The Honda Pilot blends the best features of an SUV, wagon, and minivan. You'll find a comfortable ride, responsive handling, quick acceleration, a versatile and well-designed interior, and good fuel economy for a midsized SUV.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags standard. ESC available in 2005, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags standard from 2006. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2016.
Road Test

The Honda Pilot blends the best features of an SUV, wagon, and minivan. You'll find a comfortable ride, responsive handling, quick acceleration, a versatile and well-designed interior, and good fuel economy for a midsized SUV.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (244 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Honda Pilot owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Had to replace compressor. $2000.00 cost"

Danny D., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The AC compressor clutch stopped engaging"

Trina C., NE (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"AC was working intermittent, advised to replace AC and compressor by Coggin Honda dealer"

John F., FL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"compressor failure"

Anonymous, IN (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"2nd failure"

Tom F., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just warmed up recently and A/C failed to work. Booked service appointment this weekend"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"At about 15000 miles A/C failed to be cold. Spent $850, and STILL not working properly"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"original failed, replaced with new"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Magnetic clutch assembly and compressor recently replaced 70000 miles"

D T., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"ac stopped working"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rear climate control does not work or works intermittently and is too costly to repair"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Got stuck in heat mode and needed a relay switch changed so that a/c effect could be felt. Once switched changed AC and heat both work great"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control and air mix broke.It took dealer two tries to fix it"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Motor failed that controls whether the door opens to let heated air into the climate system. This is about a $300 repair and until it is fixed there is no heat in passenger area"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Temperature control knob doesn't work with fan correctly. Blows hot air or cold air at inappropriate rate/times"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working, needed replacement"

Scott K., MA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"NOISEY"

Donna L., BC (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"motor quit working and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"I replaced the blower motor two years ago. The new one is noisy and prone to picking up foreign objects which throw it out of balance and cause noise. The motor is in a bad place and to be serviced must be on a lift"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Loud roar/vibration associated with the blower. Dealership recommended replacement"

Russell K., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear blower no longer works front air ducts sometimes do not change mode form heat to cool"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"Advised to replace it when AC changed"

John F., FL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Air Conditioner failed. $1,354 just for the replacement parts. $1,690 for additional labor & installation. All the 'lines' had to be replaced as wells as other parts. I think the compressor was just about the only thing that they did not replace"

Tim J., WI (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Needed replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rear a/c system stopped functioning"

Douglas O., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The electric motor that controls the valve for hot water circulation quit working"

Candice R., KY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"radiator leaking anti freeze"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had around $18,000 on air conditioning"

James P., LA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"A leak in a metal line under the chassis carrying the fluid"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Refrigerant hose failed and had to be replaced"

Glen S., MN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Hard to find"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Coolant line leak in line at point of entry through fire wall. Honda dealer said this was not unusual, cost of repair $1,000"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Line going to the rear was leaking. entire console had to be removed"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Return line"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pipes to rear seat evaporator corroded ... under clamp.. a lot of labor to gain access and then reassemble. The rest of the pipe was OK... need to devise a clamping means that will not trap moisture between it and the pipe"

Fred W., MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"coolant leaking from radiator"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced radiator"

Eric E., MB (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Needed a new hose"

John D., NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A/C lines are run under the car and fail after so long, especially given our market has a lot of road salt, so new lines need installed or vehicle will not have A/C this year"

Anonymous, NB (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

"Cruise control engages the resume speed function periodically by itself even while driving around town. We have disabled cruise control due to the danger of this problem"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cruise control just stopped working twice. It was fixed once then had to go back again for the same thing"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Headlights

"Lenses cloud"

Bruce N., CA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"ALL THE LIGHTS!!! inside and out. They go out as if they were candlesticks inside the housing - I buy good replacement bulbs and do not touch them with my fingers, so it is not a user error problem. Within less than 2 years, most of the in-dash LEDs were burn out (same for our Civic). Dome lights in ceiling, headlights, tail lights, blinker lights, LEDs, fog lights - all of them have a very limited useful life. Something is up with the lighting system and perhaps electronics in general, give"

Anthony G., MD (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"New bulbs for headlights, marker lights and flasher seem to burn out very quickly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"I've had to replace a headlight only once so far so I consider that pretty good"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"headlight blurred by moisture inside sealed headlight"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"We've had issues with the parking and running lights since we had the car. They seem to go out quickly and consistently"

Jim P., IL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"The heated seat on the driver's side stopped heating. We had the heaters replaced"

Cindy K., WI (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Nearly all of the interior lights burned out. Controls for the overhead lights do not operate properly"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When the doors open the front overhead light don't automatically turn on"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Many of the function control buttons that light-up are burnt out, and are very difficult to replace"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"All bulbs lighting climate control buttons have burnt out"

Stephen S., ON (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The lights for the heating/cooling system and other panel lights have been unreliable since the car was one year old. And this is not a cheap repair as they need to remove the panel to replace the bulbs. I've gone without some as it is just a hassle"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"LIGHTS DID NOT COME ON APPROPRIATELY WHEN OPENING AND CLOSING DOOR"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The map lights quit working when the door was opened. The bulbs were not burned out. The problem was the switches in the compartment where the map lights are contained"

David M., GA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Map lights work intermittently"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Backlights on radio/climate control panels don't work. So have to turn on overhead lights at night to see knobs and buttons"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Interior lights burning out or connection problems needing cleaned to get them working again"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Remote door lock sometimes works and sometimes does not"

Danny D., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"low tire pressure indicator would come on when it was not low. And would not come on when tire was very low"

Roland J., VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My TPM light comes on sometimes even when the tires is full of pressure. It could be a problem with my sensor"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Tire pressure monitor has started to become more unreliable as it occasionally reports a tire pressure warning but checking the tires manually they all are fine"

Anonymous, WA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"Oxygen sensor light on"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"random warning lights that come and go with no resolution"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"After heavy rains, the passenger side floor has a pool of water, sometimes as deep as 2 inches. Talked to the dealer, and they tried cleaning out some guttering, but that did not fix the problem. Dealer did not seem interested in pursuing the problem"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator leak"

Andrew P., PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator was leaking coolant. Radiator was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Kind of a mystery noise; after rain or driving on wet road, there is a trickling sound in the right front quadrant. Have not had it to the shop for this issue"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"leak in radiator, needed replacing"

Anonymous, AB (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Coolant leak, had to replace the radiator"

Anonymous, OR (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"torque converter seal was leaking and was replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Especially in cold weather, the steering wheel squeaks when turned. This has happened since the car was new. I never mentioned it to the dealer. I didn't want them messing around in the steering wheel"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There seem to be another rental or squeak every week or two. Harrison rattles underneath the car that I cannot identify"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"persistent squeaks, on and off, with central console near CD player installation"

Brenda H., TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Heat shields have been coming loose"

Harold S., PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes when turning the wheels or going over small bumps there is a squeak. The garage could not replicate it. Taking it a second time. The squeak is not very prominent and I don't believe there is any safety issue"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The Undercarriage has a metal box that holds the exhaust system in, not the muffler, that is rusting and loose, that my mechanic said seems to be a problem, his wife has as well with her Pilot. Just need to wait under it has rusted enough to replace"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"The design of the car is such that leaves get down in the HVAC system regularly & it is expensive to get them out. Leaves cause awful rattling sounds in the HVAC system & everyone in the car asks where the sounds are coming from"

Martha H., SC (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Steering wheel squeaks when cold"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car has more "sounds" like inside parts are old and a bit loose. Not real banging, just sort of rattles"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Some persistent tire issue. Bought new Tires Aug 2012 from Goodyear, 3 of the 4 were found to have manufacturers defects and eventually replaced; 1 of the 3 replaced, I had to pay for. Have had the Pilot aligned, had numerous checks and still there"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Have always had some road, wind noise but getting worse with age"

Anonymous, BC (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"power sun roof air leak"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Lots of road and wind noise"

Kenneth S., MI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"When driving over 55 MPH, the wind noise starts"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Just seems noisier than our other car - may be due to bars across top for hauling kayaks"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Loud road noise"

O H., SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

"Right front caliper froze up. Had to be replaced"

Fred K., MI (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"There was a stuck pin that prevented one pair of brakes from working so the brakes were soft. The mech removed the pin, cleaned it, lubricated it, and replaced it"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"frozen caliper for the 2nd time on this vehicle"

James M., OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced both calipers because one was sticking"

John T., FL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"I have had to replace the breaks after about 22000 miles. This is the third set of breaks on the vehicle"

Ronald W., WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The premature brake wear on one of my wheels could come from my tire either being out of balanced or the rim on the tire could be out of round"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side rear brake is a weak link with this gen. Pilot and the '04 we had before. The brake proportioning seems to put extra wear on this individual brake causing the caliper to drag leading to the pads and rotor wearing at 2-3 times the n"

Wayne M., MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes wore out with light use at less than 30,000 miles. Front brakes wore out with light use at 35,000 miles. Rotors rusted also"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Pads only last 35-40k miles. High propensity for calipers to stick doesn't help the pad life"

James M., OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"brakes should have lasted longer. Excessive cost to replace brakes and rotors"

Alfred K., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front pads wore down and squeaked. I replaced rotors and pads with highest quality"

Ray P., CA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced all 4 rotors & pads with new parts. Brakes are completely fixed"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"This is all part of the same premature failure of the breaks. A relative in the car maintenance business has advised me to engage the parking break whenever I have this car parked to extend the life of the breaks"

Ronald W., WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warped and had to be replaced"

Roger R., MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors"

Anonymous, IA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"it was expensive"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"pads wore out and had to be replaced"

Roger R., MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"second set of brakes in 75,000 miles!"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Normal brake wear, nothing mechanical just regular maintainance"

Fletcher P., CA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had pads replaced at 120000 miles Not listed but replaced the alternator at 115,000 miles"

Robert L., OK (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The alignment has issues due to worn or frozen adjustable joints in the rear. This caused uneven wear on all 4 corners, luckily it is recoverable wear over time on the 6 month old tires. We spent around 250 in repairs and need to spend another 150 to replace a completely frozen rear component used to adjust toe and camber. It is a common failure of all SUVs of the era we are told by the alignment specialist we use"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"It's very difficult to get it aligned , the tires are wearing uneven"

Giovanni V., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Worn ball joints"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber bushings are cracked from age and need to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vendor stated there is an internal leak in the power steering drive shaft, and possible damage to the pump. Wasn't sure but wanted to charge me $2600 to repair. This, after a previous repair to the ball joints that was costly but didn't correct the i"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Bad o rings in power steering pump. Had them replaced with updated o rings"

Rollin C., CA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Power steering noise when turning. Replaced and problem went away"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy power steering, changed hose, noise continued. Changed pump, noise continued. Changed reservoir, noise continued. Changed hose again, all is okay"

Eric E., MB (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Need to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy suspension, especially in front. Had front and rear shocks replaced but some front noise remains and overall ride not significantly better on rougher roads"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Front struts needed replacement and also the sway bar"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the front struts at the 136,000 mile point. I consider this routine, but expensive"

David D., TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The axle thing was cracked and some fluid was leaking. They told me it was more or less from normal wear. Our car hasn't been involved in any accidents or done any off road stuff"

Anonymous, SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"OEM front end stabilizer bars replaced by MOOG units. 100% fixed the looseness. OEM bars worn-out"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Torsion bar failed. needed replacement"

F M., CT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Rack and pinion unit had to be replaced due to a fluid leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"steering rack was leaking, rack replaced at a cost of 1200$"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"$900 in repairs"

Trey G., MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out"

Bruce S., CO (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Noisy wheel bearings - Needed to be replaced"

Ramin F., NC (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Loose rubber trim covering the edge of the doors"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint has faded in blotches on hood, roof and side mirrors"

Alexander S., CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint started to peel off in spots in certain crevices (along the edges under the hood, and along the doors)"

Danny-Shem L., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is peeling off the area which have plastic parts (rear view mirror covers, rear window shade, etc.), but not on the main body of the car"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is fading on the body of the car, not consistently but various parts are much worse than other; will need to repaint car eventially"

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Peeling and chipping of paint on lower door panels, leading to rust in spots. Papers to have a clear coating applied to lower panels that began to peel (looked like peeling sunburned skin) a few months after we bought it used. Not sure if it was an"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Several places that paint is no longer there, rather small. Looks like rocks could have hit there but they are in places that rocks should not be hitting"

Anonymous, AL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Occurring in particular around door handles and seams"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Clearcoat on driver-side door is peeling"

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"It's rusting bad around the back panels next to the tires and the undercarriage"

Giovanni V., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"rust on the driver's side rocker panel"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Appearing beneath paint in areas in which paint is cracking or bubbling"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The fake leather on the outside if the drivers seat is breaking up"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Molding on the back of the driver's side door fell off"

Matthew G., OK (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

"Alternator failed a month before the started failed"

Peter D., NY (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"The alternator started indicating trouble when I was in the mountains so I drove down to the repair shop"

Anonymous, CO (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator went out, while dealer performing routine maintenance"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator failed"

Fred A., VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The alternator went dead with less than 100,000 miles. Honda doesn't make as worry free car as Toyota does"

Daniel C., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alternator shorted out intermittently, requiring replacement"

Anonymous, GA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"AM radio band is almost useless. Very heavy static even on local stations. FM band works fine, but range is not very strong"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Starter

"Car failed to start"

Peter D., NY (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Starter failed completely requiring tow and replacement"

John L., NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Distributor or rotor failure

"Crank shaft sensor went ou 2 weeks after replacing timing belt"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

"Belts replaced with timing belt per service recommendation"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine computer

"I constantly get as c heck engi8ne code that says the engine is misfiring"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Many indicator lights about the brakes and Anti-lock breaks were on but there were no problems. Eventually this lead to unreliable reporting and issues with the brakes"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Ck engine light illuminates every couple weeks noting misfire on each of the cylinders. There is no indication in the performance that there is a problem so i clear the fault"

Daniel C., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"My wife had been telling me the Honda dealership said she needs the timing belt replaced for a year. I said no because of the 1300 price tag. when the engine mounts went too, I negotiated them down from 2400 to 1700"

Anonymous, MI (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"There were two minor oil leaks in the engine. They were successfully repaired"

Fred K., MI (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace the rear main seal due to oil leak"

Karlene G., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rear seal leaking oil"

Anonymous, UT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Minor seal leak"

O H., SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Check engine light indicated catalytic converter failure. Would not pass emissions with this issue. $1600 to replace one (rear) converter and 2 O2 sensors. O2 sensors were optional. I had the work done to save on future labor costs"

Rick M., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"bank #2 bad"

Anonymous, OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The converter failed and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"warning light on. dealer said catalytic converter bad. big cost to replace will attempt self repair"

Paul F., IL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The heat shield has fallen loose or rotted off its mounts for the exhaust but cannot be removed without removing the entire exhaust system costing potentially $1000s of dollars of work"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"It just rattles. I have not repaired. It is just an annoyance"

Rick M., AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Corrosion around the heat shield fasteners caused the shield to wear through and become loose and rattle"

Thomas M., OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"center bolt on mid heat shield broke through rusted heat shield. rattles at highway speeds"

Paul F., IL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

"After 10 years of service, the radiation developed a leak at one of the bottom seams, necessitating replacement"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vertcal seams failed. Radiator had to be totally replaced"

Fred A., VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Was leaking. Needed replacement"

Christopher P., NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator replaced due to a slow leak at glued end cap"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The radiator has been replaced 3 times on this car. The first time was two month after purchase then one more time under warranty. Now a third time years later. Seems like a defect"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator cracked and failed. Replacement was $500 at an independent garage"

Bradford C., OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator was leaking at a welded connection and had to be replaced"

Julie B., IL (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

"The 6 CD player stopped changing the CDs and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the screen freezes and I can not navigate the GPS screen at all I wonder if there is a bad switch or something. Under warranty we had a popping sound in the radio fixed about 2 years ago"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"within the first year, the system just stopped working. They replaced the computer/drive under the seat at least twice. The second replacement lasted just long enough to be out of warranty and the cost to have them fix it was astronomical. It works sometime, but usually just the map screen. If we utilize the driving directions, it powers down after 20 minutes or so and does not recover for a day or a couple engine start cycles. Also, the cost of the map dvds is complete highway robbery. Th"

Anthony G., MD (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"the GPS navigation clicks on and off and it affects the radio because the radio then goes off as well. the GPS does this all the time clicking on and off"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation system failed due to bad DVD drive. Too expensive to replace drive so no longer have access to GPS. Screen will occasionally flash on but then goes off again"

Anonymous, NH (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"The radio is counter-intuitive for enabling audio for movies on the included DVD system while keeping the radio/CD audio playing. Knobs/buttons are confusing. Multi-disc player doesn't work reliably"

Joel C., TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"crappy image, poor image, hard to see anything most of the time"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

"Needed to change oxygen sensor & catalytic converter"

Ramin F., NC (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"replaced the catalytic converter"

Kenneth S., MI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light coming on, had to replace fuel cap twice"

Tim B., MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced O2 sensor"

Anonymous, KS (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"1) Check engine light came on and the garage changed the O2 sensor and the problem was solved. 2) Before that the accelerator sensor had to be replaced since VSA would show on the gauge and the car would slow down. Then I would shut & restart car!"

Anonymous, TX (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sensor on transmission, about 2 hours to replace after special parts order, required two visits to shop"

Mark J., GA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Leaking oil requiring head gasket replacement"

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belt tensioner malfunctioned causing loud rattling noise while cold and warming up. Problem resolved once replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belts replaced per service recommendation"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"ticking in engine about 85000 miles, dealer went to Honda and agreed to pay 80% of engine replacement, still cost me over 800.00. Further research by me indicated this was not a new problem with this engine. Also recalled for airbag replacement"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Had to take car in and leave it for a day"

Wayne W., IL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Honda said timing belt needed regular maintenance changing. Because of this, water pump and serpentine belt was 'suggested' to be changed also. Bill was in excess of $1,200"

Anonymous, NY (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Rough shifting, the "D" dash light was flashing and the transmission pressure sensor had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Had the flashing "D" light on the transmission gear indicator. Problem would come and go but then became more frequent so I had it repaired"

John D., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"There is thumping noise during acceleration no one cn figure it out"

Anonymous, TN (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"A seal in the engine failed but at 160000 miles that is not unexpected. They had to pull the motor so the car was in the shop for a couple of days"

Anonymous, AR (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

"One of the two tailgate arms failed"

Anonymous, VA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Windows

"One of the rear windows does not roll down using the driver master window control. However since it operates from the passenger's seat, and also rolls up from the driver's controls, it's a minor inconvenience that we never bothered to fix"

Anonymous, WI (2007 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"One rear window sticks when trying to lower it"

Anonymous, MS (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"window motors fail a lot"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"the transmission fluid cooling connection to the radiator broke and all the transmission fluid leaked out"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Car was vibrating and they claimed it was ball joint, had these replaced with no improvement. Had to bring it in three times before they finally resolved the issue"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"I will never buy another Honda vehicle. Worst car I've ever owned. One major problem after another for last 5 years My mechanic has never seen anything like it"

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
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