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.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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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 3.5-L V6)

"The air conditioning was not working due to a leak."

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

"3rd AC compressor for the Pilot in 10 years. They don't last long and the current one if slowly failing."

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

"normal wear for a car this old"

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

"compressor went out and needed to be replaced."

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

"The compressor simply stopped working properly at approximately 240000 miles and it had to be replaced."

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

"Entire AC was replaced 3 years ago with Honda certified parts, now the AC compressor is failing again and needs to be replaced. It takes longer to cool, does not always get comfortable cold."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Automatic climate control

"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)

"Will not work because rear A/C unit and fan does not work"

Debra C., NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Blower resistor caused unit to stop blowing air and had to be replaced. Expensive replacement part."

Tom M., GA (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)

"It was rather spendy getting the blowers fixed. First time the mechanic just replaced one blower because of the expense. For us it was inadequate. So we had him fix the other blower as well. A friend of ours had the exact same car. He just had one blower fixed. It was several hundred dollars for both. Works fine now."

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

"Rear climate control quit working and needed the blower resister replaced. $125.00 part."

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

"Rear air was not working so I replaced the transistor switch."

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

"Rear blower stopped working. Maybe resistor shown diagrams and online."

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

"Design allows a lot of leaves and road particles to get sucked up into the fan and the actual motor - does not cause failure but does make an obnoxious noise, especiallt when running on high"

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

"Fan motor on rear cooling system does not work."

Debra C., NC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Electrical failure

"The rear a/c system stopped functioning"

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

"The motor that switches the feed from cold to warm air is broken. The estimate to fix it is $2000 due the fact that the entire dash board has to be removed to replace it. The part it's self only cost $350."

Jacob B., MA (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)
Refrigerant leaks

"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)

"This has been a problem for years not just with it being older. No one including the dealer has been able to fix it."

Jacob B., MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"During this past year, the AC system was not cooling the air within the vehicle. It turned out to be low on refrigerant. Presently it is working as expected."

Byard W., UT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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 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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"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)

"I have a major water leak in the passenger compartment when it rains, heavily. There can be as much as two inches of water sloshing around on the carpet, but usually less - just enough to wet the floor. I have had the dealer look at it, and they cleaned some exterior water tracks. This did not fix the problem."

B E., SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noticed water on the front passenger carpet immediately after car wash on April 2018. Taking vehicle to Honda Dealer for inspection and repair. Windshield seems to be lifting and causing wind noise at 40 mph and higher."

Kenneth S., WA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"drain holes stopped up"

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

"Had a slow radiator leak, caused my car to overheat. Replaced the radiator."

Jana B., CA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"During or after a heavy rain, a significant amount of water flows from under the dash into the passenger side foot well. As much as 2 of water may collect there. Even after this dries, there is a damp, musty smell in the car. I notice that the headlining in the rear of the car is also coming loose from the roof because of humidity buildup inside the car. In warm weather, the inside of the windows will have condensation. Dealer has looked at it, but did not fix the problem."

B E., SC (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"needed to replace radiator"

Anonymous, DE (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The weather stripping on the hatch has come loose and is hanging down. So far this hasn't caused any leaks."

B E., SC (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)
Squeaks or rattles

"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 3.5-L V6)

"Since taking ownership of vehicle, I kept telling the Honda Dealers the suspension system squeaks. No dealers found or fixed problem. Finally, in 2017, one dealer determined sway bar links in front had to be replaced. I think this is actually a manufacturing problem that should have been fixed at no cost."

Kenneth S., WA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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 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)
Wind noise

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

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

"wind noise around doors and windows."

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

"Loud road noise"

O H., SC (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 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)

"Rear axle."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"Worn ball joints"

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

"Bad bushings required complete rebuild of passenger side front suspension & alignment afterwards to fix"

Thomas R., CT (2007 Honda Pilot EX 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)
Power steering leaks

"A connection was loose creating a leak causing noisy operation of the steering pump."

Levan F., FL (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 pump was bad. Had to replace."

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

"The power steering is leaking and making noises. The same problem I had with a Honda Odyssey in the past."

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

"Power steering pump started whining so was replaced."

Anonymous, GA (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)
Shocks or struts

"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 3.5-L V6)

"This is the first time I had to replace the shocks and struts. Amazing to me."

Anonymous, PA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Springs or torsion bars

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

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot 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)

"fluid leakage into rack and pinion"

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

"Dealer said rack and pinion had to be replaced. cost $1100"

Anonymous, MT (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Steering wheel vibration

"$900 in repairs"

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

"Replaced"

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

"Worn out"

Bruce S., CO (2007 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Rear tire cupping."

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Noisy wheel bearings - Needed to be replaced"

Ramin F., NC (2007 Honda Pilot LX 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

"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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"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)
Headlights

"Lenses cloud"

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

"Low beam burned out on passenger side. Dealer fixed."

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

"high beams went out"

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

"headlight blurred by moisture inside sealed headlight"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Honda Pilot 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)
Interior lights

"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)

"Dome lights above the console do not come on whrn door is opened."

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

"Multiple buttons that control radio/cd player, cooling sytem, and seat warmer are not working. Had it checked and was told it is not a fuse."

Debra C., NC (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 3.5-L V6)

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

Anonymous, CA (2007 Honda Pilot 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 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 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)
Tire pressure monitor

"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)

"TPMS indicator comes on but does not indicate what tire is low."

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

"Comes on randomly. With no low tire."

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)

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)

"The engine light would come indicating that the catalytic converters needed to be replaced per the Honda Dealer. I took it an old muffler guy and he said they were fine. He said a new set could act the same way in 6 months due to the ethylene in the gas,. He said to drive it on a 2-3 hour trip and the light would go out. He was right. Also seems to be better if I use a low ethylene gasoline."

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

"Rear cat impossible to DIY remove due to ONE connector to the O2 sensor. Horrible design. Why not make connector accessible???"

Anonymous, IL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 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 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)
Exhaust leaks

"For a relatively small leak, the repair costs were astronomical."

Anonymous, ON (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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 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)

"Some heat shielding tears/rusts at fasteners. Other heat shielding rattles at certain RPM's."

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

"Heat shield fell off"

John S., IL (2007 Honda Pilot 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)
Other/unsure

"Airbag Recall"

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

"two manufacture recall for air bag problems."

Richard R., FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Airbags were recalled"

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

"Factory recall"

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

"Recall-Airbag detonators potentially failing"

Christopher Y., VA (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"air bag recall"

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

"The airbag light comes on intermittently and wasn't replicated when in a dealer service center. Not sure how to diagnose the problem but had to pay the center to investigate only to tell me nothing."

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

"Having an airbag possibly explode metal parts into my face and torso was like driving around a ticking time bomb. Oh, and thanks to all the safety Nazis that mandate this shit through federal law."

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

"airbag was replaced after recall then srs light went on and need repair not covered by recall"

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

"My Honda was recalled twice because of airbag problems. We had trouble getting an appointment both times."

Anonymous, CT (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

Calipers

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"Rubbing noise on hard turns, replaced brake pad set, caliber pin boot straighten backing plate"

Anonymous, MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 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)
Premature brake wear

"Rear calipers needed replaced even though they were serviced properly when pads and rotors were replaced causing pads to wear prematurely. Dust shield also loose due to rust."

Thomas M., OH (2007 Honda Pilot 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 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)
Rotors

"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 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 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)

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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The interior headlining dropped away from the roof over the full width of the car directly above the windshield. it also droped above the front doors from the windshield back about 18inches"

Anonymous, FL (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"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 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)

"Rear bumper supports rusted and were replaced"

Harry B., NH (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"above rear wheel wells on both sides"

Arthur S., IL (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"The paint is fading and has rust around the back tires."

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

"Rust is taking over."

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

"Rusting on rear body panel at seam. Can't be repaired."

Paul D., MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rust on both sides: top of inside and outside of wheel well. Collision & repair company said that 2007 & 2006 Pilots were known for this issue."

Anonymous, MA (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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)

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

"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)

"It had to be replaced"

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

"Alternator failed while at speed on an interstate. Failure caused reduced power and “slipping” sensation. Had to cross 4 lanes to get to exit and crawled to a safe area to pull over. I was afraid if I came to a complete stop, I wouldn’t move again, which was correct."

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

"Quit charging and discharged the battery as it sat overnight"

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

"Alternator and belt needed replacement after 12 years."

Jeff W., NY (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)

"I have had to replace the battery every 2 to 3 years since I purchased the car about 7 years ago. Either battery quality is getting worse or the car has a problem maintaining adequate charge."

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

"Sears Die Hard battery needed replacement after 3 years"

Jeff W., NY (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)
Starter

"Car failed to start"

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

"The starter had to be replaced. The main electrical cable had worn completely through."

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

"Original Starter stopped working, car would not start, had to be towed by AAA"

Scott K., MA (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)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"The radiator has a slow leak somewhere that caused the coolant to drain to the point that the engine started overheating. Coolant was replenished and the radiator will have to be replaced soon."

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

"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)

"Required replacement"

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

"Radiator developed a very slow leak near one of the bottom corners"

Anonymous, CO (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)
Water pump

"Did not fail. Replaced it as a cautionary move since I was replacing the timing belt anyway."

Anonymous, ID (2007 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"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)
Engine knock or ping

"To pass emissions that values need to be adjusted to the point that they clatter. I am told its common on these engines."

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

"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)

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

CD player

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

Anonymous, CA (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)
Display screen freezes up

"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 navigation system quit responding. After researching I found the nav.disc was scratched and needed polished."

George P., OH (2007 Honda Pilot EX-L 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 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"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)

"the radio keeps turning off and sometimes on. It looks like I'll need to replace the radio to fix the problem"

Kevin G., AB (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"The check engine light sensor kept coming on. It turned out to be caused by wires that had been eaten by rats or squirrels and had to be replaced."

Gale C., FL (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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Needed to change oxygen sensor & catalytic converter"

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

"According to the Error Codes, I needed to replace both catalytic converters at 1 cost of $1,300. Since I now live in a county that is not required to test emissions, I have not proceeded on that repair item."

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

"Engine light came on and dealer said I needed to replace one of the catalytic converters ($800+). I used Cataclean twice and the engine light went out I have not had a problem for several thousand miles."

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

"replaced the catalytic converter"

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

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

Tim B., MD (2007 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"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

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)
Head gasket

"Leaking oil requiring head gasket replacement"

Anonymous, MN (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)
Timing belt or chain

"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 belt had been replaced about the time I purchased it but the tensioner was not replaced and it wore out this year."

Anonymous, ID (2007 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"Timing belts replaced per service recommendation"

Anonymous, FL (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

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 computer

"9 speed transmission not pleasant to drive. Very rough down shifting."

Anonymous, MN (2007 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Oil vapor seepage around passenger front CV drive shaft."

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

"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)
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)

"the emissions control system stopped working, which caused the vehicle to stay in front wheel drive until we had it fixed."

Kevin G., AB (2007 Honda Pilot EX 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)

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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The hydraulic struts supporting the tailgate failed. Both were replaced"

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

"One of the two tailgate arms failed"

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

"Left rear window mechanism failed"

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

"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 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)

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)

"The original transmission stopped working. I had to have the transmission completely rebuilt. It is running fine now."

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

"Transmission not shifting normally, locked up once. Took to repair shop who found metal pieces in the drain plug. Recommended immediate replacement."

Anonymous, WA (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)
Traction control

"Acted up once, but has been working properly most of the time."

Matthew L., AK (2007 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

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Recalls
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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
Oct 10 2019
If the accelerator pedal binds, the engine may not quickly return to idle after the pedal is no longer pressed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Dorman Products, Inc. (Dorman) is recalling certain Accelerator Pedal Assemblies part numbers 699-114 and 825-5029-1, sold as replacement parts for 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2004-2008 Acura TL and TSX, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2007-2011 Honda Element, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot and 2006-2014 Honda Ridgeline vehicles. The rotating portion of the accelerator pedal assembly may bind. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 124, "Accelerator Control Systems."
What should you do:
Dorman will notify owners, and qualified service facilities will replace the affected accelerator pedal assemblies, free of charge. The recall began December 9, 2019. Owners may contact Dorman customer service at 1-800-523-2492, using option 5. Dorman's number for this recall is AS1019XXXX.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19E068000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3744
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2012 RL, 2003-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The vehicles are equipped with passenger frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal airbag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are E5D and X5C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V501000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1657752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jun 27 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2003-2006 MDX, 2001-2007 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot and 2006 Ridgeline vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with driver frontal air bag inflators assembled as a recall remedy part or replacement service part, that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began August 12, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are Q5A and Y58.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V499000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3947
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Mar 06 2019
An explosion of an inflator within the driver frontal air bag module may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver, front seat passenger or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling specific 2003 Acura 3.2CL, 2013-2016 ILX, 2013-2014 ILX Hybrid, 2003-2006 MDX, 2007-2016 RDX, 2002-2003 3.2TL, 2004-2006, and 2009-2014 TL, 2010-2013 ZDX and 2001-2007 and 2009 Honda Accord, 2001-2005 Civic, 2003-2005 Civic Hybrid, 2001-2005 Civic GX NGV, 2002-2007 and 2010-2011 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007 Fit, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2008 Pilot, and 2006-2014 Ridgeline vehicles. The affected vehicles received a replacement driver air bag inflator as part of a previous Takata inflator recall remedy or a replacement driver air bag module containing the same inflator type as a service part. Due to a manufacturing error, in the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver frontal air bag, these inflators may explode.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began April 10, 2019. Honda owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is O41. Acura owners may contact customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Acura's number for this recall is U40.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V182000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1101534
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Apr 26 2018
An incorrectly installed air bag may deploy improperly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2003-2012 Honda Accord and Pilot, 2010 Accord Crosstour, 2001-2011 Civic, 2002-2011 CR-V, 2003-2004, 2006-2008 and 2011 Element, 2007 and 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2012 Insight, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2012 Ridgeline vehicles. The front passenger air bag may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began June 22, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are K1P, and M1O.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V268000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1335
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2011 Honda Element vehicles, 2005-2012 Acura RL vehicles, 2006-2012 Honda Ridgeline vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2009 Acura RL and Honda Element vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles, 2005-2008 Honda Pilot vehicles and 2006-2009 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, if not included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Honda is recalling certain 2005-2006 Acura MDX and Honda CR-V vehicles, 2005-2008 Acura RL, Honda Element and Honda Pilot vehicles, 2007-2008 Honda Fit vehicles and 2006-2008 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall bagan March 2017. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are KD9 and KE0.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V029000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 308884
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 24 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2011 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2011 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Honda is recalling certain model year 2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2005-2008 Acura RL, 2005-2006 Honda CR-V, 2003-2008 Element, 2007-2008 Fit, 2003-2008 Pilot, 2002-2004 Odyssey, and 2006-2008 Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or that have ever been registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B."