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.

Road Test Results

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

Owner Reports

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

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.

On the other hand, at 18 mpg overall, fuel economy could be better, partly due to the automatic transmission having just five gears. Handling is untidy and sloppy at the limits. Braking performance is also mediocre. While the powertrain is smooth and refined, acceleration is middling. Pronounced road noise also makes this Honda a very loud vehicle. Interior furnishings are blatantly low-rent and festooned with cheap, hard plastics. Modern luxury amenities are sparse, something of a testimony to the time when this version of the Pilot hit the market back in 2008. A rear-view camera is standard on all trim lines, but other modern high-tech safety gear like forward-collision warning or blind spot monitoring is conspicuously absent. Further, this version of the Pilot scored a Poor in the IIHS small-overlap crash test.

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

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

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (250 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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)

"Spongy Pedal. Dealer word not fix it under warranty, not coverd brake sys."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Calipers

"Seized up on passengers front side had to replace"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rear brake caliper was frozen and needed to be replaced on the vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Front passenger side caliper was sticking. Caliper was replaced by Honda dealership (not under warranty)."

Kevin S., PA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Routine calibers had to replaced for second time."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"Brakes are making noise but dealership said they still have plenty of wear."

Carolyn M., TN (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"had to replace brake pads and rotors"

J R., CO (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"After only two years, the front brakes had worn unevenly, causing vibration when braking. The dealership identified the problem, and fixed it at no cost. The fix was to turn the rotors, so I expect I will have to replace the front rotors earlier than anticipated due to this issue"

David D., VA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotters have been replaced 2, brake pads 4 times, vibrations while braking start within 20000k of use. 15km commute, normal driving, not much stop and go."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"need new front brake pads with only 54000 miles. way to soon"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Rear break noise was noticed. Rear brakes had deteriorated much faster than front brakes. Rear brake pads and rotors were replaced."

J H., MN (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"From day one vehicle has had issues with vibrations and road noise. Excessive brake issues and tire problems."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"After using the vehicle, the front brakes would usually exhibit a pulsing the in the wheel and brake pedals. Replacing the brake pads and rotors would usually resolve. This happened more than once on this vehicle."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"All 4 brake disk rotors needed to be replaced. This is after all of the rotors getting reground / machined (re-surfaced) at 30K miles. The brakes have been slightly (getting worse over time) pulsating (e.g. warped disks) from 5K miles. Brakes have been very disappointing from the original purchase of the vehicle."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rotors

"Rotors warped causing pulsating during breaking. The warped rotors caused the break pads to wear out within 24000 miles (Pads were Not covered by warranty under any circumstance). Calipers stick also causing quick break pad wear. The calipers were covered before 36000 miles or 3 years."

Dean W., OH (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"I need to replace the brakes and rotors for the 3rd time since buying my 2015 Honda Pilot as a new car. After the 2nd time they were replaced, the Honda technician that worked on my car at the dealership said that the problem was common, and he considered it a design flaw with this version of the Pilot."

Dwight O., CT (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors needed replacing at 28000 miles."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Rotors warp prematurely at 5k miles. Replaced out of pocket with aftermarket premium upgrade"

Monty M., FL (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"they wre bad as were the pads"

J R., CO (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Both front rotors warped causing a serious vibration when braking at highway speed. Honda machined the rotors as a courtesy at 27,000 miles. However, the rotors are warped again, to be repaired or replaced at my cost"

Myrle B., IN (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Wear"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"pulsation due to warped rotors"

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)
Squeaking

"There has been a squeak coming from the dashboard area that the service techs have not been able to locate. We have had this problem since we purchased the vehicle"

Craig M., OH (2015 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

"About a year ago the camera video quality began to degrade and within a few weeks it completely stopped working."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
CD player

"Motor in radio/CD system continuously kept running, audibly noticeable (loud buzz). Honda dealership first replaced GPS display, but it didn't fix it. Then they replaced the radio/cd player and noise is gone. Took 3 trips and 7 days at dealer."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Failed due to radio failure"

Raymond R., MN (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It quit recording to the HDD & will not play rendomly. Did work for some months"

Nordberg K., PA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Display screen freezes up

"Same as the other problem. The screen freezes, then crashes and goes blank"

Michael O., CA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Started occurring after radio/cd was replaced. Question of whether it was not reassembled properly."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The display screen goes black with lines all over the screen and you cannot see any of the display readings until you turn the car off and on again. Happens once or twice per month. Honda wind fix the issue even with photos taken to prove it because they can't replicate it on the spot"

Aaron W., UT (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"in dash screen that controls gps, all car menus, radio, etc crashes and restarts with error "HDD failure, please contact your dealer". I did that and Honda acknowledged there were problems and replaced the unit (after waiting 6 weeks for a replaceme"

Michael O., CA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The hands-free phone connectivity stopped cold. Dealer said the whole unit would need to be replaced at over $600. We declined and will just use phone when stopped. Music still plays, other functions that use the screen still work."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Bought a DVD update in 2016 that cause the info system to not work. 4-5 visit to the dealership and finally Honda had to replace the entire unit. If has worked fine since. I will never buy another DVD update."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"does not have touch screen"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"I own a 4-5 year old Android phone that does not allow me to use phone interlink properly. Instructions from Honda are so poor cannot fix and display board Instructions are NOT understandable. ( I have an MA and two teaching credentials, but I'll be damned if I can figure out what they are saying). Dealership no help, but $150 to diagnose."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"System drops calls or looses connection and then comes back and you are back connected still they just couldn't hear you and you couldn't hear them"

David S., CA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Doesn't reliable connect, prompts you to hang up during conversations"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Radio

"Dealership had to replace the radio"

Raymond R., MN (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"in-dash DVD player stopped playing DVDs. Kept issuing a Disc error no matter the disc inserted; new, or otherwise."

Anonymous, RI (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Routine software updates

"key would not start car. had to use back up key to get to dealer. both keys had to be reprogrammed. 4 wheel drive system stopped and could engage - also had to have software updated or reloaded"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Software update fixes

"The compass only worked intermittently and would sometimes give an erroneous direction."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"changed settings on display and engaged child lock system that I had never wanted. still having problems even after update."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Voice control commands

"does not respond to voice clearly"

Anonymous, NY (2015 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

"Every Winter (in Georgia) the Windshield washer reservoir cracks and leaks and has to be dealer replaced. They are poorly made and the molding seal comes apart and loses all the fluid. This is a $200 repair that just annoys the heck out of us.I have seen many on the internet that have the same problem."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Twice in one year the driver door filled with water due to the drain hole plugging in the bottom of the door gasket"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Leaking water down the A Piller. Windshield was removed and resealed, and it still leaks. Pending an appt with the service department next week"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Great car but the dust comes in at all the doors."

Anonymous, NM (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"roof seal leak"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Loose metal noise from front following alignment but dealer can't find problem or didn't look. Fear something is loose and may cause serious injury or damage."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"General squeaks and rattles"

Ron U., LA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"It squeaks when you hit bounces"

Thomas M., WA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"there is a rattling noise. they need me to leave for an entire day. my schedule won't all ow it"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"a piece of trim in the moon roof or rear right door is loose/rattling"

Anonymous, MI (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"WHEN THE WINDOW IS PARTIALLY OPEN IT RATTLES OVER BUMPS"

John T., IL (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"This car just seems to be too noisy from wind."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Even at lower speeds, the wind and road noise makes it difficult to hear the passenger speaking.This is an inherent problem in the design of the body. It began on purchase and is still present."

Anonymous, MS (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Not a very quiet riding car on the interstate"

Ron U., LA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"passenger door has wind noise"

Anonymous, MO (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Severe wind noise at highway speeds"

Bill L., PA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The Pilot is very noisy from the wind when driving. I was told that is a problem with the Pilot design"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise on driver side window in high cross wind since 2016, dealership was never able to address the problem."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"WIND NOISE CAN BE HEARD AT HIGHER SPEEDS"

John T., IL (2015 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

"After repairing the compliance bushings, I had to pay for an alignment."

Anonymous, OR (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Alignment been off since i bought it"

Mike M., MN (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Ball joints

"had to replace ball joints and ball bearing in both sides of front wheels. the car eats tires, I rotate and balance every 7k miles and wheel align 2 times a year. the michelien that came with car didn't last were almost bald at 35k, 2nd set didn't fair much better,"

Richard A., CT (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"2 power steering pumps failed"

Titus T., IL (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Noise from the front. Discovered the shock was wet and found that it was leaking fluid. Changed the unit. 52000 miles."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"DEALER NOTICED LEAKING SHOCK ABSORBERS. REPLACED UNDER WARRANTY."

Kathryn I., NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"mechanic said we need new shaoks. there is only 54000 miles on this. that is way to soon and expensive"

Anonymous, VA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"sound of air leak from behind steering wheel, rack and pinion had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

"front end alignment was off and tire was not balanced"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Tie rods

"Compliance Bushings ruptured/broken"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Began hearing slight ""roaring " noise from the rear at about 30000 miles. Had to change the right rear at about 56000."

Anonymous, LA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Right wheel bearings replaced"

Bryan C., SC (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"front driver side wheel bearing failed and had to be replaced at 14,000 miles. not a recall. under warranty"

Anonymous, NH (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)

"One front wheel bearing went bad gradually, repaired under warranty at next service interval"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Wheel bearing on front right side went out. Cost was about $300 to fix"

Rick P., MI (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Drive'r side front wheel bearing began to fail (it was making a loud noise). It was replaced by the Honda dealership under warranty'"

Kevin S., PA (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"All 4 wheel bearings needed to be replaced at 40000 miles. Expansive $2500.00 at dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2015 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

CV joint

"It started making noice just after the warranty period (60K miles) expired. I have taken to several shops including the dealer who couldn't repeat the issue. It is now quite apparent but I haven't had it repaired yet. The dealer quoted $560. I will shop for a better price."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Differential

"We bought the car from a Honda dealer 400 miles from us. The problem was caused by different sized tires on the vehicle - one size in the front, a different size & tire in the back. The vehicle came like that - it didn't occur to us to check tire sizes when the car came from a reputable dealer. I found the discrepancy when I attempted to buy chains for the car. We purchased new tires but when we experienced noises & performance issues, we took the car to a local dealer. They were able to take the necessary steps to address the minor damage that had occurred as a result of tires that didn't match. Fortunately, by dumb luck, we caught the problem in its early stages so we are hopeful that we won't have any more issues related to this."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"I had to replace both front wheel bearings"

Buz H., VA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Vehicle vibrates during acceleration, and at highway speeds"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"VCM engine and propeller shaft created a vibration and noise in cold weather"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Vcm vibration bad driveshaft"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Vibration was a cause by a driveshaft needed to be replaced. Poor workmanship from the factory. This should have been found, prior to my purchase"

Ronald T., KS (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Pilot vibrates slightly when in "ECO" mode while driving at 30 to 70 mph"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Horrible whining noise while driving it took 3 times to the dealer to figure it out"

Anonymous, NV (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The passenger side front wheel bearing failed. Our use is 99% on paved roads, dry climate, garage kept, and regular service. I’ve never had a wheel bearing fail."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"left front bearing replaced"

Donald B., PA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda recall, replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"There were two bad relays underneath the dashboard. One caused the entire climate control system to malfunction, the other caused many systems such as the radio, backup camera, and all the power outlets to not work"

Craig M., OH (2015 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

"front fender not attached correctly and it raddled"

Howard T., PA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Something is loose withing the rear door. Every time it opens something rattles. Sometimes when I make sharp enough turns it also rattles"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"white color paint chipped off leading edge of the roof."

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The paint on the roof peeled off starting at the top of the windshield. They painted it since we had an extended warranty $100"

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Paint is coming off at junction of body panel and bumper."

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Paint on hood has several blisters in the paint."

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Front bumper paint is peeling at the seam where the panels meet by the passenger side wheel"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Shabby paint job by the paint shop they sent it to. It had to be done 3 times"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Paint started coming off the roof area just above the windshield on the center line. This seems to be a not uncommon problem with Honda autos"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The paint job was rejected 4 times and the vehicle was o/c over 1 month"

Eric K., HI (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Found a small rust spot on the rear quarter panel. The dealership had sent it to a shabby paint shop and it had to be redone 3 times"

Anonymous, HI (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Two tiny rust spots, but it was the repainting by the body shop that kept screwing up"

Eric K., HI (2015 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

"Passenger door at the hinge side. the metal at the gap at the bottom rubs."

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Right front door was catching on the fender when opening and closing. Fender needed to be adjusted"

Anonymous, ID (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Back hatch door handle broke off, you could not open the back with it. I had to contact Honda directly because the dealer said not covered by warranty. I told them door handles should fall off no matter how many miles on the car, it was less than 3 yrs old - door handles aren't effected by miles. Honda agreed to pay for labor but I had to pay for the part, about $200 - I thought was BS but didn't have a choice. I've owned over 20 cars over the years and never had a door handle brake off. My local dealer would help me, so went to a dealer 30 miles away to get the work done. I will never purchase another car for the dealer I purchased it from."

Thomas P., NV (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Hood latch malfunctioned at the dealer when they tried to access the engine area for maintenance. They had to cut out the grill to access latch. They replaced latch, cable and had to do hood underside paint repair and replaced grill, all under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"Sunroof software has glitch. Sunroof will not open in slide and or close from the pop up vent position. Sunroof gasket is substandard in quality. Rugs inside vehicle are falling apart. Plastic outer trims are warped from sun or substandard quality"

Monty M., FL (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rubber seal separated from glass"

Thomas V., MA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"rubber gasket from around the moonroof came loose. couldn't close, was stuck open. Honda is going to replace"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaking into the interior via loose drain hose"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 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

"Eco valve system malfunctioned"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"started and ran rough, knocking. restarted. dealer did tune up"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Hydraulic timing belt tensioner leaked out oil, hydraulic tensioner and adjuster replaced"

J H., MN (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Oil leaks

"I haven't physically located any specific leaks; however, I've had to add a quart of oil following each of the last 2 oil changes at about 3000 miles. I feel this is excessive on such a low mileage car."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot SE 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Ignition switch went bad after 4 years and after 85000 miles I had to replace the radiator and a transmission line"

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"The transmission caused a vibration in low gear. Honda claims the fix was to replace the transmission fluid and update the software. The issue remains."

Anonymous, TN (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Required wiping and reinstallation of software. Problem was minumized, but no permanent solution was found at dealer. Online you could fix it to where transmission did not automatically shift into variable efficient mode but it would void all honda warranties."

Anonymous, GA (2015 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"The transmission system has slow leak which caused the car to choke and not be able to move"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Honda Pilot 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Reccall,, Honda replaced airbags."

Robert J., AL (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side air bag was recalled."

Anonymous, (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"airbag recall"

Anonymous, UT (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Pipes

"At some point the chrome tip on one of the exhaust pipes was noticed to be missing"

Anonymous, PA (2015 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

Blower (fan) motor

"Rear HVAC fan motor makes a minor noise, but elected to omit repair (not under warranty)"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Heater system

"On heat sys. blows cool air to floor,hot out top."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C blew only warm air. Dealer found a leaky seal and replaced it under warranty"

Anonymous, ND (2015 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

Interior lights

"Interior light settings change without my input"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"ENTIRE PANEL CONTROLLING INTERIOR LIGHTS, MOONROOF, BLUETOOTH DID NOT WORK"

Peter M., CA (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Tire pressure monitor

"TPMS has been a continuous ongoing extremely annoying problem. All four sensors have been replaced, also I believe the system itself causes slight leaks in at least one or more tires causing frequent low pressure alerts and refilling air."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Honda Pilot SE 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

Fuel injection system

"Vehicle isn't starting like it should when warm"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Honda Pilot SE 3.5-L V6)
Fuel pump

"Stopped working without any warnings. Expensive repair. 3 days without the car, and dealership would not provide a loaner."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Emission light keeps coming on, sensors say it is catalytic converter. mechanics says it is functioning properly."

Anonymous, (2015 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

Cylinder head

"engine light on. rings faulty. leaking oil into spark plug."

Randy H., BC (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"One of the cylinder heads was installed incorrectly and required service that required the dealer to keep the car for 3 to 4 days"

Scott B., GA (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Thermostate housing warped and leaking antifreeze. Warranty repair replaced housing"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

"The alternator was bad"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
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