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#36 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [safetymatters]
Apr 27, 2011 (6:05 am)
My wife had this problem in Oct. 2010 and the vehicle has been driven almost not at all (mostly to the Honda dealership where is sat for a month or more). It has sat in our drive way the rest of the time until last week when I had no choice but drive it due to another car problem.
The dealership (Hennesey Honda in Woodstock Ga.) had the Honda America (?) rep check it out and they were both on the phone with me (speaker phone) and basically said there was nothing that they could do since they could not duplicate the problem. I guess they are waiting on me to duplicate it on the interstate or in an intersection.
They did recommend to change brake fluid, front /rear pads rotor resurface, change spark plugs and 90k mile check up and a timing belt package for $1869.95 plus tax. They said that the wouldn't even say that this was likely to fix the problem. The last thing that Hennesey said is that they were going to give us a good deal on a used car but, they only have 60 right now and there was nothing that would work for us but they are looking.
#37 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [safetymatters]
Apr 28, 2011 (7:33 am)
what year of your pilot? my pilot is 2010 EX model and it has brake problem when it is brand new. Honda could not explain why and they refused to do anything.
#38 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot Brake Problems [nygene]
Apr 28, 2011 (7:48 am)
This is different issue. Pilot has longer braking distance than average I knew that before puchase. but my pilot problem is the brake function failed to cause that accident. but after 20 minutes the brake is back.
#39 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [carfans]
Apr 28, 2011 (8:05 am)
My Pilot was a 2005 which I purchased used in 2009. I haven't had it for 2 years and am seeing a lot of reports about the same problem everywhere and Honda puts you off for quite some time.
#40 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [carfans]
Apr 29, 2011 (6:46 am)
My Pilot is a 2005. I have not heard of the "stopping on it's own without the driver applying the brakes" on any other model other than the 2005.
#41 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [safetymatters]
Apr 29, 2011 (6:50 am)
Yes, they do put you off, it's been since October of 2010 and they have checked it out but done nothing. Honda America denies knowing anything about it although it has been reported to them numerous times. I guess someone has to be seriously injured or worse before it gets their attention.
#42 of 61 Re: Honda Pilot brake problems - repairs? [main7]
Jul 19, 2011 (8:37 am)
Of those who have had the problem with their Pilot braking sudenly without pushing the pedal, have you had repairs and if so did they work?
Honda is saying that (based on their inspection at my house) the ABS/VCS/TZS modulator and the brake switch should be replaced on my Pilot and in doing so the repair should correct my concerns with the vehicle. Anyone have any or all of these repairs done and if so, did it work?
If anyone has had the sudden braking again after "repair", please please post.
#43 of 61 2004 Honda Pilot - Braking Problems and on Ice
Nov 07, 2011 (9:09 am)
Last winter I found that when trying to break on icy roads, the brakes made a grinding sound and the car fishtails a little and skids; I had to be very careful not to lose control. This happened even if was not braking very suddenly or from a high speed. But this doesn't happen at all if I'm driving on a dry road; it stops just fine.
More recently, my wife had an unexpected near failure when she had to brake fairly suddenly at a crosswalk, but when I have tried to replicate it, I had no problem at all. So I'm wondering if this is a problem of electronics, and not, say, brake pads.
#44 of 61 Re: 2004 Honda Pilot - Braking Problems and on Ice [macrov]
Dec 14, 2011 (1:02 pm)
Grinding sounds usually occur when your brake pads are already worn out. It is something that it is already metal to metal. The other thing is you got already a defective brake rotor. The other reason is if you intalled a low quality brake pad. I can recommend to replace it with good quality brake pad. If you got ABS possibly your ABS is not properly working.Somethimes your senson installed in each wheel are already dirty or sometimes the connection is already dirty. One solution is unplug the connection and clean it with spray electronics cleaner and clean all the sensors. I hope this will help
#45 of 61 2010 Honda Pilot rotor problem
Jun 04, 2012 (8:28 am)
I have a 2010 Honda Pilot EX with 20,000 miles. I noticed that the steering wheel would vibrate when applying the brakes at a speed of 50 miles per hour or more. According to the local Honda dealer, the rotors are warped and they recommended that I replace the rotors. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem - find it hard to believe that the rotors need to be replaced with such low mileage.