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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,831 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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2006 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 122014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 125,865 miles


Transcooler failure has flooded radiator with transmission fluid & transmission with coolant ruining both major components.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #4

Jul 022012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
The catalytic converter was replaced on the vehicle at around 60K. The check emission light was going on and off the past few weeks (starting in July 2012). Took the vehicle to the dealer. Now at around 90K (August 2012), the replaced catalytic converter needs repairs (approximately $1000 in repairs). Why is the vehicle having problems again with the catalytic converter" shouldn't the life of the catalytic converter be more than 30K-60K"

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 052011


  • 87,500 miles
I was backing up out of my garage in my 2006 Honda Pilot when the vehicle suddenly accelerate. I had my foot resting lightly on the brake and I was able to stop the vehicle safely. I was then able to drive off.

- Berlin, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 012011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 57,789 miles
My 2006 Honda Pilot experienced sudden acceleration this morning while driving at about 25 mph. The engine suddenly revved up and the auto lunged forward. I applied the brake but this did not slow me down quickly enough. I then managed to get the car in neutral and tapped the gas pedal until the high revving stopped. The incident occurred at 11:00am eastern March 01, 2011, the Pilot had 57789 miles at time of incident.

- Pennsauken, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 102008


  • 24,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Pilot. While driving approximately 50 mph on normal road conditions, the engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer for diagnostic testing, which indicated that the engine misfired. The technician replaced the head gasket and recommended that a specific type of fuel be placed in the vehicle. The high level of lethal build-up in the engine contributed to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six separate occasions for the same failures, but there were no resolutions. The failure mileage was 24,000 and current mileage was 39,050.

- Decatur, GA, USA

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