While this version of the Pilot shows its age, the basic blueprint still provides plenty of space and convenient functionality within a comparatively small package. Driving dynamics are sound with a steady, supple and controlled ride complementing responsive handling. The engine and transmission also operate very smoothly.
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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 2013 Honda Pilot owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"tire skid when hard braking"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Calipers seazed up causing vibration"

Roy A., NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"see previous answer"

Laurence P., NY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The calipers warped within 5000 miles of owning the car and I have had to argue with Honda to get them fixed. They said they replaced everything a few months ago but I still have vibration"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Experienced vibrations in the front of the vehicle when the brake pedal was pushed. With 65,000 miles on the vehicle it was time to get the rotors and brake pads replaced. New pads and rotors solved my problems."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Just had to have the brakes replaced. Standard."

Belinda H., VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The brake shoes had to be replaced."

Martin H., NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"After 60,000 miles the rear brake pads needed replacing."

G B., TX (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Roots. And pads replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Have had 3 brake jobs on this vehicle--I believe it probably needed one when I bought it, but it was not done. Within 3 months of purchase, I had to replace front brakes, then 3 months later, rotors and rear brakes, a sensor and had to take it back twice regarding vibration in the steering wheel and poor response when braking--pushing to far before brakes responded correctly. This was never satisfactorily resolved. I had a fender bender a few months ago, and the body shop also had to have my brakes recalibrated before they would release the repaired car to me!"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Happened twice. Honda would not cover cost to repair"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"twice in past year I have had to bring the car to the honda dealer for brake service due to sticking calipers and corrosion of the rotors, Two weeks ago the rear brake pads were replaced and the rotor had to be ground down to remove rough surface,"

Laurence P., NY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front brakes began making a thumping sound when stopping from 40 m.p.h. or faster. This caused a vibration similar to the brake discs being out of round. Honda dealer repaired problem at no cost, but suggested replacing partially worn pads to minim"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I don’t do a lot of city driving and I’m disappointed having had to replace my brakes."

Karl G., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brakes"

Karl G., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"This has been a problem since the car was new. The brakes were resurface 3 times and then had to be replaced recently. Still having problems with it. Honda don't seem to think that it's really a problem."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Factory rotors easily warped. Aftermarket rotors seem to work better, not sure why. We almost always use factory Honda replacement parts."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Damper pots leaked fluid causing front wheel vibration. New parts and front end alignment fixed. All under warranty."

Anonymous, AR (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have had the rotor resurfaced to fix pulsation. Issue has returned. I do not believe the rotors are properly designed for braking this size car"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda apparently used cheap metal in these rotors which caused them to warp and vibrate excessively. Had to buy new rotors to correct the problem."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"when traveling at highway speeds between 50 and 65 mph, the steering wheel, dashboard, seemed like the whole vehicle would shake/vibrate. Also when braking at slow or fast speeds, the same thing would happen and the vehicle would also feel like it might not be able to stop; although it always did."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Regular brake failure

"Vibration in the brakes when applied. Started after my car was serviced (tires rotated) at Honda Dealer. Dealer checked and cleaned rotors, but vibration came back after few days. I was told that rotors could warp if driven in rain water! I replied that more likely grease got on them during service of tires. That is unsatisfactory, and is a safety hazard. Dealer did not correct problem as said it was not covered by warrenty!"

Gerald M., GA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotor wear on right side of front wheel. Nothing on left side rotor"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rotors warped due to heat twice during the last six months"

Anonymous, IA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors caused braking vibrations at high speeds and forceful stops. Rotors were resurfaced to fix problem"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Front rotors warp, this is a recurring problem with several Hondas I have owned"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Discovered problem with brakes after driving the mountains. Took care into dealer and they turned the rotors. Have since remedied driving in the mountains by using the D3 gear which saves on the brakes"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have front rotors turned twice in last 6 months. Brakes would shimmy. First time under warranty, second time dealer turned rotors for free even though no longer in warranty"

Stephen M., TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Abnormal warping"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors warped under normal driving with only 20000 miles. Continue having pulsating issues related to warped rotors"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"warped front rotors. notice vibration after extended drive and hard braking"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rotor was slightly bent causing tires and car to shake when using brakes"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"discovered that around 30000 miles the rotors apparently got warped. causes a shimmy in the front end (tires?) Think i need to have rotors turned to solve the problem. Haven't done it yet"

Anonymous, MT (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have the front rotors surfaced twice and the pads replaced once at 24k miles"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The factory rotors need to be turned or replaced every 3 months. Within two weeks, my steering was pulling to the right again. We got tired of taking the Pilot in for service, so we replaced the rotors with ceramic ones. We have not had a problem"

Cid W., AR (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"they had to be cut down"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace front rotors at about 31000 miles due to vibration when stopping from high speed"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors had to be trued prematurely."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Warped rotors cause severe shaking when braking on the highway."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pulsing due to rotors. Required replacing."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have had 3 brake jobs since purchasing this vehicle new in 2013. The rotors kept warping. Honda did give me some relief in fixing my brakes, but the brake design was clearly flawed, and I never have understood why a factory recall was not issued. We had the same problem with our 2013 Odyssey."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I thought rotors would have lasted longer."

Karl G., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Worn out"

Karl G., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rotors were replaced once during warranty period and badly need to have them replaced again. Our 2001 Accord had similar problems when we drove it more, but yet our 1991 accord never had that problem in nearly 300000 miles. Honda seems to have badly compromised the quality of their rotors and thus their braking system"

Bob M., WY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Factory rotors were warped and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Had breaks worked on and they never were as firm as original. Had checked twice"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Repeated out of round problem"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Poor quality factory front and rear rotors had to be replaced with better quality after market rotors within the first year of ownership. I purchased the 2013 Pilot new from the dealership"

Matthew Z., FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Have replaced the disc rotors once and they need to be replaced again now"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"if the car has not been driven for a couple of days...the breaks make a noise like they are bad"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot LX 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

"Car pulls slightly right, even after alignment check by dealer. Dealer has not tried to help with the problem to customer satisfaction. I gave up. They told me it possibly is a wheel but has done nothing to correct problem"

Jan G., GA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Car drifted left"

Gary B., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Had to purchase after-market components to correct factory error with wheel alignment"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Alignment has been off 2 different times that ruined my tires tread. Honda replaced 2 of the tires on first complaint then the alignment went out so bad it ruined the two newer tires that Honda replaced. I took Pilot to Honda Northin clovis ca. and they would only do alignment for free but would not replace tires and of course would not admit the pilot has a problem. My wife drives Pilot and has never engaged the 4wd or did anything to cause alignment problem. The manager said the pilot would ha"

Don M., CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"The car constantly pulls right. At 8000 miles, the dealership replaced the right ball joint and aligned saying it was damaged. The car still does not drive straight"

Daniel N., NY (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"made a loud cracking noise sometimes."

Matthew M., CA (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"The Honda dealership recommended they be replaced due to wear."

Anonymous, NH (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"cracked bushing with slight leak whch is under Honda extended warranty and has not required repair yet."

Anonymous, OR (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"The compliance bushings wore out with 42000 miles. Covered by the extended warranty, but not the standard warranty. Would have cost $900 to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"boots torn and leaking prematurely. The repair was covered by Honda through an extended warranty to 7 years or 100,000 miles."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Cracked 1200 repaired covered under recall"

James B., WI (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bushing premature wear led to uneven tire ware and early replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering replacement was required due to the leaks"

James D., CO (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"When you turned on the A/C it was louder than normal. I had it checked out before the car went out of warranty due to mileage and it ended up being the Power Steering Pumps was leaking and going bad. Dealer replaced it at no cost"

Brian D., TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"They were leaking. Honda replaced"

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicles experiencing a clunking noise on left-hand turns. Dealership indicated she was worn out in front suspension. Replaced under warranty"

William E., FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"failure of both back shocks and struts."

Joe R., IL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"leaking rear shock at 80,000miles"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rear shock developed a fluid leak"

Gary J., NM (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Leaking arms"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Noise while moving steering wheel side to side."

Jose R., FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Steering became very soft and unresponsive. It was alarming. Repair technician suggested it wasn't from misuse or accident, but was probably a manufacturing defect."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"At highway speeds over 35 mph and up to 65/70 mph, the steering wheel and dashboard would vibrate. It shook even more when I pressed the accelerator. I took it to two different Honda dealerships and they thought it was many different things from uneven tire wear, vehicle needs an alignment."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Since we bought the Pilot, they "can't" find were the problem is! If you go btw 40/50 and 70/75 the steering wheel shakes very bad. 2 years with this problem and go s on"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Original tires were Michelin MXV4 with an advertised mileage range of 60,000+, two rear tires replaced at 32,000 miles and two front tires at 40,500. Replaced left front bushings at 36,600 miles"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"They simply failed."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"Bearing malfunctioned. Covered by Honda warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 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

"Water leaking from outside into the electrical system through manufacturer defect (pin holes in Window frame)"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"seal above driver side door flew away I sprayed flex seal to stop leak in the interior"

A S., CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"There were leaks in the front window that required fixing"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Has a stiff, harsh ride. A lot of rough road feed back."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Links to tie rods were rattling and were replaced. The car was safe to drive; but there was a rattle underneath when driven on bumpy roads."

Carolyn L., WV (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"window rattles when windy"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle in dash on driver's side makes me crazy. Also unknown noise sounds like whoop...happens randomly whether driving, stopped at light or in park. Sometimes a little whistle like...they claim they've never heard it..brought it back 3 times"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Dash squeaks that couldn't be loated or fixed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Squeak in dash when traveling over a rough road like gravel"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaky dashboard was "fixed" three times at the dealership and it still squeaks"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"I just started getting a rattle or buzz around the steering column on a certain type of road"

J S., FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Always seem to have the seat belts knocking against the side (when not being worn)"

Tom M., IL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Noise in the dashboard"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Door hinge is not working properly - introduced a "clicky" motion and a squeak. Dealership did nothing and said it was not their prooblem"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The steering column squeaks when driving. To stop it, I have to press on it a little"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"I used to love Honda’s and had several. But this one has soured me forever on the squeaks, rattles, lousy seats, bad ride and interior noise."

Daniel A., CO (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Backseat seat belt clip rattles when not stored properly"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"passenger side mirror rattles when moving the mirror"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks and rattles appear to come from the passenger side of the front of the vehicle. Glove box rattles, and some sounds of intermittent knocking from the passenger door"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Wind from door seals and very bad road noise, my Ford one ton truck is much quitter from wind and mainly road noise. The road noise would be a factor to keep us from purchasing a new one."

John M., TX (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Cannot open front windows,terrible pulsating noise"

Roy A., NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I can't believe how noisy it is inside this vehicle going down the road. We have 25 year old cars that are much quieter"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I love this vehicle other than the fact that is is really noisy at highway speeds - especially if there is a cross wind"

Lori T., MT (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"You feel like you are driving a tin can. Always noisy inside."

Daniel A., CO (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Honda Pilot is a noisy car to run. Once of the freeway the road noise is almost deafening. This is very significant problem with this particular model year."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"It sounds like the rear passenger door or window is open(behind the driver). The door and window are closed"

Anonymous, MD (2013 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Part was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Instead of actual picture while backing up, only the lines appear on the screen. This occurs about 20% of the times it is placed in reverse"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Screen went blank and had to have camera unit replaced (warranty)"

Bob M., WY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"the back up camera display is sporatic it will flicker and go black, it is only on reliably when it is at the dealership, this has been a problem since the car was new"

Richard L., CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the lighted guidelines have disappeared from the display, making it difficult to judge distance while backing up"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"cd player would not stop spinning. Had to replace entire unit"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

"Display is useless. Difficult and dangerous to use HVAC controls. Selecting HVAC options requires extended time with eyes off of road. Often must stop and pull off road to set HVAC choice. Back seat controls are cumbersome to use. Large screen d"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"the manual controls for the display screen stick and sometimes freeze,making it impossible to navigate through the menu. Turning it off and on does not help. Was told be dealer that the entire unit would have to be replaced, and it is expensive,"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"On bright sunny days when you put it in reverse the screen gets so dark you can't see where you are backing up. can only use rearview mirrors."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"When placing in reverse only the guidelines appear on the screen, no camera view. This happens about 20% of the time"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Immediately after purchase, the display panel went blank. After nearly a week, dealership discovered faulty wiring"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"this is related to the back up camera, the screen quits displaying the rear view but it still maintains the guide lines"

Richard L., CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"repeated problems with nav displaying vertical colored bars instead of nav screen; turning car off and on would correct until next occurrence; Honda replaced under warranty to correct"

Ken K., FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"When attempting to find a local establishment the GPS finds locations in other states. Finding a location in the GPS is very difficult."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"6 times in first year I had the vehicle the phone would stop working during a call and then start working again within a few minutes. But, each time it wiped out all of the numbers in the speed dial and they had to be re entered manually again"

Gaylord D., MO (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Very poor microphone results in poor sound quality heard by other party. One of our two phones constantly has a problem connecting (new, up to date phone)"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth disconnects with iPhone. Tech says that this problem can not be fixed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"The entire display panel went down. See previous response"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Hands free Phone speaker was unintelligible to people I called. Became unUSble. Had to have speaker replaced (warranty)"

Bob M., WY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"faulty and replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The speaker for the Bluetooth phone connection needed replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"Cruse control stoped functioning"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Honda Pilot EX 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

"Wheel well details loose, gaskets at doors loose, missing"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Mohawk strip on roof started to come off. Dealership repaired, and no problems since"

Tom M., IL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Carpet loose at driver door"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"plastic latches snapped and broke near the on the back of the seats and the handle for the spare tire compartment snapped off"

Tristan C., OH (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"NEVER buy a "Certified" car !"

William M., TN (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Hand sized area of paint peeled away on roof above front window. Was told by dealer that is is not covered. A short google search and I realize it's a very common issue. Honda should cover this issue."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"paint from the roof started peeling away dealer stated this mainly happened with white vehicles"

Tom K., CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"White paint on vehicle is peeling off. i have noticed other white Hondas with the same problem. I complained to Honda, but they will not admit that there is a problrm"

Gerrit V., ON (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint peeling from roof and door of car. It appeared the paint was not adhering properly to the car."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Part of the batch painted white or pearlized white where water-based paint was used and it had to be repainted at Honda's expense: Hood/top of car. Took almost a month, was outsourced to body shop in this location and when my vehicle was returned, the front seat moldings were broken. My dealership did not take care of this problem, and it costs me almost $1000 to replace/repair the front seat (2 pieces). Have not been back to the dealership since--was a customer there for 28 years but cannot excuse this service flaw and customer service breech."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The paint was flaking off on the lead edge of the roof and at the top of the drivers side door. The dealership said it wasn't covered however they later paid a portion of the cost to repaint."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"There are several,areas,where the paint curled,chipped, and there was no scratch or chip marks. It was as if the paint had a chemical in it that burned its way out of the paint cover. This is my third pilot and 7th overall Honda product, this is unusual."

Robert M., MN (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint fading above the center of the windshield"

Jerry E., FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The paint separated from the primer in several small spots (1-3 mm) on the hood by the wiper side - not from stones or other material hitting the surface"

Jim R., MI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on rear bumper bubbling and peeling might be due to a accident repair before I purchased from the dealer and wasn't informed about"

Victor T., NC (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"again, I had to bring it back to the dealership twice to have the rust on the tailgate removed and repainted"

Eugene R., NH (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Unusual amount of undercarriage rust"

Anonymous, MI (2013 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

12V power plug

"fuse blew out when connecting cell phone charger"

Shamin S., LA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"fog lights replacement cost over $200.00"

A S., CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Water leakage through windshield area caused electrical issues"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right rear brake light out. Dealer replaced under warranty"

Cindy S., TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Really didn't have problem with guages. they wee doing their job and they annoy me."

Buck C., LA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"Heated seat would turn on when button activated then immediately turn off. Drivers seat was only problem, would act up sporadically. Honda dealer finally replaced heater in seat"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"passenger seat appears to have overheated distorting leather surface"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"Overhead lamp on driver's side is problematic, needs to be replaced I guess"

Carlton K., TX (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Every last door lock actuator in this vehicle has failed at least once and some multiple times. Each repair is $200-$300 dollars."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"Indicates low tire when pressure is fine. Seems to be associated with weather"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"airbag disabled on passenger side"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Check engine light warned of problem in one of the cylinders. part was replaced and fied the problem"

Buck C., LA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The backup and side monitoring module failed"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear window wiper operated only occasionally"

John S., MO (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 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

Cylinder head

"Cylinder head damaged by normal use. Replacement covered under warranty."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"cylinder deactivation system wasn't engaging/disengaging the valves correctly"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Replaced the Piston Rings"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda fixed engine problem,"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda recall. Required car to be in shop for three days while they did the work. Evidently common issue with 2013 Pilot. No cost to consumer other than being without our vehicle"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"ECO system caused engine rebuild that was covered by Honda under special warranty"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"VCM lights came on. Honda replaced three piston and rings and extended engine warranty tom100,000"

Ken W., FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Recall in parts discovered significant wear and tear in the engine so severe it required an entire rebuild."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Coil packs had to be replaced twice which led to discovery of recall due to abnormal cylinder wear."

Richard F., MD (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Piston rings design issue causing ring gaps to align allowing excessive oil into the combustion zone causing plug and sensor fouling and allowing combustion byproducts into piston rod and crank shaft area fouling oil. engine disassembly required to clean generally and to replace rings with preventative design"

Donald F., FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Head gasket

"Issues I had were all covered by Honda under an extended warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"It wasn't a failure but it was a very expensive maintenance item."

Randall F., WI (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Doors out of alignment"

Robert G., WY (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"the front passenger door was not aligned properly, so when the door was opened, it would rub against the front fender just a hair. But it was bad enough that by the time I brought it in to get fixed, there was a small area where the paint chipped off"

John D., NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Locks sometimes lock when they are not supposed to"

Mike M., IL (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"Grocery bag hook in the rear cargo area came apart"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"Motor went out on side mirror"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Bought as a "Certified" Honda. NEVER again !"

William M., TN (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Top hinges popping out from body"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate does not close properly sometimes"

Roy A., NJ (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The rear tailgate developed rust behind the chrome name plate. It went back to the dealership twice under warranty to have the rust removed and tailgate repainted"

Eugene R., NH (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 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

Rough shifting

"Common problem with the Pilots are rough vibrating shifting from drive to Eco mode. Has been a known problem for years with this car."

David H., TN (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Periodically when shifting from neutral to drive the whole car shudders when put in gear"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The vehicle up shifts to soon under normal acceleration causing a transmission shutter/surge. The torque convertor does not lock up until the vehicle reaches over 65 mph"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"WHEN PARKED, NOSE IN, ON EVEN THE SLIGHTEST INCLINE, SHIFTING FROM PARK TO REVERSE, RESULTS IN A LOUD AND JARRING ROUGH SHIFT. WHEN TAKEN TO THE DEALER, I WAS TOLD THAT THIS HAPPENS WITH PILOTS....MY WIFE HAS A PILOT AND THE SAME THING HAPPENS TO HER....QUOTE FROM THE SERVICE DEPT. THIS CAN'T BE A GOOD THING!!!"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

"The car sometimes does not shift smoothly from neutral to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Transmission would not change gears (upshift) when you let off the gas. If you were driving 40 MPH you were in 3 or 4 gear and doing 3000 rpm. At 65 mph, you were in top gear and only doing 2800 rpm. Took 3 trips to convince dealer of a problem"

Gaylord D., MO (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"Took the Pilot to dealer with less than 10,000 miles on it. They "updated the software". It still shifts funkey unless you put your foot into it"

James V., FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Vibrations allegedly from software problem"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"Fluid was under Car, but Dealer Service tech could find no leak?"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 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

Driveline vibration

"After dealer servicing, started to get vibrations and a whining noise - more apparent when taking your foot off the gas. Brought it back to dealer 2x prior to it being resolved."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration at various speeds up to 45 mph..... After complaining several times transmission was reprogrammed and driveshaft replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Driveline (either engine or driveshaft ) vibration, mostly after car driven for awhile - super annoying Honda cannot seem to figure it out. Happens with light or steady state throttle at any speed over 20 or so. I suspect it has to do with cylinder"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration and a droning noise is clearly felt and heard starting around 35mph and up. The first dealer did an alignment and said everything was fine. The second dealer performed a TSB which was supposed to fix the above problem. It remains"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"eco mode causes engine /vehicle vibration. Also, drive train vibration at 42 mph. Dealer reprogrammed engine timing as spark plugs fouling due to economizer problem. Vibrations still present"

Mike P., ME (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Related to previous issue"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"front wheel bearings"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"bearings in the yoke of driveshaft, replaced by dealer"

Martin D., IL (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Transfer case

"Transmission seems to hunt for a gear to start when going from Park to Drive"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine hesitates on acceleration"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Dealer reprogrammed computer chip engine timing as spark plugs were fouling due to vacuum created in eco mode sucking engine oil by the piston rings"

Mike P., ME (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"Engine knock and unresolved indicator light resulted in top half rebuild of engine around 80,000 miles. No problems since and covered by warranty"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"sounds like a pinging, but happens only when lightly loaded and shifting and/or changing from 6 to 4 or 3 cyl operation"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Engine pings and knocks as engine stops and starts using 2 or 3 cylinders. Vibration in steering wheel. Worse in winter than in summer, but never absent"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Engine mounts

"Lower engine mount broke and required replacement."

Anonymous, NV (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"OIL FILLED ENGINE MOUNTS LOST ALL FLUID"

Francis B., GA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Engine mounts do not sufficiently dampen engine vibration caused by unbalanced cylinder firing order resulting in steering wheel/chassis vibration and cabin noise"

Trevor M., AB (2013 Honda Pilot)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Airbag recalls X 2. 2 separate recalls, 1 recall for the airbag that replaced the original recall."

Rory D., MD (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Standard Takata recall"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Safety recall for the airbag. Replaced at no cost"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"A recall of the airbags. Work was done in about 2 hours with no charge. Apparently the airbag manufacturer made some defective airbags."

Matt D., CA (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 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)

"Repeatedly, the Emission sensor light has gone on in the car. After going back to the dealer at least five times, it was determined that there was a slight crack in the cellanoid"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel cap

"As part of the issue with the EGR, there were repeated times in which the message, "Check fuel cap" appeared on the dashboard"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Not exactly sure I've chosen the right category but the problem was a gauge cap or something would shake loose and the car would not start or shift gears. I had a cap installed that ensures that unless I turn off, the car will always start. I thought it might be an electrical problem and perhaps it actually was. When I go away for a long time I turn it off so the battery is not constantly drained whether or not I drive."

Anonymous, ID (2013 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check engine light comes on with interstate driving but goes off once fuel goes below 1/4 tank."

David H., TN (2013 Honda Pilot LX 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery went dead less than one year after Honda installed a replacement. They did pro-rate the battery that was installed"

Anonymous, SC (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Engine harness

"Economy mode shuts down two, then three cylinders resulting in engine/steering wheel/chassis vibration and cabin noise"

Trevor M., AB (2013 Honda Pilot)
Starter

"with no warning the car would not start."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

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

"My air conditioning compressor failed and had to be replaced at about 70000 miles. Honda did give me a significant discount when this was done even though my car was beyond the warranty period."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Has quite work numerous times"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"When it's very cold outside (midwest) the heating system doesn't heat sufficiently and you don't feel warm unless you put on the heated seats"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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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 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2014 TSX Sport Wagon, 2010-2013 ZDX, 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic and Civic Hybrid, 2008-2010 Civic GX NGV, 2012-2015 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2014 Fit EV, 2010-2014 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot 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 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 F5F and Q5E.
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: 19V502000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9555
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 16 2019
An incorrectly installed air bag inflator may not properly deploy the passenger frontal air bag in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Acura TSX, 2011-2013 TSX Sport Wagon, and 2010-2012 ZDX and 2008-2012 Honda Accord, 2010-2011 Accord Crosstour, 2006-2011 Civic, Civic Hybrid and Civic NGV, 2012-2014 Crosstour, 2007-2011 CR-V, 2009-2013 Fit, 2010-2013 Insight, and 2009-2015 Pilot vehicles. The front passenger air bag inflator may have been installed incorrectly during replacement.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the inflator installation and, if necessary, replace the passenger frontal air bag module assembly, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2019. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M4O, P4R, T4Q, and W4P.
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: 19V378000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19138
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Sep 27 2018
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 2014 Honda Insight and Acura TSX and TSX Wagon, 2014-2015 Honda Crosstour and Pilot vehicles nationwide, as well as certain 2014 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, California, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Honda is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Acura TSX, TSX Wagon and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Insight, Fit and Pilot vehicles, 2011-2012 Honda Accord and 2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, the 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. Lastly, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2013 Acura TSX and ZDX, Honda Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot, 2011-2013 TSX Wagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord and 2010-2011 Honda Civic NGV, Civic, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles 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 air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began November 6, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are M2J and S2K.
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: 18V661000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1355406
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2018
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 2010-2013 Acura TSX, ZDX, Honda Accord Crosstour, Fit, Insight and Pilot vehicles, 2011-13 Acura TSX Sportswagon, 2010-2012 Honda Accord,, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V vehicles and 2013 Honda FCX Clarity and Fit EV vehicles ever registered in the states of 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, Honda is recalling certain 2010-2012 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Accord Crosstour, Fit and Pilot, 2010-2011 Honda Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid and CR-V, and 2010 Acura ZDX and Honda Insight vehicles ever registered in the states of 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." Unless included in Zones A or B above, Honda is recalling certain 2009 Acura TSX, Honda Accord, Civic, Civic NGV, Civic Hybrid, CR-V, Fit, and Pilot vehicles ever registered in the states of 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 or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to higher absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began February 16, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's numbers for this recall are B0K and L0J.
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: 18V042000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 691726
ENGINE
Aug 27 2013
A worn piston may suddenly fail, causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 Pilot 2WD and 4WD vehicles and certain model year 2013 Odyssey vehicles. During manufacturing of the engine piston, it is possible that the heat treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the piston having an insufficient hardness level, making it more susceptible to premature wear.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block free of charge. The recall began on September 16, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's recall numbers are JB4 (Honda Odyssey) and JB5 (Honda Pilot).
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: 13V382000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 270
AIR BAGS
Jan 18 2013
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. This could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through December 21, 2012. One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
What should you do:
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. The dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on March 14, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
For more information:
Honda's recall campaign number is S75.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: 13V016000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 748481
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