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.


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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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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 fuel system problems

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 072014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • miles


On 2013 Pilot any one has noise like liquid only when you stop like bouncing slushy from back of vehicle car ha only 7K on was started after first oil change I take to crown Honda St petersburg fl.I test the car with the tech verify the noise but after I leave the car to be diagnosed the say can not duplicate 3 times I took to service last time is 01/08/2014 I test drive with service manager hi verify the noise but same story again say that is normal after hi tell me 40 years I think is fuel tank but if you know is fuel thank fix I pay 35000 North America Honda not will pay that is normal please help for this matter.

- St Petersburg , FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 122013

Pilot 4WD

  • miles
Letter from constituent regarding Honda's 2013 Pilot recall (NHTSA recall 13V-382/campaign#JB5/service bulletin #13-075); he has been unable to correct the problem from american Honda motor co. Or university motors; requesting assistance from NHTSA. The consumer stated he would like to have the long block and short block replaced. He stated he talked to three different automotive mechanics, and it was in their opinion that replacing only the short block of the engine was not a trustworthy fix. The short block repair performed under non-factory conditions, which could lead to contamination of the engine, that would cause serious issues and engine failure in the future. The consumer stated the dealer would not return his calls. Also, the consumer was not getting the proper gas mileage as advertised. The vehicle was rated between 16 and 17 mpg, and he was getting 13 mpg. The vehicle rolled backward on a slight incline, while in drive, there was a vibration/shudder coming through the vehicle, when maintaining a constant speed.

- Helena, MT, USA

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