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Honda Pilot Reliability

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Results are for year ending December 31, 2015. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Honda Pilot 29
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Pilots, 3.6 months of data per Pilot, average 3500 miles
2015 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Pilots, 7.4 months of data per Pilot, average 8600 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2014 Honda Pilot 45
60% 60% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Pilots, 9.2 months of data per Pilot, average 16300 miles
2013 Honda Pilot 20
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 29700 miles
2012 Honda Pilot 25
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  54 Pilots, 9.0 months of data per Pilot, average 44400 miles
2011 Honda Pilot 20
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  42 Pilots, 8.8 months of data per Pilot, average 62900 miles
2010 Honda Pilot 27
10% 10% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Pilots, 8.5 months of data per Pilot, average 65900 miles
2009 Honda Pilot 41
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  45 Pilots, 9.7 months of data per Pilot, average 87300 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2008 Honda Pilot   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Pilots, 9.3 months of data per Pilot, average 91200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Honda Pilot 44
20% 20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Pilots, 8.0 months of data per Pilot, average 105300 miles
2006 Honda Pilot 58
30% 30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Pilots, 9.6 months of data per Pilot, average 118300 miles

Refreshed. Common problem with radiator leaks.
2005 Honda Pilot 41
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  38 Pilots, 9.9 months of data per Pilot, average 132100 miles
2004 Honda Pilot 40
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  44 Pilots, 9.6 months of data per Pilot, average 145400 miles
2003 Honda Pilot 116
70% 70% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Pilots, 8.9 months of data per Pilot, average 147900 miles

First model year.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Pilot

Honda Pilot Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Personal history & research
2011 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Consumer reports show excellent reliability, and resale value is high.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
THis suv is an excellent driving auto. There is a ton of room and perfect for my family of 4. The 3rd row seats are an excellent addition so family and friends can go in one car. THe interior is well thought out and ergonomic. Its an excellent suv.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
The previous style has been around for 5 years and the results are strong, so the new one should be just as reliable and dependable.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
honda quality and resale value.
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic FWD
HOnda just has a good rep
2009 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Honda offers very reliable vehicles and I know first had as I typically do many of the maintenance items.
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Bulletptoof when compared to the majority of the market offerrings.
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
Its a Honda, they are always rated very high in all the publications i subscribe to
2008 4dr SUV 244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD
5-speed automatic FWD
Rated highest by CU family member works in maintance and claimed that repairs were very low.
Honda Pilot Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr SUV 250-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed automatic AWD
We had owned a Honda Accord and a Honda CRV previously, and so we expected this Pilot to be as well built and trouble free. Not so. We've had multiple problems with the HVAC system. For example, the a/c turns itself on despite manual override. The color of the bumper is aging differently (yellowing) compared to the body. Motors in the side-view mirrors have repeatedly failed.