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#1111 of 1127 2009 pilot battery problem
Dec 18, 2011 (11:06 am)
Had similar issue. Hoping there is a recall soon. Solution: replace battery and positive battery cable
My issue: car would not start but light did come on some which indicated issue. Jumped it without problem.
Bought new battery and went to install it and found the positive battery connector was corroded. So called around for positive battery cable and only two dealers carried it and they were in Midwest or California and it would take 3 days to arrive and cost 110
I got the positive cable part from online at parts now.com or something like that overnighted for less than whAt dealers charge for the part
Service center not Honda dealer cost 275 for labor to replace battery and positive cable. They also found. The positive battery cable connected to alternator was also corroded (there are 3-4 cables that come together on the positive battery cable.
After replaced worked fine. It also temporarily stopped the vibration between gears caused by the Eco system. Seems having the computer reset helped that for a few weeks but it is now back.
Hope this helps
#1112 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [krs2avr]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:53 pm)
I bought a 2009 Honda Pilot brand new and at about 20,000 the car started to shake when I applied the brakes in a downhill situation. I took the car back to the dealer several times and they would tell me that this was normal on the touring model. I found out that after having the car at the dealer about 8 times, they had not recorded any of my visit for this issue. On the 9th visit, I pushed the issue and was told I needed to have the rotors resurfaced and new brake pads. The problem seems to have subsided. I am now worried that this will be an ongoing problem-has anyone had an issue after they had the rotor's resurfaced? Honda denies that there is a problem with the brakes and rotors in this model. I would like to know if others have the same issue with thier Honda Touring models?
#1113 of 1127 Re: Remote battrey [sonnyd]
Jan 12, 2012 (6:58 pm)
Wow: is this an issue for me, I had both my remotes replaced under warrenty twice now at three years. The cost to replace these little things on my 2009 Pilot is a $198 bucks, will lock the car using the old fashion method once the car is out of warrenty. Honda dealer just says I am hard on the remotes and that they should not be put into my pocket-LOL where to keep them so thay are not touched by something that will rest on the buttons.
#1114 of 1127 Honda Pilot Touring Moldel-Leather Wearing
Jan 12, 2012 (7:07 pm)
My pilot has several areas where the leather has worn through and I was hoping that someone might be able to help me find a suitable repair kit for the leather, so I do not have to have the dealer do the work. It appears to me that the leather is very thin and wears prematurely on this 2009 model. My wife has a Honda Accord with leather interior and sha has never had an issue with any wear and tear and the car is 10 years, has survived three kids and now tow grandkids. My pilot had holes at 29,000 miles and was replaced, now that it has 60,000 miles I am told that the leather isn't covered. Leather is only covered for first 30,000 miles.
#1115 of 1127 Re: Honda Pilot Touring Moldel-Leather Wearing [forelored]
Jan 12, 2012 (7:15 pm)
Our driver seat also had similar issue where one of the seems is separating. I have not bothered to take it to the dealer because I am afraid of how much they will say it will cost to replace the bottom seat leather. Instead I have been looking at neoprene seat covers for the front which cost about $250 for the front seats (both). We bought the neoprene seat cover for the second row seat from honda because we have two kids.
Did you get an idea of cost from the dealer to replace your leather?
#1116 of 1127 Re: Steering Wheel Shake [forelored]
Jan 18, 2012 (4:23 pm)
I have a 2009 Pilot Touring with 46,000 miles on it and have never done anything with the brakes or experienced anything that you have talked about in your post.
#1117 of 1127 Fluid floating noise
Jan 19, 2012 (1:38 pm)
I have purchased my 98 pilot in 1999 for 2.5 years with 35,000km so far. The first 2 year was fantastic. I did not hear any noise at all when you park or driving. Recently, I start to hear some fluid keep flowing under me when I park or stop my car. It is like swimming with my car but the fluid is just so close to you that distrub me so much. I start to feel driving my piolt is not fun at all....
#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.