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2004 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (30%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (19%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 219 repairs.
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2004 Honda Pilot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 189 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

Honda Pilot in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

26040 mi

C $360
changed inner tie rods and did alignment small leak at oil pressure switch, replaced switch, no more leak 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2011
Jun 2011

98000 mi
ac leak at the rear ac lines. ac works in front as long as rear is not turned on, otherwise freon will leak out of rear ac lines.trying to determine cost of repair to see if feasible. 
Sep 2011

101000 mi

US $486
bad AC hose 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
Jan 2012 The air conditioner smelled bad The driver seat warmer burned buns badly. 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

240-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2018
Mar 2015

169000 mi

US $635
Replaced worn struts and shocks. 
Sep 2015

174000 mi

US $298
Bushings needed to be replaced 
Apr 2016

186700 mi

US $200
Shift sensor replacement 
Jun 2017

205000 mi

US $200
Replaced lower control arm bushings 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2013 - May 2015
Dec 2013

178000 mi

US $600
Replaced all motor mounts 
Jun 2014

183000 mi

US $200
Passenger side window regulator failed and had to be replaced Passenger window regulator failed. Parts and labor for repair came to $280.00 
Oct 2014

197300 mi

US $150
Leak on fitting in EVAP system. Smoke tested and replaced fitting. 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Oct 2013 - Jul 2016
Feb 2014

110000 mi

US $870
Pressure switch failure. Replace two engine mounts. 
Nov 2015

130700 mi

US $700
Rear shocks failed and ruined rear tires. Replace tires and rear shocks. 
Mar 2016

134000 mi

US $494
Replace front struts 
Honda Pilot in Michigan, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
Apr 2014

245200 mi

US $2200
Timing Belts, waterpump, oil change, front and side engine mounts, brakes and rotors, alignment. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Dec 2014

158000 mi

US $725
Replaced original shocks (rear). And struts(front) 
Apr 2017

192000 mi

US $160
replaced engine mount 
Honda Pilot in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Nov 2014

121000 mi

US $950
Power steering assembly had started to leak and steering was sloppy. Replaced assembly 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2015
Oct 2014

138500 mi
Replaced front motor mount 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

139000 mi

US $235
This trip was in response to a Check Engine light that would come on intermittently. I was expecting a full-price diagnostic, but the Code mentioned the fuel cap needed replacement, so they didn't charge me. 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2016
Jul 2012

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. 
Honda Pilot in Nevada, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2018
Dec 2012

135000 mi

US $40
screeching sound when turning left on cold engine. first thought was to replace steering pump (quoted by various dealerships between $600 and $800). Ended up replacing two O Rings myself. Cost - $2, took about 1 hour remove/put back pump. for about 50K miles kept hearing gurgling sound. Finally found caused by air mix motor. Estimate - $400 parts and labor. removed, cleaned and re-installed myself. No parts needed. Works so far. 
Jan 2013

US $103
The window would not work. After inspecting window regulator I noticed plastic piece broken. Purchased the regulator from Acura dealer for 95+tax and installed myself. Time to open/inspect - 40 about min, to put new one - about 20 min. 
May 2015

172000 mi

US $5
air in the power steering. Replace O-ring 
Mar 2016

179000 mi

US $85
driver seat side trim broke. Fix it it before, lasted few years. This time broke off completely. Replaced the trim peace. ac/heat would not mix correctly. took out mixer motor, opened it, greased gears, re-seated all parts, installed back. 
Jan 2017

144700 mi

US $102
Driver power window stopped working. Replaced the motor assembly as the plastic piece broke that holds the cable. 
Jun 2017

195000 mi

US $600
Steering fluid leaking from under the car. Replaced the line that goes to the steering pump 
Oct 2017

200000 mi

US $500
AC hose leaking, would not cool Down. Replace the hose, evac/recharge 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

116000 mi

US $220
Heater buzzed upon start. 
Apr 2013

118000 mi

US $350
The front bushings were both cracked and had to be replaced. 
Feb 2014

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. 
Jul 2014

133800 mi

US $250
The plastic frame around the driver's seat cracked. It had to be replaced although the controls still worked. 
Aug 2015

152000 mi

US $30
Car has rattles and squeaks when going over uneven road. While car is 11 years old, the noise and progression warranted having it looked at. Lubricated chassis and only partially successful. 
Sep 2015

153000 mi

US $380
Passenger side door rusted at the bottom. Had the rust removed and repainted and auto body shop, 
Jun 2016

163000 mi
Back lift hatch would not close correctly. Plus sometimes red light would not go off. Dealer tightened bolts and realigned,at no.cost. 
Sep 2016

167000 mi

US $2750
Timing belt and tensioner replaced Compressor failed and was replaced Replaced external drive belt 
Jan 2017

148800 mi

US $1500
Drivers visor broke. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2018
May 2014

139500 mi
Airbag light came on. Brought it to a third party shop who (it turns out) doesn't repair that system. He did diagnose the problem though: a bad sensor in the driver's seatbelt. Honda will repair for free later this week; part on order. Followup to Airbag light. Honda replaced the driver's side seat belt receptacle for free. The sensor was faulty. 
Apr 2016

147200 mi

US $500
Valve adjustment 
Jun 2016

148000 mi

US $500
Needed a new starter 
Mar 2017

170000 mi

US $500
needed new starter 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
May 2014

171000 mi

US $425
Replaced two ignition coils. 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Feb 2018
Jun 2015

197000 mi
The starter was replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2006 - Dec 2014
Dec 2006

41912 mi
dunno what they did. they fixed it. 
Apr 2010

87343 mi

C $732
water pump replaced 
Dec 2010

89140 mi

C $545
blower motor noise electrical gremlings, lights, switches, several things got messed up oil pressure sensor 
Sep 2011

96238 mi

C $105
check engine light, vtm4 flashing vtm4 flashing. 
Oct 2012

105637 mi

C $367
seals 
Dec 2012

105857 mi

C $112
airbag lights on 
Dec 2013

106908 mi

C $73
heated driver seat fail 
Jan 2014

113387 mi

C $100
fluids fluids, radiator 
Jun 2014

116469 mi

C $337
a/c not cool enough vibration 
Nov 2014

116560 mi
Air cleaner box broke and had to be replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2018
Apr 2017

123000 mi

US $12
Plastic cover came off side of driver's seat. Makeshift repair. Drilled out and inserted plugs into guide holes and secured with longer screws. 
Jul 2017

1275000 mi
Pad carriers (clips) were rusted and would not allow the tabs on the pads to float, therefore brakes were wearing on inside pads too much. Used file and emery paper to remove rust and corrosion. Positive result. 
Aug 2018

141000 mi

US $100
Rear Shocks 
Nov 2018

147000 mi
Stumbles on starting. Gas mileage down. 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Jul 2018
Mar 2010

104036 mi

C $1545
replace rear sway bar link 
Oct 2017

172980 mi

C $55
rear Blower resistor failed 
Jul 2018

180854 mi

C $210
Replace Alternator (Vision) Replace Alternator Belt (Continental Elite) 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
- Aug 2005
Aug 2005

5000 mi
the driver side window would not auto up or down. Honda had to "reprogram" a couple times. 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2016
Mar 2015

95000 mi

US $700
A/C freon was leaking through compressor. Had it replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

165000 mi

US $280
Honda wouldn't start so the coolant temp sensor needed to be replaced. Also had to replace coolant crossover pipe. 
Honda Pilot in Arkansas, United States
Feb 2016 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

110000 mi

US $2500
Motor mount replaced bushing worn 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Jan 2018
Dec 2017

195000 mi

US $900
Power steering pump and send/return lilnes. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2010
Dec 2005

30000 mi
replacement of cracking leather on front drivers side seat. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
- Oct 2005
Oct 2005

14 mi
sluggish acceleration. dealer replaced egr valve. 
Honda Pilot in Oregon, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

161000 mi

US $1100
Oil seals leaking; timing belt deemed worth doing at same time as oil seal replacement given labor costs 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

132000 mi
Airbag light was on due to malfunctioning seatbelt switch. Fixed free under warranty. 
Jan 2015

132000 mi

US $230
Replaced air mixer motor. 
May 2015

137100 mi

US $600
Clunking over bumps. Replaced sway bar and control arm bushings. 
Sep 2015

140000 mi

US $600
Replaced inner and outer tie rod ends on both sides. Replaced driver's side front wheel bearing. 
Jun 2017

155000 mi

US $680
Clunking. Both front struts replaced 
Nov 2017

160000 mi

US $100
Had become misaligned and required realignment. 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Apr 2015

172000 mi

US $350
Key cylinder replaced 
Oct 2015

181500 mi
Replaced battery after a cell failed. 
Jul 2016

191000 mi
Loaned to my son in Phoenix, who didn't check transmission fluid level. When visiting, found it was bone dry. Refilled, but the damage was done, needed rebuild or replacement costing more than the car's value. Sold via Peddle.com 
Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

175000 mi

US $2800
Transmission blown. Needed replacement 
Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
Dec 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

183000 mi

US $70
P1740 transmission pressure switch code set in TCM. Replaced both 3rd and 4th gear pressure switches as recommended in Honda forums 
Sep 2017

188000 mi

US $3
Replaced power steering system O ring. 
Honda Pilot in Arkansas, United States
May 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

137000 mi

US $400
2 broken engine mounts 
Nov 2017

146000 mi

US $35
Replaced headlights after one was out. 
Dec 2017

147000 mi

US $800
Replaced spark plugs and 2 coils. Had done this 2.5 yrs ago but started getting engine lights with codes of misfire. Mechanic said last time someone put the wrong plugs in. So, problem was caused by previous shop repair in May 2015. 
Honda Pilot in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

195000 mi

US $630
Clunking on going over bumps at low speeds. Replacement of Swaybar links and swaybar bushings(4) 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2016
Aug 2013

106400 mi

US $400
Needed a new heater core when we replaced the timing belt and water pump. 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2015
Jun 2009

77000 mi

US $205
The "D" on the transmission would blink to indicate a problem. The issue was a bad pressure switch and a bad connection at a crank sensor (poor pin fitment). 
Dec 2013

124000 mi

US $150
One Motor mount the dealer replaced,  
Jan 2014

112500 mi
One motor mount I replaced a month later when it too showed it was leaking. 
Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

102000 mi

US $500
Need front and passenger side engine mounts replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2016
Mar 2013

158000 mi

US $3500
Replace Engine 
Honda Pilot in Utah, United States
Dec 2008 - Sep 2013
Mar 2009

72000 mi

US $180
Lately there was a "wobble" in the front end when I went over bumps at slow speeds. Mechanic looked at it during a routine oil change and brake fluid flush and noticed INNER tie rod end was bad. They replaced driver side INNER tie rod end. Problem solved. 
Aug 2013

111000 mi

US $700
Replaced timing belt, water pump, hydraulic tensioner, idler pulley, dry belts, spark plugs as part of 105k mile service. Tensioner was leaking, water pump was not. Idler pulley had significant wear marks. Replaced coolant as part of service 
Honda Pilot in South Dakota, United States
Jan 2009 - Apr 2012
Nov 2010

160000 mi

US $50
had to replace the tie-rod. 
Honda Pilot in Arkansas, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Mar 2011

119000 mi

US $40
MIL with idle control code stored. Throttle body and idle air valve was cleaned, and idle relearn performed. 
Dec 2012

152000 mi

US $275
Blend door actuator started buzzing. replaced actuator 
Sep 2013

165000 mi

US $200
temperature control actuator motor was buzzing/rattling. actuator motor was replaced 
Jun 2018

200000 mi

US $200
A/c compressor failed. Replaced compressor, drier, and flushed system as needed 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Mar 2015
Aug 2009

120280 mi

C $120
replaced sticking caliper rear passenger side- simple job. 
Jul 2012

174300 mi
caliper pins siezed, rotated pads & chewed into rotors premature. Installed new aftermarket rotors(machinable) & pads for $200 
Oct 2012

177940 mi
ignition switch siezed, $500 to tow in & repair. I pulled the cylinder & offending tumblers myself. 4hrs $0 
Dec 2014

198400 mi
fuel return line rotted out at the coupling under rear passenger seat, after it was replaced, min line leaked as well. replaced line with high pressure noprean to tank under rear seat 
Honda Pilot in Colorado, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
Jun 2008

64000 mi

US $110
No problem just replaced the orginal rear shocks at 64,000 miles. The ride improved greatly. 
Dec 2011

127000 mi

US $365
Ignition key cylinder failed.now my ignition key will not open the door locks. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2018
Aug 2008

76000 mi

US $50
Rear shock leaking. replace both rear shocks. 
Oct 2008

79000 mi

US $450
New front struts installed. 
Jun 2010

106000 mi

US $800
passenger side engine mount 
Oct 2011

125000 mi

US $530
Idle air control defective. Replaced and intake cleaned. 
Feb 2012

128100 mi

US $525
Front engine mount broken and replaced with new. 
Mar 2013

145000 mi

US $275
Blower motor needed new transistor capacitor starter. 
Mar 2014

156000 mi

US $1200
new lower front control arms, strut mounts, struts. rear shocks. 
Sep 2018

209000 mi

US $10
CEL P1456 for fuel evap system. Fuel filler pipe removed from car. Disassembled metal from plastic and cleaned 2 O-rings (about 2" dia. & 3/32 thick). Greased liberally with silicon grease. Reassembled and no CEL. Passed smog. 
Honda Pilot in Colorado, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2012
Jan 2010

105000 mi

US $200
Engine motor mounts have failed and I will be replacing them myself due to the cost. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Aug 2016
Dec 2007

24000 mi

US $300
weather stripping came out of rear air dam. dealer said not covered under extended warranty and not worth fixing. 
Dec 2014

73000 mi

US $100
Shocks in rear 
Aug 2016

84000 mi
weather stripping had come out of rear air dam. 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2012
Dec 2007

54000 mi

US $800
Significant water leakage into interior whenver it rained. Required fenders to be removed, metal to be cut, and seams to be waterproofed. Turns out to be a common problem with Pilots and 1st-generation Acura MDXs. Hundreds of reports on online forums. 
Jul 2008

62000 mi

US $350
Replaced hydraulic engine mount. 
Sep 2008

63000 mi

US $500
Engine mount replaced. 
Aug 2009

78000 mi

US $600
Rear passenger brake light assembly was falling apart inside - bulbs no longer work, plastic was collapsing. Needed to replace entire assembly. $150 + labor. 
Dec 2009

79000 mi

US $300
Light assembly fell apart - needed to be replaced. 
Oct 2010

90200 mi

US $250
Lights in half the dash went out. Needed to replace bulbs and some of the wiring harness. 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

49000 mi
"Blinking D" light. Common occurrence in these Pilots, according to discussion boards. Diagnostic code P0845. "Third gear pressure switch." I asked the service rep to please as Honda to take care of it as this is a common problem and I don't think... 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2013
Jan 2006 Throttle Body replaced under warranty 
Aug 2008

53000 mi

US $300
A/C went out due to failed resistor. 
Honda Pilot in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

149000 mi

US $391
replaced front engine mount 
Feb 2013

168300 mi

US $45
The heat was working sporadically, it was either too hot, and any alteration in the temp caused the AC to blow cold. The problem was found to be the cabin filter was clogged. Cleaning was all that was needed 
Jun 2014

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 
Jan 2016

178300 mi

US $525
Brakes needed to be replaced all round, as well as front calipers. Oil change and tire rotation 
Jun 2016

238000 mi

US $350
Accelerator cable sticking 
Dec 2017

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 
Feb 2018

283000 mi

US $2100
New AC Compressor, condenser, belts, filters etc. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Feb 2009 - Feb 2018
Mar 2009

46000 mi

US $35
Chrome flaking off interior door handle, front, pass side. Replaced right front interior door handle due to Chrome flaking off and becoming very sharp 
Apr 2009

46226 mi

US $245
Replaced leaking coolant passage gasket Replace coolant passage gasket to stop anti-freeze leak 
Sep 2013

72000 mi

US $98
Recharged a/c. Could not find any leak. First recharge in 9+ years. 
Mar 2015

82000 mi

US $641
Repl front calipers, rotors, and pads Power steering pump noise 
Aug 2015

85000 mi

US $27
Check Engine light on. AutoZone read code P1457. Replaced gas cap. Light off for a while, then came back on. Suspect failed vent solenoid. 
Oct 2015

86500 mi

US $366
Repl EVAP valve & solenoid 
Nov 2015

87100 mi

US $77
Repl add'l EVAP valve (engine light came on again) 
Jan 2016

88300 mi

US $616
Repl rear rotors, pads, calipers (calipers stuck) 
Mar 2016

90000 mi

US $505
Replace a/c condenser; recharge & test system 
Aug 2017

97686 mi

US $227
replaced right 2nd row seat belt retractor replaced left front ABS sensor 
Feb 2018

99000 mi

US $213
Replaced broken rear stabilizer link  
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Feb 2016
Feb 2011

125300 mi
Rear brakes, stuck caliper. They lubed the calipers and replaced the pad on the passenger side only. It was the only one sticking. Replaced cracked drivers side seat facia. 
May 2011

129500 mi
Transmission light blinking intermittently, later cleared up on its own. 
Apr 2013

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. 
Jul 2013

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 
Jul 2015

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 
Sep 2015

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. 
Feb 2016

201000 mi
Driver's side power window never fixed. 
Honda Pilot in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

120000 mi

US $689
Valves were adjusted to eliminate clicking. Still clicking. 
Jul 2014

120300 mi

US $1667
A rear wheel bearing had to be replaced, $987. Front struts replaced as well as rear shocks, $680. 
Aug 2014

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. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2016
Nov 2011

118300 mi

US $100
car needed to be jumped. replaced the battery. 
Dec 2013

138000 mi

US $400
Needed to replace the muffler. 
Oct 2014

142300 mi
Car Wouldn'tStart, Needed Jumped. 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

110000 mi

US $300
engine mount replaced and labor ignition control switch, the car won't start with the key, need to replace/reprogram the key and the replace the switch 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2016
Mar 2009

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. 
Jun 2010

150000 mi

US $5000
Automatic transmission got rough, started getting difficult to get in reverse, then was too rough to drive 
Jun 2011

160000 mi

US $1200
Regular maintenance. Glove box lock fixed. Rear seat wouldn't fold flat - fixed. Rear power outlet fixed. Front brakes fixed 
Nov 2015

215000 mi

US $400
Ignitiion lock tumbler replaced 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Oct 2005 - Sep 2019
Oct 2005

12000 mi
Grinding noise when driver's seat moved for and aft. Replaced electric seat drive.  
Oct 2014

110000 mi

US $65
At night with high beam selected, switched to low beam and headlights went out completely. Known fault with headlight selector switch. Previously repaired under recall using wire replacement which Honda estimated would be 90% effective. At night with high beam selected, switched to low beam and headlights went out completely. Known fault with headlight selector switch. Previously repaired under recall using wire replacement which Honda estimated would be 90% effective. 
Dec 2017

143000 mi

US $11
Power steering pump making noise. Air bubbles in reservoir. Replaced two o-rings on pump and replaced fluid. Easy fix. 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2009 - Feb 2010
Jul 2009

51900 mi

US $65
O-Rings for coolant crossover pipe. Honda covered all but the $65.00 cost to me. 
Aug 2009

52000 mi

US $65
crossover pipe O-Rings developed a slow coolant leak 
Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2017
Sep 2014

178000 mi

US $135
intermittent failure to start, replaced battery cables then battery & finally starter. 
Feb 2016

199400 mi

US $250
Condenser line seals Power steering box reseal fix Mode actuator failed Gas mileage low, spark plugs 
Mar 2016

201000 mi

US $300
No start, replaced starter (oe) 
Apr 2016

201300 mi
Drvrs window regulator failed, replaced 
Honda Pilot in Utah, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2017
Aug 2012

88400 mi

US $1100
Timing belt replacement @ 8.5 yrs 
Honda Pilot in Nevada, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

68300 mi

US $527
replaced ac discharge hose 
Feb 2015

84000 mi
replaced front and passenger side motor mounts replaced power steering hose replaced a/c compressor 
Oct 2015

91300 mi
Replaced drivers side front door lock actuator. 
Nov 2017

105000 mi

US $360
Rear left window regulator 
Honda Pilot in South Carolina, United States
May 2010 - May 2015
Oct 2012

108200 mi

US $350
replaced a switch on the transmission. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010

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 
Mar 2011

108000 mi
Intermittent problem with transmission when sold. Not about to fail, but afraid it might eventually. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Jun 2010

93000 mi
SES light was set. DTC code read was P0730 indicating a problem in the shift control system. Light was set when car was started in morning. Transmission fluid was on the low end of normal. Added fluid to bring to full mark. No recurrence. 
Nov 2014

134100 mi

US $550
Parking brake failed to release after having been applied. Parking brake cable had to be replaced. Rear brakes were replaced while in the shop. 
Feb 2018

157000 mi

US $100
Engine was throwing a code for a misfire on cylinders 1, 2, and 3 and gas mileage was falling off. Engine was also getting hard to start, Cleaned the upper intake manifold plenum and replaced the EGR valve and problem disappeared. No codes since cleaning. Gas mileage has returned to normal. Hard start problem is gone. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2013

108000 mi
Replaced shocks/struts/tie-rod ends/sway bars 

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2004 Honda Pilot 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in Nevada, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2010
Apr 2010

97700 mi

US $50
2 Broken Engine Mounts Leaking Shock Absorber Worn/Cracked suspension bushings 
Jul 2010

101000 mi

US $800
replaced rear AC transistor no heat/Ac from rear center vents AC condensor replaced, would not blow cold AC 

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