Recalls


CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
12V573000Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) V (Vehicle)80716102/22/2013ODIHonda (American Honda Motor Co.)12/11/201212/11/2012
Defect SummaryHonda is recalling certain model year 2003 and 2004 pilot and odyssey and 2003 through 2006 acura mdx passenger vehicles manufactured from november 26, 2001, through august 30, 2006. the interlock lever of the ignition switch may deform, which can allow the interlock function of a vehicle with an automatic transmission to be defeated.
Consequence SummaryRemoval of the ignition key when the gear selector of a vehicle with an automatic transmission has not been shifted to the park position can allow the vehicle to roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.
Corrective SummaryHonda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a honda or acura dealer. the dealer will install an updated shift interlock lever and, if necessary, replace any necessary part of the ignition switch, free of charge. the recall began on february 22, 2013. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.
NotesHonda's recall campaign numbers are s73 and s74.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
06-00902/05/200810024565Warranty extension: opds unit or opds sensor triggers srs. csc was received. *nj04/24/2008
120412/16/2004100181012nd & 3rd row grab rail lights sticking on/off. dealer visit request. *tt12/15/2005
0701200507/01/200510018021Speedometer shops can transfer odometer mileage. honda service news. *tt12/13/2005
40504/16/200510016353Transferring odometer mileage at odometer r&r. *tt09/08/2005
0116200501/16/200510014750Replacement or updated navigation dvd disks. *eh05/09/2005
0116200501/16/200510014746Bank 1 too lean. *eh05/09/2005
0116200501/16/2005100147652nd & 3rd row grab rail lights sticking on/off. *eh05/09/2005
1116200411/16/2004100145452nd and 3rd row grab rail lights sticking on/off. *eh05/04/2005
20402/16/200410014242Srs diagnostic trouble code 15-1, blows driver's fuse #7, rear wiper inop. *nm04/29/2005
80408/16/200410014056Navigation error message-dvd disk read error. *sc04/27/2005
0201200402/01/200410009144Clean modulator pump motor ground for diagnostic trouble code 51/53. honda. servicenews. *tt09/13/2004
30303/16/200310001832Troubleshooting intermittent anti-lock brake (abs) or traction control system (tcs) diagnostic trouble codes. *tt07/22/2003
30303/16/200310001838Navigation system serial number to obtain navigation system anti-theft code. *tt07/22/2003
30303/16/200310001839Homelink range too short. *tt07/22/2003
10707/16/2002637665Information on servicing srs diagnostic trouble code 6-7 and / or 7-2 internal failure of srs unit. *tt12/03/2002
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR
06010506/16/200510018176Alternator condition ( no or low output). *jb12/16/2005
120412/16/200410018089Alternator condition (no or low output) dealer visit request. *tt12/15/2005
40504/16/200510016355No or low alternator output - dealer visit request. *tt09/09/2005

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
PE12026Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)10/02/201201/14/2013Ignition Interlock Failure - Rollaway12V573000
 On december 10, 2012, honda motor company submitted a defect information report to nhtsa regarding ignition interlocks in approximately 576,117 model year my) 2003 through 2004 honda pilot and odyssey vehicles that are the subject of this investigation and 231,044 my 2003 through 2006 acura mdx vehicles (recall no. 12v-573).honda's report states that a design change to the ignition switch used in the recalled vehicles reduced the range of rotation for the ignition switch from 160 degrees in earlier designs to 125 degrees without a corresponding change to the ignition interlock blocking mechanism.the result was that excessive rotational force could damage a lever that would allow the driver to remove the ignition key that was in a position other than the park position, which may allow the vehicle to roll away.odi identified 176 complaints related to the alleged defect, including 48 roll away crashes.threeof the incidents resulted in the following injuries to pedestrians:1) a broken foot and torn achilles tendon; 2) a fractured fibula and crush injuries to a shin area; and 3) an incident requiring unspecified treatment at a hospital emergency room.this investigation is closed.the voqs associated with this investigation are: 10486515, 10486393, 10486100, 10485010, 10482229, 10482091, 10481169, 10481105, 10481079, 10481027, 10480804, 10480648, 10480099, 10480009, 10479934, 10479695, 10479561, 10479517, 10479494, 10479484, 10479437, 10479421, 10479409, 10479343, 10478916, 10478876, 10478857, 10478845, 10478784, 10478776, 10478720, 10476767, 10473167, 10465590, 10463995, 10457825, 10452596, 10451185, 10448593, 10446962, 10440841, 10440040, 10439061, 10439033, 10438611, 10425909, 10403299, 10397920, 10395833, 10395298, 10379673, 10374724, 10365751, 10363501, 10361325, 10358480, 10355331, 10354680, 10354669, 10354390, 10353281, 10351899, 10351489, 10351240, 10349716, 10349612, 10348987, 10348955, 10348725, 10348579, 10348564, 10348429, 10348389, 10348268, 10348254, 10331474, 10325334, 10276072, 10179464.
PE12026Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)10/02/2012Ignition Interlock Failure - Rollaway
 Odi has received 42 complaints alleging failures of the ignition cylinder park-shift interlock feature that allowed the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being shifted to park in model year 2003 and 2004 honda odyssey and pilot vehicles.twenty-six of the complainants allege that the ignition interlock failure resulted in rollaway incidents, including 16 alleging that the vehicles only stopped when they struck an object.objects struck include fences, a tree, a pole, a landscape retaining wall 600 feet away and a brick mailbox that was struck after the vehicle rolled for 2 blocks.some complainants allege that their vehicles came to rest after hitting multiple parked cars.one complainant alleged being knocked down as she tried to get into the vehicle to stop it as it rolled and another reported having hurt her knee when she attempted to stop the vehicle from rolling away. one complainant reported that while attempting to stop a 2003 odyssey from rolling away they were knocked down and their left leg was run over resulting in a fracture of the fibula (voq 10476767).a preliminary investigation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.voqs associated with the opening of this investigation are: 10476767, 10465590, 10463995, 10457825, 10452596, 10451185, 10448593, 10446962, 10440040, 10439061, 10439033, 10438611, 10425909, 10403299, 10397920, 10395833, 10395298, 10379673, 10374724, 10365751, 10363501, 10361325, 10358480, 10355331, 10354680, 10354669, 10354390, 10353281, 10351899, 10351489, 10351240, 10349716, 10349612, 10348987, 10348955, 10348725, 10348579, 10348429, 10348389, 10348268, 10331474, 10276072, 10179464.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
PE12026Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)10/02/201201/14/2013Ignition Interlock Failure - Rollaway12V573000
 On december 10, 2012, honda motor company submitted a defect information report to nhtsa regarding ignition interlocks in approximately 576,117 model year my) 2003 through 2004 honda pilot and odyssey vehicles that are the subject of this investigation and 231,044 my 2003 through 2006 acura mdx vehicles (recall no. 12v-573).honda's report states that a design change to the ignition switch used in the recalled vehicles reduced the range of rotation for the ignition switch from 160 degrees in earlier designs to 125 degrees without a corresponding change to the ignition interlock blocking mechanism.the result was that excessive rotational force could damage a lever that would allow the driver to remove the ignition key that was in a position other than the park position, which may allow the vehicle to roll away.odi identified 176 complaints related to the alleged defect, including 48 roll away crashes.threeof the incidents resulted in the following injuries to pedestrians:1) a broken foot and torn achilles tendon; 2) a fractured fibula and crush injuries to a shin area; and 3) an incident requiring unspecified treatment at a hospital emergency room.this investigation is closed.the voqs associated with this investigation are: 10486515, 10486393, 10486100, 10485010, 10482229, 10482091, 10481169, 10481105, 10481079, 10481027, 10480804, 10480648, 10480099, 10480009, 10479934, 10479695, 10479561, 10479517, 10479494, 10479484, 10479437, 10479421, 10479409, 10479343, 10478916, 10478876, 10478857, 10478845, 10478784, 10478776, 10478720, 10476767, 10473167, 10465590, 10463995, 10457825, 10452596, 10451185, 10448593, 10446962, 10440841, 10440040, 10439061, 10439033, 10438611, 10425909, 10403299, 10397920, 10395833, 10395298, 10379673, 10374724, 10365751, 10363501, 10361325, 10358480, 10355331, 10354680, 10354669, 10354390, 10353281, 10351899, 10351489, 10351240, 10349716, 10349612, 10348987, 10348955, 10348725, 10348579, 10348564, 10348429, 10348389, 10348268, 10348254, 10331474, 10325334, 10276072, 10179464.
PE12026Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)10/02/2012Ignition Interlock Failure - Rollaway
 Odi has received 42 complaints alleging failures of the ignition cylinder park-shift interlock feature that allowed the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being shifted to park in model year 2003 and 2004 honda odyssey and pilot vehicles.twenty-six of the complainants allege that the ignition interlock failure resulted in rollaway incidents, including 16 alleging that the vehicles only stopped when they struck an object.objects struck include fences, a tree, a pole, a landscape retaining wall 600 feet away and a brick mailbox that was struck after the vehicle rolled for 2 blocks.some complainants allege that their vehicles came to rest after hitting multiple parked cars.one complainant alleged being knocked down as she tried to get into the vehicle to stop it as it rolled and another reported having hurt her knee when she attempted to stop the vehicle from rolling away. one complainant reported that while attempting to stop a 2003 odyssey from rolling away they were knocked down and their left leg was run over resulting in a fracture of the fibula (voq 10476767).a preliminary investigation has been opened to assess the scope, frequency, and safety-related consequences of the alleged defect.voqs associated with the opening of this investigation are: 10476767, 10465590, 10463995, 10457825, 10452596, 10451185, 10448593, 10446962, 10440040, 10439061, 10439033, 10438611, 10425909, 10403299, 10397920, 10395833, 10395298, 10379673, 10374724, 10365751, 10363501, 10361325, 10358480, 10355331, 10354680, 10354669, 10354390, 10353281, 10351899, 10351489, 10351240, 10349716, 10349612, 10348987, 10348955, 10348725, 10348579, 10348429, 10348389, 10348268, 10331474, 10276072, 10179464.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
EA11012Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)09/12/201109/17/2012Low Beam Headlights Stop Illuminating12V136000
 This investigation was prompted by preliminary evaluation (pe) 11-017, and was based on reports from consumers alleging that both low beam headlights stopped illuminating simultaneously.some complainants also reported that the combination switch (switch) that controls the headlights and turn signals, and/or its electrical wiring harness connector were damaged by overheating.odi's pe information request letter asked honda for certain data on model years (my) 2002-2006 cr-v, 2003-2008 pilot, 2003-2008 element, 2001-2005 civic, and 2000-2001 s 2000 vehicles.analysis of complaint and honda data show that a complete low beam headlight circuit failure occurs in models with 2-bulb headlight systems (i.e., a single bulb on each side for high and low beam).models with 2-bulb systems include my 2002-2004 cr-v, 2003-2005 pilot, 2001-2003 civic, and 2003-2008 element.models with 4-bulb headlight systems (i.e., two bulbs on each side, one for high and one for low beam) have different electrical circuits for the headlights and do not experience the same failure mechanism as the 2-bulb system.my 2000-2001 s 2000 models with 2-bulb high intensity discharge headlights also have different electrical circuits for the headlights and do not experience the same failure mechanism.honda introduced the 4-bulb headlight system in cr-v in my 2005, in pilot in my 2006, and in civic in my 2004.on march 29, 2012 honda submitted a defect information report (dir) to recall 554,428 vehicles, including my 2002-2004 cr-v and my 2003 pilot.in the dir, honda stated that tension from the combination switch wiring harness to the electrical terminal for the low beam headlight circuit could cause a small amount of motion as the combination switch was operated.this motion, over time, can wear the surface of the terminal creating copper oxide, increasing electrical resistance, which may cause the terminal to melt within the harness connector.odi continued its investigation, and on august 31, 2012 honda submitted another dir to recall an additional 820,789 vehicles.this report included the my 2002 civic vehicles which were not subject to a prior safety recall (04v-086) for headlights, all of my 2003 civic, and my 2004-2005 pilot.honda's dir advised that operation of the turn signal switch lever at high speed and/or with heavy force can cause movement between the combination switch body and the sub-harness wiring connector.this can cause wear and continued movement can create copper oxide, increasing electrical resistance, and potentially causing the terminal to melt within the harness connector. please see both dirs at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/ under safety recall 12v-136 for complete details.honda also provided additional information on the element model, stating that it was not recalled due to it's very low failure rate.honda sold 301,497 element vehicles in the united states and received 17 reports, while odi received one report (see voq 10395219).honda's technical explanation for the low rate, which was submitted under request for confidentiality, is that the headlight switch, as installed in the element, reacts differently to the forces applied to it as compared to the recalled models.see attachment for additional information.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
01/03/2013125123
 I was trying to leave from work and when i tried entering the key it got stuck half way. i removed it and tried again and the key went it but would not turn. i had to try many times and then called my husband, he said to take the key out and wait couple minutes then try again. i did what he said and after the second try it finally turned. since that date i keep having the same problem and i recently received a recall letter and thought since its a recall honda would repair at no cost to me. well to my surprice i just found out that this is not part of the recall and will have to pay for them to repair. the recall i received siad the interlock lever in the ignition switch may become deformed. :(
01/03/2013125123
 I was trying to leave from work and when i tried entering the key it got stuck half way. i removed it and tried again and the key went it but would not turn. i had to try many times and then called my husband, he said to take the key out and wait couple minutes then try again. i did what he said and after the second try it finally turned. since that date i keep having the same problem and i recently received a recall letter and thought since its a recall honda would repair at no cost to me. well to my surprice i just found out that this is not part of the recall and will have to pay for them to repair. the recall i received siad the interlock lever in the ignition switch may become deformed. :(
01/03/2013125123
 I was trying to leave from work and when i tried entering the key it got stuck half way. i removed it and tried again and the key went it but would not turn. i had to try many times and then called my husband, he said to take the key out and wait couple minutes then try again. i did what he said and after the second try it finally turned. since that date i keep having the same problem and i recently received a recall letter and thought since its a recall honda would repair at no cost to me. well to my surprice i just found out that this is not part of the recall and will have to pay for them to repair. the recall i received siad the interlock lever in the ignition switch may become deformed. :(
01/15/20132500001
 Unable to turn key in ignition. apparently this is an issue that many 2003 honda pilot owners are having. this can be a safety issue as it can leave someone stranded in a remote area as happened with me. if the malfunction is caused by a faulty part then honda should bare some of the responsibility and cost to correct the problem. *tr
07/16/20121717081
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ignition switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ignition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ignition switch to have it work. *tr
07/16/2012171708
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ingintion switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ingnition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ingintion switch to have it work.
07/16/2012171708
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ingintion switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ingnition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ingintion switch to have it work.
07/16/2012171708
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ingintion switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ingnition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ingintion switch to have it work.
07/16/2012171708
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ingintion switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ingnition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ingintion switch to have it work.
07/16/2012171708
 After loading my pilot, tried to put the key in the ingintion switch but it did not go easy on the switch and once in the switch it did not turn on the ignition. i tried several times and or use the spare key until the ignition switch worked. since july 16, 2012, everytime i start my pilot, i have the same problem. i have to keep my spare key all the time to avoid the issue on having to reenter the ingnition switch. everytime i forget to keep the spare key on the ignition switch i have to spend about 20 minutes to try to reengage my key in the ingintion switch to have it work.
11/01/20112
 Key won't turn in ignition due to misaligned wafers. this is the second time in just over a year we have had to fix this problem. at first had to jiggle key to be able to turn it, then can't even get the key in all the way. taken to locksmith. first occurred 10/2011, then 1/11/2013. *tr
11/01/20112
 Key won't turn in ignition due to misaligned wafers. this is the second time in just over a year we have had to fix this problem. at first had to jiggle key to be able to turn it, then can't even get the key in all the way. taken to locksmith. first occurred 10/2011, then 1/11/2013. *tr
11/01/2011
 Key won't turn in ignition due to misaligned wafers. this is the second time in just over a year we have had to fix this problem. at first had to jiggle key to be able to turn it, then can't even get the key in all the way. taken to locksmith. first occurred 10/2011, then 1/11/2013.
11/01/2011
 Key won't turn in ignition due to misaligned wafers. this is the second time in just over a year we have had to fix this problem. at first had to jiggle key to be able to turn it, then can't even get the key in all the way. taken to locksmith. first occurred 10/2011, then 1/11/2013.
12/10/20121222001
 The key would not fit into the ignition without forcing it several times, after a few weeks, the key would not even turn. the vehicle was serviced and the cylinder and ignition switch were replaced at the cost of the owner. this is a very common problem with this model. honda corporation should be held responsible for it. *tr
12/13/20121800001
 I was unable to start my car due to faulty ignition switch. i was stranded, with my kids, and in the cold-unable to even run the heat. the key issue was reported to honda and i was waiting for help from the company due to the known defect in the key/ignition tumblers, as widely reported to me by a locksmith and a dealer. honda has been unwilling to issue a recall notice regarding this defect. *tr
12/13/20121800001
 I was unable to start my car due to faulty ignition switch. i was stranded, with my kids, and in the cold-unable to even run the heat. the key issue was reported to honda and i was waiting for help from the company due to the known defect in the key/ignition tumblers, as widely reported to me by a locksmith and a dealer. honda has been unwilling to issue a recall notice regarding this defect. *tr
10/20/2012150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, the key would not turn, preventing her from starting the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 150,000. kmj
10/20/2012150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, the key would not turn, preventing her from starting the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 150,000. kmj
10/20/2012150000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, the key would not turn, preventing her from starting the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the ignition needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 150,000. kmj
06/05/201290000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the engine was turned off and the key released from the ignition switch upon removing, even though the gear was shifted into the drive position. the vehicle began to roll and came to a stop once the brake pedal was depressed. the gear was then shifted into park. there was currently an open investigation associated with nhtsa action number pe12026 (electrical system:ignition:switch). the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. pmb
06/05/201290000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the engine was turned off and the key released from the ignition switch upon removing, even though the gear was shifted into the drive position. the vehicle began to roll and came to a stop once the brake pedal was depressed. the gear was then shifted into park. there was currently an open investigation associated with nhtsa action number pe12026 (electrical system:ignition:switch). the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. pmb
06/05/201290000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the engine was turned off and the key released from the ignition switch upon removing, even though the gear was shifted into the drive position. the vehicle began to roll and came to a stop once the brake pedal was depressed. the gear was then shifted into park. there was currently an open investigation associated with nhtsa action number pe12026 (electrical system:ignition:switch). the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. pmb
06/05/201290000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the engine was turned off and the key released from the ignition switch upon removing, even though the gear was shifted into the drive position. the vehicle began to roll and came to a stop once the brake pedal was depressed. the gear was then shifted into park. there was currently an open investigation associated with nhtsa action number pe12026 (electrical system:ignition:switch). the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer had not been informed of the defect. the approximate failure mileage was 90,000. js
09/06/2012133568
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that while trying to start the vehicle, the key seized in the ignition and could not be turned. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or a dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileage was 133,568. kmj
09/06/2012133568
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that while trying to start the vehicle, the key seized in the ignition and could not be turned. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic or a dealer. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileage was 133,568. kmj
09/06/2012133568
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated while trying to start the vehicle the key seized in the ignition preventing the key from turning. the vehicle was not taken to a mechanic. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were 133,568. mh
06/24/20121273451
 2003 honda pilot ignition - at first we were having issues inserting the key into the ignition. then it progressed to needing to jiggle the key in order to get it to turn to any position of the ignition. the key would go in but it'd take several attempts, of a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes, before we could get the ignition to start. we read the manual and understood the importance of keeping the wheels straight - that seemed to help for a few attempts. now the key goes in but doesn't turn at all. with everything that has been documented about this issue from honda customers and the volume of customers it is affecting why isn't honda doing the 'right thing' and issuing a voluntary recall?! *tr
06/24/20121273451
 2003 honda pilot ignition - at first we were having issues inserting the key into the ignition. then it progressed to needing to jiggle the key in order to get it to turn to any position of the ignition. the key would go in but it'd take several attempts, of a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes, before we could get the ignition to start. we read the manual and understood the importance of keeping the wheels straight - that seemed to help for a few attempts. now the key goes in but doesn't turn at all. with everything that has been documented about this issue from honda customers and the volume of customers it is affecting why isn't honda doing the 'right thing' and issuing a voluntary recall?! *tr
06/24/20121273451
 2003 honda pilot ignition - at first we were having issues inserting the key into the ignition. then it progressed to needing to jiggle the key in order to get it to turn to any position of the ignition. the key would go in but it'd take several attempts, of a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes, before we could get the ignition to start. we read the manual and understood the importance of keeping the wheels straight - that seemed to help for a few attempts. now the key goes in but doesn't turn at all. with everything that has been documented about this issue from honda customers and the volume of customers it is affecting why isn't honda doing the 'right thing' and issuing a voluntary recall?! *tr
06/24/2012127345
 2003 honda pilot ignition - at first we were having issues inserting the key into the ignition. then it progressed to needing to jiggle the key in order to get it to turn to any position of the ignition. the key would go in but it'd take several attempts, of a minimum of 10 to 15 minutes, before we could get the ignition to start. we read the manual and understood the importance of keeping the wheels straight - that seemed to help for a few attempts. now the key goes in but doesn't turn at all. with everything that has been documented about this issue from honda customers and the volume of customers it is affecting why isn't honda doing the 'right thing' and issuing a voluntary recall?!
06/01/20121510001
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure. *tr
06/01/20121510001
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure. *tr
06/01/20121510001
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure. *tr
06/01/20121510001
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure. *tr
06/01/2012151000
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure.
06/01/2012151000
 The ignition key will not slide into the ignition without a great amount of effort and time. this is a well documented problem. i will have to leave the key in the ignition because of the failure.
09/01/20111446851
 Vehicle shudder/shake starting at 50 mph. advised needed new transmission. called honda to check if recall or would be reimbursed. told no and said wanted problem on record. replaced transmission at own expense $3045. drive light periodically flashes. have not repaired as >$300. *tr
09/01/20111446851
 Vehicle shudder/shake starting at 50 mph. advised needed new transmission. called honda to check if recall or would be reimbursed. told no and said wanted problem on record. replaced transmission at own expense $3045. drive light periodically flashes. have not repaired as >$300. *tr
09/01/2011144685
 Vehicle shudder/shake starting at 50 mph. advised needed new transmission. called honda to check if recall or would be reimbursed. told no and said wanted problem on record. replaced transmission at own expense $3045. drive light periodically flashes. have not repaired as >$300.
09/01/2011144685
 Vehicle shudder/shake starting at 50 mph. advised needed new transmission. called honda to check if recall or would be reimbursed. told no and said wanted problem on record. replaced transmission at own expense $3045. drive light periodically flashes. have not repaired as >$300.
07/25/201075000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the key was removed from the ignition when the vehicle was still in the drive position. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer stated that the locking mechanism for the ignition needed to be replaced. the mechanic was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 140,000.
07/25/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the key was removed from the ignition when the vehicle was still in the drive position. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer stated that the locking mechanism for the ignition needed to be replaced. the mechanic was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 140,000. sm.
07/25/201075000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the key was removed from the ignition when the vehicle was still in the drive position. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer stated that the locking mechanism for the ignition needed to be replaced. the mechanic was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 140,000. sm.
07/25/201075000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact confirmed the key was removed from the ignition when the vehicle was still in the drive position. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. the dealer confirmed the locking mechanism for the ignition needed to be replaced. the mechanic was contacted. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 140,000. rds
06/24/2012115000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated he was able to insert and remove the key from the ignition, but the ignition would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 115,000.
06/24/2012115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated he was able to insert and remove the key from the ignition, but the ignition would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 115,000. sm.
06/24/2012115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated he was able to insert and remove the key from the ignition, but the ignition would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 115,000. sm.
06/24/2012115000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated he was able to insert and remove the key from the ignition, but the ignition would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were 115,000. sm.
06/24/2012115000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that although he was able to insert and remove the key the vehicle ignition would not turn in order to turn it on. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 115,000. pm
05/11/201080000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that both rear brake lights failed. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that brake light cover would have to be replaced. the dealer stated that the cover would fracture easily on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 115,000. kmj
05/11/201080000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that both rear brake lights failed. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that brake light cover would have to be replaced. the dealer stated that the cover would fracture easily on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 115,000. kmj
05/11/2010
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that both rear brake lights failed. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told that brake light cover would have to be replaced. the dealer stated the cover fractures easily on the vehicle. the failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.
05/14/2012130000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that after inserting the key into the ignition, the key could not be turned and the vehicle could not be started. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the current and failure mileages were 130,000.
05/09/2012
 Neither of the keys will go completely into the ignition switch, therefore the key cannot be turned and the car cannot be started.
05/09/2012
 Neither of the keys will go completely into the ignition switch, therefore the key cannot be turned and the car cannot be started.
05/09/2012
 Neither of the keys will go completely into the ignition switch, therefore the key cannot be turned and the car cannot be started.
05/08/2012124000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that she arrived at home and forget to shift the vehicle into park. the contact was able to successfully shut the vehicle off and remove the key from the ignition, even though it was not shifted into park. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that there were no recalls addressing the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 124,000. sm.
05/09/2012
 Neither of the keys will go completely into the ignition switch, therefore the key cannot be turned and the car cannot be started.
05/08/2012124000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that she arrived at home and forget to shift the vehicle into park. the contact was able to successfully shut the vehicle off and remove the key from the ignition, even though it was not shifted into park. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that there were no recalls addressing the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 124,000. sm.
05/08/2012124000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that she arrived at home and forget to shift the vehicle into park. the contact was able to successfully shut the vehicle off and remove the key from the ignition, even though it was not shifted into park. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact that there were no recalls addressing the failure. the vehicle had not been repaired. the failure and current mileages were 124,000. sm.
05/08/2012124000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated she arrived at home and forget to put her vehicle on park and just turn off the vehicle and removed the key without being on park. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was contact and informed her that there was not a recall under that failure. the vehicle has not be repaired. the failure and current mileage was 124,000.jp
05/04/200515000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the door locks would not lock and the windows sporadically failed to open and close. the contact also mentioned while driving various speeds, the transmission would shift into gear. in addition, the lights within the buttons on the dashboard stopped working and there was an electrical short in the air conditioner fan. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. rvk
05/04/200515000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the door locks would not lock and the windows sporadically failed to open and close. the contact also mentioned while driving various speeds, the transmission would shift into gear. in addition, the lights within the buttons on the dashboard stopped working and there was an electrical short in the air conditioner fan. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. rvk
05/04/200515000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the door locks would not lock and the windows sporadically failed to open and close. the contact also mentioned while driving various speeds, the transmission would shift into gear. in addition, the lights within the buttons on the dashboard stopped working and there was an electrical short in the air conditioner fan. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. rvk
05/04/200515000
 Tl - the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the vehicle door locks would not lock and the windows stop working sporadically. the contact also mentioned that while driving at various speeds the transmission would not go into gear. in addition the lights on the buttons on the dashboard stop working and there was an electrical short in the ac fan. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 120,000. pm
04/17/2012116000
 Tl- the contact owns 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the ignition tumblers would need replacing. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacture was not contacted. the failure and the current mileages were 116,000. kmj
04/17/2012116000
 Tl- the contact owns 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the ignition tumblers would need replacing. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacture was not contacted. the failure and the current mileages were 116,000. kmj
04/17/2012116000
 Tl- the contact owns 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated when he places the keys in the ignition it would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was tooken to the dealer were they diagonose the vehicle. the dealer stated that the tumberlers in the ignition needed to be replace. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacture was not contacted. the failure and current mileages 116000.jp
04/17/2012116000
 Tl- the contact owns 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated when he places the keys in the ignition it would not turn to start the vehicle. the vehicle was tooken to the dealer were they diagonose the vehicle. the dealer stated that the tumberlers in the ignition needed to be replace. the vehicle was repaired. the manufacture was not contacted. the failure and current mileages 116000.jp
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
04/08/2012168000
 Having trouble inserting key into ignition. have to try multiple times, turning the key upside down, right side up, repetitive in & out, eventually it goes in, but afraid that eventually it will not work. called american honda as i saw multiple complaints online, but honda said they never heard of this problem and that it's not widespread enough for them to take notice. i'm afraid that i will not be able to get the key to work, so will take it to honda dealership for repair (apparently only dealership has to fix it because new keys will need to be programmed. there are 2 different choices for cost, one to just replace the ignition and get new keys, and another choice is to also change the door locks so that the new keys will open the door.) if you're havnig the same problem, please log a complaint so that it becomes widespread enough to take notice and may be those of us who pay/paid to get this issue repaired can get a refund. thank you!
12/01/2011126000
 I inadvertently turned the ignition switch off with the transmission still in drive, and i was able to remove the key from the ignition. i then exited the car. the car started to roll backward as i was passing behind it, so i had to unlock the door and climb back into the moving vehicle and apply the brake. this same failure warranted recalls for 2003 accords, civics, and elements, but so far not for pilots. i wonder if the interlock mechanism is common among all these different models, and if so, why honda wasn't required to issue a recall for the pilot, also? the designs must be very similar for so many models to be experiencing the same failure.
12/01/2011126000
 I inadvertently turned the ignition switch off with the transmission still in drive, and i was able to remove the key from the ignition. i then exited the car. the car started to roll backward as i was passing behind it, so i had to unlock the door and climb back into the moving vehicle and apply the brake. this same failure warranted recalls for 2003 accords, civics, and elements, but so far not for pilots. i wonder if the interlock mechanism is common among all these different models, and if so, why honda wasn't required to issue a recall for the pilot, also? the designs must be very similar for so many models to be experiencing the same failure.
12/01/2011126000
 I inadvertently turned the ignition switch off with the transmission still in drive, and i was able to remove the key from the ignition. i then exited the car. the car started to roll backward as i was passing behind it, so i had to unlock the door and climb back into the moving vehicle and apply the brake. this same failure warranted recalls for 2003 accords, civics, and elements, but so far not for pilots. i wonder if the interlock mechanism is common among all these different models, and if so, why honda wasn't required to issue a recall for the pilot, also? the designs must be very similar for so many models to be experiencing the same failure.
04/30/2003101000
 Low beam headlights symptom when you turn the combination light switch to the headlight on position, the low beams may not come on. probable cause in a rare case, the wire harness may have been misrouted, causing a terminal in the headlight wire harness connector to become heat-damaged, which may cause the low beam headlights to not come on.
04/30/2003101000
 Low beam headlights symptom when you turn the combination light switch to the headlight on position, the low beams may not come on. probable cause in a rare case, the wire harness may have been misrouted, causing a terminal in the headlight wire harness connector to become heat-damaged, which may cause the low beam headlights to not come on.
04/30/2003101000
 Low beam headlights symptom when you turn the combination light switch to the headlight on position, the low beams may not come on. probable cause in a rare case, the wire harness may have been misrouted, causing a terminal in the headlight wire harness connector to become heat-damaged, which may cause the low beam headlights to not come on.
04/30/2003101000
 Low beam headlights symptom when you turn the combination light switch to the headlight on position, the low beams may not come on. probable cause in a rare case, the wire harness may have been misrouted, causing a terminal in the headlight wire harness connector to become heat-damaged, which may cause the low beam headlights to not come on.
04/30/2003101000
 Low beam headlights symptom when you turn the combination light switch to the headlight on position, the low beams may not come on. probable cause in a rare case, the wire harness may have been misrouted, causing a terminal in the headlight wire harness connector to become heat-damaged, which may cause the low beam headlights to not come on.
10/04/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the ignition lock on the vehicle. the contact stated the key goes into the ignition at times and at other times it does not. the contact stated there are also times when the key will go into the ignition, but the key would not turn at all and the wheel would stay locked. the contact said this is also a problem with getting the key into the driver side door. the dealer stated this is ignition switch needed to be replaced and they would try to make it were it fits the contacts current key. the key the contact has, are the original key for the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 140000.rl
10/04/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the ignition lock on the vehicle. the contact stated the key goes into the ignition at times and at other times it does not. the contact stated there are also times when the key will go into the ignition, but the key would not turn at all and the wheel would stay locked. the contact said this is also a problem with getting the key into the driver side door. the dealer stated this is ignition switch needed to be replaced and they would try to make it were it fits the contacts current key. the key the contact has, are the original key for the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 140000.rl
10/04/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the ignition lock on the vehicle. the contact stated the key goes into the ignition at times and at other times it does not. the contact stated there are also times when the key will go into the ignition, but the key would not turn at all and the wheel would stay locked. the contact said this is also a problem with getting the key into the driver side door. the dealer stated this is ignition switch needed to be replaced and they would try to make it were it fits the contacts current key. the key the contact has, are the original key for the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 140000.rl
12/20/200885000
 I have a 2003 honda pilot with dvd player and wireless headphones. my wife and i were driving on the highway with our two young kids who were watching a dvd with the headphones. the kids stated that the headphones stopped working and started making a white noise sound. a few minutes later we saw smoke come out of the dashboard, through the tape deck and other openings. we were scared to death and had limited visability. fortunately, i was able to pull over without wrecking. we all got out of the car and let the smoke clear. afterwards, we took it to the charleston, sc dealership. even though they found burnt parts in the dvd player, they refused to help. they wanted over $1000 to put in a new dvd player. we took the paperwork and left, while the dvd headphones still do not work to this day. i even filed a complaint with the bbb, without success.
10/04/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the ignition lock on the vehicle. the contact stated the key goes into the ignition at times and at other times it does not. the contact stated there are also times when the key will go into the ignition, but the key would not turn at all and the wheel would stay locked. the contact said this is also a problem with getting the key into the driver side door. the dealer stated this is ignition switch needed to be replaced and they would try to make it were it fits the contacts current key. the key the contact has, are the original key for the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 140000.rl
12/20/200885000
 I have a 2003 honda pilot with dvd player and wireless headphones. my wife and i were driving on the highway with our two young kids who were watching a dvd with the headphones. the kids stated that the headphones stopped working and started making a white noise sound. a few minutes later we saw smoke come out of the dashboard, through the tape deck and other openings. we were scared to death and had limited visability. fortunately, i was able to pull over without wrecking. we all got out of the car and let the smoke clear. afterwards, we took it to the charleston, sc dealership. even though they found burnt parts in the dvd player, they refused to help. they wanted over $1000 to put in a new dvd player. we took the paperwork and left, while the dvd headphones still do not work to this day. i even filed a complaint with the bbb, without success.
10/04/2010140000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact stated the ignition lock on the vehicle. the contact stated the key goes into the ignition at times and at other times it does not. the contact stated there are also times when the key will go into the ignition, but the key would not turn at all and the wheel would stay locked. the contact said this is also a problem with getting the key into the driver side door. the dealer stated this is ignition switch needed to be replaced and they would try to make it were it fits the contacts current key. the key the contact has, are the original key for the vehicle. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 140000.rl
12/20/200885000
 I have a 2003 honda pilot with dvd player and wireless headphones. my wife and i were driving on the highway with our two young kids who were watching a dvd with the headphones. the kids stated that the headphones stopped working and started making a white noise sound. a few minutes later we saw smoke come out of the dashboard, through the tape deck and other openings. we were scared to death and had limited visability. fortunately, i was able to pull over without wrecking. we all got out of the car and let the smoke clear. afterwards, we took it to the charleston, sc dealership. even though they found burnt parts in the dvd player, they refused to help. they wanted over $1000 to put in a new dvd player. we took the paperwork and left, while the dvd headphones still do not work to this day. i even filed a complaint with the bbb, without success.
12/20/200885000
 I have a 2003 honda pilot with dvd player and wireless headphones. my wife and i were driving on the highway with our two young kids who were watching a dvd with the headphones. the kids stated that the headphones stopped working and started making a white noise sound. a few minutes later we saw smoke come out of the dashboard, through the tape deck and other openings. we were scared to death and had limited visability. fortunately, i was able to pull over without wrecking. we all got out of the car and let the smoke clear. afterwards, we took it to the charleston, sc dealership. even though they found burnt parts in the dvd player, they refused to help. they wanted over $1000 to put in a new dvd player. we took the paperwork and left, while the dvd headphones still do not work to this day. i even filed a complaint with the bbb, without success.
02/14/201072000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the ignition key can be removed when the shift lever is out of park. he stated the vehicle was still in drive didn't notice the vehicle was not in park turn the ignition off and the vehicle rolled back and crashed into another vehicle. there was minor damages and no one was hurt. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated they will replace the ignition switch for $564 at his expense. there was no recall for his year and model vehicle on the ignition switch. the manufacturer was call stating there was also no recall for the ignition switch and that he can get it repaired, keep his receipt and if there was a recall he would be reimbursed. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 72,000....mw
02/17/20101448441
 Smoke came out of the steering column while driving. had car towed to honda dealership. honda found burnt connector in the headlight switch due to an electrical short. replaced entire headlight switch part number 35012-s5a-307, 7743875-35999 set, combination switch. *tr
07/23/20097600001
 2003 honda pilot motor mounts broken. car only has 77k on it. owned 5 other hondas never had this issue. no rough driving. cost is over 500.00 to replace safety issue, could be a serious issue if the mounts fail. also the key in the ignition is always getting stuck and sometimes takes 20 minutes to get it to turn the car on. *tr
05/15/2009733331
 Vehicle will not accept key, after playing with it finally get the key into the ignition, but will not start. play and play with ignition and car finally starts. take to honda dealership in el cajon ca , they say because of weight of keys, have a total of 3 keys on my chain, that it has worn out the key and the tumblers in the ignition. they make a new key, it goes right in but the ignition is still not turning over, have to get a ignition. they replace the ignition but now i have two heavy honda keys because the new ignition is a sidewinder and it comes with a key that they can't program to fit the doors. now my key chain is heavier than before. this cost me $850.00. *tr
02/04/2009600001
 2 failures: 1) rear air unit failed at 50,000 miles / 5 years. 2) two motor mount broken (front and side) at 60,000 miles / 6 years. *tr
01/01/20091250001
 I own a 2003 honda pilot exl,lately i've had problems with the switch not wanting to turn on or unlock steering wheel. what should i do...i've own two other hondas and had the same problems.(98 accord,98 civic);their was recall on them. is their a recall on the honda pilot switch or steering column. *tr
06/08/20087000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2003 honda pilot. the contact drove the vehicle to work and, later that day, it would not start. he made several attempts to start the vehicle and it eventually started. he drove the vehicle to his residence and, after turning off the vehicle, it would not restart. the mechanic stated that the ignition switch was possibly defective. the dealer advised him to bring in the vehicle for repairs. the manufacturer has not been notified. the current mileage was 10,348 and failure mileage was 7,000.
03/13/20081250001
 On or a few days prior to march 13,2008 i was left the parking lot of an area business, upon pulling out onto the road march 13,2008 headlights failed when pulling out of store parking lot replaced both headlight bulbs, fuses&relays low beams inoperable high beams still worked drove home with inoperable headlights march 14,2008 purchased replacement headlight switch from a honda dealer march 15,2008 found melted wire / harness connector and contacted honda dealer for recall/bulletin information picked up copy of bulletin number 07-027 dated may 12,2007,which cites harness may have been misrouted march 17,2008 contacted honda customer service,requested goodwill consideration-was directed to have a honda dealer perform diagnostic and submit form to district service manager march 19,2008 took vehicle to honda dealer to perform srs safety recall,and to diagnose the headlight prior to may 12,2008 was told tech did not check headlight problem on march 19,2008 may 12,2008 in frustration, took vehicle back to honda dealer to perform repairs, paid $3147 for the part,and $9074 for the repair dealer returned the headlight switch,but kept the melted connector and wire june 20,2008 returned vehicle to honda dealer for same problem,they said headlight sockets were unplugged and were working fine june 20,2008 returned vehicle to honda dealer,informed them the lights still did not work,they replaced the melted wire and headlight switch socket again dealer kept melted wires and connector and suggested i would have to pay if the problem happened again problem occurred in 5 week intervals causing me to drive at night with high beams or no headlights-creating an unsafe condition i generally do not use my headlights anymore considering the costs to repair them,and the potential fire and entrapment hazards copies of related repair work orders,receipts,and the service bulletin are all available upon request. *tr
11/09/200647000708/15/2003
 Sometimes i cannot take the shift lever out of park even though i am depressing the brake pedal, but when i fiddle with the wires going to the switch that monitors the brake peddle, the shift lever is released. this is an ongoing problem. *nm
10/11/2005515001108/13/2003
 Beginning about 1-1-1995, i have had eleven (11) incidents of the brake-light solenoid failing. this has occurred in my 1995 accord (6 times), 2001 accord (3 times), and 2003 pilot (2 times). i currently own the 1995 accord and the 2003 pilot. in all instances the brake lights will not work and the transmission will not shift out of park. when someone is with me and i am stationary, i have them check the brake lights to see if they work when i apply the brake, and they don't work at the same times i can't shift out of park. tomorrow morning the pilot goes back to the shop to get the solenoid replaced for the second time. my dealer has reported this to honda but they don't seem too interested in trying to find a permanent fix to the problem. hopefully others will report similar instances so we can get some corrections made. besides the annoyance of not being able to shift out of park, i don't know how many times i have almost been rear-ended because the brake lights didn't work while traveling. *jb
01/07/200514000111/18/2002
 While parked in a lot the vehicle caught on fire . the cause has yet to be determined. the fire department stated that it was an electrical failure, but was not sure. *ak consumer stated there was no indication of any problem. no hesitation nor any warning lights. the vehicle had less than 1000 miles when the master cylinder failed. *bf *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS
12/30/200624380105/15/2003
 I have honda pilot 2003. my daughter was driving when failure occurred. it was raining and rear wipers were running. all of a sudden, rear wipers stopped running and the srs light came on. i took it to the williamson honda dealer in lincoln, ne. he diagnosed and replaced fuse #7. he is also telling to replace the rear wiper motor, that is estimated to cost about $400. it is a honda motor defect and should be replaced free of cost to me as a recall. how do i proceed with it? *nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION
12/13/20121800001
 I was unable to start my car due to faulty ignition switch. i was stranded, with my kids, and in the cold-unable to even run the heat. the key issue was reported to honda and i was waiting for help from the company due to the known defect in the key/ignition tumblers, as widely reported to me by a locksmith and a dealer. honda has been unwilling to issue a recall notice regarding this defect. *tr
12/13/20121800001
 I was unable to start my car due to faulty ignition switch. i was stranded, with my kids, and in the cold-unable to even run the heat. the key issue was reported to honda and i was waiting for help from the company due to the known defect in the key/ignition tumblers, as widely reported to me by a locksmith and a dealer. honda has been unwilling to issue a recall notice regarding this defect. *tr
09/07/20121010001
 I have been having a hard time turning the ignition with my key. now the key will not turn in the ignition. i believe this is a safety issue since there may be a situation where the car may need to be moved in a dangerous situation and cannot be turned. i found this website from 23 other complaints for the same issue on this website alone. *tr
09/07/20121010001
 I have been having a hard time turning the ignition with my key. now the key will not turn in the ignition. i believe this is a safety issue since there may be a situation where the car may need to be moved in a dangerous situation and cannot be turned. i found this website from 23 other complaints for the same issue on this website alone. *tr
02/10/2009550001
 The ignition key can be removed when the shift lever is out of park. i should not be able to remove the key until it is in park. this defect was the subject of a recall for all honda accords, 1999-02. the dealer has quoted more than $500 to fix the problem and i have appealed to american honda and they have told me that this defect is not their responsibility. *tr
01/02/2008600001
 1-failed ignition lock 2- cannot start the car 3- replace the ignition lock cylinder. *tr
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - IGNITION - SWITCH
11/23/20121545001
 I was unable to start my car due to faulty ignition switch. i found myself stranded, with 4 young children, and in the cold-unable to even run the heat. the key issue was reported to honda and i was waiting for help from the company due to the known defect in the key/ignition tumblers, as widely reported to me by a locksmith and a dealer. honda has been unwilling to issue a recall notice regarding this defect. *tr
08/12/20121620001
 2003 honda pilot ignition switch problem- the first day i was having problems inserting key into ignition and had to jiggle it around in order to turn it to start the engine. the next day the key would go in but it would take several attempts and at least 10-15 minutes trying to start the ignition. i was getting stuck in store parking lots and at home. now the key goes in and doesn't turn at all. the steering wheel is also locked as well as the gear shift so there is no way to put in neutral to tow it. *tr
08/12/20121620001
 2003 honda pilot ignition switch problem- the first day i was having problems inserting key into ignition and had to jiggle it around in order to turn it to start the engine. the next day the key would go in but it would take several attempts and at least 10-15 minutes trying to start the ignition. i was getting stuck in store parking lots and at home. now the key goes in and doesn't turn at all. the steering wheel is also locked as well as the gear shift so there is no way to put in neutral to tow it. *tr
08/12/20121620001
 2003 honda pilot ignition switch problem- the first day i was having problems inserting key into ignition and had to jiggle it around in order to turn it to start the engine. the next day the key would go in but it would take several attempts and at least 10-15 minutes trying to start the ignition. i was getting stuck in store parking lots and at home. now the key goes in and doesn't turn at all. the steering wheel is also locked as well as the gear shift so there is no way to put in neutral to tow it. *tr
07/31/20121135461
 The ignition switch locked up and the car would not start. i was stranded at work for several hours. honda needs to do something about this issue. we should not have to pay $600 for a repair they are well aware do to a parts defect. previously the vehicle also had started to roll back on the inclined drive way when i removed the ignition key with the shifter still in drive. *tr
07/31/20121135461
 The ignition switch locked up and the car would not start. i was stranded at work for several hours. honda needs to do something about this issue. we should not have to pay $600 for a repair they are well aware do to a parts defect. previously the vehicle also had started to roll back on the inclined drive way when i removed the ignition key with the shifter still in drive. *tr
01/01/19011
 2003 honda pilot. consumer states problem with vehicle ignition *tgw the consumer stated he was able to remove the key from the ignition, even though the vehicle was not in park. the dealer found the interlock system had an internal failure. the consumer was informed his vehicle was not on the recall list. *jb
01/01/19011
 2003 honda pilot. consumer states problem with vehicle ignition *tgw the consumer stated he was able to remove the key from the ignition, even though the vehicle was not in park. the dealer found the interlock system had an internal failure. the consumer was informed his vehicle was not on the recall list. *jb
01/01/19011
 2003 honda pilot. consumer states problem with vehicle ignition *tgw the consumer stated he was able to remove the key from the ignition, even though the vehicle was not in park. the dealer found the interlock system had an internal failure. the consumer was informed his vehicle was not on the recall list. *jb
01/01/19011
 2003 honda pilot. consumer states problem with vehicle ignition *tgw the consumer stated he was able to remove the key from the ignition, even though the vehicle was not in park. the dealer found the interlock system had an internal failure. the consumer was informed his vehicle was not on the recall list. *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
02/15/200780000112/01/2002
 All right. enough is enough. honda now wants us to believe that every rodent has now become aware that a honda pilot or some odysseys is a great place to hang out, especially right next to the knock sensor wire harness. i find it amusing how all of those little varmint must have their own laptops and communicate with each other that this is the best place to be and also the best tasting part of the vehicle. what a joke. we took our 2003 pilot in and they charged us $450 dollars ($4.33 for the part) the rest of it was labor. it took the mechanic exactly 50 minutes to do the work. we watched and got charged for the 3.5 hours labor. there obviously needs to be a recall here!!!!!!!*nm
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING - INTERIOR/UNDER DASH
06/06/2003112/26/2002
 Dashboard switch for emergency lights does not illuminate in 2003 honda pilot. this has been an issue with the manufacturer since purchase of vehicle. the other vehicles i own are honda and the switch is illuminated so it can be seen in the dark.*ak
10/31/200427000107/30/2003
 We were driving our 2003 pilot w/ 27000 miles on it down the highway, and smoke suddenly started pouring out from the radio. honda says the radio is bad (currently waiting for them to get a new one). i'm tempted to check yes on was there a fire, but i'm not sure if this qualifies. i certainly thought it was a fire at the time!*ak