Honda Pilot Owners: Problems & Solutions

Honda Pilot Owners: Problems & Solutions

There are 1998 comments on the Edmunds.com story from Jan 27, 2006, titled Honda Pilot Owners: Problems & Solutions. In it, Edmunds.com reports that:

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jack

Plymouth, MI

#282 Jan 24, 2007
susan wrote:
I am trying to figure this out too, though as far as my kids are concerned the rear heat never blew any hot or cold air.
<quoted text>
press FULL AUTO, the rear control dial cannot be used. press RR/AC disables the FULL AUTO function,
on EX models the 2nd row can use the control dial.
try to read once in a while the owners manual it sometimes help...
jack

Plymouth, MI

#283 Jan 24, 2007
macgilbryde wrote:
<quoted text> My '04 Pilot did the same thing last week. I changed the battery and have had no problems since but reading some of the comments in this forum I am starting to believe it may be more than just a battery problem. This is the first time I've changed the battery so I'm hoping this will not occur again. I have almost 50,000 miles on it and we love our Pilot. I am suspecting that it (the battery) cannot take a large load for a long/short period of time with the engine OFF and it just sucks it dry...don't know for sure. I'm watching it!
you answered your own query with your correct theory. it states : I am suspecting that it (the battery) cannot take a large load for a long/short period of time with the engine OFF and it just sucks it dry...
w/ 50t miles on it its an average normal thing esp when you start or turn off the engine w/o shutting off the radio, headlight, cellphone charger, aircon/heater, and alikes that consumes electricity from the battery alone.
Sam

Erlanger, KY

#284 Jan 25, 2007
The battery on my Pilot went dead because the interior light was left on overnight. After the AAA guy gave the battery a jump, the Pilot has been running fine but there are 2 problems.
1- The CD/radio system won't work. The lights and digital display work but when I try to use the radio or Cd, the display just flashes "CODE". I looked through the owner's manual and there is no mention of anything like this.
2- Also, the one touch power driver's window will not work either.

Please, can someone help?
Thank you
Kate

Kaneohe, HI

#285 Jan 28, 2007
Joyce-

It's not the way you are driving it. I have the exact same problem with my 2006. I had my husband and a friend both try it out and it did the same thing. I have taken it in twice and they can't find anything "wrong" with it. If you find out the root of the problem please post it....and welcome to the Honda family. It's usually a great place to be. Aloha....me
Joyce wrote:
Ok so new to the Honda family and im already starting to get pissed. I just bought my 2006 honda pilot 2wd and started expieriencing the whole "humming" noise coming from my truck. When i accelerate it goes away and as i slow down or take my foot off the gas pedal it comes back? i've been researching and no one seems to have been able to fix the problem!?! Suggestions anyone??im taking it in tomorrow to see what's goin on..vehicle has 34000 miles and still has the manf warranty.
Timmy P

Encinitas, CA

#286 Jan 30, 2007
Rick Upstate NY wrote:
Having the exact same problem on our 2003 Pilot. Have you resolved your problem yet?
<quoted text>
I have had this same problem on my '03 too. I got one of those jumper boxes from Costco for $50 around 6 months ago so I wouldn't get stranded anywhere, and it hasn't happened since! Did anyone ever figure out the problem?
Timmy P

Encinitas, CA

#287 Jan 30, 2007
Sam wrote:
The battery on my Pilot went dead because the interior light was left on overnight. After the AAA guy gave the battery a jump, the Pilot has been running fine but there are 2 problems.
1- The CD/radio system won't work. The lights and digital display work but when I try to use the radio or Cd, the display just flashes "CODE". I looked through the owner's manual and there is no mention of anything like this.
2- Also, the one touch power driver's window will not work either.
Please, can someone help?
Thank you
I had the same problem when my kids let the light on all night! There is a radio code that came with your owners maunal as a separate insert. I believe it was on a card along with the instructions.
Keith

Farmingdale, NJ

#288 Jan 31, 2007
Have a 2003 Pilot w/ 86,000 miles. Past few months, have a problem with the key ignition where the key jams when inserting. Can take several tries to get the key to finally go all the way into the ignition to start the vehicle up. After going through one key (worn out) and tried another key. That worked for a few weeks but it started doing as well. Honda dealer tells me about $600.00 for a new key ignition. Have the Valet key buried for auto start. This means even more money. Any others hearing about this problem?
Kerry

United States

#289 Feb 1, 2007
I have the same problem with my new 2007 Pilot.
Frank

United States

#290 Feb 1, 2007
I have a 2006 Honda Pilot EXL, and when it is cold
overnight--the next day i start the car and there is no radio sound whatsoever. This lasts for about 8-10 mins, then all of a sudden the sound comes on. Anyone else have this problem?
Crystal

Sacramento, CA

#291 Feb 2, 2007
Sam wrote:
The battery on my Pilot went dead because the interior light was left on overnight. After the AAA guy gave the battery a jump, the Pilot has been running fine but there are 2 problems.
1- The CD/radio system won't work. The lights and digital display work but when I try to use the radio or Cd, the display just flashes "CODE". I looked through the owner's manual and there is no mention of anything like this.
2- Also, the one touch power driver's window will not work either.
Please, can someone help?
Thank you
I had this same problem. If you look in your door jam there should be a tag that has the security code for your radio. The anti theft device is whats keeping your radio from working. You have to insert the code to make it work again. I hope your sticker is still there..thank god mine was.
phillip

Pflugerville, TX

#292 Feb 5, 2007
Joyce wrote:
Ok so new to the Honda family and im already starting to get pissed. I just bought my 2006 honda pilot 2wd and started expieriencing the whole "humming" noise coming from my truck. When i accelerate it goes away and as i slow down or take my foot off the gas pedal it comes back? i've been researching and no one seems to have been able to fix the problem!?! Suggestions anyone??im taking it in tomorrow to see what's goin on..vehicle has 34000 miles and still has the manf warranty.
I am experiencing the same problem. I am hearing a loud vibration sound almost everytime I am at a stoplight. It seems to get worse when the vehicle idles and goes away when I crack open the door or accelerate. I am taking it to the dealership this weekend and I will let you know if they can fix it.
Shoeb Shaw

United States

#293 Feb 5, 2007
My 2003 Honda Pilot had a battery problem when it was at 57000 miles. It just wouldn't start. I left it alone for 1 hour and retried the ignition and voila it started. Now with the car at 67000 miles, the car repeated the same scenario. Now the only difference was that I left the keys in the ignition (off position) for 30 minutes. A jump start did not cure it and had the battery replaced. I am not sure what is the original battery life in years and / or mileage for the Pilot ?
holly

Cleveland, OH

#294 Feb 5, 2007
Battery issue: went on a trip, got to airport parking and battery was dead. Jumped it, drove home. A few days later, dead again, so assumed battery was going, jumped it, took it to get a new battery at NTB. Worked fine for a few weeks, then dead battery again. Took it back to NTB, they said strong electrical draw coming from the radio and a dealer would have to fix (we have noticed the radio gets really hot to the touch on long trips). Took it to the dealer who said "yep, it's the radio" and was going to charge $500 to replace. We told them to see if there's any recall or issues on file with Honda. They called back and said they'll replace the radio for free (we still have to pay $98 "diagnostic fee"). I'll keep updating this forum after we get it replaced, because I'm not convinced that's the root cause reading all of the posts here.
Ann- Battle Creek

Kalamazoo, MI

#295 Feb 5, 2007
I have a 2004 Pilot that suddenly in Park or Drive it will rev on it's own without your foot on the accelorator. It does not do this at speeds 40mph or above. Initially the dealership changed out an idle sensor but about a month later it has started again. Of course they cannot duplicate the problem once it is in the shop nor does the diagnostics find a problem. Anyone had a similar issue and what was the solution?
Enrique Menchaca

Saltillo, Mexico

#296 Feb 5, 2007
I have a 2005 Pilot , in the city it gave me 5 kms / liter and outside is 7 Kms / liter I want to know if this is normal ?

Please send me your experiences.......
Enrique Menchaca

Saltillo, Mexico

#297 Feb 5, 2007
To Sam

In the owner manual in the last page there is a radiocode , it is personal and only the dealer also has this information.
You will need to enter this code to work the radio.

The battery was changed at 45,000 kms because it had problems .
Warren

Phoenix, AZ

#298 Feb 6, 2007
I have an 06 Pilot 4wd. I noticed there was a small amount of rust on the edge of the hinges on the rear door. The dealership fixed it for me and provided a rental car. They had to send it out to a body shop. No problems with engine or transmission. Drives smooth.
Shawn

United States

#299 Feb 6, 2007
I have been reading the comments on this sight as I am a Honda fan. I have an '01 Odyssey and an '02 CR-V and couldn't be happier with either of them. I'm really disappointed in hearing about the problems with the Pilot - and I feel for all of you with problems, but it seems that most are either operator error or just anomalies. Honda is consistently rated as having very reliable vehicles. I can't wait to buy the 2008 Pilot.
Chris Pavoni

Murrieta, CA

#300 Feb 6, 2007
I was told by a Honda Parts dealer that there is a bolt for filling the tranny fluid on my '03 Pilot. Can't seem to find it. Can you see it from the top of engine? Any help would be appreciated.
barbara

Elmwood Park, NJ

#301 Feb 7, 2007
2003 Pilot 68000 mi. Now on my third battery, so far doing OK. Now having problem with power steering fluid pump. First one changed at 35000 mi, now has whirring noise when car is warmed up and sound when turning steering wheel to the end. told that there was contaminated steerinf fluid and now need to change pump and reservoir again. Spoke to Honda 800# but said they cannot do anything. Anyone with the same problem? I guess we all need to tell Honda corp about battery problem.

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