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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,772 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

May 122015


  • 30,425 miles


Car was parked in garage. Found front windshield cracked next day. Crack is impairing line of sight. I feel that windshield should not have cracked. Have read of many other Honda Pilot having similar problem.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 1,120 miles
I was driving on hwy got a flat tire. Pulled over to get help for fixing tire. Within few minutes rear window glass shattered with very loud noise - like a blast. Vehicle was pulled over in the center median - to my right 5 lane highway and to my left 2 lanes for high occupancy vehicles. There were no objects around the car (I checked for objects that could have flew over and could have hit rear window ? there were none). Window shattered completely into tiny pieces - doesn't look like it has been hit by an object. I suspect this is a defective window by the manufacturer. Honda Pilot was less than 2 weeks old and ran 1100 miles. Dealer refused to accept this could be a malfunction. I did a complete visual inspection around car and there were no objects. Request investigation.

- Katy, TX, USA

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