Notes: We all want our SUVs to be able to stop on a dime, just not randomly and without warning. But that's what was happening to 2005 Pilot owners: their vehicles were slamming on the brakes even when they didn't. A government investigation of this problem led to a recall in March of 2013.

Another issue that keeps popping up is transmission fluid mixing with coolant in the radiator which is causing transmission failure, a costly repair to say the least.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,601 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 302007

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,601 miles


I am a 46 year-old disabled man living in riverview, Florida. I am a college-educated business owner. On July 30th I was driving my 2005 Honda Pilot with my 11 year-old son as a passenger and hydroplaned on an on-ramp of I-75 near brandon, Florida during a heavy rain. I did not strike anything. I simply slid sideways in a grassy area and then drove off. During the slide, the driver's door flung open with great force and for no reason. I was almost ejected. This caused great damage to the door resulting in many thousands in damage as determined by an estimate performed by regal Honda of lakeland, Florida. I also injured my back. As Honda has refused any responsibility for damage to the door, I want to warn other consumers of the likelihood of the door of a Honda Pilot opening unexpectedly.

- Riverview, FL, USA

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