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Honda Pilot, Brakes, SUV
#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.
#15 of 57 Re: How to know if i need new rotors? [billyk5000]
Jul 21, 2010 (4:11 pm)
Have you taken it to a different shop to get another opinion?
Minimum thickness reasoning is good to get it changed but how do you know they are telling you the right measurements?
#16 of 57 2005 Pilot with brake grinding noise
Aug 22, 2010 (3:47 pm)
I have a 2005 Honda Pilot with about 95,000 miles. I started hearing a grinding noise from the left front brake when braking. I replaced the front brake pads and rotors with Honda parts. After the brakes gets hot I hear it again. I replaced the front pads again thinking maybe I got bad pads. The noise is still there. Any ideas?
#17 of 57 '08 Pilot EX Brake Noises
Sep 01, 2010 (1:57 pm)
I have an '08 Pilot EX 4WD with 26K. Purchased used in December. Car runs great. The only problem(s) I have noticed- is the brakes tend to make alot of noise (not squeak/squeal)- but more of a clunk/creak when pressed- I hear it more when I shift from Reverse to Drive and letting the foot off- you can hear it somewhat when applying in normal drive conditions. Have not taken it to the dealer- but the local shop we use inspects and test drives every time I bring it in for service and they indicate brakes are fine.
I did notice back in January the first time I took it for wash- that the entire brake (?suspension) system seem to creak/groan and generally were quite grabby after pulling out of the car wash. My assumption is the brakes are still quite wet after the wash- seems to be a regular pattern with the car wash- again not sure its related.