Last post on Mar 31, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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Honda Pilot, SUV
#40 of 46 I feel your pain - Honda does not stand behind their products
Apr 16, 2010 (8:31 pm)
After going up the corporate food chain trying to get help with my problem, I got shot down at every turn because my Pilot is out of warantee. It's only 3 years old and has corroded so badly that the license plate fell off...but it's not Honda's problem as far as they're concerned. When I was given the final word by corporate that they wouldn't help me, I let them know that I will never ever purchase another Honda product again, and I will now find an independent mechanic so my money doesn't go to the dealership service department either (Courtney Honda, Milford, CT). At this point I cannot wait to dump this POS Pilot.
#41 of 46 2007 Pilot EX - 100% rust on rear suspension bolts
Apr 28, 2010 (11:32 am)
I just bought a 07 Pilot EX FWD and was surprised to see that the bolts on the rear suspension + other bolts on the side were rusty. Rusty here means 100% rust - totally brown.
The local Honda dealer informed me I would have to pay $347 to replace these bolts. (Total number of bolts 7)
This vehicle has under 23,000 miles and is still under warranty. Plus it was sold as "Honda certified".
What should I do so that Honda pays to replace these bolts replaced?
I feel this is a safety issue since these bolts can crumble and fall off in the near future. Thanks!
#42 of 46 Just purchased 07 Pilot EX-L CPO
May 19, 2010 (5:49 am)
Just bought an 07 Honda Pilot EX-L CPO car. 29k miles, grey/grey in Florida. Sticker price was 24,600 with 650 dealer fee. The magical internet price (non-negotiable) was 23,656 + dealer fee. Paid 21,600 + tax and tag, no dealer fee . I think I got a pretty fair deal.
Now, am I correct in assuming that once I leave the dealership I cannot purchase the extended warranty from Honda? We drive a ton of highway miles, so I wasn't all that interested in the warranty to begin with, but if I was, I'd want to shop around dealerships for it.
Overall, wife loves the car. It was pretty decently serviced for the CPO certification and the leather is in nice shape (not always the case).
Next stop - trailer hitch and roof racks for my surfboards.
#43 of 46 2008 Honda Pilot Radio
Jul 13, 2010 (6:57 am)
I plugged an adaptor in the car receptacle the other day and my radio shut down and I can't get it to come on again. I checked the fuse under the hood for the radio and it's all good then I checked the other two fuse boxes inside the car but I don't see any labeled "radio".
#44 of 46 Re: Faulty rear license plate bolts on 2007 Pilots [jwhangen]
Aug 15, 2010 (9:07 am)
We are experiencing the same faulty rear license plate weld. Did you ever find a fix, other than paying the dealer to repair?
#45 of 46 Re: Faulty rear license plate bolts on 2007 Pilots [merrill94952]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:39 pm)
I ended up taking my case to Corporate because my dealer (Courtney Honda, Milford CT) did nothing for me. The Regional Parts and Service Manager came out, took a look at it, took photos and told me that Honda would be in touch. About 2 weeks later I got the call from Corporate telling me they won't do anything for me either, not a dime. I think this is a case of if your dealer doesn't offer to help out on it, then you're SOL. I ended up jury-rigging a solution - my brother-in-law works for a major defense contractor, and he got some industrial-grade velcro for me to try. So far it's working great.
This will be my last Honda though, I've had it with them.
#46 of 46 2007 Pilot FWD - "Check Fuel Cap" message
Mar 31, 2013 (5:32 pm)
For the last one month, I have been getting this message on my odometer: "Check Fuel Cap"
I have opened and closed the fuel cap 3 or 4 different times, filled the gas tank a few times, however the message still flashes on my odometer.
Does this mean I have to replace my fuel cap? Also, my vehicle is due for Safety inspection this month. Is this a safety issue and will I fail the Inspection?