Last post on Oct 13, 2013 at 5:56 PM
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#56 of 61 Re: 2011 Honda Pilot - break problem when inclined on hill [piloteeeer]
Apr 04, 2013 (5:50 pm)
This sounds like the hill holding feature of the brakes.
Read the manual. The brakes self apply when you are stopped pointing up hill when you take your foot off the brake to place your foot on the throttle so the car does not roll back until you can accelerate.
The brake pedal does go hard when this is active.
Not a problem...a feature.
#57 of 61 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot rotor problem [mwk1]
Apr 16, 2013 (12:42 pm)
I have a 2010 Pilot Touring in mountainous country in western Canada.
The first brake job for warped rotors was partially warranty and I paid for new pads at only about 26,000km/16,000 mi.
Car shuddered and steering wheel shook when braking, particularly downhill.
This can be intermittent as the rotors cool and sometimes straighten then warp again.
these are the standard symptoms of warped rotors.
the next was about 45,000km/28,000 mi.
I don't drive like a loon.
Turns out they only turned the rotors the first time so they replaced them under warranty and now with 78,000km/48000mi they are still solid and smooth so i suspect the initial stock rotors turn into potato chips pretty easily.
A tire shop now tells me I need a brake job within 10,000k/6,000 mi and have quoted total replacement of all parts for about $1,100-1,200.
I suspect new pads and turning the rotors will suffice as they are usually good for 1 turning and they are not warped.
The newer pilots have 18 inch wheels whether for better ventilation, maybe bigger rotors and clearance or just style i dont know.
The stock rotors were definitely weak as i have not had this happen before except with a craapy caravan fairly loaded on a big hill at barely 21,000km, 1,000 km over the official brake warranty on that one.
Dodge covered nothing by the way.
If Honda is paying get the new rotors and all should be well.
Aug 09, 2013 (2:53 pm)
The shortcoming with my 2010 Pilot is the handling at speeds above 60MPH and when applying the brakes. I replaced tires, balanced and aligned the car and only after acting like the irate customer I was the service writer tells me it was the rotors causing the handling problem. I had a brake job done 8 months earlier and the rotors were resurfaced. The service writer tells me the pads are grate however the rotors are warped. I guess after they change enough parts and you spend a pile of money they will eventually guess the right thing. I refuse to let the local Honda dealer get another penny from me. I will suffer the inconvience of a 60 mile drive to the next dealer.
#59 of 61 Re: 2010 Honda Pilot rotor problem [verybeeg]
Aug 11, 2013 (7:43 am)
I have a Honda Pilot 2011 Tour with 75k miles. I am on my second set of Honda front rotors and they were just re surfaced 8/10/13. The service writer said" Honda Pilot rotors need to be re surfaced about every 28k miles. My toyota 4 runner went 100,000 before I had to resurface. I expected similar quality from Honda and am dissapointed, but it is fixable. I understand my 1996 4 Runner is more rugged and less fancy, but if I was hauling a boat, the pilot would be probably be inadequate for braking durability. Also gear ratio of the 4 wheel drive is not suitable for rough road climbing as it is underpowered, but is nice on slippery interstate hiways.
Sep 01, 2013 (2:43 pm)
I have the 2006 (named "The Beast") and had my brakes resurfaced at 65k. I noticed today (just shy of 107k) that I'm getting the griding / rubbing from the front end which means I'm due for a full change of pads and rotors. I will keep everyone updated, but I think the one reason we haven't had any issues is due to the off-road package we have on him. The package increase the type of pads / disc to a more all-terrain rated sealed system that can handle being submerged inwater, mud, and sand, etc. I'm not looking to the price to have all this stuff changed out, but it needs done.
#61 of 61 Re: Brakes [odie6l]
Oct 13, 2013 (5:56 pm)
Ended up having full frontal replaced for a total of $700 and the Rear resurfaced for a total of $400. Looks like the was a crack in the disc on one of the fronts and it ate through the rotor / pad extra quick. All in all I wasn't happy at the price, but it needed to be done, so there was nothing I could do about it.