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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,197 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.

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2004 Honda Pilot engine problems

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #18

May 092011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 123,000 miles

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

My 2004 Honda Pilot has a shudder at 30 mph. It feels as though you are driving over the rumble strips. I am starting to experience poor shifts at other speeds now as well. I understand that the problem is most likely the result of a faulty torque converter. Repairs include replacing the torque converter and the transmission as well as updating the PCM. Honda recalled over a million 2003/2004 Pilot but my VIN is just passed the last VIN recalled. However, there are many 2005 Pilot owners experiencing the exact same failure. Acura also issued a service bulletin that repairs the faulty components for all 2003 and 2004 MDX owners (inside and outside of warranty). Honda should take responsibility for the failed transmissions in the later 2004 Pilot and 2005 years as well.

- Edwardsburg, MI, USA

problem #17

Jul 142011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Motor mounts broken at 60,000 miles.

- Springfield, MO, USA

problem #16

Feb 242011

Pilot

  • 150,000 miles
On the above date while on a local interstate my car failed to respond to acceleration. Instead the engine revved and then began clunking and making horrible noises. I drifted to the side of the road as I had no control of the motor. I had the car towed to my dealership. They said the was a "catasrtophic failure" of my transmission. I had had no warning of any kind. I have always had all my warranty work done in a timely fashion including all transmission work. My dealer estimated a repair job costing $4,400. I got 2 other estimates including one from trusted car mechanic who told me he recommended a jasper transmission (total rebuild) and it included a "work-around" for my make, model, and year car's transmission "problem"

- Chesapeake Beach, MD, USA

problem #15

Feb 092011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles

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

My engine mounts on my 2004 Honda Pilot went for the second time. My car has 115,000. I purchased this car new from the Honda dealership and kept up with all the maintenance.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 232010

Pilot

  • 91,000 miles
Front engine mount found damaged and recommended replacement at $450 by Honda service. Driven 91K miles, and seems like a lot of others are reporting same issue at same mileage.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 192010

Pilot

  • 76,540 miles
Honda dealer indicated during routine oil change that front engine mount is cracked and needs to be replaced. The engine mount is one of the very important parts that secure the engine and Honda must take action to ensure that the part is safe and not creak and get weak. This is a serious safety hazard and Honda should make an effort to investigate and recall and replace the engine mount in all those vehicles which are affected.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 012010

Pilot

  • 89,000 miles

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

Front and side motor mounts on 2004 Honda Pilot need replacement after only 89K miles of city driving.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #11

Oct 012009

Pilot

  • 90,000 miles
I own a 2004 Honda Pilot and was told when I got an oil change at 90K that the engine mounts were cracked and needed to be replaced. Seems like this should be a recalled part if it is that common.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #10

Sep 192009

Pilot

  • 90,000 miles
I have a 2004 Honda Pilot. Honda dealer technician informed me that the front and side engine mounts are cracked and need to be replaced. I never heard of this from anyone. I checked internet for other Honda owners. There are a number of reporting with the same problem. Should this not be a part defect?

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 272009

Pilot

  • 175,000 miles
Honda Pilot 2004; motor mounts failure noted in 8/09.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #8

Jun 142009

Pilot

  • 37,000 miles

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

Engine motor mount needed replaced to pass Pennsylvania inspection.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #7

Jul 092009

Pilot

  • 91,000 miles
Informed by the dealer that the motor mounts on my 2004 Pilot were cracked and that I would start to notice this in vibration of the vehicle. Dealer told me that this was something seen quite often in the Pilot and Odyssey. 2004 Pilot with 91K miles.

- Highlands Ranch, CO, USA

problem #6

Jun 182009

Pilot

  • 100,500 miles
I have 2004 Honda Pilot ex-L with 100,000 miles. Today I noticed the drive light blinking on my way home from work. After I arrived home, I stopped the engine and restarted and I did not blink again. What should I do with this?

- Tujunga, CA, USA

problem #5

May 062009

Pilot

  • 58,000 miles
Broken engine mounts front & passenger side.

- Bountiful, UT, USA

problem #4

Apr 222009

Pilot

  • 72,000 miles
Dealership service staff informed me that my 04 Honda Pilot needs two motor mounts (front and right side) replaced. I have heard that many other Pilot owners have had the same issue. With just 75K miles, and the knowledge that this sounds like a common issue, I would think that a recall is in order. I have never had to replace motor mounts on any other vehicles I've owned: 72 opel manta; 79 Chevy Malibu; 80 and 88 Toyota corolla's; 83 olds cutlass; 94 Geo prism; 98 Toyota Camry. I have not had them replaced as yet, but the dealership replacement charge is estimated at $547.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #3

Mar 112007

Pilot

  • miles
Defective motor mount 2004 Honda Pilot - severe steering wheel vibration.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #2

Dec 102008

Pilot

  • 66,500 miles
Told by Honda technician that two of the four motor mounts are damaged and need replacement.

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 032009

Pilot

  • 85,000 miles
2 engine mounts requiring replacement at 85K miles on 04 Honda Pilot. Honda dealership cost to repair is $499. Discovered many other Honda Pilot owners with same problem and questioning whether this is a defective part and should be a recall.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

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