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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%)

Chart based on 190 repairs.

2004 Honda Pilot engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (9%)

$500 - $999 (25%)

$100 - $499 (51%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 53 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

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

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. 
110000 mi

US $870
Replace two engine mounts. 
245300 mi

US $2200
Timing Belts, waterpump, oil change, front and side engine mounts, brakes and rotors, alignment. 
178000 mi

US $600
Replaced all motor mounts 
198000 mi

US $150
Leak on fitting in EVAP system. Smoke tested and replaced fitting. 
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 
138000 mi

US $400
Needed to replace the muffler. 
171000 mi

US $425
Replaced two ignition coils. 
158000 mi

US $3500
Replace Engine 
172000 mi

US $350
Key cylinder replaced 
14 mi sluggish acceleration. dealer replaced egr valve. 
84000 mi replaced front and passenger side motor mounts 
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. 
120000 mi

US $689
Valves were adjusted to eliminate clicking. Still clicking. 
139000 mi Replaced front motor mount 
Throttle Body replaced under warranty 
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. 
83000 mi

US $200
Engine motor mounts have failed and I will be replacing them myself due to the cost. 
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. 
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 
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. 
62000 mi

US $350
Replaced hydraulic engine mount. 
63000 mi

US $500
Engine mount replaced. 
119000 mi

US $40
MIL with idle control code stored. Throttle body and idle air valve was cleaned, and idle relearn performed. 
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 
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 
88300 mi

US $1100
Timing belt replacement @ 8.5 yrs 
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. 
149000 mi

US $391
replaced front engine mount 
102000 mi

US $500
Need front and passenger side engine mounts 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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2004 Honda Pilot Engine Problems

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