Last post on Dec 09, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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#3389 of 3439 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [jamie1983]
Jul 04, 2012 (10:30 am)
The suspension recall affects both 2010 and 2011 Pilots, so that is certainly a possibility for you. You can go to the website recalls.honda.com and plug in your VIN and find out today. Your VIN can be found on the dash or on your insurance card.
However, my 2011 Pilot was not affected by this recall, but when I noticed an odd popping noise coming from the left front suspension and took it in to be checked out, it turned out to be premature failure of the front axle seal, an issue fully covered under the warranty (Otherwise a $700 repair). So, that's a possibility, too. Either way, you'll need to put it on a rack to figure it out, so a trip to the dealer is probably in order, because it could be a safety issue.
Post back with the outcome.
#3390 of 3439 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [walk_the_walk2]
Jul 05, 2012 (4:41 pm)
The VIN did not come back as a match, but will be taking it in ASAP. I have hondacare so hopefully whatever it is will be covered as I just hit 36k miles.
#3391 of 3439 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [walk_the_walk2]
Jul 13, 2012 (12:04 pm)
So I took it in, they put it on the rack, couldn't find anything. I took them for a ride and he could hear/feel the problem. They replaced the lower control arm bushing thinking that fixed the problem....About halfway home I realized it was still do the same thing. I am going to take it back again this week. Any ideas? I may mention the front axle seal.
#3392 of 3439 Brakelight does not work
Jul 14, 2012 (6:02 pm)
Just noticed the brakelight does not working on my 2010 pilot, the problem should not be the lamp because I can see it working when I lock my car. It's my first car Anyone please provide me some information about the repairing.
1. My pilot is less then 3 yrs and I also got hondacare extend warranty, is this repairing covered by the warranty?
2. If not covered, should I bring my car to honda dealer or other auto shop for better price?
3. The estimate of the cost?
#3393 of 3439 Re: Brakelight does not work [fagigi]
Jul 15, 2012 (12:34 am)
The light you see may not be the brake light. The bulbs have more than one element inside. One for running lights and one for brakes. The brake light element is probably bad. Change bulbs and see if it goes away!!!
#3394 of 3439 CHANGE DIFFERENTIAL FLUID (OIL)
Aug 21, 2012 (6:06 pm)
I (2010 pilot 20k )went to my local dealer (metro honda) for changing oil, after the inspection, they told me I should change differential oil aswell, and better do it every 10k, is that true?
I did not do it tdy because they charged $150, is that a resonable price?
Thank you so much
#3395 of 3439 Re: CHANGE DIFFERENTIAL FLUID (OIL) [fagigi]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 23, 2012 (1:00 pm)
do what your owner's manual says, not what the dealer says, and you'll be okay.
#3396 of 3439 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [walk_the_walk2]
Sep 15, 2012 (3:49 pm)
I will be taking it in for the 3rd time on monday, this time I am meeting with the service manager. When would you notice the popping? Mine almost feels like something is loose, if I am going up a hill the left front wheel is light...driving up hill turning to the left so not much weight is on it...if I hit a manhole cover or bump it really rattles. Any ideas? I just don't want to go through the same thing as last 2 times where nothing is fixed.
#3397 of 3439 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [jamie1983]
Sep 15, 2012 (5:15 pm)
I noticed it when I was backing out of parking spaces and turning to the left. It was easy to replicate and after a test drive the Honda techs said I needed a new left front axle (this is a short axle that goes from the transfer case to the wheel, not the old fashioned full length axle). Also they put a new boot on. The problem has not come back since. It first took place at about 12K miles and I am at $40K so far, knock on wood.
My impression was that this was a common and well known problem with the 2011 Pilots, possibly already documented on a TSB. If they give you some nonsense to the contrary, it's time to ask to speak to the Regional Customer Service Manager, just to be sure, because it's a $700 repair.
Now, of course, I do not know if yours is the same situation, but if there is a defect, it should be covered. In fact, they may be avoiding a recall by fixing it for customers who complain. Think of how many might not!
Sep 20, 2012 (7:05 am)
I have a 2008 Pilot with 55,000 miles, last week I noticed that the cigarette lighter was hanging out of the opening. It should be easy to fix but not sure how or which panel to take off to repair, need a suggestion please.