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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,170 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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2009 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 182012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 46,340 miles


When driving down the interstate with the cruise control activated, a slight turn to pass another vehicle shut the cruise control off (no dashboard light indicator, as if you shut it off). Turning the steering wheel back reactivate the cruise control (dash light back on), though not engaged, as if you hit the brakes. The problem got progressively worse over time; the 'dead' spot in the cruise control eventually disabled the control from coming on at all. The dealership repaired this 2 year, 11 month old car for $377. The defective part is a 'cable reel assembly' that shorted out, according to the dealership. I considered it a safety hazard; they did not.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 012009


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that when driving at 5 mph, the vehicle suddenly accelerated when the brakes were applied. When the vehicle accelerated, it crashed into a plate glass window. There were no injuries but a police report was filed. The failure occurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the control module was replace. The vehicle continued to accelerate unintentionally. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. The current mileage was approximately 88,000.

- Pittston , PA, USA

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