There have been a few of these Keyless control units failing so there may be some sort of warranty extension or recall in the near future. Wise to keep all the documents just in case.Update on our 2016 Honda Pilot. After the battery tested good, Honda replaced the start/stop on the extended warranty and the issue persisted. They kept the vehicle for a week, observed the issue but no error codes were triggered. The agreed the next step was to replace the keyless control unit for $750. We’ve had the vehicle back for 6 weeks with no issues. I’m keeping all records and hopefully they will realize a recall needs to be done.
Has anyone tried replacing this module themselves? Honda dealer can't get the vehicle in for 2 weeks just to look at it. Based on the comments on here I believe I need a new module but I am sick of unhooking the battery everywhere I go.It was not covered under warranty. We paid $700 for part and labor.
Selfishly I’m happy to hear that someone else had the same issues AND that the control unit resolved the issue. It stinks that Honda isn’t coming forward to say they obviously have a flawed part.This issue with the dash panel flicker, relays clicking, and alarm going off unexpectedly started for me last fall. I already replaced the faulty start/stop switch last spring.
I replaced the battery, but the problem returned in February. It gradually got worse and the alarm was going off about every 5 days.
I found that the alarm could be disabled by disconnecting the sensor wires to the hood release, and turning off the auto headlight feature so the headlights wouldn't turn on intermittently. The problem still caused the interior lights to go on when the dash lights and relays went crazy.
I took it to my Honda dealer and told them to replace the keyless control module. This is the module part number for a 2016 EX-L (Control Unit, Smart Power - Honda 38320-TG7-A32).
It has been 3 weeks after replacing the module and no issues.
The control module was $427 and the labor including reprograming both key fobs was $225. I don't know the labor per hour charge. I watched from a distance the key fobs being reprogramed, and it took a few minutes per fob.Selfishly I’m happy to hear that someone else had the same issues AND that the control unit resolved the issue. It stinks that Honda isn’t coming forward to say they obviously have a flawed part.
Can I ask how much you paid in labor at the dealer? I’m most interested in how many hours they charged you. Did they have to reprogram your key fobs and did they charge you for that as well?
We purchased our certified used 2016 Honda Pilot EXL AWD 1.5 years ago. I’m having an issue with the dash lights flickering and the anti-theft going off repeatedly the last two evenings. We had to unplug the battery last night for it to stop. Any suggestions on where to start?