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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,038 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.

2011 Honda Pilot engine problems

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 222010


  • 500 miles


After the break-in period of the vehicle, and ever since then, when the air-conditioning is set on recirculate, if the gas pedal is pushed hard (for example to go up a steep hill), a smell of rotten eggs enters into the cabin. It does not do it as bad if the air conditioning is set on "fresh air". the windows are closed and no other cars are ahead of mine when it happens. I am not that worried about the smell (although it is an inconvenience). I am worried about this meaning that there is exhaust leaking into the cabin all the time at highway speed, it's just that most of the time it can't be smelled. Three trips to the dealership has not resulted in a fix for this since they keep saying there is nothing wrong with it.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #3

Apr 102012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 29,352 miles
While driving at around 20 mph on local road, malfunction indicator came up and engine stopped working. Towed to Honda dealer and after through checkup, throttle body & throttle gasket were replaced.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 032011


  • 9,800 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that while driving approximately 87 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled after exhibiting a loud popping noise. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where they advised the contact that the failure could have been caused by the electrical system but they could not confirm that it was the actual cause. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 9,800.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 132010


  • 8,500 miles
2011 Honda Pilot ex-L, engine is humming whenever the speed is up to 50 miles/hour.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

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