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While some claim they have no issues, everyone who has an active VCM eventually have issues. Sight unseen until the engine codes come. I'd get a VCM disabling device asap. Just regularly inspect the cooling system and make sure both cooling fans are both working properly. Enjoy running on 6 cylinders all of the time.Hi Everyone,
I am a newbie in this forum, I just acquired a 2012 Honda Pilot with 80k miles, I am very happy with it except when "ECO" light comes on, the vehicles feels heavy and lack of power. I admit I did not do my homework before buying it, saw it at the dealer, liked it, and just jumped on the boat, Now I am finding out about this VCM and the problems that can cause. Truthfully I am disappointed.
Now I see several systems out on the market that would stop this VCM system from coming on. Has any of them resolve the temp gauge reading? Which one would you recommend?
The Honda V6 engine is a great engine. Keep a clean Air Filter, MAF, and an air tight crack free intake hose, with the VCM deactivated, it will have many trouble free miles without emission codes.
You may want to check your transmission fluid to see if it's bright red and clean.
Has the timing belt, water pump been replaced? Honda recommends replacing the TB every 105k miles or 7 years, which ever comes first. Hopefully they didn't sell this vehicle to you needing this maintenance performed, since the vehicle is 8 years old.