really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,648 miles

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2006 Honda Pilot miscellaneous problems

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2006 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 032015


  • 200,000 miles


When driving my Honda Pilot (2006) the check engine light will com one with indicating a problem with the vsa. What happens next is the car slows down significantly and comes to a complete stop. Which means you can be on the highway and the car slows down. I check to see if there was a recall on this issue, and there is one for the 2005 model, not the 2006. However, it is the same problem, which means the problem was not fixed in the next model year. I reached out to Honda corporate and they indicated that they had no recall for this issue for the 2006 model and could not help me. I told them it was the same issue as the 2005 and apparently the problem was not fixed in the next still no help. Please note the following concerning the 2005 model. Tsa action number: EA13002 model year 2005. Same problem. On March 14, 2013, american Honda motor co., Inc. (Honda) submitted a defect information report to NHTSA identifying a defect in the vehicle stability assist (vsa) system in approximately 183,576 model year (my) 2005 Honda Pilot, Acura rl and my 2005-2006 Acura MDX vehicles (NHTSA recall no 13V-092). The population and failure counts provided pertain only to the my 2005 Honda Pilot that were the subject of this investigation. Honda's recall addresses two conditions in the vsa system that could result in inappropriate brake activation.

- Windsor, CT, USA

problem #5

May 112015


  • miles
My ignition don't work.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 282014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 76,000 miles
On the 28th of October, while my car was parked at my residence a enterprise box truck struck the driver side my car causing a severe damage to the side mirror, bumper and the wheel of my car. I contacted enterprise of the said damage and they apologized and made a reservation for me to go to one of their location (upper darby) to pick up a rental car while they make an arrangement to fix my car.the agent on the phone told me that I won't be responsible and that because they have not set up a claim number yet I should give them my credit card and they will set up a direct billing and my credit card info will be deleted from their system. My car was then taken to the Honda shop and a claim number ([xxx]) was established by enterprise through their insurance (rental insurance services). A representative from the company [xxx] ([xxx]) got in touch with me and told me she won't authorize the direct billing until she finish her investigation. After waiting for a month 11/27/14 she called to inform me that my car despite not having a driver side mirror and a possible off alignment and the side damage that I should have drove my car like that until the investigation is over. I asks her if she implied that I should risk my life driving a car that wont pass safety inspection text. She insist that they wont be paying for the rental car that was given to me earlier on., and that she is still looking into fixing my car. At this point I just called my insurance company to take care of my car since I can't continue to wait on enterprise and their insurance. On the 12/06/2014 I returned the rental car since my car will be ready on Monday and I don't need the rental for the weekend, only to find out that my credit card was charged in the amount of $1600 even though I was not present at the premises nor did I give the authorization for that. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 092014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 79,886 miles


While driving the ABS and vsa lights went on and I had to make a rapid stop when a car pulled in front and the my car swerved suddenly and I almost lost control, with the sensation that it was going to turn over. This has continued every time I put the brakes on quickly to make a sudden stop.

- Caguas, PR, USA

problem #2

Oct 012007


  • miles
Loud popping noise coming from rear speaker when starting the vehicle. On and off for years now.

- Dunwoody, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 302010


  • 50,000 miles
My husband had 3 episodes of surging while exiting highways over the past year or so in my 2006 Honda Pilot. Each time he had to put the car in neutral to stop it. After driving at sustained speed on a highway, I slowed to pull off at the exit ramp, which was an incline, and the car suddenly surged forward, the engine made a sound as if it were racing and the car would not stop even with putting my right foot on the pedal and applying all the strength of both feet. I put the car in neutral and it did stop, but the engine continued to roar. The floor mat was not impeding the accelerator and the accelerator was not pushed down, it was in the proper position. The local Honda dealer examined the car and found nothing wrong - no codes had been triggered. We had yet another event with my husband driving this time about a month later, and myself and two other witnesses in the car. Honda had a regional parts and service manager examine the car after the second event and he found nothing wrong. I told him that I was frightened and very disappointed that they were not doing something more to find and remedy the problem. A Honda customer service supervisor then contacted me to review the events and told me he would take the issue "to the engineers" because it was very unusual that 2 drivers would experience the same problem if it was driver error. He called back and told me that the engineers (who did not look at the car) said it was a problem called bridging, where you accidently put your foot on the gas pedal while braking. He did not address why neither one of us had ever experience "bridging" the first few years that we owned the car, when we both had driven it extensively at highway speeds. The car has 52K miles on it currently. This is a very dangerous problem and someone needs to deal with it before people are killed. I know that I did not have my foot on the brake and the gas pedal at the same time and neither did my husband.

- Geneva , IL, USA

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