Last post on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#1118 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [forelored]
Feb 13, 2012 (9:01 pm)
Yes, I have had the rotors resurfaced and the vibration continues on my 2009 Ex-L. I had them resurfaced twice; first time at about 20,000 mis and second time at about 35,000 mis. The problem is occurring again at 50,000 mis. This seems excessive. Honda paid for the first two under warranty. If anyone has any suggestions on other alternatives I would be interested in discussing this with the dealer.
#1119 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [dblj]
Mar 12, 2012 (8:25 pm)
I just purchased a 2009 pilot with 41,000 miles and just realized while driving it home that when you get on the brakes that the steering wheel shakes. The guy I bought it off of said that the wheels wore funny but once replaced he no longer had an issue. I don't really know what to do about it. Any suggestions.
#1120 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [1forgiven]
Mar 13, 2012 (9:11 am)
It sounds like you have warped rotors. It's common with lots of vehicles.
The only solution is to either turn or replace the rotors.
#1121 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [1forgiven]
Mar 13, 2012 (9:49 am)
it's your rotors, either have them cut the rotors or turn them. seems like Honda Pilot have this problem for a while now. I turned my 2009 pilot in and bought 2012 Honda Pilot Touring got almost 1600 miles on it. lets see if this one gives me any problem. When cutting or changing rotors make sure you also replace brake pads otherwise you'll have this problem again.
#1122 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [1forgiven]
Mar 20, 2012 (3:42 pm)
I have a theory, because I am at the same point in my vehicle life. I have a nice shake when hitting the brakes. just got new rotors and pads... still there is a shake. So I bring it to my mechanic - both of my lower arm bushing brackets are torn! Need immediate replacement. I am off the warranty, so now what! He gives me a copy of the service bulletin... probably cause of this problem : "front suspension rear lower arm bushing bracket is FAULTY".
Well, hello Honda.... where is the recall on this? Oh anyway.. don't know if this is your problem, but you may want to check. It is for my car!!!
#1123 of 1127 Re: Remote battrey [forelored]
Jun 29, 2012 (10:38 am)
my remote gets sticky every 6 months. has nothing to do with battery. a dealer told me the circuit board creates a gluey substance over time. No idea how that happens. all you have to do is to open up the remote (use a tiny Phillips), get a cotton swab and rub it around the entire circuit board gently. be sure not to leave behind lint. make sure don't touch circuit board with your fingers to prevent shorting it. clean the back cover too, just in case.
when opening the back cover, note how that cover fits into the remote so you know how to close it back up. pretty easy.
i did finally have to replace the battery after 2.5 years.
#1124 of 1127 2009 Pilot w / an Old Prob?
Sep 20, 2012 (7:00 pm)
My 2009 Pilots engine light came on and the "d" on the shift indicator is blinking I Googled it and it seems to indicate a problem with the transmission. Has happened quite a bit in older models with no recall notices. I guess they only recall safety items. [ so as to protect their reputation.] Anybody else with this problem?
#1125 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [forelored]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:52 am)
I purchased my vehicle in 2009 and still have the exact same issue. Did Honda resolve this issue for you? If so how, if not, how do you plan to take care of it, as I would like to get mine taken care of?
#1126 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [krs2avr]
Feb 04, 2013 (9:56 am)
I saw your March post. Did Honda fix the shaking, or are you still experiencing the shaking? What did they do to stop the shaking?
#1127 of 1127 Re: 2009 Pilot w / an Old Prob? [bpierre]
Apr 24, 2013 (11:00 am)
By now you have probably guessed it is the transmission. I have a 2000 Accord with 307K miles... I have replaced the tranny twice. Honda is not known to have good transmissions... which is why I never buy a first out model upgrade (Like the 09 Pilots) I recommend going to a reputable mechanic and price out a new tranny. I found a nice one at http://www.synchrotech-transmissions.com/ but they do not offer one for a 2009 Pilot... If you call them they could probably point you in the right direction. Sorry bpierre...