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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,780 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.

2009 Honda Pilot engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252009


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Honda Pilot. The contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle would suddenly stall without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle within several minutes. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer but the vehicle was neither diagnosed for the failure nor repaired. The manufacturer was contacted as well and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 100.

- Kailuakona, HI, USA

problem #1

Oct 232009


  • 3,461 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Pilot. When attempting to start the vehicle, it exhibited a no-start condition. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but the technician could not identify the cause of the failure. Two days later while driving on the highway at 60 mph, the vehicle began losing power. She was able to safely coast to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed back to the dealership, in which the converters and injectors were replaced at her expense. The engine warning light illuminated on the instrument control panel. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer, and a technician concluded that the engine had to be internally inspected. The manufacturer was notified, and she was awaiting a response. The current mileage was approximately 3,500. The failure mileage was 3,461.

- York, PA, USA

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