really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,247 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 182005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,100 miles


The contact's vehicle was hit by another vehicle while waiting enter into traffic. The vehicle was at a complete stop, and the other vehicle was traveling approximately 35-40 mph. The moving vehicle hit the contact's vehicle on the front passenger side. The air bag system failed to deploy. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure. Vehicle has not been in any previous accidents. The manufacturer was contacted, but did not offer any assistance.

- Barksdale Airforce Base, LA, USA

problem #4

Jun 102005

(reported on)


  • miles
SRS electronic system was disrupted by electronic item being placed in the passenger seat of the 2003 Honda Pilot.** answer required***.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 012004

Pilot 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving vehicle suddenly accelerated. Driver did not apply the brakes. Driver was unable to maintain control of the vehicle, and it went down embankment smashing into a tree. Upon impact, both air bags did not deploy. No injuries reported. The vehicle was towed and totaled by the insurance. Ref. ODI no. 10115735 for 2004.

- Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #2

Apr 232004


  • 41,000 miles
Consumer stated when using laptop on the passenger's seat SRS light came on. As a result, air bags disengaged.

- Ada, OK, USA

problem #1

Aug 272003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 136 miles
The consumer received a letter from the manufacturer about a safety improvement campaign for the front air bags. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, who made the necessary repairs. The vehicle was taken to another dealer for another problem. While the mechanic was inspecting the vehicle the front air bags were checked and the mechanic made the necessary repairs according to the safety campaign because it looked like the air bags had not been repaired. The consumer(s) were concerned that repairs were done twice, but problem could recur. The consumer felt that the air bags may not remain adjusted.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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