Last post on Jul 05, 2013 at 4:40 AM
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#143 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
Mar 26, 2013 (9:10 am)
If Honda has not fixed yet, there is a simple do it yourself fix to the problem. The vibration, which I have ELIMINATED, is being transmitted to the vehicle's frame through the bracket that commonly holds both reservoirs for the power steering pump fluid and radiator overflow.
Go to Home Depot and purchase 2 flat rubber washer or o-ring. Find them in the sprinkler department. Lift up and out the radiator reservoir put off to side and loosen the 2 bracket bolts. Removing one bolt at a time, slip a rubber washer or o-ring between the metal bracket and the car's body/frame and reinsert mounting bolt loosely so that you can do put washer behind the bracket in second location. Tighten down and reinsert radiator overflow.
#144 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:43 pm)
no updates. sorry for the late reply. i didnt have any complaints in the winter time since i just turn ac off. now that is getting warmer well see. i may have to follow what other says regarding bracket from home depot.
#145 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [keithjw48]
Mar 28, 2013 (1:47 pm)
thanks will try that in the next few months when its warmer. in the winter time i just turn ac off. and defrost mode window and feet so the compressor was not on.
#146 of 156 tsb is out there May 1st 2013
May 04, 2013 (3:17 pm)
there is a fix for this. contact your dealer. they will order the parts for you. and in 2 days youll have it fix. no more humming, groaning sound. just the normal AC sound. .I just had mine fix today. it took them over 2 hours.
#147 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [toiletduck]
May 07, 2013 (9:54 am)
There is a fix that just came out from Honda. I'm bringing my 2012 Pilot Touring in on 5/8. I'll report back on if it solved the problem that I've had for over 1 year. I was almost ready to try to sell it.
#148 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [hack5]
May 14, 2013 (5:55 pm)
Just touching base to see if your issue was resolved and what was done to resolve it. If it was fixed, do you have any concerns that it was just a short term "band aid" to cover up a deeper more long term issue?
I am scheduled to have my power steering pump replaced on 05/17/13.
#149 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
May 14, 2013 (6:46 pm)
It seems to have worked. I'm not sure if it was a power steering pump but it was the long awaited fix specifically for this issue. Make sure your dealer is installing the approved fix which just came out. Don't have them doing a bunch of other stuff to try to fix it. Everybody has already been down that road and it didn't work.
#150 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [jphowell]
May 15, 2013 (8:09 am)
No response yet from Honda. I have gone back to the dealer and asked. I was told Honda will contact me first once a fix became available. The truck now has 19,000 miles on it and North Carolina Lemon law is 2 years 24,000 miles. My wife now does not like to drive the car at all. During her commute she has some idle time and all she can hear is the noise and feel the vibration. I bought her another car in January to use and am contimplating what to do with this one. I am now the primary driver of the Pilot and warm weather is here and the noise and vibration are a bit excessive.
#151 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [rglock]
May 15, 2013 (8:30 am)
I don't think that Honda will contact everyone to let them know that there is a solution. I contacted Honda in June 2012 and they never got back to me. I sent a letter to my dealer 2 weeks ago (May 2013) letting them know that I was planning to get a lemon law attorney and they called back that same day saying that Honda had released a fix. They ordered the part and I took it in a few days later.
I was skeptical about the fix since the dealership called the same day that I sent the letter. However, I was very specific when asking if this was the official fix and they said yes. I think it's pretty new so your dealership might not be aware of it. They need to contact Honda or read the technical bulletins.
The car has been "fixed" for a week now and the noise is greatly reduced. Before the fix, I hated getting in the car and actually enjoyed the cold weather because I didn't have to turn the AC on. Now it is getting warmer (DC area) and I don't hear it that much. You can still hear the compressor cycling but it sounds much more like my wife's Acura than it did before. AC causes some sound in all cars.
I'm still a bit skeptical and won't call it "fixed" until it warms up to the 90 degree weather that we will get soon. But for now, I'm cautiously satisfied.
Still, this is my last Honda!
#152 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [toiletduck]
May 15, 2013 (3:01 pm)
They fixed my 2012 pilot today. New brackett, clamps and ac comprssor.
All noises are gone.