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Old 05-10-2010, 11:51 AM
LEM LEM is offline
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Default '09 Pilot Bogging Down Going Uphill

This weekend we had six passengers in our EX front-wheel drive Pilot, including the driver. We were on a pretty steep dirt/gravel road in Virginia just outside of Cana when the front wheels started to slip. I pressed on the accelator to try to make it through the loose stuff, but the engine didn't respond, instead it seemed to actually slow down. This happened several times and others in the car noticed it.

So, is this a built-in response to the front wheels slipping or should I have the dealer take a look at it?

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Old 05-10-2010, 08:54 PM
Faucet Faucet is offline
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This is a guess, but I believe vehicles are now designed to not "race the engine," as you get wheel slip. In a situation such as you describe, the 4WD option would help to provide more traction. You might go to the Honda Service department and ask/describe your experience to get a better opinion before requesting service on your unit. Take care.
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