hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,202 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 152008


  • 110,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. While driving approximately 20 mph the contact heard a squeaking sound while depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the brake pads and rotors were replaced. Approximately two weeks after the vehicle was repaired the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was taken back to the mechanic where the brakes were sprayed with a brake substance;however, the contact continued to experience the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 110,000.

- Cohoes, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 012009


  • 134,000 miles
Noticed that the Honda Pilot would shake when driving at 60, then eventually start feeling the brakes going into effect and the speed dropping to below 40. However, driving at 25 yesterday, the brakes locked in the middle of the road. The car came to a complete stop, I had to push down the brakes and then the car moved.

- Burtonsville, MD, USA

problem #3

Mar 142004

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12 miles
Loud "clank" noise from brake calipers the first time brakes are applied after changing direction (forward to reverse or reverse to forward). This has happened since new; the dealer service rep states "they all do that", and said he was surprised Honda had not come up with some kind of fix because they were getting a lot of complaints about the very disconcerting noise.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 192003

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a Honda Pilot 2003, every time I start my SUV and press the brakes for the first time I hear a loud nocking sound. Usually happens after the SUV is not in use for a while. I took the SUV to the dealer for different issue and I asked the service person about the problem, he told me that the sound is common on Pilot. I called american Honda and they told that I need to take the SUV for an inspection and not to go by what the service person told me. I have not taken the SUV to the dealer yet. But, I have done my research and there is a lot of people that the same problem, I do not why they have not reported it. The problem is annoying because it only happens once, everytime the SUV is move after a period of time.

- Chino Hills, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 042003


  • 12,000 miles
When applying the brakes they produced a noise. Dealer states that the noise is normal.

- Frederick, MD, USA

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