Last post on Apr 16, 2013 at 1:42 PM
You are in the Honda Pilot
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Honda Pilot, Brakes, SUV
#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.
#11 of 57 Re: donkin [donkin]
Feb 08, 2010 (5:22 pm)
I just saw your post about the problems with your 06 Pilot and I was wondering what those problems were. I'm thinking of buying a used 06 Pilot and was curious if these problems were already "addressed" or if this is something I may have to deal with. Any information you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
#12 of 57 How to know if i need new rotors?
Jul 16, 2010 (7:53 am)
I have my car in the shop, 68K miles, I need new brake pads but they are telling me I need new rotors as well (front). My brother has an Odyssey and he says he has never had to replace his rotors, and his van has 125K on it. I realize driving styles may impace wear and tear. How can I make sure I do in fact need them? I have heard so many different stories. What questions should I ask? Thanks!
#13 of 57 Re: How to know if i need new rotors? [billyk5000]
Jul 16, 2010 (8:40 am)
Are the rotors warped?
If so, why can't they be turned?
What is the thickness of the rotor?
What is the minimun thickness specification?
#14 of 57 Re: How to know if i need new rotors? [robr2]
Jul 16, 2010 (10:39 am)
Thanks for the reply.
They said it exceeded the minimum thickness specifications? Yeah sure sounds good, except I have no idea what that specficiation is.