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:
56,869 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.

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272010


  • 77,606 miles


Had a Honda dealership service center complete repairs on warped front brake rotors. Dealership informed me that the front motor mount is broken and collapsed and that the right rear shock is starting to leak. The vehicle has 77,606 miles and has been well taken care of and regularly serviced. After researching these issues, it appears that the motor mount and rear shock failures are not uncommon issues for 2005 Honda Pilot.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 082008


  • 33,000 miles
This vehicle was brought to the dealer in April "08 while under warranty. I had a tire dealer attempting to fix a slow leak when they called my attention to the fact that both rear tires were slick, devoid of any tread, on the inner 3". the exterior looked fine. Honda said alignment was the problem which was not covered. I paid for this and the problem persists with new tires. They say it is within specs even though the mechanic agrees with me that visually the rear wheels tilt inward. They say call Honda, which I have several times & nothing happens. I now have a $30K paperweight. Help !

- Paw Paw, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 302009


  • 60,000 miles
I have a 2005 Honda Pilot. When I had it serviced last week the dealership put in a third right rear shock that was leaking. The last shock only lasted 3000 miles. I think that something must be wrong with the car that continues to ruin the same right rear shock.

- Cypress, TX, USA

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