2004 Honda Pilot Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Honda Pilot

2004 Honda Pilot Problems

Knocking Noise From Front End, Stabilizer Link Issues

A knock or clunk type noise may be noted from the front suspension over bumps. This is can caused by worm stabilizer (sway) bar links. Replacing both stabilizer bar links will commonly repair this issue.

Check engine due to faulty EGR valve

The exhaust gas recirculation valve (EGR valve) can fail, resulting in the illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Failed power resistor will cause rear blower not to work

On certain models, the rear blower won't work due to a failed power transistor. Replacing the power transistor will fix this problem.

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2004 Honda Pilot Questions

instruction for replacing the air conditioner unit (1 answer)

it shuts off when I come to a stop and the engine light came on. (1 answer)

this started when construction started on my street

Anyone have experience with a back left speaker making noise when turning left? (1 answer)

The back left speaker makes a horrible(loud) static noise only when turning left. Seems like some kind of loose wire, but everything's been checked out. Next step is replacing head unit. Anyone ever experienced anything like this?

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2004 Honda Pilot Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Front Air Bag Defective

In a crash that deploys the driver's front air bag, the inflator of the air bag can rupture, causing metal debris to strike vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the front driver's air bag inflator free of charge to correct the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern.

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2004 Honda Pilot Reviews

I am the original owner of my 2004 pilot and just went over 104,000.00 miles and cannot complain as the car is reaching 10 years old now. Low mainteanance and have been to the snow, hot sun, beaches, camping etc. great family car and would definately buy another one.
I am the original owner and my car just turned over 120,000. This is a car that is driven hard! Sun, sand, snow and mud. It has performed nicely but I have replaced brakes twice and air conditioning went out. I had replaced but makes a crazy sound when on full blast. I really have enjoyed this car and it has taken a beating from family vacations, daily work and school grind as well as many...
We bought our 2004 Honda Pilot in 2010. The rotors were 'juddery' when we test drove it but the dealer we bought from turned the rotors for us at no extra charge that very same day and we drove away happy. I have to say that this has been an absolutely brilliant motor vehicle. Its as smooth as smoth as can be and easily outranks its nearest rivals like the Toyota Highlander. Has fantastic acce...

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