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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
223 miles

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2005 Honda Pilot brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 242005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 223 miles


2005 Honda Pilot ex with less than 500 miles on it.. ~90% brake failure on vehicle on two occasions... 06/15/2005 and 06/24/2005. Taking to Honda of concord (concord nc) to be reviewed... may or may not repair depending on if they can "duplicate" the problem but are aware of some cases of the master cylinder going completely out for a "moment". alerting you all in case this happens to others and to have on record.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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