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2010 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (24%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 117 repairs.
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2010 Honda Pilot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (10%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (65%)

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Chart based on 82 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016 Compliance bushings suspension was detected by dealers free 
Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jan 2018
Oct 2009

4000 mi
Trim left side by rear hatch separated. Parts ordered. Panic alarm sometimes goes off when key turned in ignition. 
Nov 2009

4800 mi
Issue with panic alarm going off still not resolved. Rear molding replaced and now fits correctly. 
Mar 2010

9000 mi
Panic alarm goes off when starting car 
Apr 2010

10000 mi
Panic alarm goes off when inserting key in ignition. Parts replaced and it appears that the problem is solved.  Loose trim in left rear pillar also repaired. 
May 2013

50000 mi
Airbag recall for Honda and leaky ball joint. Airbags were OK, so no repair. Leaky ball joint replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2016

19500 mi
Hub bearings had a noisy roaring sound from the front wheel area. The car now very quite since they were replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Kansas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2022
Dec 2010

16000 mi
Key fob module bad, replaced at no cost under warranty. 
Aug 2012

36700 mi
Bubbles formed on vinyl console lid. Dealer replaced lid under warranty at no charge. Key fob working internittently. Dealer replaced key fob module at no cost under warranty. 
Feb 2015

58100 mi

US $328
Flashing shift (D) indicator. Replaced 3rd gear pressure switch.  Was also advised that lower control arm bushings are leaking and need replaced. Quoted $815 plus alignment, did not replace at this trip. 
Mar 2016

67000 mi
Lower control arm bushings leaking as discovered during previous routine maintenance visit. Honda eventually extended warranty on this common problem. Replaced an aligned at no cost to me. 
Mar 2022

112249 mi

US $4854
Flashing engine light. Replaces various gaskets, oil pump seals, front spool valve, plugs 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

12000 mi
Key fob was replaced due to not working correctly at locking and unlocking the doors. 
Honda Pilot in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
Sep 2012

23000 mi
Dealer replaced both power seat tracks. 
Mar 2013

29000 mi
replaced rack & pinion, power steering pump & reservoir 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

400 mi
Re-applied the 3m protective film on driver side rear wheel. It was put on improperly from manufacturer. Re-applied the 3m protective film on driver side rear wheel. It was put on improperly from manufacturer. 
Jul 2010

3800 mi
The navigation system turned into night mode (dark, unreadable during day) during the middle of a sunny day. It would not go away. Software glitch. Wind noise from driver window, and a rattling noise from rear driver side door area. They cannot check the wind noise because it happens over 60 MPH, and they cannot hear the rattle. Brakes were squeaking, apparently they had residue on them and had to be cleaned. Don't squeak any more. The navigation system turned into night mode (dark, unreadable during day) during the middle of a sunny day. It would not go away. Wind noise from driver window, and a rattling noise from rear driver side door area. 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2015

115000 mi

US $1700
Timing belt tension arm etc 
Honda Pilot in Alabama, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2013
Sep 2012

50000 mi
Lots and lots of rattles...really disappointing for a Honda. There are so many that I really cannot tell where all of them are coming from. 
Dec 2013

58000 mi
The engine cylinder management system was malfunctioning causing the vehicle to jerk strongly when accelerating moderately. 
Honda Pilot in Georgia, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2010

15000 mi
Difficulty with the Key Fob to Lock or Unload vehicle doors. Had to press button multiple times to get reaction. Dealer said some owners were reporting the problem, and they replace Key Fob internals. 
Feb 2013

61400 mi
Customer hears something rattling around in steering wheel when making turns. Removed air bag and found plastic tab from bracket broken and tumbling around. Removed loose piece and reinstalled air bag. Air bag removal done during recall. 
Mar 2014

73000 mi
Noise in left front, esp. when road is rough. Replace both front lower control arm compliance bushings and perform alignment. 
Jun 2014

74000 mi
When driving down a rough road, the front end sounded like a pair of drums beating. Replace right front strut 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

49000 mi

US $9
Symptom: Loud intermittent engine noise. Engine examination and internet search finally led to faulty relay. Replacement AC compressor clutch relay purchased from dealer and replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Georgia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2022
Jul 2011

34000 mi
clicking noise caused by faulty blend door actuator located under the center console - this actuator sends air to either the registers or floor vents for the rear seat passengers. replaced faulty motor assembly. the key fob/door lock remotes were poorly sealed due to a design flaw. this exposed the inner electronic circuitry to moisture, causing corrosion and device failure. The dealer replaced the seals and the inner circuitry on both keys. 
Nov 2016

101400 mi

US $500
timing belt and water pump replaced as part of general maintenance 
Jul 2017

108000 mi

US $475
The air mix/mode actuator located in the center console between the two front seats stopped functioning correctly and made a loud intermittent noise. This actuator diverted air flow between floor and console registers to the back seats. 
Jun 2020

160 mi

US $2300
engine gasket was replaced due to excessive oil consumption. there had been a manufacturer's recall for this problem, but the dealer informed me that the recall period had expired. we paid the entire balance. 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2015
Sep 2010

14000 mi
Vehicle taken in for transmission shudder when shifting into second gear.  
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

71000 mi

US $70
Driver Side Sun Visor sagging down would not stay up. Had to replace. Bought part online. Replaced myself. 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
- Sep 2009
Sep 2009

3000 mi
Replaced Glove box, Paint chips, alignment 

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2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

35000 mi
Replaced torn cv boot. 
Jul 2013

49300 mi
Front right shock absorber failed. Replaced. 
Apr 2015

75700 mi

US $58
Both front lower control arm bushings cracked. Left bushing leaking. Replaced under extended warranty. 
Oct 2017

91338 mi

US $39
Replaced liftgate gas struts 
May 2018

92000 mi

US $100
Replaced failed AC relay 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

67000 mi
Engine light went on since. Trans slow to shift into 3rd 
Honda Pilot in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2016
Dec 2012

52000 mi
Wheel vibration at highway speed. 
Aug 2015

91000 mi

US $500
We had the front end rebuilt for the 2nd time. Shocks wore out in less than 18000 miles and control arms were replaced. Now we have a warranty on the repair per a letter from AHM stating that it is a known issue in some vehicles. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2017
Apr 2013

89000 mi

US $150
Replaced original battery. 
Sep 2014

108000 mi

US $200
Navigation System. Intermittent DVD Read Error and system would terminate operation 
Honda Pilot in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2018
Sep 2016

80000 mi
Repaired or replaced failed transmission sensor. 
Aug 2017

96000 mi
Replaced intermittent radio under extended warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2017
May 2016

92000 mi
Replaced leaking power steering pump Replaced blower motor 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

134000 mi

US $630
Vehicle went in for scheduled spark plug replacement and valve adjustment. 
Honda Pilot in Michigan, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2021
Jun 2017

109000 mi

US $1800
Milled the rotors (vibration when braking) and replace pads front & rear. 
Jun 2018

119000 mi

US $2000
replace rear shocks Recall on airbags 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2022
Aug 2016

99100 mi

US $500
Driver's lumbar support came off its track and motor quit working. $250 parts, $250 labor. 
May 2017

106000 mi
AC compressor relay stuck, compressor over pressurized system and cause bleed off valve to break open to vent. New relay, new vent valve, recharged AC.  Had to replace radiator fan relay a few days after as well. 
Jul 2018

124000 mi

US $450
Rear shocks completely worn out and leaking. First replacement of factory shocks. 
Honda Pilot in Alaska, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2022
Dec 2015

66000 mi

US $250
driver visor broke. It was stuck in the down position. A whole new visor had to be ordered and installed. 
Nov 2019

107700 mi
Drain and refill differential fluid Transmission fluid flush Timing belt service - replace timing belt, water pump and drive belts T-case service Replace engine air and cabin filters Spark plush’s and gaskets replaced 
Sep 2020

113000 mi
Alternator replaced 
Honda Pilot in Utah, United States
Dec 2011 - Apr 2018
Nov 2013

74100 mi

US $540
Compliance bushings failure. 
Apr 2014

84300 mi

US $150
Left stab bar. 
Jun 2015

116000 mi

US $600
knocking noise out of front suspension. Replaced all struts in vehicle. 
Honda Pilot in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2010 - Mar 2015
Apr 2012

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. 
Nov 2012

66520 mi
Noisy heater fan. Had to be replaced. 
Aug 2013

85560 mi
Corrosion on Tailgate. Known problem for which there is a model year extension. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Aug 2014

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. 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2022
Dec 2009

1000 mi
support bar, fell off back window while driving. The strut helps hold up the window when open. It appeared the glue failed... 
Jan 2010

16200 mi
Dealer replaced whole back window. To ensure problem does not repeat. 
Jul 2010

3000 mi
a piece of trim came off the car. Reasons unknown, shop replaced no cost/ 
Nov 2017

40000 mi
premature replacement of battery. No fault found, but a couple of years too early.. 
Dec 2019

49000 mi

US $1500
banging noise from front wheel, stabilizer bar 
Honda Pilot in Utah, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2017
Jan 2014

7800 mi
Car has always pulled to the right. Finally found TSB 10-029 which says to replace the front springs. Dealer followed TSB 10-029 and was covered under good will warranty. 
Jul 2017

81000 mi
Transmission oil pressure switch needed to be replaced. Relay for a/c compressor for stuck on and it over pressurized the system causing the release valve to release freon. Relay was replaced and system recharged. 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

84000 mi
Bearing shot in heater biower motor. Replace all spark plugs because of concern with cylinder design issues. 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2022
Feb 2011

20000 mi
rear passenger door not aligned flush with body of vehicle. Noticed since delivery but very minor issue finally had dealer adjust door and re-align. Something which should have been inspected since it was noticable by Hondas final insp team hazard warning switch not working took to dealer switch needs to be replaced they have ordered the parts. Switch never worked properly from delivery but had no time to take to dealer to have replaced. memory seat from postion 1 to 2 not working all the time. when engage memory seat periodically seat does not go back to original memory position. Driver side mirror also engages up continiously until the memory seat button is pressed again 
Mar 2011

22000 mi
power seats when moved forward and back would be bumpy when sliding on track. Seat would not hold secure in position. Dealer informed TSB issued but parts not in stock. Ordered parts awaiting dealer call back for service appt to replace. 
Apr 2011

22000 mi
repaired seat track issue. Dealer called and installed in seat tracks for both driver and passenger. Seats now move freely and smoothly. 
Jun 2013

47000 mi

US $605
driver sun visor keeps failing and not holding in uprright position...was told repair is out of warranty and Honda does not cover cosmetic repairs on extended warranty which was purchased when I was sold the vehicle and not told of this. 
Dec 2015

72000 mi
Compliance bushing issues known by Honda TSB issued - was having problems with steering wheel shaking at highway speeds when braking searched online chat rooms and learned TSB issued by Honda took car to dealer snd informed them of TSB 
Apr 2017

85000 mi

US $1200
Alternator Something associated with oil circulator 
Jun 2022

109000 mi

US $250
brake pad change 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2014
Feb 2014

65000 mi

US $200
Brake trouble light kept coming on. VSA modulator replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

42300 mi

US $150
interior map lights and backseat overhead lights were burning out in less than a month's time. Had the map light's motor? replaced and has worked fine since. 
Honda Pilot in Kansas, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2022
Sep 2016

83000 mi
The compliance bushings cracked. The dealer replaced control arms for free according to Honda's voluntary 100000 miles warranty extension. 
Sep 2017

102000 mi
A dealer replaced pistons and rings after problems with excessive oil consumption and misfires persisted following spark plugs replacement and software update 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2012
Aug 2010

4000 mi
Moonroof auto-close did not always work automatically. Interior trim piece would pop out of place at random. Piece was located at driver's side of dashboard, inside door jamb. Dealer ordered part when the vehicle was in for the moonroof TSB and replaced it at a second visit. 
Jan 2011

9000 mi
Third row release handle "popped" and would not spring back to position. Still functional, but not normal. Hood not properly aligned with front fenders at factory. Hood flutters at highway speeds. Shop realigned to my satisfaction. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2015
Sep 2010

8000 mi
Moon roof reprogramed 
Dec 2011

27000 mi

US $85
Replaced front pads, Honda paid to resurface rotors. I paid 85 dollars for the pads. Also, Honda replaced both rear shocks under warrenty. Shocks were leaking. Rotor resurface covered under warrenty. 
Honda Pilot in Alabama, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Dec 2010

14000 mi
Heard noise that sounded like a dry bearing coming from front of car. Dealer discovered RF wheel bearing bad. Had parts on hand and repaired at no cost. 
Honda Pilot in Quebec, Canada
May 2010 - Mar 2018
Jan 2016

25340 mi

C $250
Front right bearing 
Feb 2016

36360 mi

C $900
Main shaft bearing needed replacement. Had to change the whole shaft. 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

40300 mi
Small leak in one back shock. Dealer replace rear pair Navi screen listed problem as 'disc read error please consult dealer.' Dealer could not replicate error since it reset with ignition so just cleaned disc. Error came back. 
Jun 2012

59520 mi

C $160
3rd gear pressure switch faulty and replaced under warrenty 
Sep 2012

59520 mi
Transmission shudder when shifting into drive, intermittent issue. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2010 - Oct 2016
Feb 2013

40000 mi

US $160
Door lock actuator on driver's side was making a rubbing noise. Needed replacement. 
Honda Pilot in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Aug 2013
Jul 2012

30500 mi
Front strut broken and replaced under warranty 
Jan 2013

36000 mi
Front bushing replaced under TSB. no charge 

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