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Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1457 repairs.

Honda Pilot engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 231 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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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 mi 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 mi

US $500
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 mi

US $100
Removed and cleaned intake manifold due to check engine light reporting EGR low flow. 
117800 mi

C $550
Timing belt replacement. Replaced water pump and auto tensioner while at it. 
122000 mi

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

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Honda Pilot Engine Problems

1501 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Honda Pilot. 193 of these members (12.9%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 285 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.