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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Honda Pilot cooling system problems

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

May 052008

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I own a 2005 Honda Pilot. Purchased new and chose Honda as an "investment? as the reputation is impeccable for safety. I live in fl and travel 70 miles daily, chose to pay the price for a Honda as my purchase was for the long haul. I live in an upscale area, work in the medical comm. In Aug 2007 I changed jobs and work near a large hospital construction area. In Nov, 2007 my ac unit began making a horrible noise, then a horrific smell ensued. Investigation by Honda revealed mice infestation in the ac unit. The repair was $8K and took one mo. Needless to say, we felt it was an isolated horrific disturbing once in a lifetime disaster! my car was returned to me in Jan 08. Over the past wk my ac unit began making a rumble, I ret'nd to Honda assumed there was a loose fitting. To my surprise, another mice infestation in the ac unit! my ins. Has been again notified. I have done some research online. I have located a site wombat nation, interesting that 90% of the vehicle complaints with rodent infestation are Honda?S! I contacted your cust service line, spoke with jamal who confirms Honda has no knowledge of such a problem. Do you really expect this consumer to believe that none of these other Honda consumers have contacted Honda? they deny the knock sensor problem. They deny the service bulletin 06012004-NHTSA 10014213? shame on Honda??forget the fact that my investment in a Honda is lost, have they considered the medical complications of hanta virus? do they not realize the seriousness of this condition and the fact that the Honda is harboring rodents" being the vehicle is #1 in safety features, it most certainly would appear to be the safest with children! just imagine, mice in your car with your baby!this matter must be investigated further. I am contacting every consumer advocacy service possible to get the word out. Just imagine the potential danger of hwy driving and seeing a mouse in your car! please adv your comments. Thank you.

- Poinciana, FL, USA

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