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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,012 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 042004

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles


Since the vehicle was new, there was a sloshing sound from the gas tank when the car starts or stops (as if I'm carrying an aquarium). Honda said (7/15/05) it's the tank's alloy composition, and is a normal condition. Since safety is not an issue, Honda will not replace the gas tank, and I will just have to live with the annoyance. Honda is sorry; most Pilot don't behave like this.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving or when applying the brakes, a thump noise would be present in the rear. The consumer was informed that the noise was coming from the fuel tank.

- Brentwood, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 302004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving the vehicle at any speed, the consumer heard noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician indicated that noise was coming from the fuel tank. In addition, dealer said that they're aware of the problem and it's normal.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 292003


  • 16,000 miles
While driving at 65 mph consumer heard a noise from under the vehicle. Consumer continued to drive until another motorist indicated that there was a problem with the fuel tank. Consumer pulled into a gas station and found that a hole was in the plastic fuel tank. Manufacturer and the dealer were aware of the problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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