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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Honda Pilot suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 132007


  • 45,000 miles


For no apparent reason, my 1995 Honda Pilot decideded on it's own to apply the left front brakes on a smooth straight two way road. This pulled the car across the divider into oncoming traffic. It only lasted a second or two so I was able to steer back into the correct lane before hitting anything. It happened a few more times in the next week, and eventually the vsa light started to illuminate when the car started. I took it to the dealer and they want $1000 to replace a defective yaw sensor. Is this the same yaw sensor involved in the Kia sportage recall (number 05V120000)" why does the vsa still try to operate with a failed sensor"

- Suffield, CT, USA

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