Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,250 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.

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 012011


  • 72,000 miles


The climate control lights inside our Honda Pilot have all burned out. It is extremely dangerous to change the settings at night because the light bulbs do not light up. Please fix this Honda!

- Beaver, PA, USA

problem #3

May 012007


  • 25,000 miles
The climate control lights on my 2005 Honda Pilot are non-functional. I purchased this car new and these lights failed after about two years. This appears to be a common issue with the Pilot.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • miles
Several of the lights in the HVAC control panel in my 2005 Honda Pilot have burned out. This seems to be a very common problem with the 2005 Pilot, and can be confirmed on online Honda Pilot forums. It is very dangerous at night, as the only way to see the controls is to turn the interior dome lights. Seems like a manufacturers defect.

- Hercules, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 232008


  • 40,000 miles
All of the dashboard lights in the ac control panel in my 2005 Honda Pilot have burned out. This seems to be a common problem with the 05 Pilot. It's just he ac control panel lights. It is very dangerous at night, as the only way to see the controls is to have to turn on the inside dome lights. Seems like a manufacturer's defect to me.

- Vienna, VA, USA

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