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Expensive Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 246 repairs.
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Honda Pilot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (20%)

$1000 - $2499 (80%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (0%)

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Chart based on 157 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 9-speed shiftable automatic AWD

41000 mi

US $1373
Replace fuel injectors, ECU update (transmission). 

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2016 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

47600 mi

US $544
Dash lights flashing and alarm spontaneously going off. Changed battery. Didn't fix problem. 
48278 mi

US $1381
Dash lights flickering and alarm going off. Replaced gauge control module. 
49000 mi

US $405
Flickering dash lights and alarm spontaneously going off. Finally fixed by replacing the keyless access control unit. 
52684 mi

US $340
Front passenger seatbelt wouldn't latch. Dealer replaced the seat belt buckle set. 
54000 mi

US $103
Rough shifting, particularly when the engine was cold. Dealer claimed that the fluid was dirty and required changing, despite the fact that it had just been changed a few thousand miles earlier. 

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2015 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

101000 mi

US $1180
Replace timing belt, serpentine belt and water pump 
165000 mi

US $440
Rotors causing vibration during brake. Replaced driver side drive axle. 
143000 mi

US $1300
front upper suspension members, including bearings- bearings worn out and leaking power steering pump leaking (again- previously replaced at ~90,000 mi) 

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2015 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

75000 mi

US $850
Fuel pump failure. Incredible!!! The shop had to drop the tank and replace the pump. Also way too early for this to happen 
90000 mi

US $1000
Had a check engine light. Turns out it was a catalytic converter. I thought this was way early for this to happen. Along with that the O2 sensor failed. Not happy. 
104000 mi

US $850
Timing belt, water pump, timing belt tensioner, drive belt replaced. Also had a front driver side wheel bearing that was bad and it was replaced. $1200 was the total price for this Differential. This was my fault. For the last 20 years I’ve had front wheel drive automobiles. We bought this 4 wheel drive pilot and it slipped my mind that I need to replace the differential fluid. I maintain all my cars. Changing fluids brakes and filters. The major stuff which requires special tools and tricks of the trade I hire out. I did look through the owners manual and it did not have a maint schedule. If I would have seen that it may have triggered my mind to change the differential fluid. Honda recommends changing the differential after the first 15000 miles and then every 30000 after that. Well I didn’t change it until 90000. Oops. That cost me. A used differential will cost me $850 parts and labor at this great shop in Charlotte. A new one from Honda cost $4200. Well lesson learned. Won’t do that again. 
120000 mi

US $300
Purge valve failure 

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2014 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

74566 mi

US $698
Replaced alternator. Replaced alternator. 
98305 mi

US $529
Replaced starter. 
98360 mi

US $2471
Replaced timing belt including water pump, tensioner and gaskets 

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2013 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

102000 mi

US $1500
Lower Position Control arm bushings leaked and required replacement. Was 6K miles out of warranty. 
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 
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! 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $120
Needed new Battery 
127000 mi

US $1000
Replaced water pump & timing belt 
137000 mi

US $250
New alternator installed 
48000 mi

US $350
Front Half axle clicking, replaced with Honda factory front axle 
70000 mi

US $451
Replace bearing and wheel hub 
78000 mi

US $300
Fuse blew out from changing taillight, ecu needed rest from factory and new fresh 15a 
102000 mi

US $3500
VCM system failure led to fouled spark plug, then shortly after cracked head. We were one month outside warranty TSB and extended warranty, but since we had reported the fouled plug earlier they paid 75% of repairs. Also elected to replace engine mount, water pump-timing belt, billed only for parts. Short trips around town aggravate the VCM, switching from eco to normal mode wears the seals quickly. Installed VCM muzzler post repair 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

95000 mi

US $1000
struts and shocks 
69000 mi

US $1341
Clicking noise heard when turning to the left. Both front axles replaced. Had to drop exhaust, torch bracket around catalytic converter and apply torch to remove right axle. Boots were not torn, no sign of leaking. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

38000 mi

US $400
An intermittent popping sound from speakers, only when air is on. Doesn't matter if radio is on or off. 
53000 mi

US $1952
Alternator was making a noise, but still charging. Alternator was replaced. Power steering pump was making a whining sound. An intermittent popping sounds comes from speakers ONLY when air is on. It doesn't matter if the radio is on or off. 2nd time for same repair. Clock runs faster and faster when there is popping sound. 
62500 mi

US $1200
Strut assembly went bad. Loud knocking when traveling over any uneven pavement 
115000 mi

US $120
Replaced original Honda rear shocks with KYB brand. Both shocks leaking. Noticeable difference in ride after replacement. 
117000 mi

US $100
Replace sway bar links. One ball / socket slightly loose. Replaced with MOOG greaseable. 

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2011 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

59400 mi

US $1343
Battery acid leaked and ate through the battery cable. Had to get a new battery installed and new cable. Rear right shock absorber was leaking and has to be replaced. Power steering fluid had to be replaced. 
116000 mi

US $1400
Replaced timing belt and water pump. 

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2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

115000 mi

US $1700
Timing belt tension arm etc 
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. 
112249 mi

US $4854
Flashing engine light. Replaces various gaskets, oil pump seals, front spool valve, plugs 
101400 mi

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

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2010 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

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. 
85000 mi

US $1200
Alternator Something associated with oil circulator 
109000 mi

US $250
brake pad change 
109000 mi

US $1800
Milled the rotors (vibration when braking) and replace pads front & rear. 
119000 mi

US $2000
replace rear shocks Recall on airbags 
49000 mi

US $1500
banging noise from front wheel, stabilizer bar 

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2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

101000 mi

US $1200
A/C not working. Had to replace compressor, clutch and coil. 
113000 mi

US $1923
Passenger side trim repaired on rocker panel. Looked to me like fasteners failed. Inside part closest to rear tire cracked and caused other fasteners to fail. 
67000 mi

US $250
Front lower control arm bushings were torn and leaking fluid--Carmax had to replace the lower control arms (under extended warranty) Washer fluid pump screens were clogged and causing fluid not to flow into the pumps--didn't work. 
79000 mi

US $250
Rack & Pinion passenger-side inner boot was ripped and leaking. Repaired under Ext. Warranty 
97000 mi

US $240
2nd Row Passenger-Side Seat top latch broke; paid for repair as it did not qualify was In-Warranty 
105700 mi

US $566
Air Deflector was failing; was replaced Compressor Relay system was stuck in open position intermittently; relay was replaced and freon was added 
164289 mi

US $600
Camshaft adjuster solenoid replaced Valve Cover gasket replaced 
183121 mi

US $3000
Replaced Control Arms and Outer Tie Rods 
184215 mi

US $1300
Struts replaced 
94000 mi

US $1544
Removed and replaced ac clutch compressor and relay Brakes pulsated when applying brakes. Had rotors replaced and new pads installed. 
133000 mi

US $1750
Slight noise heard. Dealer took apart engine found scarring on cylinders, replaced entire engine. 
103273 mi

US $1020
Replaced timing belt, water pump, drive belts 
65000 mi

US $1500
Went to dealer for passenger side front shock problem.Vibration and rougher ride from passenger front side.Fix:Replace broken leaking companion bushings and right front shock.Rough ride persisted,blown shocks all around replaced by friend. 
75000 mi

US $1075
Engine and VSA light on. Ran fine but took it in. Read about TSB's regarding regarding random misfire. Diagnosis was PO302 misfire #2 cylinder. Fix: Replaced all sparkplugs. Also had fuel injection and throttle cleaning done plus alignment. 

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2009 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

187900 mi

US $4208
Light flashing took in had tyranny replaced 
69000 mi

US $100
broken sway bar lower control arm bushins 
128000 mi

US $1200
Driver and passenger axle replacement 
170000 mi

US $600
Flap controlling the flow of air for the first vents were malfunctioning. 
180000 mi

US $2100
Water pump, tensioner,  replace tail lights 
49000 mi

US $450
Driver window switch stopped working, replaced switch assembly. 
95000 mi

US $1200
Had a bad cylinder 
123000 mi

US $400
Compliance bushings and front control arms required replacement with alignment 
128000 mi

US $1200
Tires, struts and shocks, front sway bar links. 
11160 mi

$100
Replaced both horns 
17360 mi

$700
Poor acceleration. Fuel sytem flushed, filters replaced but problem persists. Car works only at gentle acceleration 
19100 mi

$1000
Rear CAT blockage led to poor acceleration. Fuel pump, spark plugs aand CAT replaced. 
127000 mi

US $350
Left Wheel Bearing replacement 
136000 mi

US $700
Battery (5 years old) and original alternator replaced. 
139000 mi

US $1000
Strut replacement after pothole damage. (No damage to wheel or tire.) 
46000 mi

US $725
VSA, ABS and VTM-4 warning lights on. Independent mechanic diagnosed failed rear wheel sensor and corroded harness. Replaced parts, but VSA light remained on. VSA, ABS lights on. Dealer diagnosed failed computers controlling these systems. Dealer said vehicle unsafe to drive. Honda covered part of the cost of repairs. 
47300 mi

US $750
VSA, VTM-4 warning lights returned along with flashing D from transmission. Dealer diagnosed failure of wring harness requiring dash removal, a time consuming repair. Honda good willed approx. $1200 worth of this repair. 
58000 mi

US $100
The VSA/ABS Flashing D set of warning lights came on with increasing frequency as the weather got colder. Would not return on restart once vehicle was warm. Left wiring harness replaced. Update: finally seems to have fixed the problem. 
102000 mi

US $200
Sway bar links replaced 
135000 mi

US $2100
Spool valve leaked oil into alternator and fried alternator. New spool valve, alternator and battery at dealer price was very expensive. Third party shops can replace the leaking spool valve gasket at much lower cost. 
99000 mi

US $230
The ignition coils were replaced. dealer dtc 84-71 vsa sensor neutral position not writing 
105800 mi

US $1700
front end ratteling 
188000 mi

US $1400
replaced alternator replace throttle bodyboot replaced rear shocks. a small leak in the shocks was discovered during a check. shocks still worked fine but replaced. 
135000 mi

US $675
Leak in the High Pressure line. I think this was due to the line not being clipped in when the compressor was replaced, causing it to rub and leak. 
135000 mi

US $1438
Developed a loud ticking audible above 2500 rpms. Intake lob for cylinder #5 found to be worn down. Camshaft and Rocker etc replaced. 
104000 mi

US $300
Swaybar bushing was worn and was replaced. 
114000 mi

US $170
Exhaust flange needed replacement. 
124000 mi

US $600
CV joint and front axle replacement. Repair/ Replace Pads and Rotors on all four corners 
140000 mi

US $1000
Radiator replaced 

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2008 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

54000 mi

US $600
Brakes and seals repaired. 
59000 mi

US $600
Replaced Control arm bushings. Rubber was cracked and worn 
71100 mi

US $1500
Rack and pinion steering problem. 
80000 mi

US $422
All wheel alignment and oil change. 
126000 mi

US $850
Replace front suspension parts. Ball joints Shocks Alignment 
157000 mi

US $350
New front Brakes & Rotors 
163000 mi

US $400
New brake pads and rotors rear 
98000 mi

US $300
broken shock 
115000 mi

US $105
A/c not blowing cold air. Freon very low, only 3 ounces left. Shop added 21 oz of freon and dye to indicate in the future where the A/C system may be leaking. 
118000 mi

US $445
Replaced AC discharge hose 
168000 mi

US $1200
Replaced catalytic converter 
68000 mi

US $200
Dome light housing needed to be replaced as only one light came on when the doors were opened. 
84000 mi

US $1416
Replaced compliance bushings. Shop recommended, ride smoother and quieter now. 
104000 mi

US $1418
Replaced Rear Manifold Catalytic Converter 
115000 mi

US $800
Had to replace 1 front strut and 1 rear shock 
123000 mi

US $450
Replaced other strut 
137000 mi

US $291
Replaced heater dash light bulbs. Replaced air box hose. 
142400 mi

US $602
Replaced trans axle seal Replaced sway bar linkage 
168000 mi

US $1300
Radiator leaked. Replaced. Both rear door lock actuators failed one month apart. $300.00 each. 
103000 mi

US $2218
The transmission suddenly and totally failed, with no advanced warning, as the owner was driving it on city streets. The car was towed to the dealer where the dealer replaced the transmission. 
122000 mi

US $480
the alternator died 
143500 mi

US $800
this vehicle has to catalytic converters the the symptom was a check engine light the converter closest to the engine 
150000 mi

US $200
Stuck Driver's side caliper, Pad replacement on all wheels. 
198000 mi

US $350
Bank 1 O2 Sensor Left rear wheel bearing and sensor 
230000 mi

US $396
right inner and outer tie rod plus alignment 
237000 mi

US $600
Radiator leak Radiator leak 
240000 mi

US $900
AC compressor replacement 
285000 mi

US $200
Right brake pad dislodged. Replaced rotors and drums 
383000 mi

US $8000
Needed new transmission 
54560 mi

C $1400
Leaky hose to the Ac compressor, which made the AC leak out and need a recharge.  Also leaking radiator. 

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2007 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

241000 mi

US $1701
Internal failure of the catalytic converter. Honda used part #18290-RGL-A00 Converter AND 18115-RCA-A01 Gasket E AND 18212-SA7-003 Gasket E AND 44306-S9V-A71 Driveshaft Faulty heater control valve and needed a blend door calibration preformed. Both inner joint have internal failure front drive axel assy, r&r 06/08 Part# 44305-S9V-A71 and a 4 wheel allignment. 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

70000 mi

US $2000
Wouldn't shift. 
58000 mi

US $390
Replace the A/C compressor, Dryer, Expansion Valve after 13 months earlier Condenser replaced. Condenser damage was claimed to be by object striking. TSB 09-090 was indicated by Check engine light. 
100000 mi

US $450
radiator was cracked and had a small leak. Replaced radiator. 
103000 mi

US $1500
Timing belt 
166000 mi

US $450
All valves recalibrated. It may need the dealer to perform a software update. 
166000 mi

US $400
Engine was misfiring 
170000 mi

US $500
new bearings on front wheels 
186000 mi

US $1200
Ac needed to be replaced 
90200 mi

US $300
Door lock froze shut on passenger side front. Also did some preventative things. 
130000 mi

US $145
Burns oil like a bitch. Going to just keep changing oil more frequently. Very disappointed a car that's received regular work is burning oil this early! 
136000 mi

US $4000
Oil sensor issue 
140300 mi

US $1400
A whole bunch of suspension work. :-( Also brakes. 
140600 mi

US $1000
Timing belt not replaced correctly by dealership at 90K mileage checkup. Needed redone. Hate that particular dealership. Work done by shop. All sorts of the pulleys, etc. were replaced. 
189000 mi

US $900
Timing belt, waterpump, serpentine tensioner, serpentine tensioner pulley Pedal position sensor replacement 
225000 mi

US $1000
Inner tie rods, outer tie rods, rear stabilizer links, front tires, alignment. all calipers and brackets, all brake pads. 
134200 mi

US $1000
Engine lower mount broken 
141000 mi

US $3700
Valve adjustment, timing belt service. Bad spark plug and damage to threads to cylinder #2. Remachined the head. 
151000 mi

US $600
replaced rotors and pads 
111000 mi

US $1200
Alternator,  Timing belt,  Motor mount 
127000 mi

US $2000
Replaced Motor mounts Transmission mounts 
62800 mi

US $1000
Leaking timing belt. Replaced timing belt/tensioner. 
118000 mi

US $1100
Coolant leaks. Replace brake rotors and pads 

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2007 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

65700 mi

US $254
Drivers seat back panel broke off. Perhaps from wear from rear facing car seat. 
67500 mi

US $165
Rear passenger window would not roll up 
87300 mi

US $110
Replaced battery 
101000 mi

US $1500
Compressor replaced and other miscellaneous repairs beyond A/C 
140000 mi

US $120
Power steering leak 
131000 mi

US $1300
Power steering pump replacement Air intake hose broken 
163000 mi

US $1100
Ball joints  CV boot covers 
85000 mi

US $1800
Timing belt, water pump, rear breaks and rotors needed replacement. 
86000 mi

US $1800
lower control arms, bushings and bearings all had to be replaced due to we are and tear. 
95000 mi

US $2350
New radiator required - leak in current one. Steering Rack needs to be replaced - leaking power steering fluid 
120200 mi

US $1300
New Struts required (leaking) New Brakes (front) Alignment 
165000 mi

US $150
Tie Rod ball joints wore out. Resulting in a rattle when driving and a looser steering feel. 
182000 mi

US $3000
replace worn shocks/struts new timing belt/water pump/etc. 
196000 mi

US $303
Power door lock actuator (driver door) broke - was unable to open driver's door. Part replaced by dealer. 
206000 mi

US $1500
Regular Maintenance. [brakes] 
254000 mi

US $986
Cable required replacement Hood latch broke - required replacement 
257000 mi

US $250
Ground battery cables corroded and broke. 
94000 mi

US $1800
Also replaced leaking radiator. 
96000 mi

US $3000
Replaced cracked head . Adjusted valves 
95000 mi

US $200
Replaced spark plugs, changed transmission fluid, replaced rear shocks, changed differential fluid, replaced pcvvalve. All routine services 
141400 mi

US $3000
Bottom end knock. Honda provided block. I payed labor. I chose to replace transmission as a PM (no issues but it was out and R&R was minimal labor. 
166400 mi

US $220
Charge light came on. Alternator. 
152520 mi

C $1603
replaced a/c compressor, charges system and checked for leaks. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 w/DoD 5-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $200
rear shocks 
125600 mi

US $1100
Replaced catalytic converter. 
130600 mi

US $250
Replaced wheel ball bearing 
166000 mi

US $150
Replaced radiator 
54000 mi

US $690
Replaced power steering pump that went out due to dirty fluid. Does not seem that the fluid should be that contaminated at this mileage. I would have had fluid serviced if I had known this was an issue. Replaced power steering pump that went out due to dirty fluid. Does not seem that the fluid should be that contaminated at this mileage. I would have had fluid serviced if I had known this was an issue. 
69000 mi

US $100
troubleshoot and replace defective drivers side window regulator and motor. 
108000 mi

US $350
Brakes locked up on interstate 10 Replaced pads. Surfaced rotors. Replaced one caliper and the master cylinder Alternater stopped froze up Drove 80 miles on battery Shop replaced alternator and belt 
124000 mi

US $150
Replaced blurred headlight lenses. 
66000 mi

US $1000
coolant loss, slight overheating resulting in radiator replacement 
189500 mi

US $200
Power steering fluid contaminated. Driver's side seat trim (back panel) reattached. circuit board for interior cabin lighting failed. 
195000 mi

US $400
struts/shocks replaced 
204000 mi

US $850
Replace both sway bars and control arms. Repacked front wheel bearings. Changed plugs 
169000 mi

US $400
Valve Adjustment. These are notorious for the valves going tight after about 60k miles. I have had to have them done at 100k miles and again at 169k miles. My symptoms were multi-cylinder misfires. 
185000 mi

US $1600
one of the lobes on my rear cam was rounded off; this caused a very loud ticking sound during operation. 
96000 mi

US $1631
alternator went out replaced cyclops light bulb 
231000 mi

US $1500
Replaced the shocks and struts. 
284000 mi

US $400
Replaced radiator hoses. 

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2006 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

244-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

114300 mi

US $2000
Rusted AC parts replaced. Radiator replaced. 
118000 mi

US $1600
New shocks struts and alignment 
155300 mi

US $1000
Replaced catalytic converters and relate exhaust parts to pass inspection. 
222000 mi

US $1550
Front Rack 
93000 mi

US $587
Alternator failed at 93,000 miles. Serpentine belt also replaced with the new alternator. 
112000 mi

US $150
Replaced both front stabilizer links due to low speed knocking sound. 
148000 mi

US $1250
Replaced High pressure a/c hose. Replaced bank 1 catalytic converter due to CEL and code P0420. Removed and repaired air mix motor which had been chattering for years. Disassembled air mix motor and cleaned grease from the rotary contact switch. 
114000 mi

US $1100
Air conditioning compressor going bad. Required replacement. 
128000 mi

US $1200
Lower control arms, stabilizer end links, sway bar front bushings, rear shocks replaced. 
133044 mi

US $1885
Replaced front struts, strut mounts. Front, side, and rear engine mounts replaced. Replaced power steering pump. Replace brake rotors and pads, front. 
137000 mi

US $600
Replaced blower motor actuator, did not fix problem. Replaced a valve in the coolant line that actuates the flow of coolant to the heater core, that didn't fix the problem. The car blows hot air only. 
124000 mi

C $1100
Front "U" joint was seized so the whole propellar shaft had to be changed. 
130200 mi

C $560
Radiator was leaking and had to be replaced. 
145700 mi

C $340
Rear wiper motor replaced 
150660 mi

C $750
Front struts and springs were changed as well as rear shocks and springs. 
156860 mi

C $1300
Power stearing rack needs replacing. 
208000 mi

US $1200
Car wasn't driving correctly. [Tie-rod ends replaced.] 
197000 mi

US $2400
Replaced 2 catalytic converters, one o2 sensor 
200000 mi

US $2380
Heat exchanger had a leak, and pump dead. Needed to replace A/C heat exchanger and pump. 
202000 mi

US $700
Preventative maintenance to improve ride quality. Replaced full suspension system; springs, struts, tie rod end links, tie rods, stabilizer bars, and etc. 
203000 mi

US $450
Replaced 4 CV axels. In reality only 1 was bad and needing to be replaced, but replaced all 4 for consistency. 
85000 mi

US $2100
Replaced VSA module. 
107300 mi

US $650
Heavily leaking radiator replaced immediately upon discovery by and recommendation of dealer service dept. 
120000 mi

US $1200
Main seal replacement, $1000. Timing belt pretensioner replacement, $200. 
145000 mi

US $340
Loud clunking noise from front end when going over bumps, sloppy handling. Replaced severely worn front sway bar links and front sway bar frame pivot bushings. 
98000 mi

US $1250
The alternator went bad. During the repair we discovered that the radiator was bad. I also changed the water pump, timing belt, and spark plugs. 
80000 mi

US $1050
Timing Belt and water pump replacement 
112000 mi

US $450
Rear shocks replaced 
225200 mi

US $160
Intake & exhaust valves adjustment 
262000 mi

US $1500
Car was throwing P0420 code. Replaced all 4 O2 sensors, then the car threw P0420 and P0430. Had both catalytic converters replaced, and all codes cleared and did not come back on. Passed NC emissions inspection. Radiator was damaged while replacing the front catalytic converter. When the radiator was removed, it had signs of leaking at the top on both driver and passenger sides, so it was going bad and would need replaced soon anyway. Passenger side CV boot was found to be extremely torn. Repair shop discovered that replacing the entire CV axle was cheaper than repairing the old axle so it was just replaced as a whole unit. 
113000 mi

US $860
Alternator, belt pulleys, belt transmission noise when accelerating under 35mph 
124000 mi

US $120
heat shield rattle 
130000 mi

US $1600
front catalytic converter replaced with o2 sensors 
132000 mi

US $700
Rear struts. 2 TPMS replacements (leaking air) alignment 
127000 mi

US $1137
Water pump leaked onto timing belt, replaced water pump, timing belt, tensioner 
186000 mi

US $1400
Engine mount bad. Tie rod bad. Also frozen in place 
121000 mi

US $671
Passenger side rear wheel bearing had to be removed and replaced. Drivers side done as a precaution but found to be worn and would need to be replaced shortly. Air conditioner was not blowing cold air, refrigerant low. 
193000 mi

US $1108
Exhaust leak manifold bolts rusted out and as a result the gasket was not sealing. Replaced the thermostat and o ring. There was a slow leak coming from the housing bolts. Replaced the timing belt valve noise on cold start that went away as the engine warmed up. 
276000 mi

US $1550
Replaced both catalytic converters and complete exhaust system engine to resonators. 
127000 mi

US $700
Radio head unit stopped switching inputs. replaced with aftermarket head unit. 
131000 mi

US $137
Power steering whine when engine was cold- caused by air leaking into PS system from faulty O ring and high pressure hydraulic hose. High pressure hose, O rings replaced. parts $14 - labor $114 
140000 mi

US $940
Rough idle, CEL, terrible gas mileage. Pulled codes and it was running rich. Had valves adjusted, problem was resolved. 
175000 mi

US $1100
Upper Radiator tank was cracked and leaking. Replaced radiator and changed oil. 
173000 mi

US $14000
replaced struts swaybar link and compliance bushings due to age and normal wear 

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2005 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

176000 mi

US $1200
replaced catalytic converters 

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2005 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

255-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

87700 mi

US $1900
The starter went out, the extended warranty did not cover the cost.  Dealer also charged me $30 for a light bulb despite me requesting that they don't repair it. 
110000 mi

US $600
Tranny issues, would not shift, flush, sensor replaced, re flashed. Wheel bearing replaced. 
138800 mi

US $300
Stabilizer link in rear was bad Transmission mount was cracked 
158100 mi

US $550
Rear stabilizer links were bad 
163000 mi

US $500
Inner tie rods had to be replaced. 
75300 mi

US $1014
Steering felt 'loose'. Sway bar ends replaced under extended warranty. Cracked engine mounts (possibly due to recent accident), replaced under extended warranty 
64000 mi

US $1800
exhaust system 
148700 mi

US $6000
Number 5 cylinder misfire causing the engine to fail. Engine had to be replaced 
160000 mi

US $260
Wheel bearing replaced 
173000 mi

US $500
Replaced 3 wheel bearings 
76000 mi

US $2500
Steering rack broken anti sway bar also broken 
143600 mi

US $550
O2 sensor replacements 
151000 mi

US $2000
Main rear seal, timing belt & water pump replacement. 
162000 mi

US $600
CV joint 
169000 mi

US $200
Turn signal socket 
172000 mi

US $300
Replaced alternator. Problem continued. Replaced AC clutch relay in attempt to fix problem (guess repair). Problem has resolved. 
197000 mi

US $600
Boot was torn off; right front axel replaced. 
217000 mi

US $1700
Rear bank CAT went bad. Had to be replaced. Brake calipers not operating in tandem....brake pads wore on one side, damaging rotors. 
225000 mi

US $1200
Front bank O2 sensor and catalytic converter. 
71300 mi

C $1900
Replaced swaybar bushings and links. Idler pulley replaced. Replaced struts and shocks. It was time. Struts were bottoming and rear shocks were leaking. Shop replaced with M*****. The ride quality is very poor. Other owners take note, feel every pebble on the road. Removed & replaced with oem next k 
74400 mi

C $1200
I had an ongoing clunk especially over washboard road. Told the shop to replace inner tie rod ends. They said they were okay. I said you can't tell that replace them. Clunk gone 
110000 mi

US $5000
Radiator failure and transmission failure due to poorly designed radiator. 
103000 mi

US $1000
Replaced struts and shocks 
155000 mi

US $1000
Replaced resistor for front fan. Disconnected rear fan. 
159000 mi

US $1200
Radiator corroded internally. Antifreeze and tranny fluid mixed, went into tranny. Radiator replaced. Tranny fluid flushed 3 times. New tranny needed when I can. Slips from 1 to 2 and 2 to 3. 
280000 mi

US $3500
Timing belt broke. Replaced with a used engine. 
172000 mi

US $600
Starter motor froze. Needed new starter motor. 
193000 mi

US $1200
Bushings worn on tie rods and stabilizer bars, replaced 
122000 mi

US $900
Broken exhaust shield rattling. Replaced one shield. Re clamped another. 
154000 mi

US $800
Replaced lower control arm due to failed ball joint 
170000 mi

US $4700
Transmission needed to be rebuilt 
116000 mi

US $300
CD Changer stopped wotking. CD changer had to be replaced. 
185000 mi

US $2500
Replace timing belt Replaced Starter And fix oil leak 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

175000 mi

US $2800
Transmission blown. Needed replacement 
103700 mi

US $1540
DEALER THINKS I MAY NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION IE 45OO DOLLARS. THE CAR MAKES BUMPING SOUND. WHEN YOU APPLY THE BRAKES HARD. SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT TRYING TO DOWNSHIFT. HE IS NOT SURE THOUGH. VERY DISAPPOINTED IN HONDA PRODUCT 
245200 mi

US $2200
Timing Belts, waterpump, oil change, front and side engine mounts, brakes and rotors, alignment. 
161000 mi

US $1100
Oil seals leaking; timing belt deemed worth doing at same time as oil seal replacement given labor costs 
110000 mi

US $2500
Motor mount replaced bushing worn 
116000 mi

US $220
Heater buzzed upon start. 
118000 mi

US $350
The front bushings were both cracked and had to be replaced. 
128700 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. 
133800 mi

US $250
The plastic frame around the driver's seat cracked. It had to be replaced although the controls still worked. 
153000 mi

US $380
Passenger side door rusted at the bottom. Had the rust removed and repainted and auto body shop, 
167000 mi

US $2750
Timing belt and tensioner replaced Compressor failed and was replaced Replaced external drive belt 
135500 mi

US $1500
Drivers visor broke. 
126000 mi

US $2700
Overheating. Dealer said the radiator was leaking and the thermostat was bad, wanted $1200. Trusted mechanic said that it failed NAPA test - exhaust in coolant and head was cracked. Replaced Engine, Radiator, Thermostat, Waterpump for $2500 
121000 mi

US $320
3th 4th clutch pressure switch on transmission was failing. 
228600 mi

US $2800
Transmission was rebuilt. the water pump and a radiator oooling fan was replaced 
114500 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 
197000 mi

US $655
I had noticed a light knocking from the front end when I went over bumps. The sway bar bushings had to be replaced Noticed a slight knocking from the front end as I went over bumps. Right Front tie rod end replaced 
161700 mi

US $525
Brakes needed to be replaced all round, as well as front calipers. Oil change and tire rotation 
238000 mi

US $350
Accelerator cable sticking 
280000 mi

US $200
AC Compressor began to seize up, A bypass pulley was put on so that I could drive the car, until I can get to an Auto Shop to have a new compressor installed 
283000 mi

US $2100
New AC Compressor, condenser, belts, filters etc. 
120000 mi

US $689
Valves were adjusted to eliminate clicking. Still clicking. 
120300 mi

US $1667
A rear wheel bearing had to be replaced, $987. Front struts replaced as well as rear shocks, $680. 
121000 mi

US $450
A/C was not working properly. Involved more than adding freon or just charging the system. Some new parts were required. It's working fine now. 
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. 
150000 mi

US $5000
Automatic transmission got rough, started getting difficult to get in reverse, then was too rough to drive 
160000 mi

US $1200
Regular maintenance. Glove box lock fixed. Rear seat wouldn't fold flat - fixed. Rear power outlet fixed. Front brakes fixed 
215000 mi

US $400
Ignitiion lock tumbler replaced 
104036 mi

C $1545
replace rear sway bar link 
180854 mi

C $210
Replace Alternator (Vision) Replace Alternator Belt (Continental Elite) 
79000 mi

US $450
New front struts installed. 
106000 mi

US $800
passenger side engine mount 
125000 mi

US $530
Idle air control defective. Replaced and intake cleaned. 
128100 mi

US $525
Front engine mount broken and replaced with new. 
145000 mi

US $275
Blower motor needed new transistor capacitor starter. 
156000 mi

US $1200
new lower front control arms, strut mounts, struts. rear shocks. 
239000 mi

US $175
Carbon buildup on Throttle Body and Idle Air Control Valve. Purchased defective Intermotor brand new IAC valve AC229 which failed at 4th use of Pilot at approx. 50 miles. Cleaned and reinstalled original Factory IAC valve. Pilot running fine, no jumping idle, no EC P0505. Replacement exchange IAC valve from Auto Parts Store has failed a bench electrical test. It appears used and defective. Started a complaint with Intermotor Company. No satisfaction yet and must contact Intermotor Company again. Appears new part was a waste of money and time. Vertical sway bar tie rod and rubber bushing required replacement both sides. 
88400 mi

US $1100
Timing belt replacement @ 8.5 yrs 
158000 mi

US $3500
Replace Engine 
169400 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. Mechanic reported that battery had a dead cell in it. This is the third battery in three years for this vehicle. Mechanic checked for a "draw" from the electrical system, but could not find. Battery NOT replaced due to worse problem. Update: replaced. 
171324 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. Alternator bracket broke causing battery not to charge and A/C not to function; local mechanic replaced bracket and reset serpentine belt 
187000 mi

US $450
Gasket leak in VTM4 differential; needs fluid replacement Front right tie-rod bent causing steering wheel vibration and slight pull to the right Driver's side power window failed 
192000 mi

US $550
Couldn't pinpoint why car was pulling so hard to the right. Shop obviously couldn't figure it out either charging me for time and four-wheel tire rotation that had just been accomplished a week prior during routine oil change. Driver's side power window failed (again). Mechanic wanted to replace yet another motor, but wanted $300+ for the job so I declined. 

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2003 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

83000 mi

US $250
driver's side door lock actuator is broken and dealer did not have part and it cost over $250 so I decided to wait.car can still be locked by pushing the door button down, but remote doesn't work on that door. 
89000 mi

US $900
right front wheel bearing, ABS sensor, steering linkages, alignment 
94000 mi

US $250
replaced driver side door lock actuator 
118000 mi

US $1000
replace struts, tie rods and shocks SRS light on-driver's side seat belt sensor faulty 
120700 mi

US $300
front passenger side door lock actuator replaced 
116800 mi

US $3500
2nd time we have repaired/replaced transmission. first time was about 83,000 miles. 
217000 mi

US $3700
Shocks/struts all around New power steering pump needed 
93675 mi

C $337
Replaced front stabiliser links and bar bushings to stop rattle & clunking. 
95220 mi

C $195
Replaced RF door lock actuator 
99845 mi

C $459
Replaced front left inner tie rod. Replaced lower steering linkage. Replaced front left inner tie rod . Replaced lower steering linkage. 
109120 mi

C $280
Pssenger door lock frozen & could not open the door.Had to replace the door lock assembly. Pssenger door lock frozen & could not open the door.Had to replace the door lock assembly. 
109430 mi

C $1987
Ignition key could not be inserted. Replaced ignition switch and 2 new keys. Replaced water pump, timing belt, alternator belt Ignition key could not be inserted. Replaced ignition switch and 2 new keys. Replaced water pump, timing belt, alternator belt 
117335 mi

C $1234
Replaced front flex pipe Replaced rear swaybar links Rust through on left rear wheel opening where steel fender meets plastic skirt. Many cars on the road like this. Repaired & repainted rust through on left rear wheel well quarter panel. Repaired & painted rust through on left rear wheel opening where steel fender meets plastic skirt. Many cars on the road like this. Replaced front flex pipe Replaced rear swaybar links Replaced rotors and pads all 4 wheels 
121520 mi

C $551
Creaking noise in top right rear. Removed right rear interior panel & adjusted to find noise. Found 2 anchor bolts allowing movement between cross support bracket in front of bottom cargo area. Replaced & tightened bolts. Creaking gone. 
187000 mi

US $150
Ignition brake interlock switch failed which kept you from getting out of park 
215800 mi

US $1400
Air bag recall and srs light on due to seatbelt sensor. Also got timing belt done. 
128600 mi

US $155
A/C not working. Replaced Blower Motor Resistor 
138000 mi

US $2600
Driver noticed transmission was slipping significantly while driving...drove straight to our regular repair shop. Replaced transmission. Replaced transmission 
159000 mi

US $500
Replaced alternator 
152800 mi

US $457
2nd row left bucket seat would not fold down. R&R Latch Assembly replaced ($226 incl. labor) Repair shop noticed that rear axles was worn and needed to be replaced. ($231 incl. labor) 
180300 mi

US $150
Driver's door lock stopped working with key fob; replaced switch. 
182700 mi

US $450
Replaced solenoid on previously installed rebuilt transmission. 
217000 mi

US $386
Front rotors replaced. No charge by shop due to known issues with quality of Honda rotors. R+R front & side engine mounts, induction cleaning, swa arm links, AIC valve 
245000 mi

US $1469
R+R front and side engine mounts, sway arm links, AIC valve 
254000 mi

US $874
R+R AC Compressor, O ring, refrigerant, evac recharge AC system w/stradder valves 
105800 mi

US $1275
Small oil leak in oil pump. Replaced gasket. 
126000 mi

US $550
Ride became rough over bumps, cruise control deactivated over any bump in road. Replaced worn front struts. The stabilizer links were rusted tight and needed to be torched off. Installed new links. The SRS light came on and stayed on. Removed and replaced the left front seat belt buckle. 
157300 mi

US $172
Inconsistent engine rpm's at idle speed. Replaced transmission 4th gear pressure switch. 
171000 mi

US $842
Right front and left rear control arms very cracked. Replaced. 
185700 mi

US $384
Coolant crossover tube had a small leak. Installed new O-ring and gaskets and bled out the cooling system. 
193600 mi

US $462
Noticed transmission slipping when it shifted. Malfunction light came on. Dealer suggested getting vehicle towed. Replaced 4th gear transmission switch. 
201000 mi

US $374
Check engine light and VTM-4 light came on. Error code P1491 indicated EGR valve. Replaced EGR valve. 
104000 mi

US $1000
Replaced front struts & stabilizer bar. 
93000 mi

US $700
struts and sway bar bushings 
165000 mi

US $1250
AC compressor was replaced. 
60000 mi

US $600
60,000 mile check - oil, wipers, rattle in left side driver wheel...lube 
71200 mi

US $400
Transmission light went on - bad sensor in 4th gear or something. 
88000 mi

US $500
tire "bushings" were weakened and needed to be replaced. 
93000 mi

US $150
needed new battery 
111000 mi

US $410
Rear Spoiler broke off and went flying on exit ramp. 
117000 mi

US $1200
new front struts and rear sway bars. Ignition key not working. Had locksmith repair full ignition and provide new keys. 
135000 mi

US $800
Steering wheel toggled. 
150000 mi

US $1300
Exhaust issue. Loud noise coming from under the hood from bad exhaust line. 
165500 mi

US $600
replaced alternator 
109000 mi

US $1200
Sqeaking driver's side window. Shop lubed the "channel" to address it. Front passenger side door lock motor broken. The lock no longer goes up or down along with the other doors when auto door lock/unlock is used. Paid about $50 to diagnose; not paying approx $400 to repair. Living with problem.  Rear passenger side seatback (top side of the seatback) latch that allows the seatback to fold down and seat move forward has a broken wire or connection, so it doesn't work. Paid about $50 to diagnose but not paying the approx $200 to $400 to fix. AC lines that run from front to rear AC unit have a leak. Dealer recharged the system, which provides a temporary fix. New parts and fix will be about $500. Dealer only charged $100 when recharge was estimated at $170. Inside rear door panel won't stay in place, exposing wires underneath. 
110500 mi

US $300
Right or left tie rod needed replaced during installation of new tires. 
132000 mi

US $800
Automatic lock motors on three of four doors needed replaced. They stopped working and thus required manual lifting of the locks once driver entered the vehicle. Problem rendered the autolock keyfob useless. 
107500 mi

US $1160
Timing belt, water pump, spark plugs, loose tie rod and front rotors resurfaced, alignment & oil change. 
89000 mi

US $1500
Replaced starter 
92700 mi

US $800
starter froze 
105000 mi

US $650
Replace front ball joints, sway bar links, and left outer tie rod end boot. Replace front ball joints, sway bar links, and left outer tie rod end boot. 
107000 mi

US $1552
AC compressor locked. Replace compressor, receiver/drier and condenser. Evacuate/recharge/test. Replace grenaded AC compressor, condenser, receiver/drier. Recharge and test. 
197000 mi

US $2400
Ordered new transmission due to failure of original equipment transmission, at about 197000. Note that this transmission had been the subject of a recall by Honda in 2004. 
125800 mi

US $1000
Engine mount replacement 
160300 mi

US $1800
Replaced parts 
180000 mi

US $2500
Shift solenoid was replaced but the Pilot is still revving a bit when trying to shift into 2nd gear. 
178000 mi

US $1000
replaced transmission again due to excessive noise. 
203000 mi

US $400
replaced EGR system. 
147000 mi

US $2150
Entire Transmission was replaced with a rebuilt unit 
158300 mi

C $1300
Fuel canister system. Almost everything was replaced. 
73000 mi

US $500
Replaced motor mounts 
84000 mi

US $350
Rear seat would not fold down. Cable assembly inside the seat was replaced. 
96000 mi

US $450
Electronic Front door locks stopped working. Both front door lock actuators were replaced. 
105000 mi

US $800
replaced electric door lock for rear driver side door 
110900 mi

US $270
Ignition switch would not turn. The ignition switch tumbler was rekeyed. 
122000 mi

US $525
replaced CV axle replaced Right inner tie rod end replaced front lower control arm bushings left and right 
128000 mi

US $1300
Remove and replace rack and pinion 
130982 mi

US $690
replaced ignition switch 
36000 mi

US $2000
Front struts and rear shock absorbers were leaking oil and were replaced. Two engine mounts were bad, front was leaking oil. They were replaced. 
47000 mi

US $250
Right Rear window mechanism broke, window fell into door. 
58000 mi

US $250
A/C hose was leaking. Hose was replaced and system recharged. 
70000 mi

US $2500
Power steering rack failure, dealer wanted over $2500 to replace, told them no thanks. 
137000 mi

US $5200
Total Transmission failure, 3 and 4th gears bad. honda recommends total replacement 

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