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2011 Honda Pilot Body Problems

111 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 Honda Pilot. 15 of these members (13.5%) have reported body repairs for their car. A total of 27 body repairs to 2011 Honda Pilots--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2011 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Chart based on 95 repairs.
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2011 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

28000 mi US $45 This was for an oil change and to change out an exterior trim piece that fit over the hinges on the rear hatch door. They were poorly aligned when the car was purchased, replaced under warranty. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

1000 mi   Sunroof was improperly trained so it would not close automatically - you had to hold the button the entire time. It was repaired by retraining the computer to know that correct force required to operate the sunroof. The front bumper was missaligned and had scratched paint of of the bumper and the front fender... 
2000   Sunroof draining battery, and not functioning correctly. 
7000   Drivers side sun visor would not stay up. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

6820 mi   Glove Box rattle. Honda said there may have been a TSB. Repaired at dealership. 
44500   Large chrome trim piece on tailgate rusting around both edges & above license plate. Rust forming where trim came in contact with painted tailgate, trim seemed to be "wearing through" paint. Rust 1st showed up after 1st winter. 
51300   Tailgate/hatch was rusting YET AGAIN around chrome trim above license plate. Problem is same as Nov. 2012, chrome trim rubbing and wearing through paint and causing very obvious rust at both ends of trim, which then stained tailgate slighty. 
  Rattle when driving on roads that have potholes or are not smooth. Thought it was the roof, noticed same sound if I tapped on it. Dealership said it could have been a loose child car seat, they tightened that & the center console clip too. 
11000   A-pillar cover was rattling. Basically the plastic cover that attaches to the front right roof support post was vibrating and rattling. Dealer removed and installed insulation behind it. 
17000   I put a folded piece of paper between the headliner and the windshield. The noise stopped. Back to the dealer, worked with the mechanic. He removed the sun visor and put some soft foam strips between the metal roof and the headliner. Seems fixed. 
5000   The sunroof didn't operate properly. I reflashed the software using instructions I found online and the problem was resolved. 
3000   Weak spring in moon-roof air deflector. Replaced deflector unit, problem resolved. 
8000   Sunroof not automatically closing. Recall. Bad weld/frame creak in passenger side front door frame. 
16000   Loud tinging rattle from passenger side airbag area. They tore the dash apart and sound deadened until they got it. 
6000   Squeaking noise coming from pass side dash area. Tried to locate noise myself. Dealer kept vehicle all day and stated that improper welds from fractory were chafing against dash when accelerating-stopping. Problem appears to have been fixed 
8000   Clicking noise when stopping car coming from brake pedal. Noise from dash back again! "spot welds?" Took Honda rep for ride and noticed they all do "it" Not happy with Pilot.  
24300   Paint bubbling around chrome trim above licence plate.Dealer repainted hatch,replaced chrome molding. Still need to have creaking dash repaired. Also replaced for second time, steering cable! This truck is a POS. Never buy another Honda! 
27000   Problem with clicking from steering wheel is back for third time. Also complained to service manager about creaking noises coming from pass side dash when braking or taking off from stop. Waiting for area service manager from corp. Honda! 
28300   Area rep for Honda authorised repair to squeaking dash and steering clicking. Repair appears to be successful at this time. Gave me rental during repairs. Dealer was great to work with. Majestic Honda, Lincoln RI 

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