2005 Honda Pilot Consumer Review: Poor Reliability

2005 Honda Pilot - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

388 Total Reviews

EX 4dr SUV (3.5L V6 4x4 5-speed Automatic w/Leather)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
16 of 29 people found this review helpful
Poor Reliability
By jon_z on


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


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.

Recommend (16) (13)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (1) Post a Comment
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.

Report it
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.