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Honda Pilot, SUV
#18 of 46 Re: Steering wheel shake [bigdadi118]
Apr 01, 2008 (5:25 am)
Thanks for the reply and information. Are you saying that SUV tires may cause this vibration, pulsation and need to be specialty balanced on this machine? Just asking cause if the Honda Pilot is this sensitive to tire change I may just stick with the mediocre GY Integrity's. I know they are lighter in weight and have a softer sidewall.
It would be interesting to find out from other owners if they have noticed this also after going to a SUV Tire.
#19 of 46 Re: Steering wheel shake [minnesnowta1]
Apr 01, 2008 (9:31 am)
If this Hunter 9700 machine can't fix it then it is not the tire or wheel problem, the other 2 problem regarding vibration are alignment & mechanical problem.
For me I would start with this easy one first before dig deep into something else. Dealers may not have this Hunter 9700 machine, why not give them a call to confirm.
#20 of 46 Re: Steering wheel shake [bigdadi118]
Apr 01, 2008 (2:34 pm)
I understand what you saying. It is probably not a tire issue. I did have them road forced balanced at the Tire Shop I bought them from. This did help. I really don't want to put any more money into balancing since I already put out a nice chunk of change for these Bridgestone Dueler HL alenza's.
My point is that SUV tires may not be appropriate for the suspension set up on the Honda Pilot. Honda engineers chose the GY Integrity tires for a reason. My thinking is that the GY's are lighter in weight, have less rolling resistance for mileage and have a softer side wall for that car like ride. It might be that the SUV tire market by design do not work that well with the Honda suspension set up.
#21 of 46 Re: Steering wheel vibrations at 70MPH [lknopp]
May 09, 2008 (6:22 am)
I bought a 2005 EX-L in November 2004. It vibrated at 60+ for 6 months (the entire time I wonded it). I tried: road force balance, new tires, new wheels. Dealer was nice. They actually paid for the replacment tires (Michelin Cross Terrains) and replaced the wheels gratis. INothing helped.
After 6 months, I got rid of the POS and got a Dodge Durango XLT with the small V-8. I've had it for 3 years, 56K miles and not ONE problem of any kind.In fact, I've still got the original tires, and it's as smooth as silk at highway speeds.
My advice-start looking for a replacement vehicle and don't bother waiting 6 months. The vibration probably isn't going away.
#22 of 46 Re: Steering wheel shake [minnesnowta1]
Nov 21, 2010 (6:12 am)
I too am experiencing this same problem and am looking for a solution. I am looking to sign up folks with this same problem. If we can achieve enough sign ups perhaps we can get Honda to address this serious issue.
Read about my exact problem here then decide for yourself if you would like to join the cause.
#23 of 46 steering wheel vibration revisited
Jul 26, 2011 (8:30 am)
We recently bought a Certified 08 Pilot Ex w/ 28k mi- the car was very clean and test drove (under 70-80 mph unfortunately) well. It was only on the drive home from the dealer that I noticed the steering wheel shake at 70-80 mph- I knew almost immediately it had to be the tires, since they're no-name generic specials dealers put on the car to say it has 'new tires' on it. The shake also comes and goes depending on the smoothness of the freeway, so I know the tires are coming into play there.
I have to take the Pilot back to the dealer to get Lojack installed and have this issue looked at- judging from prior posts this fix looks to be a long-term repeat process. Has Honda come up w/ an official reason for the steering wheel shake, or is it just a quirk of a new Honda model all Pilot owners are helping to develop and refine? I plan to upgrade to 20's w/ performance speed rated SUV tires, so maybe that will help.
#25 of 46 Vibration in steering when turning
Aug 28, 2011 (11:44 am)
I have a 2009 Honda Pilot and when starting from a dead stop, especially backing up from my drive way or pulling out of a parking space, there is a noticeable vibration in the steering and/or front tires. Specifically as I turn the steering wheel, the vibration occurs. We've had it into Honda and they replaced the power steering pump but the problem has returned.
The vibration does not occur at any other time, not even when turning a corner. It usually just happens from a dead stop.
Anyone else experience this?
#26 of 46 Re: Vibration in steering when turning [dougd2]
Aug 31, 2011 (6:43 pm)
I have the same issue, at least your dealer did something... Mine thinks I'm nuts, will only do it for me but not them. Seems to happen much more frequently as I get closer to warranty expiring. Mine seems to be most noticeable when starting off and the wheel turned slightly, almost alight shudder but only for about 1/2 of a second.
#27 of 46 Re: Vibration in steering when turning [mcintyred]
Aug 31, 2011 (10:36 pm)
Yep, sounds like the exact same problem. I'll post if I ever get an answer from my dealer.