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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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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2009 Honda Pilot transmission problems

transmission problem

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2009 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 052014


  • 50,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning. The failure recurred intermittently. The contact applied the brake pedal and the vehicle began shaking violently and became unstable. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was not able to replicate or diagnose the failure on multiple occasions. The check engine light illuminated intermittently. The vehicle continued to stall without warning and was towed to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that two spark plugs needed to be replaced and updated the PCM computer software in the vehicle. The authorized dealer also diagnosed that the lower control arm bushings had been leaking and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was to be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

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