fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,888 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 232012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 31,000 miles


I was towing a trailer with a motorcycle in it. I was driving about 60 mph and the front end started to vibrate really bad. I drove to a friends house and left my trailer there because I was on my way out of town. I didn't notice the vibration once the trailer was removed. I now have about 54,000 miles on the car and the vibration can be pretty bad when I'm stopping hard and also sometimes when I'm driving. I've had the tires changed and rotated so I know it's not the tires. I also have a rear left tail light that keeps going out. I've changed it twice but it's not burned out. I think it must be a short. Now the radio lights have started to go dim. I first noticed this about 2 weeks ago. We got a hard rain this weekend and when I got into my car the next morning the headliner was wet around the sunroof on the passenger side.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Jul 152013


  • 24,000 miles
Im not sure where water is coming in from not sure if its from rain or the ac but my rugs are drenched wet.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 022010


  • 750 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the radiator was damaged when a small stone bounced off of the ground and entered the grill. The contact feels that the grill has openings that are too large and allow road debris to come through and damage the vehicle. The failure mileage and current mileages were 750.

- Moscow, PA, 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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