Hello. I am brand new to this site and I would appreciate any help or insight that you guys can give me.
We bought a certified 2006 Pilot 2 1/2 weeks ago. It has 62,000 miles on it. Soon thereafter, we began to notice that the engine would have what felt like small hesitations or "missing" feelings while travelling on the freeway. These hesitations were always at cruising speed, not during accellerations. We do not get those feelings while driving on city streets at lower speeds. We have also noticed several times when we have started the Pilot when it is cold that the engine will sound like a diesel for a few minutes. This sound goes away within a few minutes when the car
warms up. It does not make this dieseling sound on start-up consistently.
Last night while travelling home on the freeway, the engine light came on and the hesitation or "missing" feelings became much more frequent. We drove the vehicle
straight home and today had it towed to the Honda dealership that we bought it from 45 miles away. Because we are within 30 days of purchase, we are required to take the Pilot back to where we bought it. Since today is Sunday, Tracy Honda won't even look at it until tomorrow, so I can't give any other information at this point as to error codes, etc., but I can supply those later if that is helpful.
I have read threads on this forum about the engine light going on on the Pilot, but nowhere in those posts did I see anyone mention that they actually felt engine hesitations or heard diesel-like noises, so I thought I'd make my own post and see if anyone has any insight.
Thank you so much for your help!