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Ratings on over 1,000 new & used models going back 5 years, from the Center from Auto Safety. Learn more about The Car Book 2018 here. Notes: The 2006 Honda Pilot is a solid trouble-free model year with no major problems reported, except for a minor trend of window regulator failure. However that's an easy fix of a few hundred dollars -- not a big inconvenience for an older vehicle, all things considered.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,750 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.

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2006 Honda Pilot windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

May 142011


  • 65,300 miles


Right rear regulator let the window drop without warning while driving. Mileage 65300 / may, 2011. Left rear window regulator let the window drop without warning while driving. Mileage 88K / March, 2014. Neither rear window had been operated more than a few times a year. The sudden impact of the window dropping and sudden wind noise, even at low speed is very startling. Both window regulators failing in this manner strike me as being a design defect.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 022014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 140,200 miles
While driving my 2006 Honda Pilot I heard a loud thud in the back seat area of my vehicle. When I looked back I noticed that my left rear window was missing. It appears the window regulator snapped allowing the glass to fall inside the door area. I was on the way to pickup my 2.5 year old son and had to pull over and purchase plastic and tape to make repairs in order to get vehicle home. I cannot drive the vehicle and park it as a criminal can now easily access my vehicle by simply reaching inside. Thankfully, this did not occur while I was inside a store or other urban area or my car would have been easily accessible to anyone who may have wanted to steal items from inside my vehicle. It appears this is a known issue with Honda Pilot and other Honda vehicles from the late 1990's to late 2000's. I contacted Honda to report the issue but was offered no immediate relief as there is no recall on these defective window regulators despite the widespread issues. This vehicle was purchased brand new by me in 2006 and this is the rear left window which has probably been rolled down less than 30 times in the past 8 years.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

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