At one time, driving a Honda Pilot meant driving dynamics, family friendliness, and powertrain refinement were more important to you than the macho, trucklike SUV look. The Pilot was a natural next step for Civic and Accord owners with growing families. But something went awry in the late-2000s. Honda changed tack, making the Pilot more trucky and cheap-feeling.
Alerts
There are 4 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

At one time, driving a Honda Pilot meant driving dynamics, family friendliness, and powertrain refinement were more important to you than the macho, trucklike SUV look. The Pilot was a natural next step for Civic and Accord owners with growing families. But something went awry in the late-2000s. Honda changed tack, making the Pilot more trucky and cheap-feeling.

Other manufacturers stole buyers by making a better Honda than Honda. With the 2016 redesign, Honda takes a swing at a softer, more carlike Pilot.

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

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 9-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.5-liter V6 (280 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2016 Honda Pilot owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

CD player

"Accessory CD player occasionally (about 10% of time) forgets its position and starts CD from beginning. Honda unable and unwilling to track down the problem"

R D., NY (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Infotainment difficult to use, not user friendly"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Screen throws up error message and had to go back to dealer for a re download of software two different times after first dealer couldn't figure it out"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"screen would give a code . wouldn't work after that point"

Kathy C., IA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Android Bluetooth player freezes"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The screen freezes up with a message about every other day. You can click on it and it comes back"

Richard O., TX (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I have complained about this for a year but the blue tooth never pairs properly. And the screen on the radio often blacks-out portions of the preset stations. I have brought it in twice to get it fixed to no avail. It is an incncwnience to have to keep taking it in. They claim it needed a software update. Our Subaru has. Ever had these problems. Very disappointing. This is my first Honda. And I'm not sure I would consider another"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Display screen goes blank until car is re-started"

Anonymous, NJ (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The entertainment large screen goes blank at random times. Dealer and Honda have service bulletin on issue. They will be doing a firmware update"

Anonymous, IA (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Screen would go black for no apparent reason. Would restart car and would do it again. Was in Florida on vacation had to take to local dealer. Honda was aware and they had a fix"

Anthony Q., PA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Display screen had to b replaced"

L C., FL (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The screen will randomly go blank and will sometimes reset if I turn off the car and back on a couple of times. It happens when I'm using the radio and also affects the backup camera"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"If you turn off the car while using the mp3 player it clears the info about where you were and resets to the first track in the first folder"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The Honda Link system is unreliable and frustrating. Drops pairings, constantly says it is updating data - but then does nothing. Won't stay synced to Pandora"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"If I dial a number using my devices favorites the call does not go through the cars bluetooth, I have to use the handset to complete the call. I frequently use my favorites list to dial a call but want to complete the call handsfree"

Jeffery H., MN (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"I'm on my fourth unit. Original didn't function properly.Second was scratched badly on inside of glass.Third got an error message that kept popping up.Current unit is fine so far"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"cannot see screen due to sun glare; most streets on map do not have a name; uneven and awkward zoom in and zoom out; all available icons for position of my car too big for map; directions not reliable; street lines too wide allowing fewer street lines; screen layout not practical - less room for map and too much space for other information items such as street presently driving on; I am an experienced vav user, hand held and in dash; this is the worse I have ever imagined; BIG TIME BUYER"S REM"

Mark H., TX (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The display says I need a map update but the dealer cannot do it and the instructions on the internet don't work. I am suppose to format a thumbdrive in the vehicle but the thumbdrive format is not recognized by the update software. Nobody knows what to do"

Joe C., OR (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Gets lost. Turns the wrong way into one way streets. Is confused at intersections. Sometimes does not recalculate, has to be reprogramed"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Ordered new Pilot with Garmin GPS System installed in the infotainment system from factory had to wait almost 2 months. After about 6 months I started to receive messages on my system telling me that my GPS system was out of date and I needed to update. Local dealer had no idea how to perform this task, called Honda they had no idea and told me to Garmin. Garmin wasn't sure. Found info online at Honda/Garmin.com online"

Anthony Q., PA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The car sometimes struggles to connect a call when received and bluetooth is in use. Problem seems to come and go and is very frustrating"

Thomas V., VA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"To this day, I cannot plug in my iPhone with a USB cable: the InfoSystem has destroyed the OS on Two iPhones already (verified by Apple Tech): Honda officially notified me their Tech Team now says you cannot do that and use the phone, or access music while the phone is plugged in...?!"

Steve B., WA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Honda's bluetooth reliability has been extremely spotty. The system is based on an old version of Android and honda has been very slow to provide any updates"

Anonymous, NV (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Drop calls from blue tooth and reverts back to the receiver or answers calls but not through the cars audio"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The system crashes when paired"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"It does not automatically pair with my phone many times when I drive"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Bluetooth connection drops intermittantly but works fine when I go to the dealer"

Joe C., OR (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The whole point of blue tooth pairing is so that it happens quickly and automatically when u enter the car so u can safely and hands-free talk on the phone. The service department gave me some lame excuse that some phones are not compatible with their system. I have an iPhone. It has to be one of them sit if to the most popular phone out there. This is the excuse? Ridiculous"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the car just doesn't recognize my phone but then later in the day it will work fine again"

Anonymous, MI (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Very poor reception"

Douglas K., CT (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Link to Pandora inconsistent"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"The volume would go up to full and stay until vehicle is turned off"

Anonymous, KS (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Radio cuts out intermittently, drops bass or treble at random. Works fine on Bluetooth playing from another device (phone). Honda does not even want to admit that there is an issue. It is extremely irritating not to have a normal radio and I do not want to pay for satellite"

Mike L., MD (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"FM volume faded in and out. Design flaw. Recent software update seems to have resolved the issue"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Radio varies in volume even when speed adjustment mode is off. Sound quality poor. Sounds like old portable radio. Radio display freezes"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Rear entertainment system (e.g., DVD player, rear screen)

"wouldn't play all dvds"

Kathy C., IA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Speakers

"Speaker quality is poor not all speakers work all the time. Have discussed audio issues with Honda no resolution"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Honda Pilot Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Basic lack of recognition. Give command and you get this silly "Pardon? No command was heard". If you turn off the voice prompt then it seems to be even less likely to understand the command. Tell it a person to call and it displays a few numbers. Not phone numbers. Just a few digits"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The voice commands do NOT work. The infotainment system was programmed by a dyslexic, left handed, drunken malcontent on a bad bay. It's a $40,000 vehicle and it has terrible wind noise from the right side of the cabin. The radio controls are ridiculous. Honda refuses to enable Android Auto or Apple Carplay. Unacceptable!"

Mick M., VA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"It cannot hear my commands nor can it hear or understand the service persons"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Stopped working completely. It took Honda 10 months to correct the problem after me visiting 8 times to Honda dealers. There was absolutely NO improvement in the system. The final fix which completely solved the problem by a software update"

Anonymous, SK (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"ROOF TOP BLACK PLASTIC TRIM CAME LOOSE HAD TO BE REPLACED AT DEALERSHIP"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"MOLDING ON DRIVERS DOOR WAS LOOSE"

Anonymous, NY (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Roof trim loose"

Anonymous, TN (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Driver's side mirror housing loose and defrost failed. Gas cap was not flush with the rear fender"

Mark J., MI (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"The rubber seal running down each outboard side of the roof experienced detachment at the Left front and right front windshield"

Gregory W., FL (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"tailgate camera trim had to be replaced, right front wheel well popped out in an area"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The clip that attaches a piece of molding was broken from the time we received the vehicle. The molding would not stay firmly attached and would subsequently catch on the tailgate as it lifted. The molding piece would bend severely and often pop off violently. In the end, that molding piece and several other surrounding pieces had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Roof trim came off. Was repaired under warranty and recall"

Anonymous, NH (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"The trim on roof had to be replaced 3 times; Honda paid for all 3 but no reimbursement for my lost time and frustration; first time Honda dealer implied I must have shut my garage door on roof or some other reason it was my fault; a year later Honda sent me a notice in the mail that this is a common failure;"

Mark H., TX (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Problems with the molding along the roof rails was loose and fit poorly"

David W., MT (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"The black plastic over the drivers side tire is loose and we had to bring it to their attention twice. Once they popped it back in. The second time they replaced that entire strip"

Katelyn M., CA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I've had numerous issues with trim. Screws not attached to the wheel well, weatherstripping coming loose, and a roof rail trim that flew off the car. Seems to be poorly made"

Jeffery H., MN (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Molding(trim) on the roof came loose and raised needs to be glued in place.One service manager (Honda) said these are not glued.No other way to hold it down.Not satisfied with this response"

Greg W., AB (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"driver side sun visor detached from roof"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"When the car had under 2000 miles sliding a cardboard box out of the back paint peeled off of the rear bumper. This has gotten progressively worse as time has gone on"

Paul G., FL (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)
Rust

"Trailer Hitch is already badly rusting. Dealership said there is nothing they can do about it. Advised me to buy and use Rustolium. I had my last Pilot for over 10 years. I don' think this hitch will last half that time"

Anonymous, PA (2016 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

"Water leak thru front firewall into passenger seat floor"

Robert M., OR (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Same problem as listed before. Seal near read door failed"

Jun R., GA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Climate control, A/C unit leaked water onto passenger footwell soaking the carpet. Resolved the second time at dealership. Unit was replaced under warranty and resolved the issue"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seal near rear door failed, causing water to intrude into the interior space"

Jun R., GA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Water leak rear hatch area"

Michael C., MA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"We have a vibration noise that I hear mostly around the passenger front window. In addition, whenever the air conditioner is running and we have the cruise control on, we hear a vibrating noise around the dash area"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle inside the left side rear door area due to a lose screw bouncing around inside the body panel"

Mark T., TX (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Windows rattle when partially open"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"Knocking sound in front dash area. Fixed several times. Still makes the noise"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"What is it with Honda? Can't they build a quiet cabin? I'm driving a $40,000 Pilot EX-L with Honda Sensing and the wind noise from the right side of the cabin is terrible. I talked to Honda service about it and they were insultingly blase about the whole thing. Their attitude was: "Yeah, we can sell every one we make. So screw you buddy.""

Mick M., VA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"I hear a loud roaring sound when I am driving especially on roads that are not perfectly smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2016 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

"Sometimes doesn't shift smoothly"

Sandy P., MI (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"8 speed transmission does not shift smooth"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Erratic downshifting"

L C., FL (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

"Just doesn't shift smoothly at times"

Sandy P., MI (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)
Transmission computer

"the Pilot has a computer glitch that adds more miles than actually traveled. Honda does not tell you by how much"

Anonymous, SC (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"trans is a 9 speed, due to leaks shortly after we bought the car, the trans. was not shifting in all gears. We took it back to the dealer and they replaced a seal that was leaking. This should not have happened in a new car"

Lee W., CA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"Slow response to change in speed. Slows down when passing vehicles on freeway"

Anonymous, MN (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Gauges

"Intermittent problem with electrical system - car "dings" at random times, some lights come on or off for no apparent reason. Dealer cannot find root cause"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot EX 3.5-L V6)

"Gauges acted erratically. Voltage problem"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

"For the 2016 model, Honda replaced their standard seat warmers with warmers dependent on a thermostat. Therefore, for the heaters to work, the ambient temperature in the vehicle must contribute to an algorithm to activate the heaters. I have severe back injury and have always driven with my seat heater on which helps assuage the pain. Not any more!"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"One tire pressure monitor was inaccurate"

Anonymous, CA (2016 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

Driveshaft or axle

"There was a leak in the axle seal from the factory"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"weather conditions affect sensor"

Robert H., CA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Was parked and unable to restart the car. The alarm kept going off and there was no power to turn over the engine. Finally unlocked the door from the passenger front and everything reset to normal"

Lee W., CA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"An electronic component (transistor) that controls the rear fan motor failed. It was replaced by the dealer as a warranty repair"

Anonymous, TX (2016 Honda Pilot LX 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

Automatic climate control

"Auto climate control is erratic and requires frequent adjustments"

Anonymous, WA (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"Temperature sensor will intermittently change to 40 below and turn the heat on the highest setting regardless of the real outside temperature"

Alan D., MN (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"No egr problem except the catalytic converter"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Honda Pilot LX 3.5-L V6)

"The car shut down at a stop sign and could't restart. Had to tow it Injectors failed"

Johnny R., QC (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

"Transmission emits an audible clunk shifting into 4th gear when warm. Dealer went through comprehensive escalating steps in consultation with American Honda culminating in replacement of the transmission. The problem still exists"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 3.5-L V6)

"Radiator fluid leaked into transmission and caused the transmission to malfunction. The entire transmission was replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 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

Master cylinder

"Had to press pedal harder and it went further down to the floor"

Anonymous, IA (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Maybe not wear but they have needed adjustment. Brake peddle got spongy"

Narvil L., CA (2016 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

Seat controls - movement

"Middle row seat on drivers side would not stay locked in the upright position. It would slide forward and fold down. This is the seat where my daughter's car seat was installed! The dealer at first did a 15 second fix, which failed before I left the lot. It then took a completely new seat to be installed to fully repair the problem. This should have been a recall"

Anonymous, IL (2016 Honda Pilot EX-L 3.5-L V6)

"The entire rear hatch was shifted to the left and had to be taken to the body shop a couple times to fix it. Very surprised that it left the factory that way"

Mark J., MI (2016 Honda Pilot Touring 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Catalytic converter failed. Check engine light came on, took it to the dealer, dealer replaced at no cost. Happy customer!"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Honda Pilot LX 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 auto shut off stopped working, but it had something to do with the computer and battery getting confused, so it didn't shut down or automatically start"

Anonymous, CO (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 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

"Auto start/stop inoperative. Multiple dealer repair visits did not resolve the problem. Honda will be repurchasing this vehicle under the Georgia Lemon Law"

Allan O., GA (2016 Honda Pilot Elite 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.

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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