fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
16,917 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
  2. paint the car properly (1 reports)
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2011 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 012016

Pilot Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


The paint is clearly peeling off. The local Honda Dealership says we're not covered because we are 2 months out of warranty. There was a Technical Service Bulletins issued by Honda of America extending the term of coverage on this poor paint job, but they are not helping.

We want this covered and repaired and painted properly.

- , San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 042012

Pilot Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,500 miles

Paint peeled off on front plastic bumper. About the size of a quarter.

- , Ocala, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 062011

Pilot ES-RES

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,000 miles

My new honda pilot has been in the shop 3 different times for paint issues. Now I just found another spot that is chipping.

- , Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012011

Pilot Touring V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles


I have had 2 2011 Honda Pilots. Both were dark gray (gunmetal or whatever it is called). The paint on both front doors on the trim is chipping off on both. I traded in my EX-L 2WD for the 4WD Touring to better tow my boat and didn't report the paint chipping on my EX-L. I also have someone at work who has the exact same problem on his 2011. When trading in my EX-L for the Touring, I looked at the trim and didn't notice anything. After they did the Simoniz stuff and I got it home, I noticed the paint chips, two on the driver side and one on the passenger side. It is more of an annoyance but still not happy that I have had 2 with the same problem. I noticed that prior to me posting this, there were only 2 other posts. But I know that there are more people having this problem.

- , Coats, NC, USA

problem #2

Jul 012011

Pilot EX-L 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

After a good wax in May, we noticed hundreds of small chips on the bottom of both back doors in front of the rear tires. We took it to the dealer who had the Honda rep look at it, they are going to repaint, but don't know why it's chipped so badly. Yeah, we had a bad winter but we don't live on gravel roads and I've never had a vehicle look so bad after 1 year. Also, the plastic trim on each side has a chip. Hard for me to believe both are from dings from other vehicle. I'm really concerned about the longevity of the paint and appearance of this vehicle.

- , Carmichaels, PA, USA

problem #1

Dec 062010

Pilot LX V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles

We are very unhappy with the finish on this vehicle. The paint is chipping on the side trims, and elsewhere. These are not scratches. If anything touches the vehicle, it is likely to get a paint chip, not just a smudge or scratch, but the paint is actually chipping off. This is not our first Honda. Our previous was a 2000 Odyssey and we never had finish problems like this. Whatever, Honda did to cheapen the finish is pitiful.

- , Floyds Knobs, IN, USA

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