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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
92,831 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have to replace interior door handle (3 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
  3. i reported this problem to honda canada via email. they ins (1 reports)
2004 Honda Pilot accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #6

Jun 152010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


Chrome peeling is very sharp, myself and others have cut fingers on it. Have mostly peeled it off the front handles.

- , Nevada, MO, USA

problem #5

Dec 062012

Pilot EX-L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 144,000 miles

This is a common occurrence and should be covered by a recall!

- , Eagan, MN, USA

problem #4

Apr 272012

Pilot EX 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,778 miles

Peeling chrome on door handle cut my finger badly. Should not happen & the repair should be covered by Honda under a recall.

- , Montreal, QC, canada

problem #3

Sep 022010

Pilot EXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Chrome peeling off of the right rear passenger interior door handle. Pretty low quality for a Honda Pilot... wouldn't expect that.

- , Pulaski, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 032008

Pilot EXL/4door 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 93,206 miles

We have notified Honda House in Chatham, Ont. and were told that it is not a recall item so we would have to purchase the handle ourselves which adds up to $200.00 because all have to be replaced. We called the Honda company to see if they would do something and we were told the same thing. We went to different car companys to see if they had the same problem and the Hyundai company said that they did have some problems with there door handles and replaced them at no cost to the owner. I thought the Honda company was supposed to be the better company but I guess not, the next time we purchase a vehicle it will be an Hyundai I think at least they seem to care about having a good name for their customers.

- , Chatham, Ontario, Canada

problem #1

Oct 302009

Pilot EX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,000 miles

The chrome metal film that covers the interior door release handles has peeled off the passenger side handle, apparently for no reason. I've noticed it is also a safety issue, because it was sharp and flaked off, like thin sheet metal or like a razor blade. The only cause I could think of why this happened is that over time, heat/sun exposure could have broken down the adhesive and it eventually cracked and peeled off. I was surprised to see other complaints online, so I'm counting myself in on this one. I think Honda should replace even if out of warranty. It's poor craftsmanship/quality part. Not sure how much it costs, but probably not cheap.

- , Amesbury, MA, USA

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