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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,823 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 wheels / hubs problems

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2013 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 242015


  • 37,453 miles


Premature tire wear.purchased car April 2013. Brought to dealer 09/24/2015 37,453 miles. Vehicle scan summary indicated three tires with marginal tread depth and one with tread depth less than recommended minimum. Delaer moved one rear tire to the front and recommended I drive 5-10 thousand miles more to get more value on the prorating of the tires. When I returned on 12/28/2015 with 39,915 miles I was told that no prorating would be given unless I had written proof of tire rotation done every 5,000 miles. I do not...who does? the suggestion was erroneous misleading and dangerous because it kept me driving on bald tires during the winter season. The rotation of the tires is irrelevant to the fact that the tires wore too quickly because they are of poor quality.

- Warwick, NY, USA

problem #2

May 132015


  • 31,000 miles
Michelin primacy mxv4 235/60/R18, right rear passenger side tire blew out suddenly with catastrophic loss of air. Lucky not a front tire. I was able to get to the side of interstate. The entire outside of sidewall was broken off of tire tread. Tires air pressure checked before start of vacation. Photos of tire available.

- Liberty Township , OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 312012

Pilot 6-cyl

  • 17 miles
As soon as the vehicle was driven out of the lot, 17 miles on the odometer, after the vehicle was purchased, a vibration was felt coming through the seats at 75 mph. And multiple resonance frequencies can be felt through the chassis into the interior of the vehicle. This vibration is constant between 65 mph to 78 mph (highway speeds) and it get worst during longer periods of driving. These frequencies of vibrations are transmitted to your lower back causing stress and back pain. In addition the interior parts of the car (dash, panels, radio, center console, dvd, etc.) are becoming loose and it can be felt during driving causing a distraction to the passengers. Multiple repairs attempts are being performed by Honda dealers and they decided to tell the costumers that this is part of the car design since they re-designed the chassis and suspension to be stiffer for the 2013 models. Multiple complaints are being reported by different customers around the us but not repair has been performed and will not be performed. We do noT want to wait until a tire/wheel becomes loose and kill a family or multiple families on the highways because of an unsafe condition on these vehicles. Also, power steering problems and brake issues (after longer periods of driving, 2+hrs) have been reported without being corrected after multiple attempts.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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