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2013 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 72 repairs.
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2013 Honda Pilot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (63%)

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Chart based on 57 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in South Carolina, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

66000 mi

US $185
Boot was leaking when I bought car. Did not notice until 2nd week. Dealer would not repair(not Honda dealership) New CV joint assembly installed Update to repair. I got a call from the GM for the dealership where I bought the car.He was upset that his people had not offered to repair the vehicle. He insisted I send him the bill and he would reimburse me and he did. So, all good for now. 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2017
Dec 2016

50000 mi
Check engine light came on. Dealer mechanic read ECU trouble codes and determined the issue to be thermostat failure. (Opening / closing too slowly) 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Jul 2013 - Feb 2021
Sep 2013

14000 mi
peeling paint 
Jun 2016

99000 mi

US $250
New, front vent motor 
Dec 2017

125000 mi

US $600
paint over the windshield peeled off 
Apr 2019

156000 mi

US $600
Inner fender paint is peeling 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Oct 2017 - Sep 2020
Mar 2018

63000 mi
Airbag recall 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Nov 2013 - Aug 2019
Feb 2015

28000 mi
Had computer flashed and proppeller shaft replaced as tsb 14-078 for drivetrain vibration 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - Feb 2016
Aug 2013

3000 mi

US $7
Driver side brake light went out 
Honda Pilot in Georgia, United States
Dec 2019 - Jan 2022
Oct 2020

66000 mi

US $90
P0847 code for 3rd gear pressure sensor. Replaced sensor. Fixed 
Feb 2021

69000 mi

US $300
Passenger CV axle causing throttle dependent vibration between 70-75 mph. CV boots showed no visible problems. 

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2013 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2022
Oct 2016

55300 mi
Cracked suspension bushings 
Honda Pilot in North Dakota, United States
May 2016 - Apr 2017
Jan 2017

58200 mi

US $60
Vibration that occurs after the engine is fully warmed up. Mechanic confirmed the issue, reviewed Honda TSB database and referred me to the Honda dealership. 
Feb 2017

59000 mi

US $110
The drivetrain vibrates when in eco mode when the engine deactivates cylinders. Tech performed tsb, which Improved but did not fix the issue. Dealer states that all Pilots have that vibration, especially in cold weather. 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

26800 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. Dealer inspection found lower control arm bushing leaking oil. Replaced both lower control arm bushings under warranty per existing TSB. (Honda has extended the warranty on these.) 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2019
Sep 2016

39000 mi
Wheel bearing at front driver side was very loud and made car vibrate hard at various speeds and around curves especially. Problem first noticeable at 35000 miles and finally fixed under warranty. 
Dec 2016

41000 mi

US $70
CEL was set after gas cap wasn't screwed on after a filling. Owners ODBII tool would read, but would not clear the CEL. Dealer had to clear the code. 
Jun 2019

65000 mi
There's a speed-dependent sound that I believe is the front or rear axle bearing. Brought it to a shop, but they couldn't figure out the problem. Said it was the tires (which are at 25000 miles). THey said they need to change the tires first before doing the bearings. This is silly because a week before I had the tires rotated and the sound did not follow the tires. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Jan 2021 - Jun 2022
May 2021

156000 mi

US $800
Had timing belt replaced and water pump at the same time, since they are connected and in the same parts packet. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jan 2022
Jan 2022

105000 mi

US $600
Coil misfire 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Mar 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

102000 mi

US $1500
Lower Position Control arm bushings leaked and required replacement. Was 6K miles out of warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Georgia, United States
Apr 2015 - Feb 2018
Dec 2015

61000 mi

US $120
The battery died after 3 1/2 years of use. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
May 2017 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

28900 mi
Sunroof trim piece was coming off. they fixed. Belt was squeaking, so they replaced the belt 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Jan 2022
Mar 2017

60000 mi
Car threw an obd fault that indicated faulty oil pressure or oil pressure switch. Code reset itself before taken to shop, shop couldn't find a problem, sent home. 
Jun 2018

68000 mi

US $15
Slow leak of Freon. Auto parts store recharge did fixed it for now. 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

84000 mi
Replaced compliance bushings. Thankfully covered under warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2015 - Aug 2021
May 2015

11400 mi
Soft brake pedal upon first depress, then fine on subsequent presses. 
Honda Pilot in Missouri, United States
Jun 2013 - Oct 2021
Feb 2014

6100 mi
replaced drivers side hub bearing. 
Jul 2017

62000 mi

US $600
Replace all brakes 
Feb 2018

72000 mi

US $72
Oil change and tire rotation 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2022
Dec 2013

21000 mi
Heard a hum above 40 mph, Front And rear left side wheel bearings replaced. Required two trips. Also required two trips to complete maintenance ($320), as they screwed up my wheel balancing. 
Mar 2016

58000 mi
Passenger front seat heater inoperative. They had to order heater element. It took 10 days for them to get the part. I took the car back and they replaced it. 1st visit was 1 1/2 hrs. 2nd visit was 3 hrs. 
Sep 2017

73000 mi

US $700
When I tried to start car all the usual items in the dash lite up but then the dash indicator showed the car was in drive along with a D3 lite next to the D. Turning the key to start did nothing. No clicking or engine cranking. I tried putting the shift into neutral and got the same results. I had car towed to dealer. They ordered a new starter for the car. It was covered under my Honda Care extended coverage. Brake pads worn and needed to be replaced 
Jun 2021

130000 mi

US $1325
needed brakes pads and rotors The spark plugs, especially the number 3 plug really did need to be replaced. The engine varies cylinders based on driving demands but the number 3 cylinder is always firing. I was getting an error code and it was due to the 3rd cylinder spark plug. The car was misfiring like crazy and the error code pointed to the spark plugs amongst other things. Of course the number 3 cylinder plug is the hardest to get to. My mechanic gave me a good price to replace the set so I decided to let him do it! I got over 100K miles on the originals so I think that was pretty good! 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
Dec 2013

16000 mi
VCM vibration increasing. Very noticeable from 35MPH - 45MPH. Significant vibration thru driver seat and arm rest; no vibration thru steering wheel. American Honda says its normal. Very unhappy with Honda. Lousy engineering. 
Jan 2014

16000 mi
Unusual vibration from 35-55MPH. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2022
Nov 2013

21400 mi
Car shudders and shakes when shifting into eco mode 
Aug 2015

55700 mi

US $165
Drivers seat is suspended on plastic pegs on each side. One of the pegs broke. I purchased the new seat side panel - removed the seat, replaced the part and reinstalled. 
Aug 2016

68000 mi

US $104
Oil pressures sensor(s) were replaced due to causing CEL code P3400 Bank 1 cylinder deactivation. 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
Jul 2013

8500 mi
right front wheel bearing was replaced 
Nov 2013

13300 mi
Navigation system goes dark in the middle of a bright, sunny day. Honda replaced the system. Problem remained 
Jan 2014

15700 mi
Still have trouble with the Navigation system. Replaced navigation unit. Replaced seated heaters to try to fix nav problem. Replaced airbag sensors to try to fix nav problem. 
Feb 2016

56000 mi
Honda could not duplicate the problem - which happens every time we go for service. The problem is never duplicated on the first visit, it always takes multiple visits rearview mirrors make noise after tilting down during revers 
Jul 2016

63500 mi
Compliance bushings were replaced. This was done due to a problem with my car - which took Honda 3 days to diagnose. However, I found out there is a TBS for this issue. Why weren't they replace immediately left front axle was replaced 
Sep 2016

66000 mi
right front axle was replaced 
Honda Pilot in Iowa, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013 The hood was scratched many times in a 4in dia circle area. One of them was through the primer. The dealer swapped the hood with another of my choosing. 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jul 2016
May 2014

14260 mi
The rear heated seats wouldn't work. The dealer found a loose electrical connection and fixed it on warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
Feb 2014

11300 mi

US $180
Transmission shuddering at highway speeds and lurching at slower speeds. Transmission fluid leak into transmission coolant suspected. Dealer unable to fix problem during this repair visit. 
Apr 2014

13000 mi
I traded in the Pilot for a new car so that I didn't have to deal with the headache and hassle with the tranmission repairs. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Jun 2013 - Feb 2014
Jan 2014

5300 mi
Replace power steering pump and bracket due to vibration and noise rear passenger seat rattle 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2019
Jun 2013

3000 mi
The passenger side front window was exhibiting a grinding type noise when raised from a lowered position. The dealer replaced the window regulator and adjusted the track. 
Honda Pilot in Nevada, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2017
Mar 2015

28000 mi
Leather seat cover came unstitched 
Jun 2016

40000 mi

US $260
Tear in seat leather 
Apr 2017

56000 mi

US $110
Squeak in front suspension. Diagnosed torn bushings. 
Sep 2017

61000 mi

US $100
Shudder in transmission 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2015

32000 mi
A patch of paint peeled off of the roof. The dealer assessed it as a warranty issue. The roof was repainted and we are happy with the results. 
Dec 2016

55000 mi

US $368
Loud hum noise when driving, even at low speeds, we attributed it to new tires, but turned out to be the Right Wheel Bearing. Diagnosed quickly one eve by local mechanic, ordered part; repaired next morning. Quiet ride now. 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Apr 2017
Apr 2015

29700 mi
Passenger side mirror made noises when in reverse the mirror drops down. Mirror lubricated and adjusted under warranty. 
Jan 2017

30000 mi
Front bushings leaking 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

6200 mi
During routine maintenance, dealer found that power steering rack was leaking slightly, replaced under warranty, no symptoms in driveability 
Honda Pilot in Saudi Arabia
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2015

27900 mi

Sound while driving 

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2013 Honda Pilot 4-door

5-cylinder automatic 4WD

Honda Pilot in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

16000 mi
Back passenger door handle came loose. 

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