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:
9,286 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 #4

Jul 172015


  • 31,000 miles


Front seats cause terrible back, shoulder, neck and hip pain that lasts for days and forces us to visit a chiropractor for treatment, repeatedly. They cause shoulders to hunch and force neck forward in an unnatural and unhealthy position. The pain is a distraction while driving.

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 172013


  • 100 miles
Every time I drive the car I hear some rattle- squeaky kind of noises coming from the passenger front seat, I have taken the car 4 times already and the technician hasn't been able to fix the problem.

- Oakland, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
Whenever I drive between 35-45 mph the car shudders and vibrates. There is no vibration thru the steering wheel. I feel it thru the car seat, back, and center storage lid. Passengers have remarked "what's wrong with your car?" at 35 mph the car drives very smooth. By 35 mph it's like driving a different car. The vibration is getting more pronounced as miles accrue.

- Medford, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jan 082013


  • 42 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Honda Pilot (N/a). The contact stated that the third row seat head rest would block the contact's rear view when driving. The contact also stated that when placing a child safety seat in the third row seat, the head rest would push the child restraint forward when lowered. When the head rest was raised, the metal bar would contact the child's head. The manufacturer was contacted and advised that the design of the vehicle could not be altered. The failure and current mileage was 42.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

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