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2012 Honda Pilot repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (20%)

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

Other (3%)

Chart based on 90 repairs.
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2012 Honda Pilot repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (57%)

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Chart based on 69 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Honda Pilot

Engine not specified

Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

60000 mi

US $140
Old pads. No other problems. 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Pilot in Arizona, United States
Nov 2013 - May 2018
Aug 2014

14100 mi
The power steering pump was groaning but showed no signs of failure. We took it into the dealer, described the problem and we were told the problem was covered under a recall. 
Jun 2016

27000 mi

US $100
Speed sensor failed 
Sep 2017

34000 mi
Plastic around driver power seat control has cracked. Dealer wanted too much to fix. It's still cracked. 
Honda Pilot in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

77000 mi

US $120
Needed new Battery 
Sep 2017

127000 mi

US $1000
Replaced water pump & timing belt 
Mar 2018

137000 mi

US $250
New alternator installed 
Honda Pilot in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Nov 2014
Jan 2013

30500 mi
Vinyl interior trim popped off the middle passenger side pillar 
Honda Pilot in Georgia, United States
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

43000 mi
Vehicle had an oil leak - oil was seaping from the rear main bearing cap side bolts. 4 main engine bearing bolts were removed and coated with Honda bond, then re-installed. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jul 2018
Dec 2014

31000 mi
trim pieces at top of real tailgate kept popping up. due to absence of anchor pilot holes. Tailgate was replaced. 
Jun 2015

38000 mi
Rear tailgate hinge covers kept popping up and would not lay flush with the rest of the tailgate assembly surfaces. This wa due the absence of factory drilled pilot holes designed to retain the anchors on the covers to hold them flush. 
Dec 2015

43000 mi

US $300
Thermostat caused engine light to illuminate. Mechanic found a nut lodged in the thermostat causing it to stay open constantly. Thermostat was replaced. Mechanic believes manufacture error is cause. Second manufacturing error found. 
Sep 2017

60000 mi

US $319
Compliance bushing leakage. Right bushing replaced under Service Bulletin (extends warranty to 100,000 mikes or 8 years). No charge for replacement. Replaced sway bar and bushings due to broken bushings 
Oct 2017

60000 mi

US $450
Replaced left rear hydraulic electric engine mount. Original part began to separate from base unit. 
May 2018

66000 mi

US $650
NOTICED RECENT FAILURE OF MOONROOF CLOSING PROPERLY. UPON CLOSURE, MOONROOF WILL AUTO-RETRACT AS IF THERE IS SOMETHING BLOCKING THE CLOSURE PATH. MECHANIC UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE, AS ENTIRE HEADLINER MUST BE REMOVED TO REVEAL MOONROOF WORKINGS. WILL TRY TO FIND ANOTHER SHOP CAPABLE OF PERFORMING WORK, OR RETURN TO DEALER FOR WORK TO BE DONE. STABILIZER WAS REPLACED IN LATE 2017 (SERVICE BULLETIN WORK). DEALER HAD NOT PROPERLY SECURED ATTACHMENT BOLTS, AND BOLTS HAD BECOME LOOSE, CREATING RATTLING NOISE FROM THE PASSENGER SIDE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. BOLTS WERE TIGHTENED AND INSPECTION DONE FOR ANY BOLT HOLE DAMAGE. NONE FOUND. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Mar 2015 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

88000 mi
Engine was misfiring, and eventually showed Check Engine light and VSA light. Covered by extended warranty which was a result of the engine misfire class action suit. 
Sep 2017

91000 mi

US $600
Leaking CV joint was causing roughness upon acceleration. Had to replace passenger side CV joint. 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $730
CV axle boot leaking 
Apr 2017

77000 mi
Misfire due to piston ring oil blow by. Covered by 8 year extended warranty as a result of a class action settlement in 2013. Replaced oil, coolant, piston rings 1-3, head gaskets, o-rings, oil filter, etc... 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
May 2012 - May 2014
Nov 2012

6200 mi
plastic trim about rear window was warped Power steering pump makes groaning noise with AC on. 
Apr 2013

12700 mi
Dashboard panel in front of drivers knee squeaking/rattling 
Sep 2013

18000 mi
Squeaking panel under steering wheel that was unsuccessfully repaired in a previous visit. They found a metal "body pin" that was holding part of dash to frame and added a rubber bushing to fix. Center console cover unstable. It moves when it is closed and you lean on it with your elbow. 
Mar 2014

30000 mi
Center console cover unstable. It moves when it is closed and you lean on it with your elbow. 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2016

55400 mi

US $600
Front lower suspension bushings replaced under warranty, along with other maintenance items. 
Feb 2017

64000 mi

US $450
brake rotors were warped causing a vibration through the steering wheel when braking. repair was to machine rotors true and reinstall. Dealer required two attempts to perform this repair successfully. 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

48000 mi

US $350
Front Half axle clicking, replaced with Honda factory front axle 
Oct 2016

70000 mi

US $451
Replace bearing and wheel hub 
Mar 2017

78000 mi

US $300
Fuse blew out from changing taillight, ecu needed rest from factory and new fresh 15a 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2017
Jul 2012 One of rear doors not assembled properly leaving a gap, and window sill on same door was misaligned. They fixed these at a nearby body shop. I also complained about the trim parts covering the tailgate hinges but they refused to fix. 
Aug 2014

27000 mi
Battery cell dead - could not jump start 
Dec 2015

40000 mi

US $440
Driver side front bearings worn so they were replaced 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Nov 2015
Mar 2012

2000 mi
Minor scratches on fender and navigation screen. Dealer repaired to satisfaction without any issues. Ignition seems to hesitate before turning over, will also turn over at very low rpm and then rev up. 

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2012 Honda Pilot 4dr SUV

250-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

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. 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

66000 mi
Air bag recall 
Nov 2017

72000 mi

US $800
Replace rear disks, pads replace battery 
Honda Pilot in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

65000 mi
Replaced rear shocks Front compliance bushings Replaced driveshaft and center carrier bearing 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Apr 2016
Nov 2015

50000 mi
metallic clunking and whining from ventilation system motor. dealer was unable to replicate or repair 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

48700 mi
Proximity sensors, front and rear, triggering false warning. 
Jun 2017

56000 mi
The electric hatch release for the tailgate was sticking and needed to be replaced. 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

46000 mi

US $95
Battery replacement 
Sep 2017

66000 mi

US $90
Vehicle entered a self-protection mode (i.e. no acceleration). Dealer cleaned throttle body to resolve;however, dealer did not provide recommend cleaning interval or provide information on component recall 
Honda Pilot in Indiana, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

56000 mi

US $340
Replace passenger side windshield molding 
Honda Pilot in Texas, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

127000 mi
Recall covered engine for additional 8 years. 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

95000 mi

US $1000
struts and shocks 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2020
Jun 2019

30800 mi

US $100
A/C recharge 
Honda Pilot in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

86000 mi
Replace control arm bushings 
Honda Pilot in Oklahoma, United States
May 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

83000 mi

US $99
Replaced both front head lamps 
Honda Pilot in Maryland, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2018
Jul 2015

61200 mi

US $825
Check Engine light on - showed code P0404 - Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) valve. Valve failed and had to be replaced. Repairs not covered by warranty. 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

16000 mi
Soft brake pedal 
Honda Pilot in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

75000 mi
Front compliance bushings failed (leaked out fluid), and were replaced free of charge due to a TSB/warranty extension by American Honda. 
May 2018

92000 mi

US $220
4th gear pressure switch was failing, thus illuminating the "check engine," light and a flashing "D" indicator on the instrument panel. Had independent Honda repair shop replace the sensor. Vehicle also had its spark plugs replaced and routine fluid changes (oil, transmission, rear differential). 
Honda Pilot in North Carolina, United States
May 2012 - Jul 2018
Dec 2012

7000 mi
Parking brake handle refused to slide back in during cold - freezing - weather. 
Sep 2016

61000 mi

US $100
EGR valve was replaced. Actual cost was $320, but my extended warranty covered all but the deductible. 
Sep 2017

77000 mi
Steering was requiring more effort than normal - minor noise. Replaced the power steering pump, and possibly also some other parts. 
Honda Pilot in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Mar 2014

23000 mi
TSB FOR POWER STEERING PUMP AND BRACKET RELATED TO GROANING NOISE, AND AIR BAG RECALL, SERVICED IN SAME CALL. 
May 2017

73000 mi
right rear wheel bearing assembly 
Honda Pilot in New York, United States
Jun 2012 - Oct 2015
Mar 2013

7000 mi
ticking noise from compressor, replaced Belt tensioner making noise, replaced 
Apr 2013

8000 mi
Loud vibration noise from headliner/roof when doors are closed 
Jul 2013

13700 mi
A/c not cold. Dealer found low level of freon. Compressor swapped out in march. Dealer recharged system and added dye to spot leak if any. Third brake light not working, Connector not attached 
Jul 2014

35000 mi
Power locks on two doors and read lift gate not working 
Honda Pilot in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2015
Jul 2013

12300 mi
unusual noise when stopped with A/C turned on. Discovered, after visiting dealer, that there is a service bulletin relating to this problem. Will contact service manager to discuss further. 
Aug 2013

13000 mi
Car making same noise from June. Dealer this time said it was harmonic vibration btwn a/c and power steering unit. Changed power steering unit per service bulletin. No more noise. 
Honda Pilot in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2017
Jun 2014

29000 mi
Fouled spark plugs replaced and computer software updated. 
Jul 2017

70000 mi

US $20
Check Engine light came on. Used code checker and researched that it could be problem with failing sensor with suggestion to make sure oil level is at top level since this sensor is sensitive to that when it gets older. Added oil and reset the code. The problem hasn't returned so far. If it does then it's time to take it to a dealer. 
Honda Pilot in Ohio, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

4000 mi

US $305
Design flaw with the location of speed sensors and it's mounting.Snow/Ice cut the speed sensor, not covered under warranty, had to pay towing, car rental, and dealer fees. Contacted Honda Corp was told sorry for your luck. =/ 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
Jun 2014

19000 mi
Whining or whirring sound only when air conditioning compressor running, technical service bulletin recommended replacement of power steering pump. Problem solved with pump replacement 
Honda Pilot in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

45000 mi

US $400
Non functioning door handle / lock 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2014 - Sep 2016
Mar 2015

54000 mi
Lease expired. We bought the car & had it pre certified. All it needed was a driver's side mirror sensor adjustment, oil, fluid, & filter changes, new tires, & new wiper blades. We previously put brakes on it about 15,000 miles ago. 
Honda Pilot in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

14200 mi
Replaced power steering pump under warranty for vibrating noise. 
Jan 2016

48000 mi
Replacement of suspension control arm due to leaking bushing. Covered under warranty per an extension honda made in a TSB. 
Honda Pilot in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

11500 mi

US $129
DEALER OVERFILLED OIL AND HAD TO RETURN TO DIFFERENT DEALER FOR REPAIR. WHEEL ALIGNMENT DONE AT SAME TIME 
Apr 2015

22200 mi

US $130
warning light 
Oct 2015

30700 mi

US $90
Brakes sticking caliper sliding parts corroded. Clean and lube. 
Honda Pilot in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
Sep 2014

91000 mi

US $20
Coolant Pipe under the car failed 
Jan 2015

96000 mi

US $500
Both of the oil sending sensors failed. Engine check light was on and car was in "limping mode" running at 8mpg not using 5th gear and shaking on the up-shift. Error code was related to the ECO mode Wiper arms stopped working 
Honda Pilot in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2014 - Nov 2017
Jan 2016

65000 mi
Check engine light, vtm4 light and traction control lights all on. Dealer said there was a recall that extended my power train warranty and covered the $2,225.08 bill. Spark plugs and piston rings replaced per bulletin 13-082. They also found that my front lower control arm bushings were worn, cracked and leaking due to an internal defect. 
Jul 2017

94000 mi

US $600
Weird popping sound on slow moving 90 degree turns. Dealer replaced passenger axle, claimed that the boot was ruptured and lost all grease. The popping sound is still occurring after repair. 
Honda Pilot in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

31000 mi
Undetectable weeping of oil in oil pan. Needed to remove, clean and reseal the pan. Took all day for repair to be done. 

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