The 1st generation of the Pilot has a cumulative PainRank™ of 22.52. That can be compared against other Honda generations. Shopping for a Honda? You could do worse (but you could also do better).
Owners of the 2003–2008 Pilot model years have sent in 641 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (28%) followed by the interior (26%) and the windows (11%).