CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012-2013 Honda Pilot have a small complaint trend of owners reporting the engine hesitates sometimes when accelerating.

While it's not a widespread trend with the Pilot, it's a little concerning because of the possibly safety ramifications. While it's certainly something to keep in mind, most Pilot owners are not experiencing this problem.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$5,000
Average Mileage:
35,800 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2012 Honda Pilot engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #1

May 142015

Pilot EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Honda America says You should wait until it happens again

3 month prior to the end of the warranty my Honda Pilot 2012 had so called "Cylinder #1 misfire" issue (Plug #1 was oil fouled) There is a TSB regarding this issue and it involves costly ($5,000) repair. Instead of fixing the issue they replaced the plug and told me that there was a bug in the on-board computer software.

9 month later it happens again. At this point my Honda is not covered by warranty so I bring it to independent mechanic. Hi replaces same plug again and tells me that I have to bring my car to the dealership ASAP because there is a TSB and they will fix it free of charge.

Dealership refuses the fix based on the fact that car already fixed and they can't verify error codes.

Next day I call Honda America only to find out that I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MY CAR BRAKES AGAIN AND THEN BRING IT TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR!

The problem is that when it happens you can drive no more than 10-20 miles until engine is toasted. So if it happens when I am far away from the nearest dealership I am stuck. On the top of that it would take 72 hrs to fix it.

This is my first Honda. And it will be my last Honda!

- Igor S., Chesterfield, MO, USA

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