The first "shift" you feel is the torque converter unlocking.rlburns0211 said:It's a 5 speed? Aha! I just found that in the fine print in the brochure. There are only 4 speeds on the selector, which threw me off. I guess the 5th speed is an overdrive, so shifting down to 4th makes more sense. Is there a way to lock out the overdrive?
My Pilot also has the same problem. Shift does not change on a flat road around 40-45 mph (2000 rpm). Shift changes when I release gas and apply again. Strange!!! I had similar problem with my 97 Accord and dealer flushed the tranny fluid completely ($109 service). Now Accord is running smoooth.xxldog said:My new Pilot does the same thing. I live in Florida and thank god it is relatively flat. When I have the cruise set at 72 and get to a bridge on the freeway the little bit of incline makes it downshift to keep up the speed. I read the other replies that people have made but I may ask to see the service rep from Honda because they need to reprogram the shift logic or something because it really annoying, besides who wants to run in D3 on the freeway. I also noticed the same thing around 42 to 45 mph range doesn't know wheteher it should upshift or stay where it is at. My old Dodge Durango is looking better all the time.