pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
57,953 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace soy coated wires (1 reports)
2004 Honda Pilot electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022015

Pilot EXL

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,906 miles


My Check Engine light went off back in December of 2015. The next day the VTM-4 light went on as well. Everything appeared fine for over a week until my cars transmission would shift gears while driving. On one trip out, soon after leaving home, the car had difficulty shifting and I had to immediately return home. Upon having the car inspected by Honda, they noted that the soy coated wiring had been chewed in both the front and back of the car. They noticed rat droppings and nesting area. They had to force the rodent out, by whatever means possible. The total cost of the repair was a whopping $1,543.33! Something I could not afford, as I was recently laid off from my job of 17 years. Honda stated this was a known issue with the soy wiring and that others have had the bill covered by their insurance. I called my State Farm agent and he said it was not covered so the total payment came out of pocket. Honda should be completely responsible for the repair of a known issue with soy covered wiring!

- , El Sobrante, US

problem #1

Oct 072005

Pilot LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles

We have had several electrical issues with this car. Here they are:

1. We had 5 low beam bulbs burn out in the course of 4 months ==> no apparent reason

2. Our car will one it's own lock us out of our car. ==> It wasn't until we found that if we left the keys in the ignition it would no longer do it.

3. Our locks will suddenly unlock when making right turns. ==> It turns out that the door sensor was too far away from the Driver side door. Seems like the door is slowing separating from the car. Not noticeable from the outside. Put a piece of form between sensor and door to resolve the issue. This explains why the car is getting noisier. We hear more wind and outside traffic.

4. The idiot lights for a variety of "features" will periodically go off.

5. The Driver side seat no longer moves.

- , Brooklyn, WI, USA

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