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Honda Pilot Engine Problems

1343 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Pilot. 158 of these members (11.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 224 engine repairs to Honda Pilots--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Honda Pilot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 1179 repairs.

Honda Pilot engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 194 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Honda Pilot repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

5000 mi   Harness connecting the throttle sensor was improperly connected giving off false signals. Problem prevented car from down-shifting. Many indicator lights came on (Engine, VTS, etc.) 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

12000 mi   Knocking in engine that sounds like low octane gas. 
15000   Shop said that it is due to the 10% ethanol gas that is at the pumps. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

18000 mi   Loose and noisy exhaust bracket that squeals when under accleration. There is a factory Honda Service bullentin out re # 07-028 dated October 30, 2007. Title: Pinging,or Squealing During Light Acceleration. 

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2005 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

69000 mi   Catalytic converter bad but still under warranty of 80K 

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2005 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

48000 mi   The D light (to signify drive) was blinking so we took it in. The owners manual said it's a transmission problem when it blinks. The dealer couldn't replicate the problem when they took it out, so it wasn't fixed, but it's no longer blinking. Go figure. 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

62000 mi US $350 Replaced hydraulic engine mount. 
63000   Engine mount replaced. 

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2003 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

132000 mi US $175 Front and side motor mounts were broken. Honda tech said this was a common problem for Pilot, odessey, and others with the 6cyl. Ordered parts and replaced by owner. 
140000   Removed and cleaned intake manifold due to check engine light reporting EGR low flow. 
117800 C $550 Timing belt replacement. Replaced water pump and auto tensioner while at it. 
122000 US $100 I successfully diagnosed and replaced a faulty idle air control valve.  

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