fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
137,638 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new paint (2 reports)
  2. replace door handle (1 reports)
2004 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012016

Pilot EXL 3.5L

  • CVT transmission
  • 220,014 miles


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paint is peeling

paint began flaking several years ago. now peeling off in sheets

- , Selma, NC, USA

problem #2

Jan 042013

Pilot LT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104,000 miles

I have not experienced this issue with any other vehicle. The metal paint on the door handle (passenger side & rarely used), started lifting and actually cut my finger (paper type cut). Honda would do better to replace handles with plastic or coat them with something better than a fingernail polish.

- , Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 072009

Pilot LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,900 miles

The peeling paint started as a small area on the passenger door -- at first I thought it was a 'ding' from a flying rock. Then it started on the rear fender, and I got a little worried. About three months ago the paint started peeling off in larger sheets in multiple areas. I pointed it out to my Honda dealer, who told me about the extended warranty on the 2003-5 Honda Odyssey's of the same color as my Pilot. The peeling paint on my Pilot looked identical to the photographs of the same peeling paint on the Odysseys. I called American Honda, and the local agent told me that although there was a problem with the Midnight Blue Pearl paint mixture used on the Honda Odyssey's during the year 2004 and that they had extended their warranty on that color for the Odysseys, there was no 'bulletin' on the 2004 Pilot for that problem, and therefore nothing would be done -- my car had "too many miles on it". I pointed out that there weren't too many Pilots painted in Midnight Blue Pearl, and hence they might not have many complaints for it, but he didn't care, and told me nothing would be done -- I would have to repaint the car myself.

- , Ramona, CA, USA

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