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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
136,781 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new frame or weld or bolt in support (3 reports)
  2. honda paying for a new support replacement (1 reports)
2004 Honda Pilot accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 012016

Pilot EXL 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles


This a clear case of Honda's planned obsolescence when a known weak link breaks at 160,000 on 60 plus Pilots

just like clock work. So when people can't afford to repair a problem like this known flaw which is very expensive. they do just what Honda wants them to, and purchase a new car! I am retired and have some difficulty taking care of tasks like these.Shame on Honda for not stepping up to repair this known flaw. Randy Watson

- , Portland, USA

problem #3

Dec 292015

Pilot LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 195,000 miles

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seat support bracket failure seat support bracket failure

cranked seat mount, drivers seat, left front mount

This is a serious safety issue, reported by many owners of Pilots and CRVs

- , Apex, NC, USA

problem #2

Oct 142014

Pilot EX 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I copied this from another post but it is accurate to my experience/feeling.

The driver left seat support metal broke leaving the seat unattached to the frame. The seat moves forward and back and rocks backward on acceleration. This is obviously a design and manufacturer defect. Honda will not replace the seat at no cost and will not assign a recall. This is a serious safety issue and Honda should take full responsibility for replacement before an accident causes unnecessary injury to the driver.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 192014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,123 miles

Major safety issue. Honda dealership wants to remove seat and all under seat supports and install new at my expense. I really need to know what Honda is going to do before I have an accident or injury due to failure of seat. Back is already strained due to twisting of seat failure by Honda.

- , Leo, IN, USA

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