pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. don't buy Honda (1 reports)
2004 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 012015

Pilot EX-L 3.5L Vtec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 215,000 miles


wet floorboards I bought my 2004 Pilot new and other than going through front brake rotors and headlight bulbs faster than normal (my opinion, obviously), I've had nothing but praise for the vehicle. About 3 months ago the car started getting wet floorboards when driving during wet conditions. Here are some particulars that might add to the diagnosis of the source: 1- the car has never been wrecked 2-within the last year I've replaced the windshield and front shocks/struts. (problem started well after both repairs) 3-moisture is slow to collect and starts on both driver and passenger floorboards. On the driver's side it's smack in the middle of the foot well, on passenger side it starts along the floorboard along the forward half of the rocker panel. 4- My local dealer checked and cleaned the HVAC condensation tubes and the problem persists.

I haven't checked the wiring inlet through the firewall yet, but as it's on both sides, I'm not convinced that's going to be the problem. Can anyone shed some light on my situation?

- , Staunton, VA, USA

problem #5

Jan 012010

Pilot EX 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles

Honda let me down. 2004 pilot leaks water, not only will Honda Care not cover the "structural" defect, they also say they will not cover any damage caused by the uncovered "structural" defect. If electrical system fails causing the sir bags not to work, too bad. Car always smells like wet dog. Dealer, O'Danial Honda of Omaha, even less help. Been a loyal Honda customer for years, no more, just bought a 2010 Jetta TDI.

I love the Jetta turbo, no leaks, and my friends and I don't smell like crap after riding in it + Great gas mileage.

- , Omaha, NE, USA

problem #4

Aug 012009

Pilot EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,000 miles

Honda will not admit to the problem, although I have read about problems others have had. This problem can easily go unnoticed through the warranty problem. Honda quality is defiantly going downhill.

- , Bixby, OK, USA

problem #3

Mar 012010

Pilot EX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Water leaks in every time it rains, water will start showing up under the carpets. When Honda is asked about this problem it is denied. But when you talk to some others and look on the web they also experience this problem. With the vehicle out of warranty it can cost you hundreds to take it to the dealer. Should be a mold lawsuit going on.

- , Bixby, OK, USA

problem #2

Nov 252008

Pilot EXL 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

I bought this pilot used in nov. 08 and didn't notice the problem until that fall. Now the car/suv is starting to smell like a wet dog!! I haven't had any luck tryng to fix it myself so I guess it's off to the dealer I go.

- , Conception Bay South, NL, Canada

problem #1

Dec 052008

Pilot Exldvd 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles

There is several Honda pilot owners with the same water problem under the floorboards yet nothing is being done about it model years starting 2003-present there needs to be a recall I have bought a 1994,1996,2005 accords never had a problem except the abs which is not a big deal but this I believe is causing my family to be sick since I noticed this water we have all been sick more than once in the last three months and before this had not been sick in over a year my daughter is 13 months old and has never been sick but has been sick twice in the last three months once with an infection in her eyes and nose and I had bronchitis and sinusitis and a bacteria infection I just want Honda to admit when they are wrong hondapilot.org has several people with the same problem and even have official Honda service bulletins showing they know their are defects in the grommet , apillar, and y area harness you can make copies and take them to your Honda dealer if you have any information that could help me please email me

- , Greeneville, TN, USA

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