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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
52,836 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. inherent flaw in vehicle design (3 reports)
2003 Honda Pilot windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012009

Pilot EX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,500 miles


Just kind of annoying but nothing to really complain about.

- , Laredo, TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 072008

Pilot ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,007 miles

Our 2003 Honda pilot experiences a Very bad pounding / Fluttering noise when the rear window(s) is/are down.

We just bought the vehicle used and thought it is/was a mechanical defect.

The noise is deafening and it seems that the only way to be rid of it is to roll down one ore both of the front windows.

- , Burlington, ON, Canada

problem #1

Jul 092003

(reported on)

Pilot EX

  • 10,000 miles

Beware all Pilot owners and potential buyers: When rolling down one of the rear windows on the Pilot, there is serious pounding on your ear drums at speeds above 40 mph. I would state this as near deafening or as the service manager put it as an "assault on your ear drums." Try it and the truth will be revealed. Honda is not taking this problem very seriously because "not enough people have called."

- , Las Vegas, NV, USA

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