Pilot Transmission Problems

New to the sight ... and wish I had seen it sooner.
Just replaced the trans on my 03 pilot ... @ 125,000 miles. It was shifting sporatically from 2nd to 3rd. I had the recall inspection done
at 45,000 but to no long term avail. All of the miles are highway ... pretty easy miles.
Also, spoke to another 03 owner that had to replace his trans @ about the same miles ...
Honda customer service just didn't seem to think this was there problem because of the miles ... they have engineering problems (now they are mine)
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well.. I had my 2002 Accord V6 transmission problem too @ 60K miles. We got approved from American Honda Motor Company. The company paid $3800 for the repairing. I paid nothing. ;-) I think Honda engineers have a mistake.

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Honda engineers didn't make a mistake. Honda in Japan made a mistake--by removing the engineers from key decisions, replacing them with beancounters.
The results were dramatically bad: horrible designs over about a 10 year period as well as transmission problems that make Chrysler's reliability look like Toyota's. Honda cheapened out on the transmission supplier, and got what they paid for.
They fell into the trap that they'd rather do it completely wrong and pay for it twice than do it right up front. In the end they dumped YEARS of customer loyalty and satisfaction, despite their efforts to fix things.
I will never pay for a transmission in my 02 Odyssey. Period. If it fails and Honda tells me to go blow, that van will sit at the side of the road with a huge sign on it, explaining that to anyone who drives by.
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Toyota and Honda expect things to last 100k miles. GM goes for just the warranty period. That is why Toyota and Hondas are more reliable. It lasted over 125k miles. You have nothing to complain about.

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