Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The 2012-2013 Honda Pilot have a small complaint trend of owners reporting the engine hesitates sometimes when accelerating.

While it's not a widespread trend with the Pilot, it's a little concerning because of the possibly safety ramifications. While it's certainly something to keep in mind, most Pilot owners are not experiencing this problem.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 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.

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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2012 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 112016


  • 54,000 miles


When backing up using the backup camera the camera display will sometimes go black on the screen. I have almost on two occasions almost hit someone backing out of a parking lot. This is a intermittent problem that comes and goes. I feel it's a safety issues to have your vision suddenly cut out with no warning.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Honda Pilot. The contact stated the front passenger side wiper left streaks on the windshield when it was activated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician replaced the front passenger's wiper blade. After the vehicle was repaired the contact noticed the front passenger's side wiper blade also began to leave streaks. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times to have the wiper blades, wiper inserts, and wiper arms replaced. The failure continued to occurred after the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 8,000.

- Milford, MI, USA

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