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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
10 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,329 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #76

Jul 082015

Pilot

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V370000 and 15V320000 (air bags); however, the parts needed were not available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the recall repairs. The dealer and manufacturer were made aware of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Asheville, NC, USA

problem #75

Jul 042016

Pilot

  • 157,000 miles
Vehicle driver side hit side of mountain causing it to go down hill on passenger side. Rolled over three times. No air bags deployed. Person sitting in passenger seat received a scalp injury, but no loss of consciousness. Vehicle was on a dirt road and was traveling between 20 and 25 mph.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #74

Apr 082016

Pilot

  • miles
Takata recall.

- Hoiston, TX, USA

problem #73

Jul 062015

Pilot

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. The VIN was not available.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #72

Oct 252015

Pilot

  • 149,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the battery failed in the vehicle and caused the air bags to deactivate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 149,000.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #71

Aug 122015

Pilot

  • 179,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger side air bags were replaced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags). After the repair, the air bag light illuminated and the instrument panel displayed a warning message that read "SRS side air bag". the failure recurred several times. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 179,000.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #70

May 282015

Pilot

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V320000 (air bags), 14V700000 (air bags), 12V573000 (electrical sysytem), and 12V136000 (exterior lighting); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #69

Feb 132015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V349000 (air bags). The contact stated that the part needed to remedy the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #68

Jul 012013

Pilot

  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15V320000 (air bags) and NHTSA campaign number: 14V349000 (air bags) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for repair. The dealer stated that the parts needed were not available for repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the delay. The vehicle could not be repaired. The contact stated that the air bag light would illuminate intermittently on the instrument panel. The failure mileage was 100.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #67

Jan 052015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V320000 (air bags) and 14V349000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed were not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer stated they would call when the part would become available and did not follow up for months. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available and the contact already received three notifications. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #66

May 052015

Pilot

  • miles

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

I was involved in an auto accident. When I came to the inside of the car was smoking. The air bags were deployed and I had a three inch burned hole in my left arm. Now I have a permanent scar because of the airbag. I have pictures, police report and hospital reports. MA 10/19/2015

- Rex, GA, USA

problem #65

Dec 042014

Pilot

  • miles
2003 Honda Pilot. Consumer writes in regards to dealerships failure to remedy airbag inflator recall 14V-349 and 14V-351 within a reasonable period of time. The consumer was informed the part(s) were on back order.

- North Reading, MA, USA

problem #64

Sep 172014

Pilot

  • 184,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated, which indicated that the air bag warning light was off while a passenger was seated in the passenger seat. The failure recurred multiple times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V349000 (air bags) and 14V351000 (air bags); however, the part was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,000.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #63

Jan 152015

Pilot 6-cyl

  • miles
American Honda motor company mailed me a safety recall notice concerning unsafe passenger air bag (January 2015). Another notice was received concerning unsafe driver front air bag (April 2015). Further, Honda indicated that abnormal deployment of these air bags could result in serious injury or fatality. I called my local Honda dealership (union city, ga Honda) in February, April and May 2015. Informed that air bag parts continue to be delayed to the dealership. Parts are now due into the dealership on or about 21 June 2015. I have informed my attorney in the event my 2003 Honda Pilot air bags deploy under the conditions explained in Honda's two safety recall notices.

- Peachtree City, GA, USA

problem #62

Jan 312015

Pilot

  • 108,000 miles
Honda has not been able to conduct repairs for air bag recalls for more than 90 days. The vehicle was at the dealership for service on January 31 2015 and the parts are not available as of today May 9 2015.

- Henryville , IN, USA

problem #61

Mar 052015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V349000 (air bags) and 14V351000 (air bags) and stated that the part for the repair was not available within a reasonable timeframe. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer was contacted and could not provide an estimated date for when the contact's vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #60

Jan 012015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V349000 (air bags), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Semi Vally, CA, USA

problem #59

May 012015

Pilot 6-cyl

  • miles
2003 Honda Pilot. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete airbag inflator recall notice.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #58

Apr 302015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V349000 (air bags) and 14V351000 (air bags); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #57

Apr 242015

Pilot

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V351000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Santa Rosa, CA, USA

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