Last post on Mar 08, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#138 of 147 Re: WAXING Your Pilot [carollee3]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 26, 2009 (7:51 am)
Some people use a "California duster" between washes to keep the dust down.
#139 of 147 Re: WAXING Your Pilot [carollee3]
May 26, 2009 (9:16 am)
What difficulties are you having?
#140 of 147 WAXING your Pilot
Jun 06, 2009 (9:53 am)
After applying the wax it is very difficult to get rid of the haze and wiping off the wax is more difficutl than other colored cars I have waxed in the past
#141 of 147 Honda Pilot sevicing
Dec 28, 2009 (7:41 am)
I have a certified 2006 Honda Pilot.It is due for its 30,000 mile service.The dealership quoted me $600.00 for servicing.Is that fair price for what they call a major service.Is there any kind of literature I can refer for servicing schedules.
thank you very much for your feedback in advance.
#142 of 147 Re: Honda Pilot servicing [rmulay]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 28, 2009 (7:50 am)
The Edmunds Maintenance Guide will tell you what Honda recommends be done at 30k and will tell you what it should cost in your zip code.
It's about half your estimate in my zip code.
The dealer is probably recommending that additional stuff be done that's not in the owner's manual recommendations. You may decide that some of that extra stuff is worth it, but remember that most service writers work on commission.
#143 of 147 Advice on scheduled maintenance
Jan 09, 2010 (6:57 am)
I had my major servicing done at 32,000 miles. My dashboard has maintenance light on with code 16(tire rotation and VTM4 fluid change). I am thinking this was done at major service. Dealer is recommending minor servicing ($120) which includes tire rotation. Do you think I need tire rotation every 7500 miles? Does automatic maintenance reminder smart to know what maintenance was done and what is due?
#144 of 147 Re: Advice on scheduled maintenance 32K -[skendale]
Mar 05, 2010 (3:32 pm)
Packaged services like minor, major, 7.5K, 15K, etc. are meaningless descriptions. Look at what services are included in the service package. I'll bet that your "major" at 32K miles didn't include VTM4 fluid change - - first, check the 32K service bill to see a list of services performed; if you see that VTM4 fluid was changed, the mechanic should have re-programed the maintenance computer just like if the engine oil was changed (re-set to 100%). NO, the computer doesn't know that a service was done unless the mechanic tells it. Therefore, have the VTM4 fluid changed per the reminder (assuming it was previously not done; otherwise, the mechanic was lazy in not re-setting). The only exception is noted in the manual where you change fluid at 7.5K, then 15K if you drive under HARSH conditions.
Yes, I think tire rotation at 7.5K miles is reasonable, if you tie it to another service like engine oil - - I wouldn't take in in just for a tire rotation. But don't get bothered if that's at 9K miles. After 40K of driving, I think the alignment is off spec enough that you will get uneven wear at intervals greater than 7.5K miles.
#145 of 147 Re: Advice on scheduled maintenance 32K -[skendale] [applianceman]
Oct 17, 2011 (2:47 am)
My wife got a service schedule last time she was in for an oil change. Schedule -C recomends along with what I assume normal checks that we have them "Install Wynn's Fuel Additive, Perform Wynn's Transmission Flush, Perform Wynn's Coolant Flush, and Perform Wynn's Power Steering Flush." Sounds to me like they are going for a lot of extra money. The cost of the 30,000 mile service is $529.00 in Baytown Texas.
#146 of 147 Whats in a 60k mile scheduled maintenance
Apr 27, 2012 (12:05 pm)
2 things - First - We have a print out from our Honda dealer for our 07 pilot awd - it does not include a maintenance for what our mechanic is calling a 4 wheel transfer case fluid change. He wants $92 for that. Is that for real?
Also he wants $194??? to change the transmission fluid while the dealer printout quotes $90. Is there something special about AWD that would make this changing of the tranny fluid cost so much? thanks.
Mar 08, 2013 (9:00 am)
I just got the dreaded B-1-4 service indicator on "The Beast". The B I'm not worried about since its the routine Oil Change and such. I don't do the 1since the tires are fully covered and serviced by Goodyear. The 4 on the other hand is the biggie. I have been quoted by 2 seperate Honda Service centers as $1700 and he will need to be in between 8-10 hours total. Oh well, guess this needs to be done, but Ouch on the price for Regular service.