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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
105,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Honda Pilot engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 232013

Pilot LX 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


On July 25 ,2013 around 8:00am am starting my 2004 Honda pilot , to move my car to avoid parking tickets at 8:30am. After 5 minutes of warming the engine i decided to drive around to find a parking space to avoid a ticked. Around 8:14am I found a parking space and the car is parked. Later around 3:00pm I decided to go to my girlfriend house ,i see the my car parked and a free parking space in front of my apartment. To avoid tickets the next day i moved the car. Around 3:02 the car is parked in front of my apartment. Around 9:50 pm am walking home and i see the hood of my car open.The engine was all burned including headlights there was no wire everything melt. Neighbors where sitting outside as usual ,they told me that it started around 3:30 and that small amount of smoke was coming out of the left side of the engine .Fire department took like 15m !!!!to arrived.Car had 105,000 miles. I wasn't using the car that often ,the night before the fire i drove the car for 15 miles back and forward. My ensures don't cover fire .NO MORE HONDA THANKS!!!

- , Bronx, NYC, USA

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