hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,570 miles

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2006 Honda Pilot accessories - interior problems

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2006 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 142016


  • 125,864 miles


After buying our 2006 Honda Pilot used, within 8 months the driver's side front seat back cover popped off while sitting in the garage. We noted that the area of the cover that holds the small clips had been previously fixed with wire. We contacted the local Honda dealership and ordered a new cover (part number 81127-S9V-A21zc) and clips (part number 91566-SP0-003). We had them installed by the dealer, but six days later the cover popped off for a second time, again while parked in the garage. We again contacted the dealer and were told to bring the vehicle in. This time, the service manager himself took care of us. He used a heat gun to attempt to melt the cover back into the proper shape, replaced the clips and assured us that this would be a permanent fix. Because we were not confident with the fix, we contacted Honda America and took out a case number (05085702). Honda America's only comment was that we needed to work through the dealership. A month later, the seat back cover came off again while in the garage. We again contacted Honda America to inform them and to follow-up on our case. They again told us that we needed to work through the dealership. When we specifically asked about our case we were told that it would be reviewed but that we would not be contacted concerning the results of their review. We then contacted the dealership and were told that the service manager would contact us. We are still awaiting his callback. Note that each time the cover failed while the vehicle was in the garage, it was during moderate temperatures ( low 60S to high 70S) so I do not feel that temperature was a factor.

- Allegany, NY, USA

problem #7

Jan 162016


  • 153,000 miles
The drivers-side seatback panel constantly falls off. There are two hooks at the top and two fender-plug style clips at the bottom that are supposed to snap the panel into place, but these plugs continually pop out of the pylons on the panel itself and the panel is no longer secured to the seat. I have had several passengers that found the panel dropping onto their laps or toes while driving. I finally gave up on the plugs entirely and opted for heavy-gauge wire-ties that have secured the panel to the back of the seat once and for all.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #6

Sep 162009


  • miles
While driving down the road the back of the seat fell off. My husband bought the replacement clips and put it back on but it continues to fall off.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 132014


  • 100,000 miles


Drivers power seat adjuster assembly L reclining 81630-S3V-A30 failed catastrophically at front left corner bracket cracked due to metal fatigue leaving seat partially unsecured to the vehicle. This is not a wear point the metal support bracket simply sheared off. Vehicle was not involved in any accident or off road activities that might have caused or stressed vehicle or its components in any way. As a result seat and seat back are unsecured falling flipping backward during acceleration and certainly would not be safe during an accident especially a rear collision would probably causing serious bodily injury and possibly death to the occupant driver and effect the integrity of the seat belt and air bag systems. If this part was to fail while driving it might startle driver and cause and accident. Honda was immediately contacted and refused repair or replace at their expense or even participate / contribute in any amount toward the repair or replacement. They denied there is a known problem despite numerous similar complaints on this site and the Honda and Accord forums. I believe this same part is common in Pilot, Acura MDX and Odyssey mini vans model years of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 and possibly others.

- Cooper City, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 122013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 79,700 miles
We are original owners of this 2006 Pilot ex-L and are experiencing dangerously hot conditions with the drivers seat. On high setting it is unbearable and seems much hotter on the left side base portion. On low setting it is much hotter than normal also. I have noticed a slight electrical smell and am very concerned. Please advise.

- West Hartford, CT, USA

problem #3

May 212011


  • miles
While driving the vehicle at approximately 40mph, the plastic support clips on the driver's seat back panel dislodged and the seat panel fell off completely. I tried to reattach the panel but that failed. I contacted the dealer (concerning this and another issue) and after being told that it was my fault, the dealer offered to replace the back panel as a "good will" gesture. The panel was replaced (new). I noticed that the fit was not correct and mentioned that to the dealer, but was told that was the best they could do and within three weeks the same thing happened. I, again, contacted the dealer, and they ordered a new part, again, and replaced it. I am still not happy with the "fit" of the part. I have had the seat panel replaced for about 3-4 weeks now and it has not fallen off yet. Hopefully this will be the end of my ordeal.

- Watertown, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 092009

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Pilot. The contact was driving approximately 45 mph when the plastic support clips dislodged from the front driver's seat back panel and resulted in the panel becoming partially detached. The failure would occur whenever the vehicle was in motion. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the support clips were replaced. Most recently, the similar failure recurred and the contact purchased a new back panel for the front driver's seat to replace the defective one. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 02/06/12 the consumer stated the repair to the clips were made by the dealer twice within two years. The consumer was informed if they replaced the cheap plastic clips, it would fall again since the plastic slot where the clips slide into become bent each time it falls out. The panel falls off spontaneously without any warning. Updated 02/10/12

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 022009

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Driver's side seat warmer gets unbearably hot! the seat seems to only warm on the right side, but it is extremely hot!!

- Celina, OH, USA

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