What's Wrong with the Honda Pilot?

Pilot owners have made 1183 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the interior (20%), followed by the transmission (19%) and the engine (18%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Pilot.

Comparing Pilot Generations

You should avoid the 1st generation (2003–2008) Pilot because of its overall PainRank™ of 22.52. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Pilot 2016–2018
84 12.52
2nd Gen Pilot 2009–2015
458 21.47
1st Gen Pilot 2003–2008
641 22.52

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    The Worst Pilot Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2013 (76), 2010 (74), 2012 (57), 2007 (56), 2014 (37), 2008 (30), 2015 (29), 2017 (3), and 2018 (2).