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#1 of 57 Honda Pilot Brake Problems
Sep 10, 2009 (10:58 am)
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#2 of 57 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems
Sep 12, 2009 (12:02 am)
Is anyone else experiencing problems with braking and their Pilots? My daughter's 2005 Pilot has started sudden and violent braking on its own, a very unnerving and dangerous experience.
I have seen this problem reported on some other complaint sites, but Honda denies there is any problem.
#3 of 57 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems [scarlett6]
Nov 03, 2009 (6:46 pm)
Mid-summer I experienced the same thing driving with my two children. My husband didn't think there was anything wrong until recently he was driving and it happened to him as well. Have you found any further information regarding this braking problem. If I find anything out I will be in contact.
#4 of 57 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems [emilyn]
Nov 04, 2009 (8:11 pm)
I think it is due to faulty VSC that brakes on its own.
#5 of 57 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems [emilyn]
Nov 06, 2009 (9:05 am)
I have experiences the same problem twice over the past few months and can not seem to find a good answer on what is causing this. It's almost as if I were slamming on the brakes or the car is braking on its own. Have you received any good insight on this?
#6 of 57 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems [bigdadi118]
Nov 10, 2009 (10:01 pm)
Nowadays cars are having lots of things are in computer controlled. When the computer goes crazy or hang or software failure, imagine what happens to your car's handling.
haven't you experienced your home computer freeze?
#7 of 57 Re: 2005 Honda Pilot brake problems [scarlett6]
Nov 15, 2009 (8:25 am)
I saw this on Car Talk's forum, the person there did get some resolution from Honda, they admitted to the problem, fixed it and gave them a loaner until the car was fixed.
I am curious to know what you all are being told by dealers/mechanics and if there's any good, prescribed fix.
We *just* bought a 2005 EX this weekend, with 74K miles, one owner, well serviced and Honda certified. I would never have bought if I had found these problems before - good grief. Hoping we don't have this problem but wondering exactly what to tell the dealer to look for if we do.
Good luck to all,
#8 of 57 donkin
Jan 28, 2010 (12:54 pm)
I just joined this forum and I have noticed a lot of."honda tells me nothing is wrong", etc. Well in my experience, honda can never get right. I had 4 problems with my 06 PILOT which was in the shop a total of 9 times and honda never fixed a thing. Well with 2 months left on warranty, I contacted an attorney and he wrote a letter stating what legal action, lemon law, etc., we would take if car not fixed this trip. Copy of letter to honda Hdqtrs, and state attorney general. Guess what happened, keep in mind auto was a 2006, low and behold, the cheif mehanic found 4 service bulletins dated april - june, 06 which described my problems perfectly. Four weeks letter, all fixed and car ran better than new. Try it, you might get satisfaction.
#9 of 57 Re: donkin [donkin]
Jan 28, 2010 (2:07 pm)
That sounds like more of a problem with the place you were taking your car than with Honda. Even dealers are not "Honda."
#10 of 57 Re: donkin [denver5357]
Jan 29, 2010 (9:53 pm)
You got that one correct. However dealer is one of if not the best rated in the area.