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:
51,852 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012014


  • miles


We have replaced all four window mechanisms on the Honda Pilot. I would consider this a manufacturer flaw that should be addressed and reimbursed by Honda. At a cost of over $500 for each window, a total of $2,000 for windows, this is a costly repair for a manufacturer defect.

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 212010


  • 103,704 miles
Driver side rear window was lowered and would not come back up while stopped at a drive thru restaurant. Took vehicle to dealership and they advised it was the motor that moves the window up and down that needed to be replaced and they have ordered the part. In September 2008 I had the passenger side rear window motor replaced by another dealership. I believe they call it the window regulator. I will have to assume that this is the same part they are talking about this time also. I have owned this vehicle since it had about 50,000+ miles on it. It now has 100,000+ miles on it. I do not think the rear windows in this vehicle have been raised and lowered more then a 100 times since I have owned it because we drive with the A/C or heat on most of the time and yet both rear windows have failed.

- Fairdale, KY, USA

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