fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,869 miles

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 152015


  • 67,500 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. While driving approximately 20 mph, the driver side door failed to lock. The contact also stated that the vehicle shook and vibrated. There was no warning indicator. The contact stated that the previous owner took the vehicle to a local dealer who was unable to replicate the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 67,500.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #3

Oct 052011


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the automatic doors were locked while driving approximately 35 mph. The vehcile came to a stop and the front driver's side door unlocked unintendedly. In addition, the front passenger's side interior door failed to unlock unless done manually. The failure occurred spontaneously. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. Also, the contact stated that whenever driving over a speed bump, a loud noise would emit from underneath the vehicle, which sounded as though the chassis detached from the frame. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who was unable to locate a defect. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 177 miles
I purchased a new Honda Pilot LX on 26march and while driving on the highway 01april11, the hood came ajar/popped inadvertently, but the hook caught it so it did not hit the windshield. I pulled over and closed the hood and it did not occur again that day. It has only occurred once in the week I have owned the vehicle. There was no damage to the vehicle. No parts were repaired or replaced at this time. I checked the hood and parts and everything seemed to be working properly. I closed the hood and tried pulling on it to see if it would come ajar and did not.

- Kingsland, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 182010


  • 3,800 miles
2011 Honda Pilot, spontaneous star crack in lower center windshield, spontaneous rear hatch and passenger door opening while driving with my young child in the rear passenger seat (with "locked" doors), transmission rattle upon slow acceleration or coast at second and third gears....Honda dealer said call insurance about windshield, something must have "hit" windshield without me knowing it, said "found no abnormal noises" and "cannot duplicate" rattle noise because different people have different driving patterns, said "cannot duplicate" doors opening while driving, dealer did not "fix" any of these safety issues, just told us to pick up the car...after research on internet, I believe these to be manufacturer defects. I purchased a brand new vehicle so I did not have to worry about safety or repairs. This is the third Pilot I have had, and the safety issues are very concerning. After the recall on the 2004 Pilot transmission, why have the same issues come up again in 2010" many complaints can easily be found regarding the faulty transmissions and windshields in Honda vehicles. How is it legal for a car manufacturer to continue rolling out vehicles with known safety issues? and they market these vehicles to families with children. How about a class action law suit and shut down these manufacturing facilities" I will never trust Honda again, after 15 years of loyalty and trust that safety should be a core issue.

- Louisville, KY, USA

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