Feeling OK but.......they did mention the Odyssey, I know almost but not quite the same.banningjr said:Well two things still have me feeling ok here.
1. The Pilot is not directly or indirectly mentioned with it's vtn4 transmission setup.
2. The MDX is also not mentioned which shares the Pilot drivetrain. If it were an issue in the MDX I would have expected it to be listed by now.
Now the flip side. There is a 240hp Accord coming out that I may think twice about since that probably uses the same tranny as these 200+hp Acuras.
Here is a thread from Tim discussing the MDX tranny threads.I'm operating on the assumption that Rob does actually work as a tech at a dealer. I'm also assuming what he's telling us is accurate based on his experience.
That said, I still do not believe there are catastrophic and widespread issues with the MDX tranny. If there were, then WHY ARE WE NOT HEARING ABOUT IT HERE (aside from Rob's threads)? Why is that not reflected in NHTSA complaints? Why is that not reflected by CR? Why is that not reflected by JD Powers? Why is that not reflected in Edmunds discussion forums? All of the CL/TL tranny issues are reflected in those places! IMO if the MDX tranny issue were actually true, we'd know about it without Rob having to tell us. We've heard/known about every other MDX-related issue.
IMO Rob's dealer is replacing a disproprotionate number of trannies to what the rest of us are experiencing. Assuming, as we are, that the numbers are accurate.
Yes, Rob could be a great resource providing tech info and suggestions.
But IMO these few tranny-related threads are akin to yelling "fire" in a crowded theatre, to borrow a hackneyed phrase. And I have difficulty mustering much support for that, regardless of the motivation. We may as well be screaming that the friggin wheels fall off at random, or the car bursts into flames without notice.
At some point we need to balance free discussions and opinions with information that, in this case and again IMO, is misleading at best.
Dano,vinograd said:For those of us new to the forum and considering a Honda, I find transmission problems like this distressing news. Perhaps Honda is not the vehicle to buy. I will have to reevaluate.
Why miss out on a great SUV like the Pilot? Is a trans problem a big deal, you bet, is it a problem if 1.6 % of the cars have that problem, not sure? If it happens to me I will be upset, but the law of averages is on our side.vinograd said:For those of us new to the forum and considering a Honda, I find transmission problems like this distressing news. Perhaps Honda is not the vehicle to buy. I will have to reevaluate.