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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,174 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.

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2007 Honda Pilot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #8

Nov 192009


  • 29,710 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Honda Pilot. While the contact was driving approximately between 10-30 mph, the brake pedal was engaged and a grinding noise emitted, then suddenly the brakes began to lock intermittently. There was no warning indicator illuminated at the time of the brake failure. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three different times for the same failure. The rear brakes were replaced once and the rear rotors were resurfaced twice on separate occasions. The malfunction continued to occur after the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 29,710.

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 292011


  • miles
I just merged on the highway getting off the on-ramp. I saw ahead of me that the cars were slowing down. I stepped on the brake and the car wasn't slowing down I felt some kind of vibration in the brake. I just kept my foot on the brake and I saw that the car is not slowing down and just kept going. I kept telling the car to stop, stop, stop... and it didn't stop and I knew it I will hit the car in front of me... and it did.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 162010


  • 49,000 miles
Applied brakes but they did not work. Collided with the rear of a vehicle ahead of me causing much damage to both vehicles. One person was taken from scene by ambulance. My vehicle is probably not repairable and is available for inspection. Other owners of 2007 Honda Pilot have had same experience of brakes failing to work. (all numbers below are approximate as this internet report does not allow stating ranges for the vehicle's mileage, speed, etc.)

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 152010


  • 62,803 miles


The brake system in my 2007 Pilot with 60,000 miles failed with no warning. When I press the pedal to make a sudden stop the car continues to move forward. It takes the pressure of both feet on the pedal to make the car stop. Air is being collected in the lines and has to bled almost daily. Honda diagnosed the problem being a faulty brake booster. At no time was there an indication the brakes were failing. Honda claims this is a rare issue and will not cover this safety issue under warranty.

- Graham, NC, USA

problem #4

Sep 012009


  • 16,000 miles
Inconsistent brake pedal on 2007 Honda Pilot. Amount pf pressure applied to the brake pedal to stop the truck varies at almost every instance. At times, the pedal is spongy and goes to the floor. Other times it barely moves at all and the truck stops. This has been going on for quite a while now. I had the front brakes replaced in November 2009. When I had the vehicle inspected 1/2010 I had the mechanic check the front brakes but he said they were new and there was no problem. I was greatly surprised to hear about the recall of the 2007 Odyssey and ridgeline and cannot believe the Pilot was not included. My daughter frequently drives my Pilot and has also noticed the same problem. This vehicle should be included in the Odyssey and ridgeline recall. I believe the basic mechanics are the same so how can a problem that occurs on two truck based vehicles not apply to a third?

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 022009


  • 30,000 miles
I felt violent shaking when applying the brakes. I took the car to the dealer service shop and was told that the rotors were worn. They would have to be resurfaced and new brake pads applied. This has happened 3 times within 18 months. The first time it occurred, the car was under warranty. The second time it happened, the car had been driven 15,000 miles since it had been repaired when the issue started happening again and the car was not under warranty any longer. It has been approximately 4 to 5 months since the problem was repaired the second time when it started happening again. Honda service manager stated that this was a frequent problem with the 2007 Honda Pilot. Service manager told me that they never had a problem with the rotors warping until Honda changed its design for the rotors for the 2007 Pilot.

- Hoover, AL, USA

problem #2

Nov 202008


  • 29,875 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Pilot. While driving fast or low speeds, the contact heard a clunking noise coming from the vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer at least four times, but they could not locate the cause of the failure. The dealer informed him to continue driving the vehicle because the brakes were working normally. The Honda manufacturer would not assist and stated that the vehicle could not be repaired under warranty. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 29,875.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012008

Pilot 6-cyl

  • miles
2007 Honda Pilot with brake problems. Consumer states that it takes a lot of pressure to stop the vehicle and keep it stopped. Eventually the brakes failed completely, brakes finally engaged after stomping on the pedal frantically he states.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

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