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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,960 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 electrical problems

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2007 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 222011

Pilot

  • miles

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

Burned out light bulbs for the on/off indicator switches for air condition.

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #9

Dec 012015

Pilot

  • 182,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the ignition switch was defective. The contact was unable to insert the key into the ignition switch. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was notified. VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 182,000.

- Vicksburg, MS, USA

problem #8

Apr 132015

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 103,000 miles
After leaving work and traveling approximately 7 miles to the local home improvement store my 2007 Honda Pilot caught fire sometime after I parked, shut off the car, walked into the store. I was in the store for no more than 15 minutes when I heard that a red truck was on fire. Never would I have thought it was my car, because it is not a truck but an SUV. As my curiosity got the better of me, I went outside the garden area to see my Honda Pilot on fire. After calling 911 and making sure the appropriate fire and police departments were called I walked a little closer to see the damage occurring. The fire department extinguished the fire and the car was a total loss. The fire department stated it is a mechanical failure. This happened minutes before I was going to pick up my children. What would have happened if they were in the car with me or I was driving on the highway? there was no indication that something was wrong.... after further investigation I have found out that there is a wiring harness problem that wears out on the cowling ( the metal area between the engine compartment and the dashboard). Other people have had issues with the wiring and some had said their cars have caught on fire. When is Honda going to acknowledge there is an issue and do a recall"?"

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #7

Feb 202015

Pilot

  • miles

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

The hazard, vtm 4 lock, and cruise control buttons do not have any led illumination thus while driving at night these buttons are impossible to locate unless turning on the cabin light to locate.

- Madison, AL, USA

problem #6

Dec 242014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 99,100 miles
While driving with headlights on during daylight hours, we noticed a burning smell as we arrived at our destination. It was dark when we returned home and the headlights seemed very dim when using low beams. We were in a very rural area and able to use high beams for most of the trip. When switching to low beams due to oncoming traffic, I had difficulty seeing the road. When we reached the highway and had to use low beams more, it was obvious something was wrong. I used high beams as much as possible. At one point, I switched to low beams as a car passed me. The lights were dim again but suddenly brightened up a second after switching to low beams (possibly due to a bump in the road?) and I realized we had been driving with only fog lights for the past 30 minutes. Without the fog lights, we definitely would have crashed when we dimmed our high beams on the rural roads earlier in the trip. The following day, I turned on the headlights and the low beams were not working. Tapping on the lens sometimes temporarily fixes the problem, so the burning smell may not have been connected to the loss of lights. The sudden onset of this problem is a major safety hazard and seems very similar to the problem experienced with headlights in several other models, including 2003-2005 Pilot. The previous recall (NHTSA action number : EA11012 NHTSA recall campaign number : 12V136000) was specific to 2 bulb systems. The 2007 Pilot uses a 4 bulb system, but the problem seems similar and I don't have access to any technical information that would explain why the 4 bulb system is immune to the problem. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #5

Aug 142012

Pilot

  • 52,000 miles
Most of the climate control lights on my 2007 Honda Pilot have been out for a while. I bought this vehicle new and have taken excellent care of it; no wrecks, etc. The climate control lights continue to go out a few at a time. This causes night driving to be dangerous due to being unable to adjust anything with a quick glance. I've actually had to turn on the overhead light to see which button to push. Obviously, this takes my attention from the road, causing distracted driving. I've researched and found that this seems to be a common problem with Honda Pilot. It's hard for me to believe that such a wonderful vehicle and company would have sub par parts or a problem that causes this to happen. I've had other cars (much older models) that have never had an interior light go out. I'd just like to know if there is any way that I can remedy this situation. I plan on keeping this Pilot for many more years and would like to be safe when driving. Thank you for any help or advice.

- Mcdonald, TN, USA

problem #4

Feb 222014

Pilot

  • 105,000 miles

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

Vehicle battery indicator illuminated and car died. Repair shop attempted to jump start the vehicle and smoke and burning smell came from dashboard. Vehicle towed to dealer.

- Pocatello, ID, USA

problem #3

Jul 012013

Pilot

  • 141,000 miles
Climate control bulbs inoperative. Cruise control and various other instrument/dash bulbs inoperative.

- Wimauma, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
SRS indicator illuminates periodically for no obvious reason. Dealership read code 92-20 open/short in passenger airbag cutoff circuit; stated could be interference with ac inverter but don't use that in vehicle; did not attempt to fix the problem, sent me back home to monitor if it happened again. With nothing in passenger seat, SRS illuminates as well as with items in seat. As of 11/26/12, illuminated steadily for multiple trips (usually does not illuminate on every road trip). Honda defaults to no airbag deployment if SRS indicator is illuminated, so I am driving with no active airbags and two children with me in the car.

- Bristow, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 252008

Pilot

  • 21,500 miles
2007 Honda Pilot, numerous complaints about stalling and drivable issues, took Pilot to dealer with same complaints of engine light, stalling, dealer found several codes in system drove Pilot home on the evening of the 24th drove to work on the 25th and that when I experienced the same problems and within several hour of that the Pilot caught fire while running! fire was in the engine compartment concentrated near cowl of Pilot then consumed whole engine compartment and heavily damaged interior.

- Torrance, CA, USA

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