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.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2005 Honda Pilot accessories - interior problems

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012011


  • miles


I purchased a radian 80sl in February of this year (seat dom- 1/2010, superlatch belt dom- 12/2009) and installed it right away. It was installed with the superlatch belt and with much less than 1" of movement when checked at the belt path. A few weeks ago I noticed that the tilt lock adjuster on the superlatch belt had moved further down on the seat. I checked for movement at the belt path and it was a good 2"+ of movement. Since then I was needing to tighten it everyday, however I have stopped using it altogether since my 2 year old is able to push the release on the superlatch belt and loosen the seat even more. I also noticed that the seat gradually reclined greater than 45 degrees on its own (I assume this is due to the superlatch loosening). (related vehicle information: Model year=2005, make=Honda, model=Pilot).

- Temple City, CA, USA

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