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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Honda Pilot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 062003

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Dashboard switch for emergency lights does not illuminate in 2003 Honda Pilot. This has been an issue with the manufacturer since purchase of vehicle. The other vehicles I own are Honda and the switch is illuminated so it can be seen in the dark.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 312004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,000 miles
We were driving our 2003 Pilot w/ 27000 miles on it down the highway, and smoke suddenly started pouring out from the radio. Honda says the radio is bad (currently waiting for them to get a new one). I'm tempted to check yes on "was there a fire", but I'm not sure if this qualifies. I certainly thought it was a fire at the time!

- Oxford, MA, USA

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