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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 152014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 22,000 miles


Ten minutes after locking the Pilot with the drivers door power lock, we heard two booms and found the car with fire coming out from under the hood and had engulfed the dashboard. The car was engulfed in flames by the time the fire company could use foam on the car. We had not driven the car for 7 hours prior.

- Anderson, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 282013


  • miles
Doors continue to lock automatically when the keys are inside the vehicle. If you open a door and set your purse inside, and shut that door to open putting child in car seat, or loading equipment in back. Car locks automatically. Children or pets could be endangered by this. People could be left in dark parking lot without phone, or in dangerous situation because of this. It is a problem that needs to be fixed.

- Lake Dallas, TX, USA

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