Last post on Feb 28, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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Honda Pilot, Heating / Cooling, SUV
#1 of 4 Brand new 2008 Pilot overheated and already in shop...
Dec 01, 2008 (8:21 am)
My husband and I purchased a new 2008 Honda Pilot EX-L a month ago. It was new, had 30 miles or so on it. Drove great till end of last week. We were in the drive thru and it overheated. Smoke was pouring out of the hood - all with 30 day tags still on it!
Dealership was great. Two associates met us with another vehicle for us to drive & called the tow truck. Talked to the mechanic Friday and he said it was a faulty fuse box. Something didn't trigger it to cool down, so it started releasing steam however it could. Coolant, fluids were gone.
I looked online & saw where 08s were recalled 4 times b/c of overheating.
I'm hopeful that this was a one time occurence, but afraid that we have a lemon!
I have just never heard of a new Honda being in the shop so fast.
#2 of 4 Re: Brand new 2008 Pilot overheated and already in shop... [Steph1079]
Dec 01, 2008 (7:00 pm)
Brand new 2008 or 2009? ... because it matters to many people.
#3 of 4 Re: Brand new 2008 Pilot overheated and already in shop... [hanzero]
Dec 02, 2008 (6:01 am)
It's a new 2008. Dealership had two left as they are overflowing with the 09s.
#4 of 4 Re: Brand new 2008 Pilot overheated and already in shop... [Steph1079]
Feb 28, 2009 (12:15 am)
So, do you still recommend 2008 Pilot? I am shopping for Pilot and I like 2008 more. Can you tell me which dealer you get your Pilot from? Thanks.