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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,625 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.

2013 Honda Pilot body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 750 miles


Upon applying the brake in an avoidance situation, I noticed the spongy feel to the brakes. What concerns me more, is that during the process of the event, the brake pedal settles down to below the height of the accelerator and if your foot isn't square on the brake pedal, you wind up hitting the gas while trying to stop the vehicle.. I need to talk with someone. This is most certainly a defect in design.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #1

May 032013

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
We noticed water leaking from the top of the windshield into the interior of the car. Either the seam of the gasket on the exterior of the windshield or the installation of the windshield is defective since it was leaking during a rain storm.

- Saint Marys, GA, USA

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