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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Honda Pilot accessories - interior problems

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 122013

Pilot

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the drivers side seat warmer was activated and became extremely hot. In addition, there was a burning odor throughout the vehicle. As a result, the driver sustained a burn. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was not available.

- Newton, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 022011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 110,000 miles
Drivers heated seat caught the seat on fire.

- Franklin, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 012010

Pilot

  • 60,000 miles
2004 Honda Pilot driver's side seat heater gets extremely hot and will burn skin. Major safety issue.

- Haverford, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 102010

Pilot

  • 98,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the heated seat control for the drivers seat malfunctioned and whenever activated, it would burn the contacts legs. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnosis or repairs. The manufacturer was called but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Flower Mound, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 182008

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles
I have a 2004 Honda Pilot ex the driver's seat right side gets extremely hot when the seat heater is turned on. There has not been any injury or accident due to this issue but I have seen where it has online during my research of this problem. I am trying to be proactive and remedy a potential problem before it becomes a hazard.

- Chester, VT, USA

problem #1

Jan 172008

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,000 miles
Seat warmer burned a hole in drivers seat while I was driving the vehicle. It is a very cold day here and I have lots of layers on so I did not feel the burn for a while. When I felt it burn me and smelled the leather burning I shut off the seat warmers. The dealer tells me it will cost $800 to be replaced. Yikes - what if the seat warmer accidentally gets turned on when I am outside my vehicle - when it is below zero outside I warm up my car for about 20 minutes -will my car catch on fire?

- Hampden, ME, USA

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