So we purchased our CPO Pilot a month or so ago. Beautiful vehicle, very well maintained, coming off a lease. For the most part it's a solid vehicle, aside from this very annoying hesitation we are getting when accelerating, most noticeable from a dead stop. As you push the accelerator down from a stop (and I'm not talking about the also annoying and very poorly integrated Auto Idle Stop, this is with that disabled), the car barely starts to move. Then after about 0.5 to 1 sec, it does get moving but the RPMs surge, and it feels like you have the gas pedal halfway down. It is a horrible driving experience, and I can't help but think this is not as designed. I've read in this forum that there could be a TSB to address this? I called the local Honda dealer and of course their very first response is to try and talk you out of it, that's it's "normal". He says "so let me guess, you are noticing a lag of 1-2 seconds when you pull out. Yes sir, that is as intended. These new 9-speed transmissions are designed to work this way." Figures. They seem to be trained very well on how to talk a customer out of a dealer-funded service. Well, I am not happy, and it's annoying every single day from every stop. Not getting used to it as I'd hoped. Seems this has to be a defect in the ride by wire, or tranny, or a combination. Help!