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2005 Honda Pilot
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: We all want our SUVs to be able to stop on a dime, just not randomly and without warning. But that's what was happening to 2005 Pilot owners: their vehicles were slamming on the brakes even when they didn't. A government investigation of this problem led to a recall in March of 2013.
Another issue that keeps popping up is transmission fluid mixing with coolant in the radiator which is causing transmission failure, a costly repair to say the least.
Worst 2005 Pilot Problems by Category
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- transmission problems34NHTSA complaints: 3
- cooling system problems18NHTSA complaints: 2
- engine problems10NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems5NHTSA complaints: 11
- seat belts / air bags problems5NHTSA complaints: 6
- steering problems5NHTSA complaints: 4
- windows / windshield problems5
- interior accessories problems3NHTSA complaints: 7
- electrical problems3NHTSA complaints: 4
- AC / heater problems2
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- exhaust system problems1
- suspension problems1NHTSA complaints: 12
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 8
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 3
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 2
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 1
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