1st Gen (2003 – 2008) Honda Pilot Problems

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%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Honda model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2008 30
20.92
2007 56
9.67
2006 77
17.05
2005 142
36.92
2004 84
14.53
2003 252
36.02

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