2009 Honda Pilot Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Honda Pilot

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2009 Honda Pilot Problems

Software Update For False Coolant Sensor Fault Code

On certain models the PCM misinterprets data from the coolant sensor and sets a false Check Engine light (MIL). A software update from Honda will 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.

Noise From Front Suspension Due to Worn Stabilizer Links

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.

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2009 Honda Pilot Questions

Front interior map light will not turn on, only problem on one side. (1 answer)

front rotors warped at each 10,000 miles once this car reached 40,000 miles (1 answer)

rotors were replced approx 5,000 miles ago on front but again the rotors are again warped?

Badly corroded engine harness - causes? (1 answer)

Dealership told me that the engine harness is badly corroded and needs replacing. Would like to investigate to see what would cause this, as the cause may be under warranty, as the harness replacement is not. Anyone else experience this? Thanks!

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2009 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.

The Airbag System May Not Perform as Designed

During manufacturing, some of the metal rivets used to secure components of the driver's airbag may not have been installed. A missing rivet could alter the performance of the airbag during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary.

One or Both Seatbelts May Detach from Their Anchors

The stitching that secures the end of the lap section of the driver and front passenger seatbelt may be incomplete or missing. As a result, the seatbelt may detach from the anchor webbing, increasing the risk of personal injury in a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected seatbelts as necessary. The Honda recall number is R95.

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2009 Honda Pilot Reviews

This car should've come in yellow because it is the ultimate lemon. It has 150,000 miles and burns a quart of oil every 10 days, and service tells us this is "normal". Every 7,000 miles the dashboard is like an unexplained ligth show requiring to pay the fees for reset, and an explanation that they don't understand why this happens. Ultimately will never buy another honda product....
This had been a great suv. Wish got better gas mpg but ok. Tons of room. We have 65k miles on it and just done normal service. Would buy another one for sure
This car runs great I had a few problems at first to start with like electrical since the alarm wasn't installed incorrectly. The interior is fine but now that I've driven it for over 6 months and all I hear now are squeaks and vibrations from the dash board and the doors. There is a safety issue with the car since I have kids there should be some kind of blockage under the driver seat so that ...

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