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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,675 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 302003

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 18,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. The contact noticed that the tires on his vehicle were deteriorating on the interior sidewall. He took the vehicle to the dealer on five occasions and they performed a realignment. He then took the vehicle to an independent repair shop and a technician stated that the rear of the vehicle does not adjust the camber and caster. The contact had to replace four sets of tires, in which all of them had a large amount of tread. The manufacturer stated that the lifetime of the tires were 28,000 miles. All attempts to have the vehicle repaired properly have been insufficient. The failure mileage was 18,000 and current mileage was 79,000. Updated 10-30-08 updated 10/31/08

- Paris, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 022006

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles
Noticeable cabin vibration when car approaches 70mph, very noticeable. No modifications or repairs as of yet.

- Port Orchard, WA, USA

problem #2

Aug 222005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,700 miles
I was driving near my house my wife's Honda Pilot SUV and the rear suspension suddenly broke down. The fork and wheels support are broken and unweld (unsolder)

- Tlajomulco, 00, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My wife and I both own 2003 Honda Pilot's. both vehicles have a thumping noise that seem to come from the right rear wheel area when driving over small or larger bumps.I have contacted the Honda customer service department and was told they have no information on this problem, that it maybe generic. I have talked to my dealer (wade raulserson, gainesville, fl) service department and have been told the same thing. No information, it may be generic. I have corresponded over the internet with numerous other Pilot owners that have the same complaint. Several have done considerable research on their own and the best diagnosis seems to be a design problem with the right rear shock mount. You have a complaint(#10023250) detailing a failure on the right rear of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled over resulting in injuries to the driver and extensive damage to the vehicle. This make me wonder if there is an inherent design fault with the rear suspension on the Pilot that could ultimately result in a catastrophic failure that may cause major injury or death.

- Lake City, FL, USA

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