-015

Service bulletin - a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. american honda investigated the judder and found that the to
02/26/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10129336
TSB ID: AVE02142018901

Dealer message - every service bulletin requires you to take an hds snap shot and use the job aid or tech2tech to confirm the judder/shudder is coming from the torque converter.
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10119599
TSB ID: Customer Letter

Customer letter - on a limited number of 2016?17 pilot vehicles, the 9-speed automatic transmission fluid (atf) warmer may leak internally. if the atf warmer leaks, you may notice one or more of the following symptoms: ? the vehicle overh
10/21/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10119598
TSB ID: Customer Letter

Customer letter - your 2016 or 2017 pilot previously had the transmission replaced because of a leaking 9-speed automatic transmission fluid (atf) warmer. as the issue was under investigation when the transmission was replaced, your vehic
09/26/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10117992
TSB ID: A16087

Service bulletin - the transmission end cover leaks on vehicles with a 9-speed a/t. during assembly, the transmission end cover sealing gasket was torn.
09/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10117329
TSB ID: A17-035

Service bulletin - american honda is extending the warranty on the 9-speed transmission warmers to 10 years from the original date of purchase with unlimited mileage. this warranty covers vehicles where the engine coolant and atf mix becaus
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09/13/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10117328
TSB ID: A17-011

Service bulletin - some 9-speed transmission warmers were improperly manufactured and allow the engine coolant and atf to mix. if the fluids mix, the engine and transmission may be permanently damaged and require replacement. these vehicles
08/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10115171
TSB ID: A17070C

Service news article - because of a transmission case casting flaw, the inside of the torque converter bracket hole in some 9-speed a/ts is porous enough that atf could leak from the hole. this flaw was found by the transmission factory dur
07/31/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10108760
TSB ID: A17050C

Service news article - are you looking at what seems to be a rear differential axle seal or pinion seal leak? something to keep in mind: the actual culprit may be something loose or damaged above it. a loose or damaged fluid pressure senso
05/15/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10099022
TSB ID: A16120B

Servicenews article - in a 9-speed a/t, the atf level is critical. if it¿s too high, the transmission could shift hard. if it¿s too low, the transmission could slip. this transmission also doesn¿t use a dipstick. to check the atf level, yo
05/11/17 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10098913
TSB ID: A17010D

Service news article - do you have a vehicle that has multiple indicators on or won¿t go into gear and the mil is on with a/t dtc p26c3 (internal control module transmission range sensor performance)? there may be debris in the reverse or
03/13/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10130035
TSB ID: A18010G

Servicenews article - the seat heaters offer passengers some level of comfort in colder weather when the seats or inside cabin temperature are on the cool to cold side. but when it?s warm outside and/or the inside cabin temperature is on th
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03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129804
TSB ID: ATS180206

Tech line summary article - until recently, tech line had only two categories for auto idle stop system issues. that made it hard for our engineering staff to understand what was specifically inhibiting the system. to help with this, tech
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129800
TSB ID: A17-082

Service bulletin - the driver?s and/or front passenger?s seat heaters work intermittently or may not operate at all. the heater wire of the heater element can get pinched or broken in the trench area of the seat cushion.
02/20/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10128893
TSB ID: A18-010

Service bulletin - while driving, the customer may experience flickering interior/exterior lights, multiple indicators coming on, jerky steering and/or other voltage-related fluctuations. the b+ sensing screw on the alternator is not torqu
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127349
TSB ID: A18010G

Servicenews article - the seat heaters offer passengers some level of comfort in colder weather when the seats or inside cabin temperature are on the cool to cold side. but when it?s warm outside and/or the inside cabin temperature is on th
01/29/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127351
TSB ID: A18010I

Servicenews article - we?re getting reports of reduced engine power with the mil on. service techs are seeing dtc p0369 (cmp sensor circuit intermittent interruption) and signs of excessive camshaft end play.
08/25/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10115833
TSB ID: A17-036

Service bulletin - the mil comes on with dtc p0430 (front bank catalyst system efficiency below threshold [bank 2]). the pcm software may misinterpret sensor inputs as a deteriorated catalytic converter.
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07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108902
TSB ID: ATS170203

Tech line summary article - you may get a customer with any of these apple carplay or android auto concerns: ? the phone won't connect to the feature. ? the feature disconnects. ? a device not found or device not compatible message appea
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108769
TSB ID: APaS05312017904

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots & 2017 ridgeline with a customer complaint of the front driver's and/or the passenger's window slow to open/close. to fully understand the cause of this conditi
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108901
TSB ID: ATS170202

Tech line summary article - if a customer can't hear the navigation voice when using apple maps with apple carplay, an adjustment to the navigation voice volume on the customer?s phone should take care of it. this is something the service a
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108905
TSB ID: ATS170207

Tech line summary article - the app installer icon, listed under app list on the display audio screen, has drawn a few questions from curious customers. this icon is meant for future apps that may be developed. at this time, however, there
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108740
TSB ID: APaS05182017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots & 2017 ridgeline with a customer complaint of the front driver's and/or the passenger's window slow to open/close. to fully understand the cause of this conditi
07/31/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108900
TSB ID: ATS160903

Tech line summary article - the seat heaters offer passengers some level of comfort in colder weather when the seats or inside cabin temperature are on the cool to cold side. but when it's warm outside and/or the inside cabin temperature is
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07/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108696
TSB ID: ATS170202

Techline summary article - if a customer can?t hear the navigation voice when using apple maps with apple carplay, an adjustment to the navigation voice volume on the customer?s phone should take care of it. this is something the service ad
07/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108697
TSB ID: ATS170203

Techline summary article - you may get a customer with any of these apple carplay or android auto concerns: ? the phone won?t connect to the feature. ? the feature disconnects. ? a device not found or device not compatible message appear
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108327
TSB ID: AER17030C

Engineering request - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the seat bottom heater not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specific parts
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108365
TSB ID: APAS04122017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the seat bottom heater not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specific parts from
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108387
TSB ID: AER17040A

Engineering request for investigation - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots & 2017 ridgeline with a customer complaint of the front driver¿s and/or the passenger¿s window slow to open/close. to fully understand th
06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108393
TSB ID: APAS04242017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots & 2017 ridgeline with a customer complaint of the front driver¿s and/or the passenger¿s window slow to open/close. to fully understand the cause of this conditi
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06/30/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108332
TSB ID: APAS03272017902

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the seat bottom heater not working. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to collect specific parts from
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108056
TSB ID: ATS170207

The app installer icon, listed under app list on the display audio screen, has drawn a few questions from curious customers. this icon is meant for future apps that may be developed. at this time, however, there are none available or any pl
06/28/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10108054
TSB ID: ATS170205

Techline summary article - although similar, the hondalink and hondalink ev apps available for download on the apple apps store and google play are not the same. furthermore, each app applies to specific models.
05/11/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10098845
TSB ID: APAS04042017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots & 2017 ridgeline with a customer complaint of the front driver¿s and/or the passenger¿s window slow to open/close. to fully understand the cause of this conditi
07/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108689
TSB ID: A17-015

Service bulletin - a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. american honda investigated the judder and found that the to
07/28/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10108688
TSB ID: A17-014

Service bulletin - a judder from the torque converter lock-up clutch may be felt while driving between 20 and 60 mph. the problem is typically diagnosed as a bad torque converter. american honda investigated the judder and found that the to
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06/19/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106915
TSB ID: A17010D

Service news article - do you have a vehicle that has multiple indicators on or won¿t go into gear and the mil is on with a/t dtc p26c3 (internal control module transmission range sensor performance)? there may be debris in the reverse or
06/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10106849
TSB ID: APAS01122017901

Dealer message - american honda (ahm) is investigating certain 2016-2017 pilots with a customer complaint of the automatic idle stop inoperable. to fully understand the cause of this condition, ahm would like to inspect the vehicle prior to

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Honda Pilot TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.