2005 Honda Pilot Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Honda Pilot

2005 Honda Pilot Problems

Warped Front Brake Rotors May Cause Vibration When Braking

The front brake rotors can warp and cause a vibration when braking. The rotors will need to be machined or in cases where they are worn to thin, replaced to correct this issue.

Overheated Wire Harness May Cause Low Beams to Fail

An overheated wire in the head light harness can cause the low beams not to work. Replacing combination light/turn signal switch switch, the wire for the low beams, and the combination switch connector (if damaged) should repair this issue.

Water Leak Due to Poor Seal at Side Marker Wire Harness

On certain models a leaking side marker light wire harness can cause a water leak inside the vehicle. Resealing the wire harness where it goes through the body into the cabin area should stop the leak.

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2005 Honda Pilot Questions

Why would my 2005 Honda Pilot loose power while at a red light. When battery light came on I pulled into a parking lot it would not pull while in drive and dash board lights went off and windows wouldn't roll up. (1 answer)

I had the car towed and added water to my battery and cleaned it. Got a jump from someone and the car ran fine. Later that day it did the same thing again. Went and had battery and alternator tested and both test good. So what do I need to do to find out whats wrong. It doesn't do it all the ...

knocking noise when turning right backing up or pulling forward at slow speeds (1 answer)

This is an intermittent problem which makes it very hard to get fixed. There is a loud knocking sound coming from the front right. It only happens when you accelerate (immediately). When it's "bad" it sounds like hitting the frame with a hammer - a loud clunking noise.

I've ...

SRS light on after recall service....dealer wants to replace sensor for $470? (2 answers)

Airbag recall performed 2 weeks ago and SRS light on ever since. Took it in today and they state that the front impact sensor needs to be replaced and it is not related to the recall service performed. SRS light was not on before the recall service.

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2005 Honda Pilot Recalls

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.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2005 Honda Pilot Reviews

We just bought a used 2005 with 80k miles in 2011 and we love it. Only issue we've had is that it started idling hot with the air conditioner on. That just happened today for the first time. Any advice?
I bought my 2005 Pilot brand new and have had routine maintenance on it as suggested by the owners book. Just had the knock sensor harness replaced because some critter got to it and chewed it into two. Right now it has 215,000 miles on it, and still runs well. We like the car so much that we just bought the 2015 model. Gas mileage around town is crummy at 18 MPG, but we bought it because of it...
Hi i have a 2005 honda pilot with 103k and everytime i hit the left turn signal and brake pedal my radio and dash light with the lights off but works normal when lights on,i replaced all the bulbs...any ideas what it might be

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