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There have been reports of various transmission problems with this model.
Third row seat latch cables can come loose from the handle and can prevent the seat from unlatching. Reinstalling the cables and retaining them with clips should correct this issue.
Damaged engine mounts can lead to vibration and roughness felt in the steering wheel. A rattle in the dash and engine area may also be heard. Replacement of damaged mounts will commonly correct these issues.
The AC evaporator drain can clog and cause a water leak inside the vehicle, usually on the passenger floor. Cleaning the drain will fix this problem.
On certain models the rear brakes can groan when coming to a stop. Replacing the rear brake drums may be necessary to correct this issue.
A chirp noise from the timing belt area can be caused by a tilted idler pulley. Installing a corrective shim from Honda will commonly correct this issue.
There is an issue where the transmission can have a torque converter problem, or the computer monitoring the torque converter can misinterpret the information, and in either case this can cause the Check Engine Light (MIL) to illuminate. The problem will need to be diagnosed and depending upon what is causing the issue, the transmission will have to be repaired or the computer replaced.
A faulty gasket can cause coolant seepage from the water passage near the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) valve. Replacing the gasket should correct this coolant leak.
On some models the power seat can become inoperative when a cable becomes detached. Replacing the cable will fix this issue.