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2017 Honda Pilot Elite Transmission Problem

My 2017 Pilot Elite with about 6000 miles had transmission problems about 3 weeks ago on a Saturday night when I was driving around 65-70mph with the ECO on. As soon as I turned off the ECO the Pilot started to loose speed quickly, Pushing on the gas pedal didn't work, at the same time a warning came on the dash saying "Stop Driving When Safe Transmission Problem". It seemed like the transmission had slipped into neutral when I was driving. After I stopped the P indicator on the dash was flashing on and off. The transmission wouldn't come out of park. none of the other gear selector would work. I called Honda Roadside service (that is another crazy story) that had a towing company that was scheduled to show up cancel for no reason after waiting for over an hour with the police. Honda roadside could have gotten me another tow truck but that would be another 90 minute wait. The police officer was able to get me a tow truck in about 10 minutes (city contract). Not using Honda roadside service.

My Pilot has been at the dealer now for over 3 weeks trying to figure out what to do to fix the problem. They were able to get the transmission code but since they haven't been able to duplicate the problem they haven't done anything. They have been waiting for Honda Tech support to tell them what to try because my Pilot is a 2017. The area Honda Rep told the dealer to release the Pilot back to me since the problem can't be duplicated.

My wife doesn't want to drive it knowing that nothing was fixed especially with my kids. They were all in the Pilot with the problem happen. Wanted to see if anybody has had any transmission problems with their 2017 Honda Pilot Elite or Touring. Thanks
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So the transmission became normal after the car was towed to dealer or it returned to normal after power-cycling the car?

Sounds like turning ECO mode off while driving in certain mechanical conditions triggered some bug(?) or false condition in control system. Debugging would be extremely hard for dealers as they don't know the logic behind transmission control and I doubt Honda's software team will find anything wrong with their code. Kind of like Toyota's automatic accelerations.

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Wanted to see if anybody has had any transmission problems with their 2017 Honda Pilot Elite or Touring. Thanks
Mine is a 2016 but its the exact same transmission, and no, I haven't had any problems with it at all.

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Three weeks is way too long to figure things out.

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Mine is a 2016 but its the exact same transmission, and no, I haven't had any problems with it at all.

It may be the exact same mechanical transmission, but that says nothing about the computerized transmission controller or engine controller and their associated software. It is known that there have been multiple "updates" for early production 2016s, and it is suspected that there were running changes during production.
Also, flakey wiring connections can manifest themselves in strange and unpredictable ways. Same with any computing system.

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