Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM
You are in the Honda Pilot
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Honda Pilot, SUV
Oct 16, 2012 (6:13 pm)
I apologize for the delayed response. Sometimes the forum does not tag me to let me know there is a new message.
NHTSA has granted the Petition which has taken many long hours of work on their part. It is not a Recall just yet. They will need more investigation, engineering analysis, and the identifiable fix to set in motion a recall. Their investigation has expanded which means Honda is obligated to divulge more information. In their 8/3/12 response, Honda reported they have 87 Pilot owner reports and 193 field/dealer reports of the spontaneous braking. These reports go back to 2005. They were evaluating the spontaneous braking in 2005 and even made changes to the VSA system for the 2006 model. Honda has not just recently become aware of this problem.
It is very important that anyone who experiences the involuntary braking report it to NHTSA.
For now, we have to wait and see what their next move will be.
I can't tell you what to do with your vehicle if it has not begun braking by itself. I can only tell you what I did with my vehicle after the spontaneous braking. No chances taken with it since.
#6886 of 6895 2004 Honda Pilot - turning key in ignition often won't start the car
Oct 18, 2012 (2:40 pm)
A friend has a 2004 Honda Pilot. Often he will insert and turn the key in the ignition and it won't start.
If he presses the unlock botton on his keychain FOB, it then allows the car to start. Sometimes he has to do this several times.
This issue happens with all 3 of his mechanical keys. It seems as if there is a solenoid in the steering column that is having trouble disengaging.
Wondering if any other Pilot owners have/had the same issue or if someone has an idea on what needs to be done.
#6887 of 6895 Re: 2004 Honda Pilot - turning key in ignition often won't start the car [techman41973]
Oct 18, 2012 (3:09 pm)
I have never heard of that happening. The one thing I do know is that the key fobs go out on most Hondas within these few years. Mine have both been out for a few years now. I manually lock and unlock the car. New batteries dont help. To get the key reprogrammed its right around $200 and there is two keys.
Mar 26, 2013 (7:21 am)
Thank you for all submissions and efforts communicating with NHTSA. If you have not yet filed with NHTSA to report spontaneous braking and veering, please continue to do so. Any further information documenting is still useful. Continued communication is important to see if the repair proposed for the recall works. For that matter, anyone with vehicle safety concerns should be reporting to NHTSA. Their site is www.safercar.gov.
#6890 of 6895 Re: [lb_va]
Apr 29, 2013 (12:46 pm)
Found out that this was caused by a non-working front oxygen sensor. Replaced and its fine now.
#6891 of 6895 Re: 2004 Pilot: revs up and down while idling and studders at low and high spee [manusrf]
Jul 09, 2013 (10:09 am)
I am currently dealing with the same thing - did adjusting the valves fix the problem?
#6892 of 6895 Re: Fuse keeps blowing [sveff]
Jul 26, 2013 (6:58 am)
Hi, I have a 2005 Honda Pilot and my fuse 9 keeps blowing out and the mechanic cannot figure out why it keeps blowing. I also cannot shift out of park and also my windows and gauges on dashboard don't work (ie gas gauge is on empty even though the tank is full, etc). Can you please tell me how your problem fixed? Thank you!!!
#6893 of 6895 2003 EX Nail Polish Smell
Sep 29, 2013 (11:50 pm)
I have 2003 pilot EX around 115,500 miles and runs OK.
Recently, i found the passenger side around radiator area has the nail polish smell (engine off and engine is cold) during the weekly inspection: there is no leak and anything broken under the hood.
Anyone has the similar experience ?
#6894 of 6895 Re: [gill6398]
Nov 14, 2013 (3:44 pm)
I have a 05 Pilot which has the same VSA problem you are discussing - when I take a corner the VSA lights up and the brake on the rear engages pulling the vehicle violently to one side.
Can you tell me if there is a recall on this problem yet by Honda - I have seen nothing advising me of one.