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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,300 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 182006

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,900 miles


While going at about 20 mph in light rain, car in front of me broke suddenly causing me to hit the brakes. Upon stepping on the brakes, I heard a clicking sound. The car kept on rolling and did not stop. I tried moving left onto a turning lane to avoid hitting the car in front. The car skidded off the median, and car jumped the median without losing velocity. The car wound up on incoming traffic, at which point a car collided with me resulting in injuries to the that driver and myself. Problem is similar to complaint on file ODI id number : 10117818. Problem will be reported to Honda as a possible defect.

- N. Miami B. , FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 112005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle goes into a rolling stop and slides when the brakes are applied. This could result in an accident. Manufacturer was notified by consumer.

- Marion, IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 102004

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
When the brakes were applied the consumer heard a thump or knocking noise in the rear of the vehicle. As of 9/10/04 the vehicle has not been repaired.

- Beaver, WV, USA

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