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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,660 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.

2014 Honda Pilot engine problems

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2014 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 032016


  • 23,000 miles


The head gasket on my 2014 Honda Pilot blew with only 23,000 miles on the vehicle. No warning lights appeared and I am worried about a safety issue despite the repairs being covered under warranty. I got the vehicle brand new and service records are maintained and up to date.

- Brentwood, CA, USA

problem #4

May 022016


  • 15,000 miles
The problem started when my Pilot reached 15K miles. When driving I can feel the engine vibrate when accelerate around 35 -45 RPM speed. I did some researches online and a lot of people having the similar problem ( when eco/vcm kicks in car vibrates) it has something to do with the transition from 3 cylinders to 6 cylinders. I hope that Honda do something about this. I don't feel safe when the vibration kicks in when driving; felt like the engine would explode kinda scary feeling. Also if too much vibration, it would reduce the life the engine. Please help us on this issues.

- Hatboro, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312014


  • 25,000 miles
Two incidents of sudden unintended acceleration. The first on January 31, 2014, the second on March 25, 2014. Both incidents occurred at a very slow rate of speed of approximately five miles per hour. In both situations the car was coming to a stop with the brake being applied. Suddenly, the rpms increased and the car suddenly moved forward with the break unable to stop the car even though both feet were applied to the brake peddle. The car was stopped by putting the gear shift into neutral and turning off the engine. This has been reported to Honda of America as well as to the local Honda dealer. The car was brought to the dealer two times, but the dealer unable to diagnose the problem. Honda of America (800 999-1009) has opened a case number which is: N012014-03-2600701. This is a potentially very dangerous situation. Updated 06/04/14

- Westport, CT, USA

problem #2

Mar 042014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 250 miles
When cruising in my 2014 Honda Pilot ex-L at about 60 mph on relatively flat terrain, there is a low frequency vibration and rumble. I believe this is due to the vcm feature of the engine. It is possible this could get worse and cause some engine damage.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 092013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 50 miles
When the variable cylinder management kicks in at 2000 RPM the engine vibrates. It does this constantly when the eco green light comes on. Very distracting and annoying. Also is a problem in my sisters 2013 Pilot. Dealer knew it was a problem but would not disclose until after I purchased the car.

- Reading, MA, USA

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