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2004 Honda Pilot Electrical Problems and Repair Histories

2004 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

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2004 Honda Pilot electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 49 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

98000 mi ac leak at the rear ac lines. ac works in front as long as rear is not turned on, otherwise freon will leak out of rear ac lines.trying to determine cost of repair to see if feasible. 
101000 mi

US $486
bad AC hose 
43300 mi The air conditioner smelled bad The driver seat warmer burned buns badly. 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

110000 mi

US $65
At night with high beam selected, switched to low beam and headlights went out completely. Known fault with headlight selector switch. Previously repaired under recall using wire replacement which Honda estimated would be 90% effective. 
83500 mi

US $527
replaced ac discharge hose 
84000 mi replaced a/c compressor 
91500 mi Replaced drivers side front door lock actuator. 
121000 mi

US $450
A/C was not working properly. Involved more than adding freon or just charging the system. Some new parts were required. It's working fine now. 
193000 mi

US $350
Passenger side window regulator failed and had to be replaced 
139500 mi

US $20
Airbag light came on. Brought it to a third party shop who (it turns out) doesn't repair that system. He did diagnose the problem though: a bad sensor in the driver's seatbelt. Honda will repair for free later this week; part on order. Followup to Airbag light. Honda replaced the driver's side seat belt receptacle for free. The sensor was faulty. 
197000 mi The starter was replaced. 
182000 mi Replaced battery after a cell failed. 
132000 mi Airbag light was on due to malfunctioning seatbelt switch. Fixed free under warranty. 
132000 mi

US $230
Replaced air mixer motor. 
5000 mi the driver side window would not auto up or down. Honda had to "reprogram" a couple times. 
178000 mi

US $135
intermittent failure to start, replaced battery cables then battery & finally starter. 
139000 mi

US $235
This trip was in response to a Check Engine light that would come on intermittently. I was expecting a full-price diagnostic, but the Code mentioned the fuel cap needed replacement, so they didn't charge me. 
41912 mi dunno what they did. they fixed it. 
89140 mi

C $545
blower motor noise electrical gremlings, lights, switches, several things got messed up 
105857 mi

C $112
airbag lights on 
106908 mi

C $73
heated driver seat fail 
116469 mi

C $337
a/c not cool enough 
169300 mi

US $2000
Mechanic reported that battery had a dead cell in it. This is the third battery in three years for this vehicle. Mechanic checked for a "draw" from the electrical system, but could not find. Battery NOT replaced due to worse problem. Update: replaced. 
187000 mi

US $450
Driver's side power window failed 
192000 mi

US $550
Driver's side power window failed (again). Mechanic wanted to replace yet another motor, but wanted $300+ for the job so I declined. 
201000 mi Driver's side power window never fixed. 
116000 mi

US $220
Heater buzzed upon start. 
118500 mi

US $100
car needed to be jumped. replaced the battery. 
143700 mi Car Wouldn'tStart, Needed Jumped. 
127000 mi

US $365
Ignition key cylinder failed.now my ignition key will not open the door locks. 
79000 mi

US $300
Light assembly fell apart - needed to be replaced. 
90300 mi

US $250
Lights in half the dash went out. Needed to replace bulbs and some of the wiring harness. 
72000 mi

US $98
Recharged a/c. Could not find any leak. First recharge in 9+ years. 
90000 mi

US $505
Replace a/c condenser; recharge & test system 
135000 mi

US $40
for about 50K miles kept hearing gurgling sound. Finally found caused by air mix motor. Estimate - $400 parts and labor. removed, cleaned and re-installed myself. No parts needed. Works so far. 
137500 mi

US $103
The window would not work. After inspecting window regulator I noticed plastic piece broken. Purchased the regulator from Acura dealer for 95+tax and installed myself. Time to open/inspect - 40 about min, to put new one - about 20 min. 
179000 mi

US $85
ac/heat would not mix correctly. took out mixer motor, opened it, greased gears, re-seated all parts, installed back. 
53000 mi

US $300
A/C went out due to failed resistor. 
152000 mi

US $275
Blend door actuator started buzzing. replaced actuator 
165000 mi

US $200
temperature control actuator motor was buzzing/rattling. actuator motor was replaced 
145000 mi

US $275
Blower motor needed new transistor capacitor starter. 
168500 mi

US $45
The heat was working sporadically, it was either too hot, and any alteration in the temp caused the AC to blow cold. The problem was found to be the cabin filter was clogged. Cleaning was all that was needed 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

103000 mi

US $950
replaced rear AC transistor no heat/Ac from rear center vents AC condensor replaced, would not blow cold AC 

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2004 Honda Pilot Electrical Problems

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