hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,642 miles

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2006 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

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2006 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 142012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Driving on the city streets about 15 mph around a corner the spare tire fell off from the bottom of the vehicle. Upon further investigation the cable that holds the spare tire was frayed. The end of the cable was found on the street along with the spare tire. This event caused no damage to my vehicle or any other vehicle or pedestrians(happened in front of an elementary school after dropping off my kids). If this incident would have happened on the freeway, it might have had a different outcome.

- Arcadia, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 162011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 85,800 miles
The rear door/hatch of our 2006 Honda Pilot has an issue with the latching mechanism. The actual mechanism on the rear hatch has become disconnected from the frame and is able to move freely about. This causes the rear hatch to not latch, latch partially, or latch but still allow the rear hatch to slightly move. The latching mechanism is only being held in place (in a confined area) by the plastic paneling of the car. Since the latch is no longer attached to the frame, the movement of the mechanism determines if the rear hatch is going to latch or not. When it is latched, the only item securing the mechanism is the plastic paneling. The mechanism itself is not defective or broken however; the way the mechanism has been secured seems to be the issue. The most concerning aspect is how a door latch mechanism could become disconnected and allow for an incident to possibly occur.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 082011


  • 86,912 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that after rolling down the rear drivers side window, it would not roll back up. A popping noise could be heard coming from the window while the contact attempted to roll it back up. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that the actuator for the window failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage and current mileages were 86,912.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 232011


  • miles
2006 Honda Pilot-severe interior leak in front passenger side floorboard, extending to driver's side floorboard. Unknown how long this has been occurring. The carpet is saturated. The carpet pad underneath is also saturated. Mildew, mold and body rust will develop. Honda issued service bulletin (07-010) for this problem on Feb. 8, 2007. Dealer disclaims any responsibility for service bulletin work, due to outside of their 3 year window. No accidents/ vehicle damage prior to finding soaked carpet. Regular maintenance done per manufacturer's schedule. Vehicle still under extended warranty. Lack of notice about service bulletin can lead to mold issues, by extension to respiratory issues. Honda can prevent this potential problem by notifying owners, not waiting for them to discover saturated, soaked, and in some instances frozen carpet inside the car.

- Liberty Township, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 012008


  • 15,500 miles
Began noticing a musty smell in the vehicle, followed several months later by a sloshing sound that eventually manifested itself into a rolling wave of water that swept over my floor mats. Water is saturating the carpets (think of a wet sponge) after entering the vehicle passenger compartment through undetermined points at or near the firewall. This definitely occurs whenever the vehicle is driven in rain, when driven over wet and snow-covered roads, and when sitting in a car wash. I have not determined if it occurs while the vehicle sits unused in the driveway. The dealer has removed, cleaned, reinstalled, and resealed a "body plug" that was supposedly improperly sealed at the factory; yet, even after this service work, the problem persists. Searching the web, I've noticed other Honda Pilot and ridgeline owners experiencing the same type of water leakage problem; and, with varying degrees of success, dealers seem to be putting "band aids" (caulk) on a variety of noted and potential entry points through the firewall, wheel wells, and welded metal joints.

- Le Roy, NY, USA

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