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.

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.

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

May 062005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles

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

Headrest of the driver and passenger seats are really far away. This causes serious neck strain and pain. This is a serious safety hazard since it could cause a major injury in the event of a crash. The headrest of the driver and passenger seat is a doughnut hole types headrest. This headrest is not adjustable and sits far back away from the back. So, it does not provide support to the neck. Quite a few people seem to have this problem.

- Hockessin, DE, USA

problem #1

Mar 012005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles
Headrest of the driver and passenger seats are really far away. This causes serious neck strain and pain. This is a serious safety hazard since it could cause a major injury in the event of a crash. The headrest of the driver and passenger seat is a doughnut hole types headrest. This headrest is not adjustable and sits far back away from the back. So, it does not provide support to the neck. Quite a few people seem to have this problem. Please check www.edmunds.com discussions and www.Honda-Pilot.org discussions. Please recall this vehicle to fix this problem.

- Sugar Land, TX, USA

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