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#3358 of 3436 Re: Rear Window trim pieces next to the hinges are coming up [cmartin411]
Nov 07, 2011 (10:05 am)
I ended up taking my 2011 Pilot back to the dealer to get this fixed for free. They said they had not heard of this problem before, but I showed them a Pilot on their lot with the very same problem (and the one right next to it did not have the problem). They fixed this issue and another problem with the rubber door trim (interior side) of the two rear doors was falling apart at 20,000 miles.
The fix really isn't that much better, though. Not sure what kind of double-sided tape they are using but it is not strong enough. I recommended that they use Eternabond double-sided tape, which is used on RVs all the time and has a really strong adhesive strength to overcome the spring tension that caused this lift-up problem, but they used whatever they had, as they had not heard of Eternabond.
Both issues underscore some of the many quality issues with my 2011 Honda Pilot. While I like a lot of its features, I am very disappointed in the OVERALL LACK OF QUALITY IN THE 2011 HONDA PILOT. That's my two cents.
#3359 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [mickpwl3]
Nov 07, 2011 (3:46 pm)
In our case the cables on the car that jumped our Pilot were reversed accidentally at first. I've talked to several Honda service technicians, as well as an audio specialist at Car Toys and Best Buy Geek Squad, and a couple of them suggested that our stereo could have been damaged from that alone. I took the car to a Honda dealership in hopes that we blew a fuse, but they checked all fuses and they were fine. The fact that the stereo has power indicates that it would be a fuse between the stereo and speakers but I've been told there isn't one, which again says that the headunit has a problem. I've been hesitant to spend money to have it investigated because I've been told we likely need a new stereo anyway, so I'd rather put they money toward that if that's what we ultimately need to do. I'd love to find out that there is a cheap fix, but I haven't learned of one yet. (Honda said that they would charge $150 to remove the unit and send to Alpine to fix, which would cost $300) I'd love it if someone would read this and tell us the simple solution if there is one!
#3360 of 3436 Re: No "beep" when locking doors... [dad23]
Nov 11, 2011 (8:54 pm)
Just a quick update for those that care I dropped the Pilot off earlier this week for the day and the dealer determined it was a bad lock mechanism and actuator(sp?). They replaced the lock but had to order the other part, which they installed today. It now beeps when we press the lock button a second time.
#3361 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [kmilo14]
Nov 12, 2011 (6:10 am)
Yea that's what happened with us as well. The first time it was jumped the cables were reversed. Not good.
#3362 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [robsdad]
Nov 12, 2011 (8:19 am)
The postings on this topic make me suspect that the Honda audio system has no protection from static or reverse polarity. This can easily be achieved with a 5 cent diode in most circuits, and in your case, it sounds like static discharge did it, unless you accidentally swapped the hot and ground cables when you installed the battery...
Where there any sparks? If not, it sounds like a design issue and I sure hope that the audio CPU is not ruined. You should ask the dealer to check the Service Manual to see if there is a protective diode in the power circuit for the Audio controller PCU.
Once upon a time I reversed polarity on my Isuzu Axiom while doing a battery jump... sparks flew and fuses blew, but there was no permanent damage. From the sound of one posting, this might not be the case with the Pilot. Hope that helps.
Hope that helps.
#3363 of 3436 Re: 2008 Honda Pilot VP Speakers Don't Work [walk_the_walk2]
Nov 12, 2011 (11:08 am)
I didn't see any sparks from when we jumped it. Just smoke from the meltinig wires. I'm hoping that a new stereo will fix the problem. Who know what a new audio CPU will cost.
#3365 of 3436 Goodwill Repair?
Nov 24, 2011 (8:00 am)
Not sure if someone can help me...we have a 2007 Honda Pilot with 104500kms on it...we just found out that the rear main seal has a leak. What are the chances of getting Honda to do a Goodwill repair?
We have taken the car to the same dealership for all our services plus we just bought a Ridgeline from them a few months ago...
#3366 of 3436 Re: Goodwill Repair? [cj75]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 24, 2011 (8:42 am)
You sound like a good candidate. Years aren't too bad but might depend on the miles too. Since you said kms though, I'm assuming you're up in Canada and my (very limited) impression is that dealers and manufacturers aren't as willing to help the customer as much as ones in the States.
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#3367 of 3436 Shocks...?
Nov 26, 2011 (4:32 pm)
Just wanted to see if anyone has had to have their shocks done yet. I currently drive a 2006 Honda Pilot EX-OR named "The Beast". I'm just shy of 79k on him so shocks would be a little soon for him.