Elite 2017 vs Elite 2019
I had the Elite 2017 (30k mileage) that i bought on Mar/2017.
Since the beginning i felt the transmission issues, specially when driving at 20-35mph. Sometimes there was a metal noise when switching from 3-4 gear. Sometimes i felt that i was in a Rodeo over an mad Bull. But every time i brought to the dealer it was working well. It "was not" impacted by the Tech Bulletin.
Yesterday i got an excellent deal and i got the Elite2019. Some different impression. About the transmission it looks like that i am driving at Snow mode on my previous Elite 2017. Very smooth, the way it should be. You don't feel most of the gears changes. Different car !
When you reduce the gears, it has the same weird behavior where you feel the car on neutral for 1 second feeling the car uncontrolled. As the dealer mechanical told me in the past, this is a family car not a Sport Car. Kia, Hyundai and other SUVs brands don't have the same behavior. So it is Honda Pilot behavior. Deal with that.
Keep me posted on how your new Elite is doing.
I have a 2019 Touring and I am experiencing the exact problems you mentioned up above with your previous Pilot.
My issues started several months after I bought my Touring.