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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,671 miles

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2004 Honda Pilot engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 012013


  • miles


The contact owns a 2004 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal became stuck and the failure progressed for years. The contact had to apply force and then slowly maneuver the accelerator pedal to lift back into place. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer twice and they cleaned the throttle body, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V351000 (air bags) and 14V35300 (air bags). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- San Juan Capistrano , CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 302004


  • 19,118 miles
I've been having problem with the sticky accelerator pedal since I purchased it. The first time that the problem occurred was at 19K miles. The accelerator pedal got so bad on the highway I had to pull to the right side to prevent from causing an accident because the accelerator pedal got stuck and it could not accelerate. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealership. I was informed that there is a problem with the throttle. The dealership replaced the throttle at least 5 times and also cleaned it but made it worst. The last time that the dealership replaced the throttle was in April 7, 2008 and again I am having the same problem. I've called the manufacturer and was informed that there really is not much they can do at this point. I refused to pay for something that is only a temporary fix and would like some resolution to the problem. It is obvious that there is a problem and I am asking for this to be recalled. My vehicle is not the only one that is having the same problem. I've gone to the Honda Pilot forum and read that I am not alone. I really am asking NHTSA to consider a recall for the Honda Pilot. Yes, I understand that I did not experience an accident nor injuries but I believe that a near accident should warrant a recall. Thank you!

- Salinas, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 132006

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,565 miles
: the contact stated after backing out of the driveway, the vehicle was put in drive and the accelerator pedal was depressed multiple times. When the vehicle responded it surged forward. The accelerator pedal continued to stick. At 1034 miles, the dealership determined the pedal was sticking and cleaned the throttle body. The dealership stated the manufacturer was making an upgrade for the component. When the upgrade was available, it was installed. Two months later the accelerator pedal started sticking again. The dealership replaced the gasket and cleaned the throttle body at 3395 miles. The vehicle worked properly in warmer conditions. The accelerator pedal began sticking while driving 9 months after the previous repair. The throttle body was cleaned again, the mechanic stated the vehicle was not repaired, but the vehicle was to be taken home. The vehicle began to accelerate on a bridge and the contact had to drive in oncoming traffic to avoid hitting other vehicles. When the vehicle was off the bridge, the contact depressed the brake pedal and turned the ignition off. The mechanic from the dealership retrieved the vehicle from that location and determined it took 2 feet to stop the vehicle. A new throttle body was installed. The manufacturer determined it was an environmental problem and the throttle body would have to be cleaned every 15,000 miles. The throttle body had been replaced twice in 16,000 miles. In an effort to improve the vehicle, a new cable was installed to the throttle body 2 days ago, although there are no current problems.

- Waldport, OR, USA

problem #1

Jun 072004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
The consumer's vehicle accelerated and made it impossible to stop. The consumer pulled into a parking lot struck a concrete barrier, and knocked a pole down. The consumer had to turn the key off in order to stop the vehicle.

- Loxahatchee, FL, USA

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