2005 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: Poor Reliability
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Poor Reliability
By jon_z on

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2005 Honda Pilot EX 4WD 4dr SUV w/Leather (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

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Just purchased my wife's Pilot about 5 months ago. Ride, handling and comfort are pretty good, but Honda reliability is not there. The radiator recently "failed" causing the coolant to be circulated into the transmission. Radiator/thermostat need to be replaced. The engine and transmission need to be flushed as well. So far this has cost us $1500. I'm just waiting for the transmission to fail requiring a $3-4K replacement all because of a defective radiator! Would NOT buy this vehicle again. Honda also will not admit there's a problem with their radiators on these Pilots. This barge replaced a 1998 Odyssey which was a far better car.
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By redlineducks
on 09/08/12 14:16 PM (PDT)

Sorry Jon_z, It is not physically possible for the engine radiator to dump coolant into your transmission. Your mechanic ripped you off. Please remove your erroneous post.

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