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Honda Pilot Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1292 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Pilot. 219 of these members (17%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 190 engine repairs to Honda Pilots--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Honda Pilot problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Honda Pilot problem descriptions below.

Don't infer Honda Pilot problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

19% of the Honda Pilot repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 986 repairs.

Honda Pilot engine repair cost distribution

Of the Honda Pilot engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 35% between $100 and $499, 30% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 169 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 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 3000    
5000 0 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

Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 3000    
12000 0 Knocking in engine that sounds like low octane gas. 
15000 0 Shop said that it is due to the 10% ethanol gas that is at the pumps. 
68000  

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2006 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Honda in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 8000    
18000 0 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

Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 68000    
69000 0 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

Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 44000    
48000 0 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

Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 52000    
62000 350 Replaced hydraulic engine mount. 
63000 500 Engine mount replaced. 
 

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2003 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 110000    
132000 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. 
100 Removed and cleaned intake manifold due to check engine light reporting EGR low flow. 
 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 98580    
117800 550 Timing belt replacement. Replaced water pump and auto tensioner while at it. 
 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 121000    
122000 100 I successfully diagnosed and replaced a faulty idle air control valve.  
 

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