really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,333 miles

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2011 Honda Pilot seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2011 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 082015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the vehicle was involved in a head on collision and the air bags failed to deploy. The contact mentioned that the seat belt failed and did not retract. As a result, the contact hit the steering wheel and the front windshield. The contact was sore, but did not need medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for repairs. The contact insurance company stated that there was a NHTSA campaign number: 13V016000 (air bags) and 11V468000 (seats belts). The manufacturer verified that the vehicle was not included in the recall. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Meridian, ID, USA

problem #2

Nov 022013


  • miles
The contact owns a 2011 Honda Pilot. The contact stated while driving approximately 5 mph the vehicle crashed into a concrete post inside of a parking garage. The passenger that was positioned in the rear second row seat sustained bruises to the neck, ribs and other parts of the body as a result to the faulty seat belt pretension. The air bags failed to deploy with the impact involved. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable. Updated 01/07/14

- St.Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 282012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 13,000 miles
Purchased brand new Pilot in June 2011. Around noon I was driving down on stretch of road at about 60 mph when I saw a vehicle with a trailer moving ahead of me. As I approached to pass the vehicle it appeared to slow down and started turning left ahead on the road. The trailer it was hauling did not have any signal or brake lights. I attempted to slowed by applying my brakes but the Pilot did not stop after applying the brakes or slow down. It seem to accelerate instead of stopping even though I had my foot all the way down on the brake pedal. I saw ditches on both sides of the road so I was not able to avoid the crash. The other vehicle was half way turning so I hit the back of the trailer and it went left and I went right on the road.the stopped Pilot started smoking inside and everyone jumped out of the Pilot. It was later determined that the smoke could have been caused by the seat belts and the force of impact. Even though the Pilot had major front end damage the air bags did not deploy and the air bag control unit along with the air bag sensors had to be replaced. Everyone was wearing a seat belt and the front seat belts were damaged beyond repair from the impact. Two of the back seat passengers suffered minor injuries from the impact but did not require medical attention.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

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