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#6859 of 6895 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot Brake Seized Up [jrl7]
Jun 25, 2012 (12:40 pm)
Please look under my profile with Edmunds and use the email address.
NHTSA had granted my Petition for a Recall Investigation on 2005 Honda Pilots for involuntarily braking and steering failures. They have posted documents on safercar.gov under Vehicle Owners. Choose tab Defect Investigations. Then type in the NHTSA action number DP12002 and press the orange "Doument Search" tab to follow the investigation.
If anyone else has experienced this with a 2005 Honda Pilot and have not filed a complaint with the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration, now is the time to do so. They need as much information as possible. Complaints can be filed by phone at 888-327-4236 or online at https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
It is also good to post a complaint with North American Honda Corp. at 800-999-1009 or by mail to:
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Honda Automobile Customer Service
1919 Torrance Boulevard
Mail Stop: 500 - 2N - 7A
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
Please continue to post your experiences with Honda here.
#6860 of 6895 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot Brake Seized Up [safetymatters]
Jul 24, 2012 (9:00 am)
I am having this same issue with my 2005 honda pilot. Mine has about 158,000 miles on it. However, my wife has told me it has been doing this for a few years, but I guess I thought she was crazy because I could never duplicate the problem. Finally it happened to me. Scary! I did what you said and filed a complaint with NHTSA. I also got some video on my iphone of it happening today. I had the camera focused on the brake pedal. You can here the grinding of the brakes when it brakes on its own. You can also here my keys moving all over the place because of the abrupt jerking stop. Do we have a recall coming soon?
#6861 of 6895 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot Brake Seized Up [gill6398]
Jul 25, 2012 (8:23 am)
Clarification: NHTSA is reviewing the Petition for Recall Investigation presently. They are requesting extensive documentation from Honda and collecting all similar complaints filed. Please feel free to contact me via my profile here. I would submit your video to. NHTSA. I would be happy to help connect you to the right department. In the meantime keep track of records or anything that you experience with Honda.
Jul 25, 2012 (3:37 pm)
I guess now I would just need to figure out how to post my video to NHTSA. My concern is that the car has over 150,000 miles on it. Nevertheless, I still shouldnt have to feel as though I am risking my life everytime I hop in the vehicle!
#6863 of 6895 Petition/safetymatters
Jul 25, 2012 (3:41 pm)
How long have you been waiting for a response on whether or not Honda is going to do a recall?
#6864 of 6895 Re: [safetymatters]
Jul 26, 2012 (8:24 am)
I have a few videos now of this occuring. Hard to see the pedal pressing, but you can hear the grind everytime the brakes press on their own. I just shot the video of my foot on the gas and nothing on the brakes. You can hear the brakes applying and my keys jingling from the abrupt jerking on the car. How do I post the video to NHTSA? I did see the petition for the recall on their site. How long do you think it will take to get an answer on that? My issue is really the cost. Also, if I have to spend the money, I want to make sure that it actually fixes the problem. I have seen many spending upwards of $1600 and did not fix the problem.
Jul 26, 2012 (5:13 pm)
Honda has not been willing to stand by the defective vehicles as to their safety with or without the repairs. They asked me for a non-desclosure and release of responsibility if I get a repair which they have no code for and as you mentioned is not an assured fix. Many reports to NHTSA highlight the failures of these repairs. Try working with your local state office of Consumer Affairs to see what your options are. I have been paying monthly on my loan since this defect occurred in October of 2010, that's how long it has taken for me to get to this point. A recall is warranted and NHTSA is considering the Petition which is positive. This will take some time. In the meantime, please email me for contact info to send your video to at NHTSA. It's important we get the word out.
Bottomline personally, if I have to pursue a lawsuit to recover my damages and resolve the death trap in my driveway, I will.
#6866 of 6895 Re: [safetymatters]
Jul 27, 2012 (2:27 pm)
When I click on your profile it says that your email is private. Just trying to send you the videos that I have of this.
#6868 of 6895 Re: [gill6398]
Jul 30, 2012 (9:08 am)
I just spoke with American Honda and they responded as if they had never heard of this problem. I have not brought my car into the dealership for fear of being charged for something that is not fixed. They said to get it diagnosed so I am bringing it to Clawson Honda of Fresno tommorow. Luckily I know the service manager pretty well so we will see how it goes. It is really bad now. The car locks up so often that it is just sitting at my house. I am the only one that drives the Pilot because I am afraid to put my family in it. I will let you know what happens.