really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,500 miles

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2003 Honda Pilot steering problems

steering problem

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2003 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 282007

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


- the contact owns a 2003 Honda Pilot. While driving at 30 mph the vehicle swung to the left and struck a tree. The contact sustained injuries. The contact was wearing a seat belt. The airbags deployed. There were no warning indicators. The vehicle was destroyed. The component failure was not diagnosed. The contact has pictures.a police report was taken. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Stoney Point, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 022002

Pilot 4WD

  • miles
The vehicle lost power steering components which caused a loss of steering control.

- Walnut Grove, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 202002

Pilot 4WD

  • miles
As I was exiting the expressway about 50 mph it became clear very quickly that the power steering had failed but the engine was running fine. It took much effort to negotiate the turn and thought I may crash into the guard rail but did not I proceded carefully about mile where my appointment was and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. A pully had broken off and was laying in the engine compartment upon inspection. This vehicle had a major recall regarding the water pump that involved the losening and disassembly of many componets in the same area of the engine. This problem was very serious in the sense that I had no warning that a problem existed with the steering until exiting the expressway, had my spouse been operating the vehicle she may not had been able to negotiate the exit ramp.

- Sylvania, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 162002

Pilot 4WD

  • miles
Power steering pulley just broke off. The bolt remained in place. The pulley just sheered off the bolt very strange. I was backing up when it happens. I contacted the dealer they came and towed the car away. The car is still at the dealer. They told me they had never seen that before. I suspect it may be a deffective part.

- Miami, FL, USA

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