sgtrock21 August 26, 2017, 6:51pm #6. 2004 Honda Pilot v-6 automatic transmission premature failure causing vehicle to come out of gear when accelerating, transmission to slip when climbing hills or attempting to pass and also causing the transmission to lock up when traveling at road speed. Took car into Honda, they couldn't find anything and recommended changing the transmission fluid. If you have this problem please report it to NHTSA at 1(888)327-4236. I will update once I have it checked by the dealer. As time has passed this is starting to happen more frequently a nd at lower speeds. It started not too long after the 30k service. My advisor told me to continue to drive the vehicle until the problem persists, then bring it back. Tech says nothing is wrong even though we went for a test drive. So they wouldn't even do the SERVICE BULLETIN 17-014 like other owner mentioned! Nothing happens to the speed but the rpm drops and then again increases and then the car picks up speed. Slow speed neighborhood driving in the 15-25 mph range? I am leaving for a business trip tomorrow so I will be calling them on Monday to complain again and set another date to have it fixed. After having the car 5 days, the hard shift and limp mode issue occurred for the dealer. I have read other complaints about this and the recall that was issued for the same problem with Acura. Been busy with work and school. They confirmed the problem and fixed the issue under warranty. As with all the complaints above, I can't take it back to Honda unless it's not working properly. She told me that the technician would drive the vehicle with a computer hooked to it to record what was happening. Thanks! Started jerking around 30 mph like teenager was learning to drive a stick shift. Stay tuned.. Update from Feb 8, 2017: just as an FYI, dealer had issues duplicating the hard shift problems. 2016 Honda Pilot transmission replacement is a much simpler pick, however, it can be more costly in the short term. I have scheduled an appointment with a local Honda dealer tomorrow. If one of them breaks, it can lead to jerking when braking, accelerating, or putting the vehicle in gear. Then there's the lovely effect of being thrown down a hill. Driving on the interstate car all of a sudden acts like its in neutral, then jerks hard back into gear. Not enough air will throw off the air fuel ratio and make the Pilot jerk as well. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME: The motor and transmission mounts are responsible for connecting your Pilot’s engine and transmission to the chassis. Honda "unable to duplicate the problem". Dealer called me back about 3 hours after I dropped it off and said that the car was fixed. They have already installed the software updates 2 visits ago, so now what? CarComplaints.com ® is an online automotive complaint resource that uses graphs to show automotive defect patterns, based on complaint data submitted by visitors to the site. When it is clogged, your Pilot will struggle and jerk when accelerating. Today is Monday the 29th. It does it on a very regular basis, almost daily. "The judder was caused by deteriorated transmission fluid. Malfunction Light and VSA light both on. AAMCO Colorado on September 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm lots of hesitation upon acceleration..used fuel cleaner several times doesn't work ..what would cause this hesitation ? Others report … When I drove it off the dealership's lot, it happened again so I turned around and they look at my car again and said it was all OK now. Your car’s engine needs both fuel and air to do its work. 2010 Honda Pilot. Example: "Bad Brakes", "Toyota Recall", etc. Constant speed freeway driving at 70 mph? Nothing happens to the speed but the rpm drops and then again increases and then the car picks up speed. I thought he was joking because I never felt it and I am the one who drives the car most of the time while he only drives maybe once or twice a week. Then the jerking repeated all the way to our destination. The air mixes with the fine spray of fuel inside the engine and is then lit by the spark plug causing a controlled explosion, which moves the pistons. I did a quick search here and on other sites and this is apparently a common problem with the Pilots. Everything described above should cause the check engine light to come on, with the exception of a bad motor/transmission mount. sgtrock21 August 26, 2017, 6:51pm #6. This morning when I started car the engine light came on with the VSA light. When either of these go bad, there is not enough fuel pressure at the fuel rails. (It felt like I was on graded pavement nearly all of the time, even though the jerking only happened intermittently.) At about 25/30 mph, my car jerks. Not sure if it's really fixed at this point, time will tell. 8L90E Specs, Performance, and Identification, TH400 Transmission Specs, ID, and Common Problems, Honda Shuttle: Jerks When Accelerating Diagnosis, Honda Ridgeline: Jerks When Accelerating Diagnosis, Chevy Impala: Brake Lights Stuck On → Diagnosis. This can't continue. It's been a while since I posted a video! If there is anything you would like to add, or if you have a question, leave a comment below. If you continue to use this site, you consent to this use of cookies. There were several times. This is an EX-L 4WD. Slow speed neighborhood driving in the 15-25 mph range? This is not good. They ran a bunch of diagnostics and drove it 70 miles but did not experience any lurching, and nothing came up on the diagnostics. I am not alone!!! 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