definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,957 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Honda Pilot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 102005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


Honda Pilot front rotors get warp with normal use, when brakes are applied at high speed the car steering wheel shakes violently and car is out of control, have to remove foot from brakes to get control of the car back, Honda will not acknowledge problem.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 252004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Front brake rotors warped. Starting at 32,000 miles, steering wheel shakes hard side to side when brakes applied. This should not happen from normal wear, no other defects noted as cause (tires, lug nut torque, over heating). Dealer would not fix under warranty. Problem continues. Possible loss of control under hard braking due to severe steering wheel shake. Cause of excessive wear to other parts.

- Somerset, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012003


  • 25,872 miles
Consumer experienced pulsation and shaking in steering when slowing down. The dealer determined that the rotors needed to be cut and resurfaced. A few months later the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for routine maintenance and brake problems. The dealer blamed the brake problems on high mileage but the consumer believes that the dealer may have caused the problem or that the brakes were defective when the vehicle was purchased.

- Howell, NJ, USA

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