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9.7

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
685 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda Pilot lights problems

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #10

Jul 292004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Honda Pilot headlights do not provide sufficient light to safely operate the vehicle. Only a few feet in front of vehicle are illuminated, and a sharp cut-off line between light and darkness is clearly visible at a distance that is not far enough to safely drive at night.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #9

Sep 162003

Pilot

  • miles
Headlights on the 2003 Honda Pilot are not bright enough to illuminate the road at highway speeds. Honda knows of the situation and will not take any action.

- Sammamish, WA, USA

problem #8

May 072003

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
The headlights on my new 2003 Honda Pilot are like a small pocket flashlight extremely dim and insufficient for night driving pleaser help me remedy this problem.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #7

Nov 172002

Pilot 4WD

  • 53 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Head light too weak, cant see more than 20 feet. Not enough illumination. **dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12-12-02 cut over to artemis**770154

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #6

Nov 162002

Pilot

  • 6,800 miles
The headlights lights were very dim and the dealership was unable to adjust the lighting projection. Which resulted in poor visibility. The manufacturer indicated it this was a design characteristic.

- Brewster, NY, USA

problem #5

Jan 312003

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Headlights on the new Honda Pilot are weak and fail to adequately illuminate the road ahead. It's the difference between using a spotlight vs a floodlight. The high beams when in use just seem to disappear into the night. You can see but the light is not bright enough in my opinion. I think the high beams should be more like a spotlight in lighting up the road ahead. I think it is a definite design flaw.

- Philipsburg, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 262002

Pilot 4WD

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Head light is not enough illuminate at night very risky when turn either left or right on a highway. We have stop driving at night after found out.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 072002

(reported on)

Pilot 4WD

  • miles
Headlights are very weak and do not sufficeintly illuminate the road ahead. This creates a very serious driving hazard on the freeway especially at speeds as high as 70 mph. The Pilot's headlights fail to illuminate.

- Greenlawn, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 062002

Pilot

  • miles
Consumer states, the head light component provide poor light obstructing the driver's view. Dealer has inspected.

- Austin, MN, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002

Pilot

  • miles
Consumer states the low beam headlights are weak or not properly aligned resulting in poor night visibility. Consumer states has to use high beams. Nlm

- Wayne, NJ, USA

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