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Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 1608 repairs.

Honda Pilot engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (16%)

$500 - $999 (31%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 245 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

7300 mi PCM Flash to resolve VCM Vibration at light throttle. This improved the problem, but VCM overall has a design flaw in that it creates vibration at light throttle between 60 and 70 MPH once engine is warm. 

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2013 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

27500 mi Check Engine Light - EGR valve. Dealer replaced the EGR valve under warranty and reflashed the PCM per an existing TSB on the issue. Groaning noise from engine. Dealer stated it was due to a defective PS pump bracket. Replaced the bracket and the PS pump under warranty per an existing TSB on the issue. 
22000 mi Car shudders and shakes when shifting into eco mode 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi

US $300
Thermostat caused engine light to illuminate. Mechanic found a nut lodged in the thermostat causing it to stay open constantly. Thermostat was replaced. Mechanic believes manufacture error is cause. Second manufacturing error found. 
2000 mi Ignition seems to hesitate before turning over, will also turn over at very low rpm and then rev up. 
43000 mi Vehicle had an oil leak - oil was seaping from the rear main bearing cap side bolts. 4 main engine bearing bolts were removed and coated with Honda bond, then re-installed. 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

61300 mi

US $825
Check Engine light on - showed code P0404 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve. Valve failed and had to be replaced. Repairs not covered by warranty. 
11500 mi

US $129
DEALER OVERFILLED OIL AND HAD TO RETURN TO DIFFERENT DEALER FOR REPAIR. WHEEL ALIGNMENT DONE AT SAME TIME 
23300 mi

US $130
warning light 
29000 mi Fouled spark plugs replaced and computer software updated. 
31000 mi Undetectable weeping of oil in oil pan. Needed to remove, clean and reseal the pan. Took all day for repair to be done. 
7000 mi Belt tensioner making noise, replaced 
186000 mi

US $1400
Engine mount bad. 
91000 mi

US $20
Coolant Pipe under the car failed 
96000 mi

US $500
Both of the oil sending sensors failed. Engine check light was on and car was in "limping mode" running at 8mpg not using 5th gear and shaking on the up-shift. Error code was related to the ECO mode 

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2011 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

62000 mi Pilot has had VCM problems since the beginning and they have gotten progressively worse. Rough, clunky transition between cylinders and occasional vibration when cylinders drop. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $8
Engine burns about 1qt of oil every 1,000 miles. Wife drives it, so worried that it will get low if I need to travel for extended periods. 
84700 mi Fouled spark plugs, caused by oil blow by, no cost to owner as it was a tsb 
20000 mi Front and Rear engine mounts cracked and leaking oil 
21000 mi Constant issues with ECO mode and Variable Cylinder Management. Vibration and shuttering when in and out of ECO modes. Two updates dealership performed did not solve the issues. Reported to American Honda with no solutions. 
25000 mi District Manager test drove to sense vibration issues in VCM mode and found nothing. So far vehicle still shutters and vibrates at 65MPH. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

58000 mi TSB, cylinders/ excessive oil usage...fixed under known manufactured problem 
9000 mi Rough starting. Dealer unable to duplicate Shudder in ECO mode. 
88000 mi

US $50
All three spark plugs in rear bank oil fouled. Replaced all 6 plugs. 
61000 mi misfire on cyl 2. Replaced plugs and reprogrammed ECU 

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2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi The engine cylinder management system was malfunctioning causing the vehicle to jerk strongly when accelerating moderately. 

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2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

52700 mi Check Engine, VSA, and VTM-4 warning lights on. Did not notice any issues other than the warning lights. Dealer checked for error code and found it was a misfire on one of the cylinders. Dealer replaced spark Plugs. Work done on warranty. 
96100 mi Vehicle had a vibration/shudder and a ticking/clicking sound just before the ECO function triggered. Dealer claimed that was normal (this was not normal)and there was nothing that could be done. After the visit the problem is gone. 
102300 mi Check Engine , VSA, VTM-4 warnings lights. Dealer pulled code PO303-misfire on cylinder. Dealer replace piston rings on cylinders 1, 2, 3. 
84000 mi Replace all spark plugs because of concern with cylinder design issues. 

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2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

75000 mi

US $1075
Engine and VSA light on. Ran fine but took it in. Read about TSB's regarding regarding random misfire. Diagnosis was PO302 misfire #2 cylinder. Fix: Replaced all sparkplugs. Also had fuel injection and throttle cleaning done plus alignment. 
127000 mi THE ENGINE BLEW BENT ALL VALVES AND BROKE A PISTON AND A ROD 
61700 mi

US $240
An internal pressure sensor went bad. It had to be replaced. 
64000 mi

US $303
Replace spark plugs due to misfire - P0301, P0305, P0306 (potentially related to class-action lawsuit) 
71000 mi

US $900
Extracted oil dipstick (handle was missing; broke at some point). Check engine light was coming on intermittently. Cleaned the fuel injectors. Lights came back after a day or two. Cleaned and adjusted all intake valves. After a few days, the lights returned. Throughout January, lights would come on every week or so. 
73000 mi Check engine light due to two cylinders not working correctly. This is an ongoing intake valve issue which started in December 2014. Lights came on again the following week. 
74500 mi Check engine lights keep coming on due to issue with the intake valves. They were cleaned one more time and appear to be working correctly now. Although, the engine does not sound as smooth as it did before. 
121000 mi

US $320
3th 4th clutch pressure switch on transmission was failing. 
232000 mi

US $2800
the water pump and a radiator oooling fan was replaced 
114300 mi

US $600
Radiator transmission cooler failed allowing transmission fluid into cooling system. Lucky, no coolant into transmission or transmission would need replacement at about $3400. Dealer estimate for radiator and flush only was $1800. 
72700 mi

US $300
One of the six ignition wires failed, cause lack of power, RPM flucuations. It did not show in a code right away but finally it did after a month of symptoms occurring randomly. One ignition wire and six sparks plugs were replaced. 
9500 mi Engine using 1 qt oil every 2,500 miles. Dealer did testing including leak down test. Valves sent out to mach shop for redo and engine short block replaced (ie essentially new engine). 15 days at dealer. Under warranty. Told cost approx "$10,000". 
19000 mi Pipt has been back to the dealer several times for a shuddering problem when going into ECO mode. I was told several times that "they all do that" but I persisted and finally they changed the "A" pipe of the exhaust system. That probably fixed it. 
29000 mi This time they cleaned the EGR. Didn't fix the problem. 

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2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

75000 mi Spark plugs fouled due to the VCM system shutting down three cylinders in ECO mode. Eventually this causes fouling of the spark plugs and the CEL illuminates for misfires. 
90700 mi Had a progressively louder noise at idle to 2000rpm and performance was down. Replaced the front bank camshaft via Honda Care warranty. 
126000 mi

US $2700
Overheating. Dealer said the radiator was leaking and the thermostat was bad, wanted $1200. Trusted mechanic said that it failed NAPA test - exhaust in coolant and head was cracked. Replaced Engine, Radiator, Thermostat, Waterpump for $2500 
17360 mi

$700
Poor acceleration. Fuel sytem flushed, filters replaced but problem persists. Car works only at gentle acceleration 
19600 mi

$1000
Rear CAT blockage led to poor acceleration. Fuel pump, spark plugs aand CAT replaced. 
40000 mi CEL, throttle cleaned. 
27460 mi Emission light on, VTM-4 light on. Dealer BS'ed me that fuel injectors are gone and repair estimate is 1000. I went to local mechanic and he fixed a pipe for free. 
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.) 
10000 mi "D" light flashing Dealer replace powertrain control module 
42000 mi

US $75
warning light on....dealer says it was a vacuum system fault code, however because the part was not currently broken, it was only a stored code, that they would not cover the repair 
52000 mi

US $75
Check engine light was on, code revealed that there was a brief error code with an emission sensor. Code was cleared, however because nothing was currently malfunctioning I was responsible for repair. 
100000 mi

US $126
radiator fan relay 
111000 mi Water pump found to be leaking during timing belt change. Pump replaced. Timing belt tensioner found to be failing, part replaced. 
113000 mi Tensioner for serpentine belt making noise. 
95000 mi

US $70
Started random misfire codes. Dealer replaced all the plugs and updated software due to a tsb. I only paid for two plugs because those cylinders had no trouble codes. It was time to replace plugs anyway 
40700 mi Code U0122, problem with ECU. Many warning lights on: VSA, flashing D in transmission, etc. Car locked transmission shifter at one point and had to be overrode in downtown Toronto! Repeated 2x after dealer initially cleared but now ok. 
47500 mi

US $750
VSA, VTM-4 warning lights returned along with flashing D from transmission. Dealer diagnosed failure of wring harness requiring dash removal, a time consuming repair. Honda good willed approx. $1200 worth of this repair. 
69000 mi Check Engine Light on. Codes show multiple misfire. Plugs fouled and replaced. Computer ref lashed. This falls under the extended warranty provided by the class action suit due to Variable Cylinder Mgmt. problems. 

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2008 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

104000 mi

US $1418
Replaced Rear Manifold Catalytic Converter 
137000 mi

US $291
Replaced air box hose. 
168000 mi

US $1300
Radiator leaked. Replaced. 
175000 mi Replaced front and side motor mounts 
54000 mi

US $600
Brakes and seals repaired. 
76000 mi rattling sound on acceleration 
54560 mi

C $1400
Also leaking radiator. 
22000 mi Check engine light, O2 sensor defective 
82000 mi

US $600
Idler bearing replacement required. Did timing belt too as it was easy to do at the time. 
14000 mi Replaced O2 Sensor 
115000 mi

US $25
Coolant temperature gauge fluctuating between normal and hot. Radiator fan remaining on for several minutes after turning off the engine 
122300 mi

US $950
Replaced water pump and timing belt 
144000 mi

US $800
this vehicle has to catalytic converters the the symptom was a check engine light the converter closest to the engine 

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2007 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

241000 mi

US $1701
Internal failure of the catalytic converter. Honda used part #18290-RGL-A00 Converter AND 18115-RCA-A01 Gasket E AND 18212-SA7-003 Gasket E AND 44306-S9V-A71 Driveshaft 
36000 mi Took my Pilot in for warranty work. Belt tensioner replaced.  

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

78000 mi

US $850
Needed to replace the serpentine belt and all things that it touched for routine maintenance.. The belt was worn and needed replacing as per mechanic and I also inspected the part and it was well worn. 
62500 mi

US $1000
Leaking timing belt. Replaced timing belt/tensioner. 
100000 mi

US $450
radiator was cracked and had a small leak. Replaced radiator. 
103000 mi

US $1500
Timing belt 
56000 mi MIL on dash. Hooked up OBDII scanner and all cylinders misfired. Erased codes and seems to be OK. Not sure what caused the MIL. Wife said that she didn't notice anything odd before the MIL came on. 
134700 mi

US $1000
Engine lower mount broken 
25000 mi oil leak near flywheel housing. turns out to be defective engine block casting, Honda installed new motor. 
70000 mi

US $300
Engine light on, 4 wheel drive icon illuminated, cannot engage 4 wheel drive. Replaced oxygen sensor; problem solved. 
95000 mi

US $200
Replaced serpentine belt and tensioner pully 
130000 mi

US $145
Burns oil like a bitch. Going to just keep changing oil more frequently. Very disappointed a car that's received regular work is burning oil this early! 
58000 mi

US $390
TSB 09-090 was indicated by Check engine light. 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

140000 mi Knock at low idle. Goes away at higher idle or AC load. Dealer adjusted valve. Slightly out of spec. Appears to be bottom end. Will check today. Possible need a short block. 
142000 mi

US $3000
Bottom end knock. Honda provided block. I payed labor. I chose to replace transmission as a PM (no issues but it was out and R&R was minimal labor. 
65000 mi

US $125
Coolant Temp sensor was bad. 
95700 mi

US $350
Radiator leaking from bottom onto drip pan 
62580 mi Diagnosis - Heat shield rattle 
119000 mi

US $650
radiator failure 
70060 mi

C $250
Radiator (transmission cavity failed beneath fitting) and pumped ATF into the Coolant. Causing pink foamy fluid into the overflow bottle and dripped on to street. Fortunately the transmission did not get ruined and drained fluid was red 
121000 mi

US $255
Radiator hole/ leak. replaced radiator 
39680 mi Swishing sound from engine when idling. Service Bulletin for timing belt and pulley tensioner defect. 
111000 mi

US $800
Radiator leak and replacement 
120000 mi

US $500
Coolant leaking from cooling system. Dealer did not discover the source of the leak. 
120300 mi

US $420
Cracked radiator replaced. 
12000 mi Knocking in engine that sounds like low octane gas. 
15000 mi Shop said that it is due to the 10% ethanol gas that is at the pumps. 
95000 mi

US $2350
New radiator required - leak in current one. 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

90000 mi

US $500
The engine light came on and it was something to do with the engine. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $250
Replace belt tensioner 
126300 mi

US $1100
Replaced catalytic converter. 
180000 mi

US $500
engine misfire. replaced convertor 
122500 mi

US $693
Check engine light came on, dealer diagnosed.Bad catalyst converter in the rear. They replaced the RR Converter,the Ex -chamber Gasket and the EX-pipe Gasket. 
66000 mi

US $1000
coolant loss, slight overheating resulting in radiator replacement 
96000 mi

US $1631
alternator went out 
67000 mi

US $110
Engine light came on, codes PO 300-306 valves need adjustment 
145000 mi

US $310
Honda Dealer Repair. Radiator Leak, Had to replace radiator. My outside Honda mechanic did not catch this problem. Told me I needed new water pump/timing belt/tension assembly. 
42000 mi So far the only problem we have had is the gas cap was not tight and caused the check engine lite to come on. Put cap on correctly and solved problem. 
56000 mi

US $650
Catalytic converter had to be replaced. 
125500 mi

US $600
Replaced catalytic converter Adjust engine valves Replaced spark plugs 
163000 mi

US $660
Replaced timing belt tensioner. 
18108 mi

US $334
Evap Purge Valve Solenoid leak-not holding pressure. Solenoid replaced (Polution control item). Note: Contacted American Honda Motor Co. in California on 7-8-2012 re complaint of faulty product.Rec'd ck for full reimbursement 8-10-2012 
77000 mi

US $240
Check engine light came on. Checked it with my own code reader: knock sensor dead. Took it to mechanic and had it replaced. Pain in the rear to get to the knock sensor. About 2,5 hrs labor. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

109000 mi

US $775
catalytic converter failure, needed replacement 
95500 mi Dealer finally replaced front hydraulic motor mount. 
228500 mi

US $160
Intake & exhaust valves adjustment 
234000 mi

US $60
Air intake boot had a hole in it 
73780 mi

C $650
Spark plug breakdown. Parts sucked into intake manifold, destroyed piston and cylinder wall. Honda Canada paid for a new block, head and 1 spark plug. I did timing belt and other plugs. Honda cost $8,200. My cost $650. 
171776 mi

US $750
EGR failed. 
59520 mi

C $421
catalytic heat shield replaced 
63860 mi

C $450
radiator replaced 
94300 mi

US $700
Radiator leak 
124500 mi Bad catalytic converter. Replaced by Carmax at no charge. 
107700 mi

US $650
Heavily leaking radiator replaced immediately upon discovery by and recommendation of dealer service dept. 
100300 mi

US $650
radiator leak; radiator replaced. cooling system flushed, new coolant. 
193000 mi

US $1108
Exhaust leak manifold bolts rusted out and as a result the gasket was not sealing. Replaced the thermostat and o ring. There was a slow leak coming from the housing bolts. Replaced the timing belt valve noise on cold start that went away as the engine warmed up. 
236000 mi Replaced the radiator . The original was leaking in three different Sections 
115000 mi

US $159
Front oxygen sensor replaced P0157 obd code 
116000 mi

US $75
oxygen sensor replaced 
99000 mi

US $200
passenger motor mount failed. noticed during maintenance visit. parts only no labor 
120000 mi

US $200
replaced weeping radiator 
130200 mi

C $560
Radiator was leaking and had to be replaced. 
87000 mi

US $500
Replaced leaking radiator. 
72000 mi

US $600
engine light read check 
140000 mi

US $600
steering comum key 
143000 mi valve guides leaking badly, car traded. pilot engine needed major overhaul. 
150000 mi valve guides leaking oil 
51000 mi

US $700
Replace radiator 
114700 mi

US $2000
Radiator replaced. 
98000 mi

US $500
Intermittent check engine light showed P420 code. Dealer tested and indicated need to replace rear catalytic converter. Ended up going to independent shop for significant repair cost savings. 
59000 mi

US $650
During oil change and inspection, mechanic noted low coolant. Found small leak in radiator. I had them go ahead and order/replace radiator (not repairable) due to upcoming long roadtrip. 
89000 mi Heat shield loose and rattling. Had it reattached. 
80000 mi

US $1050
Timing Belt and water pump replacement 
124000 mi

US $120
heat shield rattle 
130000 mi

US $1600
front catalytic converter replaced with o2 sensors 
110000 mi

US $50
coolant sensor failed. sensor replaced. 
79000 mi

US $980
The Timing Belt Tensioner was making a rattle on cold starts. The tensioner was replaced. It also had the timing belt service done at the same time (timing belt + water pump + seals etc). 

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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 
188300 mi

US $900
catalytic converter 

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2005 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

89000 mi

US $70
Rear Main Seal leaking. Used "Bars" Rear Main Seal fluids to tried to re-seal the unit. Worked for 2 weeks & started leaking again. 
90000 mi

US $825
Rear Main Seal continued to leak, went into dealer for repairs. Cost over $800 labour for a $14 seal ring part. 
141300 mi

US $300
Bearing failed in a pulley for the serpentine belt. 
52000 mi Heat shield broke free from mounting bolt near catalytic converter. The bolt was removed and reinstalled with a large washer, giving the bolt a way to grab onto the heat shield. Was so simple they didn't even charge me for the repair. 
54700 mi

US $85
Car started and had VTM-4, VSA, and MIL lights turn on. Shutting off and restarting cleared all but MIL. Dealer ran a series of tests and reflashed the engine control module. 
202000 mi Failure of O2 sensor. Haven't replaced it yet. 
88000 mi

US $1900
The starter went out, the extended warranty did not cover the cost.  
110000 mi

US $600
Tranny issues, would not shift, flush, sensor replaced, re flashed. 
139700 mi

US $300
Transmission mount was cracked 
84000 mi bad egr valve. 
143000 mi

US $550
O2 sensor replacements 
152000 mi

US $2000
Main rear seal, timing belt & water pump replacement. 
217000 mi

US $1700
Rear bank CAT went bad. Had to be replaced. 
70000 mi

US $381
When driving app. 30-35 MPH, you could feel a vibration coming from the transmission. It would not happen all the time, usually would happen when cold or just warmed up. Dlr replaced the EGR valve. Seemed to get batter but vibration returned. 
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. 
122000 mi

US $900
Broken exhaust shield rattling. Replaced one shield. Re clamped another. 
50000 mi Front and side motor mounts 
149000 mi

US $6000
Number 5 cylinder misfire causing the engine to fail. Engine had to be replaced 
111300 mi Ignition switch replaced - second time had problems. First time switch was repaired. 
76000 mi

US $800
Needed front motor mount. 
171000 mi

US $350
Had been smelling coolant for years with little loss of coolant. Started losing more rapidly so had Radiator, Hoses and Cap replaced. Mechanic thought thermostat would be fine w/o changing. Lower drivers side of radiator is where it leaked. 
280000 mi

US $3500
Timing belt broke. Replaced with a used engine. 
149000 mi

US $149
Check engine light w/error codes showing multiple cylinders misfiring. Removed and replaced the egr valve, front brake pads, engine oil and filter. The misfire issue improved but did not fully go away. 
75700 mi

US $1014
Cracked engine mounts (possibly due to recent accident), replaced under extended warranty 
91000 mi

US $800
Catalytic convertor and O2 sensor replaced. 
118000 mi

US $43
Went in for recall and oil change. I was notified that the Rear Main Seal and axle joint need replacing. I have not had the work done yet. 
64000 mi

US $1800
exhaust system 
134000 mi noted the oil pan will need replacing in the future based on bolt having oil around it but not at an active leak stage. 
95000 mi

US $700
transmisssion cooler line fitting blew out of radiator, losing all transmission fluid and engine coolant. Required a new radiator 
147700 mi

US $700
radiator blew out transmission cooler fitting,dumped out all fluid in a block or so. very odd thing to happan. fortunately no tranny damage 
165700 mi

US $530
Broken engine mount replaced 
71300 mi

C $1900
Idler pulley replaced. 
159000 mi

US $1200
Radiator corroded internally. Antifreeze and tranny fluid mixed, went into tranny. Radiator replaced. Tranny fluid flushed 3 times. New tranny needed when I can. Slips from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3. 
115000 mi

US $200
Aftermarket radiator failure. Radiator replaced under warranty. Crimp seal failure. 
130000 mi

US $400
Radiator replacement. It's been a great car, first thing that ever broke on it. 

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2004 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

26040 mi

C $360
small leak at oil pressure switch, replaced switch, no more leak 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

184000 mi

US $350
Key cylinder replaced 
88300 mi

US $1100
Timing belt replacement @ 8.5 yrs 
169300 mi

US $2000
Timing belt either broke or skipped; major valve damage, bent rods, engine is completely AFU. No repair due to cost ~$4500. Update: turned out cost was $2,000, repaired. 
171000 mi

US $114
Alternator bracket broke causing battery not to charge and A/C not to function; local mechanic replaced bracket and reset serpentine belt. 
84000 mi replaced front and passenger side motor mounts 
62000 mi

US $350
Replaced hydraulic engine mount. 
63000 mi

US $500
Engine mount replaced. 
Throttle Body replaced under warranty 
138000 mi

US $400
Needed to replace the muffler. 
158000 mi

US $3500
Replace Engine 
51900 mi

US $65
O-Rings for coolant crossover pipe. Honda covered all but the $65.00 cost to me. 
52000 mi

US $65
crossover pipe O-Rings developed a slow coolant leak 
77000 mi

US $205
The "D" on the transmission would blink to indicate a problem. The issue was a bad pressure switch and a bad connection at a crank sensor (poor pin fitment). 
124000 mi

US $150
One Motor mount the dealer replaced,  
124300 mi One motor mount I replaced a month later when it too showed it was leaking. 
127000 mi

US $1600
Car jerks intermittently while driving, VTM-4 light and engine light come on and car feels as though it has less power. Diagnosed as a throttle problem, not a transmission problem by dealer. 
215000 mi

US $400
Ignitiion lock tumbler replaced 
106300 mi

US $400
Needed a new heater core when we replaced the timing belt and water pump. 
111000 mi

US $700
Replaced timing belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioner, idler pulley, dry belts, spark plugs as part of 105k mile service. Tensioner was leaking, water pump was not. Idler pulley had significant wear marks. Replaced coolant as part of service 
14 mi sluggish acceleration. dealer replaced egr valve. 
83000 mi

US $200
Engine motor mounts have failed and I will be replacing them myself due to the cost. 
46226 mi

US $245
Replace coolant passage gasket to stop anti-freeze leak 
85000 mi

US $27
Check Engine light on. AutoZone read code P1457. Replaced gas cap. Light off for a while, then came back on. Suspect failed vent solenoid. 
106000 mi

US $800
passenger side engine mount 
125000 mi

US $530
Idle air control defective. Replaced and intake cleaned. 
128300 mi

US $525
Front engine mount broken and replaced with new. 
120000 mi

US $689
Valves were adjusted to eliminate clicking. Still clicking. 
110000 mi

US $870
Replace two engine mounts. 
129700 mi

US $800
Oil pan screws got stripped and was leaking. Had to replace oil pan and to do so, take off muffler where a bolt was frozen on. Unclear how much dealer at fault. Aluminum pan easily stripped. 
177940 mi ignition switch siezed, $500 to tow in & repair. I pulled the cylinder & offending tumblers myself. 4hrs $0 
198400 mi fuel return line rotted out at the coupling under rear passenger seat, after it was replaced, min line leaked as well. replaced line with high pressure noprean to tank under rear seat 
102000 mi

US $500
Need front and passenger side engine mounts replaced. 
210000 mi

US $50
Oil change shop noted that car was down close to two quarts of oil and it should be monitored. This is being noted by other Honda Pilot owners online. Car is burning oil and some class action suit about such is noted online. Please read up!! 
115000 mi

US $2150
At 114000 miles the engine developed a knock in the bottom end and the engine was replaced with a slightly younger one from a 2005 Pilot with only 82000 miles on it and a 12 month warranty covering parts and labor. 
245300 mi

US $2200
Timing Belts, waterpump, oil change, front and side engine mounts, brakes and rotors, alignment. 
110000 mi

US $600
engine mount replaced and labor ignition control switch, the car won't start with the key, need to replace/reprogram the key and the replace the switch 
171000 mi

US $425
Replaced two ignition coils. 
178000 mi

US $600
Replaced all motor mounts 
198000 mi

US $150
Leak on fitting in EVAP system. Smoke tested and replaced fitting. 
149000 mi

US $391
replaced front engine mount 
176000 mi

US $1200
replaced catalytic converters 
119000 mi

US $40
MIL with idle control code stored. Throttle body and idle air valve was cleaned, and idle relearn performed. 
139000 mi Replaced front motor mount 
87343 mi

C $732
water pump replaced 
89140 mi

C $545
oil pressure sensor 
96238 mi

C $105
check engine light, vtm4 flashing 
113387 mi

C $100
fluids, radiator 
116560 mi Air cleaner box broke and had to be replaced. 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

98300 mi

US $50
2 Broken Engine Mounts 

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2003 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

71000 mi surging idle from 0 to 3000 rpms continually. Mechanic banged on top of housing and sprayed carb cleaner into the inside and it hasn't happened since 

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2003 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

122000 mi

US $100
I successfully diagnosed and replaced a faulty idle air control valve.  
127700 mi

US $1000
Engine mount replacement 
184000 mi

US $150
Check engine light came on. 1st trip to dealer light had suddenly turned off, no fault discovered. Light came on again a week later, returned to dealer. They suspect the IAC valve or the PCM. Waiting to do that repair until next week. 
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 mi

US $100
Removed and cleaned intake manifold due to check engine light reporting EGR low flow. 
125300 mi Spark plug oil seals 
107000 mi

US $400
Had Timing Belt and Water Pump replaced per scheduled maintenance. 
114000 mi

US $100
EVG Replacement 
132000 mi

US $750
Timing Belt and Oxygen sensors replaced. 
188000 mi

US $240
Ignition key stuck in the ignition. Recall. 
189000 mi Check engine light, cylinder 6 misfire. This issue is still being diagnosed. 
5000 mi Dealer oil change stripped the oil drain plug. Constant oil drip from plug. I was told it was normal. 
6000 mi Major warranty work. Malfunction light led to complete replacement of fuel system since there was a bad evaporator cannister. Entire rear end had to be dropped and tank removed to replace the canister. Car out of service for 4 days. Loaner was a compact. 
35500 mi After continued complaints about oil leak from oil drain plug, dealer said only repair was to replace oil pan. Major repair; must drop front suspension first. Despite leak history since day one, they said it was due to me. Had to threaten them legally. 
104000 mi

US $250
Leaking water passage gasket. Had to spend 4 hours removing thermostat/water passage to replace $35 gasket. Coolant was leaking onto transmission from engine block. Dealer said his cost would be $250 for this. 
106000 mi

US $900
Oil leak from rear main oil seal. 1 quart per 1,000 miles. Told this is when it usually occurs. Had to drop front suspension and remove transmission to replace the $20.00 seal. 
180000 mi Airbag recalls and ignition switch replacement. 
117800 mi

C $550
Timing belt replacement. Replaced water pump and auto tensioner while at it. 
36000 mi

US $2000
Two engine mounts were bad, front was leaking oil. They were replaced. 
148000 mi

US $484
Ignition key very difficult to insert, then difficult to turn. Required cylinder disassembly/reassembly and new transponder key. 
203000 mi

US $400
replaced EGR system. 
192000 mi

US $650
Engine mount was torn/broken. The one that mounts to the passenger side inner fender. 
81000 mi

US $13
new gas cap 
66000 mi

US $217
Dealer found cracked front and side(?) engine mounts. Given estimates for about $390, and $160 to repair. Decided to postpone and check with other shops. 
106700 mi

US $1275
Small oil leak in oil pump. Replaced gasket. 
186300 mi

US $384
Coolant crossover tube had a small leak. Installed new O-ring and gaskets and bled out the cooling system. 
158500 mi

C $1300
Fuel canister system. Almost everything was replaced. 
125000 mi

US $420
Warning light for thermostat malfunction. Felt to be an error and thermostat believed to be functioning normally. Thermostat replaced. Stuck open. 
172000 mi

US $200
Fuel line leak. First replaced fuel cap. No change. Second appointment-work not completed due to failure of shop test equipment. I have decided to ignore the check engine light for at least six months.  
174000 mi Fuel leak from filler tube. 
12500 mi

US $40
Replace oil pressure sensor. Light would flash when SUV was first started, then go out if SUV was restarted. Honda had TSB on problem. 
38000 mi

US $200
Check engine light came on. Was diagnosed as a problem with a fuel vapor sensor. Replacement part had to ordered from Honda. 
135780 mi

C $200
Ignition key failure - re-keyed ignition 
137020 mi

C $300
Replaced EGR valve - may be source of recent transmission issues 
140740 mi

C $200
Vehicle was not shifting properly. Replaced faulty oxygen sensor - that problem has resolved. 
149700 mi

C $932
Failed fuel pump Alternator bracket broke - had to replace belt and weld bracket back together 
175460 mi

C $150
Exhaust Flex hose cracked - repaired 
184140 mi

C $150
minor oil leak 
190340 mi

C $100
Shield rubbing 
109430 mi

C $1987
Ignition key could not be inserted. Replaced ignition switch and 2 new keys. Replaced water pump, timing belt, alternator belt 
117335 mi

C $1234
Replaced front flex pipe 
122000 mi

US $280
Accessory belt and idler pulley 
175000 mi

US $750
EGR clogged, causing "check engine" light to come on. Tie rod end needed replacing. 
190000 mi

US $525
Two of three motor mounts were replaced 
71300 mi

US $400
Transmission light went on - bad sensor in 4th gear or something. 
170000 mi

US $90
Code saying EGR valve bad. Replaced valve and still had code. Took off the top of EGR ports and cleaned them (they were totally clogged). Cleared code and problem fixed. 
192300 mi

US $120
replaced front and passenger side motor mount 
206700 mi

US $10
Exhaust separated between catalytic converter and pipe. 
165000 mi

US $550
Compressor belt replaced when rebuilt alternator installed 
181000 mi

US $409
Took car in for 180,000 maintenance service and for unusual tapping noise in engine until engine reaches normal operating temperature. Schedule includes valve adjustment. Not performed because I thought this was included. Instead another $400. 
130000 mi

US $350
Ignition cylinder locked and key would not turn. Needed to replace cylinder. 
102300 mi

US $45
Evap system leak loose hose tightened 
73000 mi

US $500
Replaced motor mounts 
111300 mi

US $270
Ignition switch would not turn. The ignition switch tumbler was rekeyed. 
145000 mi

US $750
All motor mounts replaced 
96000 mi exhaust rusted out 

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Honda Pilot Engine Problems

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