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#3392 of 3426 Brakelight does not work
Jul 14, 2012 (7:02 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 3426 Re: Brakelight does not work [fagigi]
Jul 15, 2012 (1:34 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 3426 CHANGE DIFFERENTIAL FLUID (OIL)
Aug 21, 2012 (7:06 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 3426 Re: CHANGE DIFFERENTIAL FLUID (OIL) [fagigi]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 23, 2012 (2:00 pm)
do what your owner's manual says, not what the dealer says, and you'll be okay.
#3396 of 3426 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [walk_the_walk2]
Sep 15, 2012 (4:49 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 3426 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot FWD, EX-L Rattle [jamie1983]
Sep 15, 2012 (6:15 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 (8:05 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.
#3399 of 3426 Changing Timing Belt and others etc.
Sep 20, 2012 (7:14 pm)
I have a 2009 Pilot Touring with about 61500 miles on it. It was my impression that all the major belts had to be replaced at around 60,000 miles, but my Honda service rep told me I could go all the way to 90,000 before replacing them.
Does anyone have experience in not replacing belts until much later than usual?
#3400 of 3426 Re: Changing Timing Belt and others etc. [rich357]
Sep 21, 2012 (3:59 pm)
I'm pretty sure timing belts are around 90k miles or 7 years, whichever is first. The cars should be non-interference so even if it breaks it won't damage the valves.
That being said I was surprised they had timing belts, I think most manufacturers have chains.
#3401 of 3426 Time for tires
Sep 28, 2012 (4:01 pm)
I've gotten 62,500 on the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors I had installed a while back as replacements of the OEM's. They only had a 50k treadlife, so I made out with that. I'm sticking with the Silent Armors since they worked out so nicely and have been a godsend with the off-roading I do.