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#1307 of 1336 Ford Freestyle Option?
Nov 28, 2006 (1:13 pm)
After reading some of these posts, the Ford Freestyle may be an option for some folks here. It's as long as an Odyssey, but not as wide. The 3rd row can hold adults, and there's good cargo space behind the 3rd row. It has the highest safety ratings. Consumer Reports increased its rating to "Recommended." MPG is in the mid-20s. It has ceiling A/C vents for the back, and a rear floor vents for the heat...even for the 3rd row. It's quiet and comfortable. You can get one in the mid-$20s because it's sort of an unknown CUV. Anyway...an option.
#1308 of 1336 2006 Honda Pilot Tire Pressure Problems
Dec 04, 2006 (6:43 pm)
I have an 06 Pilot ex-l with the tire pressure monitoring system. The system seems to be set to warn of low pressure when it senses 26psi or less. I have factory Goodyear Affinity tires on the vehicle, never wrecked, driven carefully. Seems like every 3 weeks or so the TPS light goes off one at a time eventually having to fill every tire back to factory spec 32psi. Any suggestions or solutions??
#1309 of 1336 Re: 2006 Honda Pilot Tire Pressure Problems [goatee]
Dec 05, 2006 (8:05 am)
Check out the Problem and Solutions thread, there has been some discussions about the tires over there. I have all my tire work done by Goodyear itself, and they had checked the bead on the tires, and adjusted the pressures also. My advise is let Goodyear do the tires, since they know them better than a Car Dealer.
#1311 of 1336 Re: Check-out Odie's Honda Pilot Video Review [Sylvia]
Dec 13, 2006 (12:58 pm)
I was just coming over here to do that, so thank you Sylvia.
Link to my video.
Again, thank you to everyone who views it. I tried to do 'The Beast' some justice in the video. I also wish the sound would have come through with my daughter at the end, she say's "Give 5 stars, please." She was so proud of herself and loves going off-road with daddy.
#1312 of 1336 2006 Honda Pilot (2WD) vibration problem
Dec 15, 2006 (7:05 pm)
I bought a 2006 Honda Pilot (2WD) in Dec 2005. After three months of driving, a loud rumble noise was heard from engine especially when A/C is on. It is so intermittent that I may not be able to show it to dealer when I get there. Recently, it was getting worse. It happens when the car has been on the road for at least half an hour and when the car is idle waiting for on the light no matter A/C is off or on. When it's idle, if I open the driver side door, the noise is gone, but it comes back immediately when I close the door. When I am driving pushing gas pad, the noise is gone. If I release gas pad, it will come back. The noise is very uncomfortable and you feel like you are sitting in a low roaring mechanical room. I saw many other posted complaints but their case found different from mine, such as it happens when the car is driving around 75 mph. I need to take it back to dealer. But I am not sure if this is a problem without solution.
Dec 19, 2006 (4:56 pm)
I'm going to be putting up a new version of the Pilot Video. I will post a link once it's up and running.
#1315 of 1336 Re: 2006 Honda Pilot (2WD) vibration problem [alngrannie]
Dec 26, 2006 (10:32 am)
Reply to alngrannie,
Your problem sounds VERY similar to mine. Here is how it goes for my 2006 2WD Pilot. I can be driving between 45-70 mph and as I reach my cruising speed I ever so slightly back off the gas pedal to hold my speed. Suddenly a very low frequency noise, similar to a truck running on knobby tires begins to resonate in the car. I can ever so slightly speed up or slow down and the noise disappears. I have now noticed my problem only occurs when I have some weight in the back of the car. Once it happened with 2 in the front seat and one person about 200 pounds in the right side second row seat. This weekend it happened with 4 adults and about 150 pounds of cargo. Honda Pilot has under 4000 miles. V6 engine with the economy 3 cyl shut off engine.
#1316 of 1336 Re: 2006 Honda Pilot (2WD) vibration problem [buzman]
Dec 26, 2006 (7:12 pm)
Please post this in the problems and solutions discussion. This sounds very interesting. I haven't heard anything like this in the 2WD vehicles.