Was the "chirp" on all gear shifts or just certain ones? Poorman might be in the same boat.Couple of weeks ago ... It started making chirping sound when shifting gears, took it to dealer and they analyzed to tell me that tranny cooler is faulty, it broke and messed up tranny and had to be replaced.
poorman212, anchor3n1 is duly impressed and genuinely pleased by your excellent 3rd person speak post. But... On a more serious note, he is sad to hear that poorman212's '16 may have a serious tranny issue:frown:Was the "chirp" on all gear shifts or just certain ones? Poorman might be in the same boat.
He has been driving the 16 Touring AWD daily for the last three weeks, wife is recovering from surgery, and began to hear a "chirp"/"squeak every now and then.....hard to hear when the radio is all they way up
Spent the last week with the radio turned down trying to listen for it and see the "conditions" at which it happened. Found that if I let the car slow down from speed to ~25 MPH and then give it gas, the chirp/squeak happens.
So after ~15 months and almost 21K miles, the darn thing might need major surgery . Will be at the dealer next weekend to see what they say....until then, poorman will turn the radio up and still drive like he stole it.
Poorman thanks you for responding. Your description sounds different but similar. He will update next weekend after a trip to the dealer. If it is the trans, wonder what the trade in value is against another 16 PilotChirping sound was happening when shifting from 2nd to 3rd most of the time. My car still not alright, I see some jerking now(not routinely) and some clicking sound when turning, breaking and slowing down. I hate taking it to dealership, this car is acting up like as if I bought a $1500 car for a first timer. I'm taking it back to dealer next week.
....or go shop the Toyota Sienna which can be had in AWD (but only seats 7 in AWD), and has seen a few upgrades for 2017 including the new DI engine and 8 speed transmission if you're into the new powertrain technology. Heck, take a look at the Highlander while you're there...The lemon is from a different brand/class altogether. I can't go into specifics because we are still going through the legal process, but I can tell you it is an american made off road vehicle that I purchased for myself. The process in Florida takes about 3 months if you are successful in arbitration and costs about $2-5k between legal fees and mileage offset (definitely not a fun experience).
My wife drives a BMW X5 which has been great and trouble free for 20k miles. We simply would like a three seat third row and captain's chairs if possible which is why we looked at the Odyssey and now the Pilot. I'll be keeping her X5 for myself once my "lemon" goes back to the manufacturer.
I did test drive a June built Pilot Elite today and it felt great. I did notice when I tried to pass on the highway that it struggled for less than second to find the correct gear but otherwise no issues; downshifts felt normal. Maybe I need to drive it for a longer period which is tough on a test drive or I am used to the X5s 8 Speed ZF.
I asked the dealer about the 2017 and he said they can already order them but don't expect them until November/December and I can't wait that long to return the "lemon", guess I have to take a chance with the 2016 Elite or get over my dislike for minivans and get the Odyssey...
So if I read your previous posts correctly, your "chirp" seemed to happen when you stomped the gas pedal? Please keep us posted on whether their proposed fix solves it. I also have a mystery chirp/squawk. I don't usually have the audio going except on long solo trips, so I hear everything... :frown:Somewhat happy to report that Service Manager says issue is with o-rings on/in the valve body and not the "heat ex-changer" - meaning no coolant in the trans fluid........might have dodged a bullet .
No, if you stomp on it, no noise just goes like a bat out of hell . To make it happen, get the car to speed, say about 30 MPH, let off the gas and as it slows to 24 mph (yes that seems to be the magic number) give it just a little bit of gas and the "squeak" happens.....if you let it slow down more, say 20 mph, no noise. Get in the gas sooner, say 27 mph, no noise.So if I read your previous posts correctly, your "chirp" seemed to happen when you stomped the gas pedal? Please keep us posted on whether their proposed fix solves it. I also have a mystery chirp/squawk. I don't usually have the audio going except on long solo trips, so I hear everything... :frown: