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#3417 of 3426 denied warranty coverage?
by steve_ HOST
Dec 26, 2012 (5:09 pm)
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#3418 of 3426 Re: Brake problems / issues [walk_the_walk2]
Dec 26, 2012 (5:27 pm)
We were going to buy another Pilot in a year anyway, thinking we'd give the '08 to our daughter to drive for another several years. But I bumped that timeline up and we purchased a new '13 Pilot Touring a few days ago. My wife loved her '08, but I sleep better knowing she's safe. We'll get our daughter a used CR-V instead of giving her the Pilot, so I'll save a few bucks on that purchase when the time comes. BTW, we love the new Pilot. Still a little too basic for my taste, but it rides and handles very well - and you can't beat the visibility of what I call the "frig on wheels."
#3419 of 3426 The dreaded B-1-4 service.
Mar 08, 2013 (10:02 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.
#3420 of 3426 Re: The dreaded B-1-4 service. [odie6l]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 08, 2013 (10:37 am)
I calculated, for the #4 service, 9.1 hours labor and $275 in parts (list price) + whatever the oil change is. This includes new timing belt, new water pump, new spark plugs.
So $1700 seems a bit high to me, but not too far off. There's some padding in that quote though, even at $130/hr labor rate.
In the SF Bay Area, among the most expensive in the country, your bill would be more like $1500.
#3421 of 3426 Re: The dreaded B-1-4 service. [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 08, 2013 (10:54 am)
this is including the oil change, air filters, and timing tensioner as well. At least the service dept is giving me a loaner for the day. They estimated between $1600 and $2000, but placing it about $1700. I'd rather it be on the lower end of the spectrum than the higher myself. It needs done cause I don't want to be stuck out in the woods if something was to happen.
#3422 of 3426 Re: The dreaded B-1-4 service. [odie6l]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 08, 2013 (11:02 am)
Okay that sounds about right then. Not sure the valve adjustment is really necessary but it's probably good to check it. if the clearance is good they should knock labor off the price, since the adjustment is time consuming.
#3423 of 3426 Re: The dreaded B-1-4 service. [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 08, 2013 (2:31 pm)
I made a "Nice" call to one of the service centers and spoke for a bit with the manager. He is going to waive the labor and everything in total will only run me $1200 since I've done so much buisness with them.
#3424 of 3426 Door won't lock
Apr 01, 2013 (9:16 am)
I have a 2004 Honda Pilot. A couple of months ago I had a minor accident which damaged the rear door on the driver's side. I had it fixed, but since picking it up from the body shop, the other rear door (on the passenger side) won't lock automatically with the remote or the master door lock switch. I can only lock it manually pushing down the tab on the door itself. All the other doors, including the one that was worked on, lock fine.
My question: is that just a coincidence that this started once I picked the car up from the body shop, or, even though they supposedly worked on the other rear door only, they still could've somehow affected the passenger side rear door?
#3425 of 3426 Re: Door won't lock [davidm12]
Apr 19, 2013 (12:27 pm)
It's possible the impact of the accident knocked some linkage off on the passenger door. Or, the actuator was damaged from the impact of the accident.
The only way to tell is to remove the door panel and have a look.
#3426 of 3426 Re: Brake problems / issues [walk_the_walk2]
Apr 20, 2013 (5:53 pm)
I agree , Firestone is good. I take my 05 pilot there all the time
I put on 4 destination LE 2 tires and they ride beautifully.
They are smoother than the Destination LE. Nice tire for the
The Goodyear integrity was lousy in snow and rain
Pilot runs just like it did when I bought it! 81500 mi now