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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,161 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #1

Dec 292012


  • 3 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Honda Pilot. The contact stated that the brake failed to engage at normal stopping distance and the brake pedal felt soft. When depressed, the brake pedal would travel partially to the floorboard accompanied by an abnormal vibration occurred when driving 65 mph. The failure would occur when traveling over a flat surface or when the cylinder was in third. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a diagnostic was performed that was unable to locate a failure code for the vibration or the brake failure. The dealer loosened the engine and the transmission bolts however, the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 3 and the current mileage was 2,400.

- Memphis , TN, USA

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