Pilot transmission dead after 105K

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by gregro, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. gregro

    gregro Guest

    the dealership says the transmission needs to be replaced/rebuilt on
    my 2003 Pilot. there’s 105,000 miles on the car- does it seem out of
    line that the tranny should die at that age? i know that’s a lot of
    miles to put on a car in three years but it seems premature to me.
    would like some feedback on if this- what do you think?
    car was serviced regularly at the dealership [Miller in southern Ca.)
    and has given me no trouble otherwise.
    thanks for you thoughts,
    gregro, Jul 2, 2005
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  2. gregro

    John Horner Guest

    Honda has had A LOT of problems with their automatic transmissions in
    recent years.

    Also, Honda's recommended service intervals for transmission fluid are
    IMO far too long between fluid changes, especially since the
    transmission does not include a changeable filter.

    The automatic transmission is a major weak spot in modern Hondas. Your
    experience is typical, though not acceptable.

    John Horner, Jul 2, 2005
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  3. Given the problems that Honda has had with 98-04 transmissions, I would
    severely question Honda about this.

    Did you get the recall performed? What was the condition of your
    transmission when they did the recall? Did they replace the
    transmission, or simply install the oil jet kit?

    I wouldn't let Honda off the hook here. If you have a good dealership,
    they'll go to bat with you. You'll probably get Honda to buy the
    transmission and you buy the labor. It's a fair deal; if you get to
    that, take it.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jul 2, 2005
  4. damn man you drove that car like 300 miles a day what the hell.
    livinincalifornia, Jul 3, 2005
  5. gregro

    TWW Guest

    I had an auto in a Maxima go bad at 37k miles .. so 105k may be reasonable.
    On the other hand older Accord 4s seem to go on forever. I should imagine
    the replacement cost will around 5k or so.
    TWW, Jul 4, 2005
  6. gregro

    gregro Guest

    it was going to cost $400 to open it up and find out if they could get
    away with replacing the pump and clutch plates [$2200] or if they
    needed to rebuild the whole thing it was gonna be around $4000. since
    i planned on keeping the car only another year or so i decided to get
    a new one instead.
    thanks everyone for your comments-
    gregro, Jul 4, 2005
  7. gregro

    TWW Guest

    No -- thank you. Now I know we will need to trade my wife's 03 Pilot in
    about 60k miles.
    TWW, Jul 5, 2005
  8. gregro

    gregro Guest

    glad it helped somebody :lol:
    on the bright side- wow, the 05 is nice!
    gregro, Jul 5, 2005
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