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2018 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

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

Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2018 - Jul 2018
May 2018

2000 mi
Replace blower motor due to bad bearings. 

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2018 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

500 mi
Bad condenser. Replaced by dealer 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2018 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

1000 mi
Windshield wiper arm on driver side came off in driving rainstorm. 

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2017 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

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

Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Aug 2017

9000 mi

US $100
Sensor for forward collision mitigation malfunctioned in mountains 

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2017 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

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

Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

36500 mi
Multiple codes reported due to dirty/clogged injectors. 6 injectors replaced under extended warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Missouri, United States
Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

6000 mi
Break was warped and was resurfaced once. Didn't work so they had to change entire rotors and pads. One of the pad had a tiny metal piece sticking off causing the noise by cutting through the rotors. 
Jan 2018

8500 mi
Driver side window rattles. Service Notes: REPLACED LEFT FRONT WINDOW RUN CHANNEL 
Jul 2018

12000 mi
Driver side window was rattling again. Had to replace the rails. Covered under warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

4000 mi
Auto engine stop did not work. Dealer found battery was defective 
Jun 2018

6000 mi
Back of drivers seat leather was cracked and torn. Dealer replaced the seat back. 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

4340 mi
The homelink buttons were no connected. They reconnected the device but it took 2 trips because they did not trust that this was the case. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
May 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

1000 mi
minor issue - right AC vent did not work. Technician discovered that a plastic rod that opens/closes the vent was disconnected. 15 minute repair job. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

9000 mi

US $34
Oil change Tire Rotation 

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2017 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in California, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

11000 mi
Car makes whining noise at high speed above 70 mph when accelerating and stops as soon as release accelator. Dear said they can not duplicate. Repair was unsuccessful. Excessive wind noise from driver side area and driver side window makes noise as window open( seems window gets stuck). Repair was unsuccessful. 

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2017 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Delaware, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

575 mi
Car pulling to Right Vibration on steering wheel while driving at highway speeds 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

3000 mi
Passenger door electronics were failing. Window and mirror would not respond to controls. After a few days, the remote key controls also started failing. Dealer said this was a new one for them, but they were able to locate the cause and replaced the part. (Can't remember the details about what was replaced.) 
Honda Pilot in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2017 - Mar 2018
May 2017

2480 mi
Passenger rear running board /mouldings detached, managed to pull up on mouldings and re-engage 

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2016 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

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

Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
May 2016 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

16850 mi
Glove box lock 
Honda Pilot in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2018
Jul 2017

22120 mi
Steering made noise when turning to right at parking lot speed. Noise was inside the car. Honda replaced the entire steering column as the electric steering is all contained within. Did not appear to cause a steering issue but was an annoying noise. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

21000 mi
Engine light flashed & car lost power. Pulled over and stopped and restarted. Everything seemed fine. Took it to dealer and they ran diagnostics that pointed to a faulty HVAC panel. Replaced panel under warrantee - Everything fine since then. 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016 Humming caused by wires in dash. Trim doesn't seat correctly. 
Aug 2016

7300 mi
Roof rack came off. 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

5000 mi
Faulty wire that caused memory seats to stop working. 
Mar 2017

18000 mi
Several warning lights were triggered by a faulty fuse. Replaced the fuse in the trunk area to correct the problem. 
Jun 2017

21000 mi
Car shook when braking from high speeds. Rotors were warped and needed to be resurfaced. Covered under warranty due to premature warping. 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

10500 mi
collision mitigation system failure warning. Radar re-aimed and tested. 
Jan 2017

4800 mi
Adaptive cruise control working imperfectly after windshield replacement 
Apr 2017

24000 mi
Auto idle stop not working for months. Dealer needed to call Honda tech assistant to track down problem and fix. 
Mar 2018

33000 mi
engine idle stop wasn't working. They cleared and reset system, and it works again. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

2000 mi
Rear sway bar was loose and causing a banging noise when turning. 
Jul 2016

5500 mi
Trim in rear storage area would not stay attached. Dealer determined the clips were faulty. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015 Two system warnings present on first day, 9/9: remote keyless start and idle/stop start. Symptoms: car loses AC/FAN/radio/side camera, backup camera, and sometimes NAV. First dealer said it was just missing a fuse. 
Oct 2015 Warnings continued. Went to original selling dealer 9/21. Parts replaced to diagnose: computer, wiring harness. Actual cause: fuse box replacement. Extra days due to software recall. 
Jun 2016

6000 mi
experienced center speaker (above dashboard) vibration when driving over parts of road. brought car to honda dealership. Not sure what was done but now doesn't vibrate. It doesn't appear any part was replaced. Honda issued TSB for faulty radio tuner. Radio would fade in/out (or sound like it's switching from mono to stereo) as car was driven. Brought car in for repair. They had to order the part so I came back a second time to have it replaced. 
Oct 2016

7200 mi
the rear 3rd row passenger air vent plastic adjuster did not move properly. brought the car in as part of oil change on 9/16 and mentioned this then. They ordered the part and scheduled the replacement today 10/5. the part was replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

9600 mi
software update 
Dec 2016

25000 mi
The lower passenger door panel wouldn’t stay in position, sticking out noticeably. A clip probably broke but the dealer ordered the whole part replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

7000 mi
Right rear tail light is not sealed correctly, moisture entered lens 
Jun 2016

11000 mi
Taillight came in, dealer replaced 
Dec 2016

16000 mi
Radio was crackling and popping - dealer wasn't sure how to repair 
Honda Pilot in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

11460 mi
Bad AC relay 
May 2016

12960 mi
Hole in condenser 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

4800 mi
Tailgate failed to open. A connection had separated and caused the issue. 
Sep 2016

9000 mi
The audio system was displaying error messages and no longer connecting via Bluetooth. The cruise control was malfunctioning and the crash mitigation system was overly sensitive and flashing the brake light when not needed. 
Oct 2016

9700 mi
The audio unit is still crashing and giving error messages. Honda said there would be an update in November to correct but still nothing. 
Sep 2017

21000 mi
Poor shifting and slow operation of the shifter. 
Nov 2017

24000 mi
Plastic cladding at the bottom of the driver door was detached. Dealer replaced trim piece. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
Apr 2016

14000 mi
Rear entertainment screen rattled when driving 
May 2018

58000 mi
Transmission warmer failed. Honda replaced transmission, trans warmer, radiator, hoses, fluids and other parts that are touched by transmission fluid 
Honda Pilot in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

620 mi
Roof rail front plastic moldings are lifting up a little. Replacing them did not help. Now are awaiting a Honda fix. Not a big issue at all. 
Mar 2016

2480 mi
Auto Engine Idle Stop stopped working for two months.Reset & now works. However all Honda Sensing features were inadvertently disabled (Cruise, LKAS,CBMS,LDW,FCW,RDM). Awaiting calibration kit from Honda USA (none in Canada). 
Apr 2016

2880 mi
During the process of re-enabling Auto Idle Stop, all Honda Sensing features were inadvertently disabled (Cruise, LKAS,CBMS,LDW,FCW,RDM). Awaiting calibration kit from Honda. 
May 2016

3720 mi
Honda Sensing features all recalibrate and working well. During the process the dealer found a slight front wheel misalignment (pulling left) and corrected it free of charge. 
Nov 2016

8360 mi
Every one out of about 10 car starts the neural audio setting produces a 1 second crackling sound every minute or so on all audio sources. Shutting off neural or restarting the car resolves the issue. Rear tailgate not well sealed. Water accumulates between the rear window and the window seal. When you lift the tailgate almost a half cup of water spills out into the tailgate side drainage channels, no water enters the interior! 
Dec 2016

8060 mi
Audio unit inside rear quarter panel replaced - this fixed the intermittent audio crackling on the Neural setting. Tailgate hinges replaced to better align tailgate seals. 
Jul 2018

21700 mi

C $38
Key fob occasionally not register to start the vehicle. Hard battery reset and reinitialized all systems. 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
May 2016

6900 mi
Collision mitigation system failed 
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Collision mitigation system failed again. They reset the system again but at this point believe there is a built in software problem. Honda needs to update the software for this system 
Aug 2018

22000 mi
Collision avoidance system. Adaptive cruise control. 3rd time in for these. Honda finally had them replace millimeter wave radar module. This seems to have FINALLY corrected issues with these interrelated systems. 
Honda Pilot in Alabama, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2018
Jan 2017 Radio Fading in and out. Tuner replaced. 
Sep 2018

41000 mi
Fuel Injectors replaced. Oil pressure switch needed replacement. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Feb 2017
Jun 2016

10000 mi

US $13
Intermittent popping sound through speakers caused by condenser clutch solenoid shocking the condenser clutch relay. Replaced relay. 

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2016 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in Alabama, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

25300 mi
Recall for computer related issues (dash warnings, etc) 
Oct 2016

23800 mi
Delay transferring phone calls to bluetooth and back to audio on completion of call. Intermittent failure of audio to play and/or volume controls to work. 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - May 2017
Sep 2015

5000 mi
Cover stripping for roof rack connections went missing. No roof rack on this vehicle. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

17000 mi
FM Radio fade in and out; No Signal for Satellite. Just diagnosis, parts ordered, appointment scheduled for parts installation. Advised that the volume fade was due to the Tuner Unit and No Satellite signal due to satellite antenna failure. Tuner Unit; Remote Ordered; Antenna Assembly-Roof ordered. All under warranty. 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
May 2017

27000 mi
The molding on the roof peeled up while on vacation 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

19250 mi
Adjust hood catch to fix problem with excessive play. Oil leak, bottom of oil pan is wet. Tech sprayed area around oil pan with leak detecting spray, told us to return in 500-1000 miles. 
Sep 2017

24000 mi
Over the course of 5 visits to the dealership, the service techs searched for the source of an oil leak. After re-sealing the oil pan and re-sealing the oil pump, the leak was found to be at the side main bolts. The bolts were removed, cleaned, and the threads were coated with Honda Bond before re-installing. 1K miles later and no leak has been detected. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2016 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

15000 mi
Rear hatch kept coming down on me in cold weather only. Dealer made appt., but the service dept. adjusted the door w/o taking it in the shop and told me to try it for awhile. It was ok until today when I had to push the button a couple of times before it would open. I guess I'll waste my time on another trip over. 

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2016 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

280-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Apr 2018
Feb 2017

19840 mi
Check Engine light was on. Message said "Emissions Systems Problem". They thought it was a cat converter problem, but after diagnosis, turned out the injector block needed replacement because it was injecting too much fuel. 
Mar 2018

45260 mi
As noted from previous problem, the check emissions light came on, but this time, they had a software update to fix the false positive of the check engine light. No charge. (Just wanted to note how awesome they were. I did not book an appointment. I was in the neighbourhood. Asked them about it, and said if i had 30min-1hr, they'd look at it. Left it with them, went and test drove an Odyssey, and when I got back, they were done with the software update. Thanks Maple Honda!) 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Dec 2017
Jun 2016

15500 mi
Driver side window switch for the passenger window would not work. Switch / module replaced 
Honda Pilot in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2015 - Feb 2018
Dec 2015

1240 mi
Leather issue since the first day. Not solved. 8-10% Inaccuracy of the Trip comp for Average Fuel Consumption (To Optimistic)Not solved. 
Dec 2016

8680 mi

C $170
Audio System fading in and out, Subwoofer does not sound. Does not recognize the key randomly. Remote start fails randomly. Repair attempt was not successful On Board computer displays 7 to 11% to optimistic data for Average fuel consumption all the time sins the vehicle is on the road. Calibration is not available in Honda Digital System. At least I was told so. Some other brands has it. 
Honda Pilot in Utah, United States
Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

1000 mi
The windshield washer fluid motor/controller did not work, they replaced it with a new one. 
Honda Pilot in North Dakota, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2016
Nov 2015

11000 mi
Replaced left rear shock assembly. 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Mar 2016 - Nov 2018
Jan 2017

US $130
FM volume fluctuated. Issue was covered by TSB 16-025. Dealer wanted to see the car twice to fix. Was easier and less hassle to buy the part myself and repair it myself. 
Honda Pilot in Iowa, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2018
Feb 2017

9000 mi
Erractic shifting observed. 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

20072 mi
Rear tailgate was very slow, and not going all the way up. Windows were unresponsive at times, and very slow to roll up and down. 
Honda Pilot in Mississippi, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

17000 mi
Homelink garage door button inoperable. 
May 2018

25000 mi
Homelink was replaced. Plastic surround also had to be replaced due to damage during repair. 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
Jul 2016

4020 mi
Window weather strip was damaged and replaced 
Honda Pilot in Colorado, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

35000 mi

US $500
New set of tires 

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