Last post on Jul 05, 2013 at 4:40 AM
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#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.
#153 of 156 Re: 2012 pilot noises and vibrations [thewizzzrd]
May 17, 2013 (4:49 am)
You meant new Power Steering Pump, not new ac compressor. right?
May 18, 2013 (4:28 am)
You are correct they replaced the power steering pump
#155 of 156 Compressor noise fixed
Jun 24, 2013 (3:24 pm)
I had the same noise that everyone is talking about when the compressor kicks on. I saw where someone posted about the power steering pump TSB and took it to the dealership and showed them. They ordered the parts and I took it today to have the service performed and NO MORE NOISE!!!!! It is the fix for the noise......