I'm a new Pilot owner. Bought a 2018 EX-L 2WD last month. We traded in a 2001 Odyssey EX we bought new 17 years ago. Never had any major problems with it including the tranny. I'm hoping the Pilot will be as dependable. We'll see. I've wondered about the longevity of the electrical components and the VCM technology. The 6-speed tranny on the Pilot is a big improvement over the Ody's 4-speed.