Honda has been refining the VCM system for over 10 years by the time the 3rd gen Pilot came around, I would expect nothing less. Honestly, the bulk of "major" VCM related issues seem to have been sorted out by 2012, the gen 2.5 refresh. Now a lot of how they have done that is through torque converter lockups (on the early 3rd gens it was more frequent, hard on fluid so make sure you are changing the fluid more frequently) and high tech engine mounts that wear out and leak over time.Thanks for the explanations but I have to tell ya, and maybe its smoke and mirrors, but my Pilot runs like a dream. Smooth as silk and since I'm not able to do this myself, I'll just live with it. I mean, it's not exactly like I can roll into the dealership and ask them to install this, right? Again, thanks. I have a better understanding of the VCM now
No concerns here if you wait until you start getting vibrations from the system, I haven't heard of a gen 3 having ring issues due to VCM like the early gen 2s.