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.

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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.

5.4

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,766 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.

2005 Honda Pilot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 272006

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,766 miles

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

On June 30th, 2005 I purchased a new 2005 Honda Pilot with 65 odometer miles as a personal family vehicle. On December 27, 2006 my 18 year old son was driving the vehicle go shopping in ventura ca. At approximately 11:00 am when he noticed smoke coming from the A/C / heater vents in the dash area. He pulled the vehicle over to investigate. After he pulled over he turned the ignition switch off and realized that smoke was also coming out of the hood and engine compartment. He called 911 to dispatch a fire truck, but before they arrived the vehicle became engulfed in flames and subsequently the engine area and interior were destroyed. The fire crew put out the flames but could not save the vehicle. It was considered a total loss. It is my opinion that the vehicle manufacturer should be responsible for my damages because I have not altered the vehicle's configuration in any manner and something mechanically wrong with the vehicle caused the fire. I would appreciate any assistance you can lend me to resolve this situation.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 272006

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,766 miles
On June 30th, 2005 I purchased a new 2005 Honda Pilot with 65 odometer miles as a personal family vehicle. On December 27, 2006 my 18 year old son was driving the vehicle go shopping in ventura ca. At approximately 11:00 am when he noticed smoke coming from the A/C / heater vents in the dash area. He pulled the vehicle over to investigate. After he pulled over he turned the ignition switch off and realized that smoke was also coming out of the hood and engine compartment. He called 911 to dispatch a fire truck, but before they arrived the vehicle became engulfed in flames and subsequently the engine area and interior were destroyed. The fire crew put out the flames but could not save the vehicle. It was considered a total loss. It is my opinion that the vehicle manufacturer should be responsible for my damages because I have not altered the vehicle's configuration in any manner and something mechanically wrong with the vehicle caused the fire. I would appreciate any assistance you can lend me to resolve this situation.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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