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.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Honda Pilot owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

"dash rattle at around 30mph"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Headliner rattles Somewhere under the rear deck rattles Second row seat belts rattle if not properly retracted and the clip is in a certain position"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"High tire pressure (35 psi) tires and lots of light weight plastic finishing parts creates rattles, buzzes, and various other annoying noises of varying frequencies depending on the road surface, speed, and cabin temperature. One was in the steering"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The noise came from the steering column cowling. We fixed this by placing some HD rubber between two plastic covers"

John G., CA (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Unknown location forward left rattle. Rattles in the rear. Both interior noises"

Michelle W., CO (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"high pressure tires + firm suspension + lots of plastic = rattles, squeeks, groans, thumps, * buzzing"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"turned out to be a bushing that had a recall - fixed at no charge"

Randy T., TX (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"seal in door pilar made noise on both sides. fixed by dealership"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"In a cross wind the driver or passenger door, depending on directions, starts to leak. If you pull in on window frame the noise goes away. Push out and the noise level increases"

Anonymous, TX (2014 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

Rotors

"Rotors had to be turned because of pulsing problems when applying the brakes"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Shortly after purchasing the Pilot i noticed front end shaking when decelerating from around 60mph. Honda dealer resurfaced the rotor and that fixed it for a few months. It started doing the same thing again when decelerating at speeds over 45mph"

John T., TX (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front brake rotors turned twice; original brake pads still ok"

Joseph J., OH (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"warped brake rotors"

Randy T., TX (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"They were warped and had to turned down when the vehicle only had about 27000 miles on it"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration during braking caused by rotors being warped"

Patrick M., CO (2014 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"warped"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"pulsation in brakes when braking at higher speed. found out the front break rotors warped and had to be resurfaced"

Garry M., NE (2014 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

Wheel bearings

"The front left bearing on a long trip failed in the US. The Honda replaced it under warranty when I returned to CA. they would not deal with it in the US. I was on my own!!"

Harry J., ON (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Bushings

"A Arm bushings failed, recall replaced at 0 cost"

Thom K., MO (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking bushings were discovered and repaired at a routine maintenance check"

Michael D., CA (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Pulsation keeps repeating; what is wrong with Honda rotors?"

Joseph J., OH (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"replaced a defective shock in back"

Anonymous, MO (2014 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

"The bumper cover that goes over the trailer hitch has tabs to hold it in place and one of the tabs broke off. Very cheap design!"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Side bumper side molding broke and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The door trim dented extremely easily from door dings and became loose"

Mike E., ND (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"My rear seat recline latch broke off and the molding around that seat detached"

Dean H., GA (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"have had many Hondas over the last 30 years, this is the first one that has had any rust"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 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

External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Because the Bluetooth with Handsfree Link is broken, playing music is annoying sometimes. Additionally, the display will not show audio information unless you plug in with USB. Again, because Bluetooth is a broken product with Honda/Acura"

Jacob R., CA (2014 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The navigation system failed within the first month and had to be replaced (under warranty)"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Sound is delayed by 3-5 seconds for any device paired by Bluetooth. This has been an ongoing problem with Hands Free Link in Honda/Acura for years, but they refuse to fix it. Very dangerous when GPS instructions are read out way too late"

Jacob R., CA (2014 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"the pick up is very erratic. You never know who's phone is going to come on line"

J D., FL (2014 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Driver side door was scraping when opening and closing the door"

Wm S., NH (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Glass defects

"Windshield had an inner crack without any exterior cause. Crack began just below peg used to install the windshield"

Sherrod D., GA (2014 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Mirrors

"side view mirror loose, noisy and distorts vision"

Thom K., MO (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 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

Body control module

"The power lift gate failed within the first two months and was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"No audible warning of approaching items on front right/left sensors.: :Left mirror inoperative'"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Faulty senser for "Check Engine Light""

Steve M., MN (2014 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

Rough shifting

"The car between 2 and 3 would buck. The dealer showed me a tech doc saying this is normal with the cvt transmission"

Andrew W., NY (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Our car would shudder at around 35 mph. Honda replaced our driveshaft, and input a new code for the computer, and it still shudders, but only happens when the ECO (cylinder shutdown) mode comes on. Very unhappy"

Jordan T., AE (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"They had to make adjustment"

Andrew W., NY (2014 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

Electrical failure

"Entire Climate Control system stopped working during the first month of ownership. Warranty covered full replacement of new Climate Control System and haven't had any problems since"

Travis M., NC (2014 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

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Pilot died on the road at 2 months old with about 2,000 miles on it. The engine had to be completely rebuilt. Not a happy driver!"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"All 3 went out at one time"

Sherrod D., GA (2014 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

"The Pilot has a serious design flaw with its VCM system. They published a TSB to remedy vibrations when the system engages. Although it reduced them, ulitmately, there is always slight vibration when VCM engages btwn 60 and 70MPH"

Dean H., GA (2014 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.

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.

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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
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
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