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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
22,204 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace spool valve assembly (1 reports)
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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 082015

Pilot EX-L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,500 miles


Driving and my engine light and vcm light comes on, jerking of the car and can't go over 40mph. Ridiculous for a new car. May think about trading it in for something else. :(

- , Downingtown, PA, USA

problem #1

Aug 212013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,909 miles

My 2013 Pilot began to misfire and the check engine light came on and began blinking. I drove to work where the Honda Service Rep came and picked it up. I got to work at 8am the service guy showed up at 10am. when he started the car the check engine light was no longer on. (big surprise) He took it to the shop where they checked the snap shot system that had been installed the last time. there was no information that had been recorded. They checked for any codes there were none that were produced. They said that it was like the computer had reset itself when i turned the vehicle off and that they had never seen that happen before. They gave the car back and said that there was nothing they could do with out a snap shot recording or any codes.

- , Concord, CA, USA

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