really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,979 miles

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2010 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 052015


  • 45,515 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal at approximately 5 mph, the vehicle accelerated without warning causing the contact to crash into the vehicle that was in front of him. After impact, the vehicle continued to accelerate while the contacts foot was depressing the brake pedal. A police report was filed. The contact did not specified if there were any injuries as a result of the crash. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,515.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 242014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
My wife was driving down the street and she was going to get into another lane she checked her mirrors and took a glance over her shoulder. When she looked back she noticed a car had stopped in the lane. She then slammed on her brakes in which at that time she said it felt that like the car was still pulling against her braking. After she hit the person in front of her pushing the adverse vehicle forward. Her car then continued accelerating as she was braking and slammed into the adverse vehicle again. Her car only stopped by putting the car in park.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 77,400 miles
Our Honda Pilot routinely becomes sluggish and hesitates during acceleration. This pattern only takes place at speeds between 20-35 mph. This is very dangerous when entering a highway and attempting to accelerate to join the flow of traffic. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Ladera Ranch, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 272012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the driver was traveling 2 mph and attempting to park the vehicle when the engine rpms increased excessively as the engine roared loudly. The driver applied the brakes however, the vehicle accelerated independently and caused the driver to crash into a brick wall the driver sustained injuries to the ribs, back and the sternum and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The police reported to the scene and a report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000...updated 05/01/13

- Centereach, NY, USA

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