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:
500 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012005

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles


- the contact purchased a 2005 Honda Pilot in August 2005. In September 2005, the contact heard a noise coming from the rear tires when the brake was applied and coming to a full stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times. The noise was heard when the vehicle was driven over speed bumps or when applying the brakes. The contact took the vehicle to desert Honda of las vegas, Nevada on February 2007. The service mechanic explained that there was a problem with the gas tank. The vehicle had been at the dealer as of February 12, 2006. The contact filed a complaint about this problem since therewas NHTSA recall 04V541000 on these vehicles. When explained to the dealer, Honda was contacted. The Honda representative explained that Honda was not honoring this recall. The failure mileage was 500, and the current was 10,000 miles.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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