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    My Pilot has been pretty much trouble free with the exception of the intermittent moonroof problem (auto closes half way then auto opens and will not stay closed). Anyway this weekend I went to start it up and "Click Clik Click Clik". Will not start. I had to jump the battery and it started right up. I called the dealer and they said to bring it in for possible battery malfunction. But as an educated consumer I am going to guess that the problem is deeper than that. Thanks to Big Island V for providing information on TSB 10-030 (however the links no longer work?).

    I will update after the service appt and let you all know what the issue was.

    Also, this got me thinking - do 2010 Hondas come with free roadside assistance? I know my old Acura had it - I never thought to ask when I purchased the Pilot (realiability was never an issue with all my Hondas so the thought never crossed my mind)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tac2front View Post
    My Pilot has been pretty much trouble free with the exception of the intermittent moonroof problem (auto closes half way then auto opens and will not stay closed). Anyway this weekend I went to start it up and "Click Clik Click Clik". Will not start. I had to jump the battery and it started right up. I called the dealer and they said to bring it in for possible battery malfunction. But as an educated consumer I am going to guess that the problem is deeper than that. Thanks to Big Island V for providing information on TSB 10-030 (however the links no longer work?).

    I will update after the service appt and let you all know what the issue was.

    Also, this got me thinking - do 2010 Hondas come with free roadside assistance? I know my old Acura had it - I never thought to ask when I purchased the Pilot (realiability was never an issue with all my Hondas so the thought never crossed my mind)
    I've had the same issue with my 2010. What I found out is that the positive terminal clamp can get loose and you can literally remove the clamp with your hands if you twist it back and forth no matter how you tighten the clamp. I took it to the dealer and I'm not sure what they did but the clamp is no longer loose. They told me that they have seen this a lot with the 2010's. This happened to me 1 week after I bought the car. Not sure if you have the same issue.
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    Blu,

    That was one of the first things I checked when I first got the Pilot (I think per your mention in one of your posts if I'm not mistaken). Unfortunately the problem is not that simple. The dealer changed my battery and performed the TSB 10-030.

    If you have not done this recall on your Pilot I suggest you check with your dealer to see if you need it (Not just for the moonroof function but for the fact that the moonroof circuit can and will drain your battery if vehicle is left parked for a few days). Fortunately my Pilot didnt start on my driveway, even though I had it fully packed ready for a weekend trip. Small inconvenience for me but if it happened at my destination it would easily be a disaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tac2front View Post
    Blu,

    That was one of the first things I checked when I first got the Pilot (I think per your mention in one of your posts if I'm not mistaken). Unfortunately the problem is not that simple. The dealer changed my battery and performed the TSB 10-030.

    If you have not done this recall on your Pilot I suggest you check with your dealer to see if you need it (Not just for the moonroof function but for the fact that the moonroof circuit can and will drain your battery if vehicle is left parked for a few days). Fortunately my Pilot didnt start on my driveway, even though I had it fully packed ready for a weekend trip. Small inconvenience for me but if it happened at my destination it would easily be a disaster.
    I got the recall notice for the moonroof, but I did not see this TSB. I will have them check it out on my next oil change but so far so good on my car.
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    Did you get the dealer to find the problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by blucrve View Post
    Did you get the dealer to find the problem?
    The dealer reprogrammed the moonroof control and gave me a new battery. Its been over 2 months now and no more issues, even after sitting for days in sub zero temps now. But I am starting to notice that the remote door lock/unlock range and responsiveness is starting to deteriorate - not sure what this is all about...
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    09-099
    July 16, 2010
    Applies To:
    See VEHICLES AFFECTED Keyless Remote Works Intermittently Or Not At All
    (Supersedes 09-099, dated February 17, 2010, to revise the information marked by the black bars and asterisks)
    *REVISION SUMMARY
    Under VEHICLES AFFECTED, VIN numbers for the 2010 Pilot were changed.*
    SYMPTOM
    The keyless remote works intermittently or not at all.
    PROBABLE CAUSE
    There is an excessive gap between the keyless remote's printed circuit board and its lower cover.


    VIN range:
    2009 Pilot - ALL
    2010:

    Pilot 2wd: 5fnyf3...AB000001 thru AB008521
    Pilot 4wd: 5fnyf4...AB000001 thru AB014917
    Pilot 2wd, Touring: 5fnyf3 AB000001 thru AB008581
    Pilot 4wd, Touring: 5fnyf4 AB000001 thru AB014946


    CORRECTIVE ACTION
    Replace the keyless remote module. Use the HDS to rewrite the transponder code into the immobilizer control unit.
    PARTS INFORMATION
    Keyless Remote Module:
    Accord - P/N 72147-TA0-A03 Pilot - P/N 72147-SZA-A03 Pilot (Touring Model Driver 1) - P/N 72147-SZA-A13 Pilot (Touring Model Driver 2) - P/N 72147-SZA-A23

    (The TSB continues on, with pics, but I cannot copy the pics here)
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    It might also be that the cold weather in Dirty Jersey means the grease inside the lock actuator is stiffening up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    It might also be that the cold weather in Dirty Jersey means the grease inside the lock actuator is stiffening up.

    Chip H.
    Possibly but not likely since the lights do not blink either (such as when locking and unlocking). I think Big Island V has the most probably cause.. I will take it to the dealer when I get a chance.
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