2nd Generation (2009—2015) Pilot Problems

Pilot owners with a 2009—2015 model year have the most problems with the engine (31%), body (17%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Excessive Oil Consumption 66 complaints at an average of 86,294 miles in the 2009 Honda Pilot.
  2. Paint Is Peeling Off 13 complaints at an average of 62,387 miles in the 2014 Honda Pilot.
  3. Premature Tire Wear 7 complaints at an average of 27,017 miles in the 2011 Honda Pilot.

What Pilot Year is Most Reliable?

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 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2015 31 1 50 13.67
2014 40 1 48 19.75
2013 81 4 64 19.34
2012 60 7 52 16.79
2011 86 9 62 25.55
2010 74 8 68 19.52
2009 105 7 60 40.53

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