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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 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.

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2003 Honda Pilot miscellaneous problems

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 182006

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Driving my 2003 Honda Pilot with approx 40K miles. Was driving at highway speeds when I heard a single thump. Looked in the rearview mirror and saw a tire bouncing 20-30 feet in the air with cars behind me on the highway swerving wildly to avoid the tire. It bounced 3-4 times and then went off the highway into a ravine. I pulled off the highway and found that my spare tire had broken free and dropped onto the highway. I had to sit for 15 minutes because I was so shaken thinking that it could have caused a major highway accident. The spare had never been used or lowered from the car. Dealer reported that the steel lift cable had just broken.

- Yarmouth, ME, USA

problem #1

Nov 012004


  • miles
The consumer received a recall for an air bag adjustment.

- Bastrop, LA, USA

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