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:
6,171 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012016

Pilot 6-cyl

  • miles


2013 Honda Pilot. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle air bag light comes on randomly while driving. The consumer stated the air bag issue has been going on, since the vehicle was purchased new.

- Mountain Top, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 282014

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 12,342 miles
On 06/28/2014 the front passenger airbag sensor indicated that the airbag is off when a passenger is seated in the seat. My 12 yr old son (114 lbs.) was the passenger at the time of failure.we have documented/photographed the airbag light initiating a sensor as being off while the seat has an occupant and while the vehicle is being driven. This constitutes a significant public safety hazard for all front seat passengers of 2013 Honda Pilot vehicles and any other Honda product that uses this same sensor.findlay Honda, 7494 w azure dr, las vegas, nv 89130, 702-982-4200. Findlay service has inspected the vehicle on 06/30/2014, they advised that they had reset the "circuits" to the airbags and that the vehicle was ready to drive. Our 2013 Honda Pilot manual indicates this sensor will turn off airbags if passenger is less than 65 lbs. My son is 114 lbs. When the airbag disarmed. We picked it up late on 06/30/2014 and discovered the same issue and left it at the dealer service again for review today, 07/01/2014.I brought my son in with me to findlay dealership service this morning to replicate the issue in front of findlay dealer two auto techs and service employee. The failure occurred again with my son in the seat again.I was just advised by findlay Honda service rep, doug grant on July 2, 2014 that his techs checked with Honda corporate who stated " anyone under 150 lbs., seated in the front passenger seat may disable the sensor which will disable the front passenger seat airbag from deploying during a crash.please investigate as this is a huge vehicle safety issue. We do not want to acccept this vehicle back to use as this is a unknown and undocumented discrepancy with Honda and its service and parts section.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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