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2009 Honda Pilot Question: Is it common for the front lower compliance bushings to go out after 43k miles?

 

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rosemary07, 3.5L V6, Parker, CO, January 27, 2012, 15:28
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Took in my Honda Pilot for a recall on the seatbelt stitching and was notified that the front lower compliance bushings were torn and leaking. They needed to be replaced and since our warranty just ended in October of last year, it was going to cost us $1200.00. Our Pilot has 43,000 miles on it.

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, January 27, 2012, 18:52
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    Get a second opinion price sounds high. I do see the bushings fail but mileage seems low. Ask are the bushings just showing fatigue or are they actually to the point were they must be replaced.

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    andrewv February 29, 2012, 19:00
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    My 2009 pilot with exactly also 43,000 miles has the same issue. I remember my wife saying something that the shop told her in warranty that they needed to be done but they were out of stock now past 3 year 36,000 miles they want like 700 bucks for the repair. I am going to try to find the old paperwork of when it was in warranty but this first generation pilot is starting to piss me off with inadequate brakes and I just had a transmission pressure sensor go out.... 200 dollar repair. Honda needs to retrofit the 2009 model with improved brakes and other modifications for things they obviously know or will become common knowledge that it was lacking in quality and design. Car looks grrreat though! : ).

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    pvman August 07, 2012, 06:58
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    Yeah, I got the same story after 48K. $700 for us. But we have and extended warranty that will cover the repair. But also have to pay $90 for the 4-wheel alignment.

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    DENVERSMOM, November 13, 2012, 12:06
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    Hi guys I am new and Googled this issue because I also have a 2009 pilot, mine has 72000 miles on it though. Same thing happened to me when I went in about the seat belt stitching recall just last weekend. They said $700 to fix and I also have an extended warranty as i just bought mine in May of this year. Just curious if there were any other issues, problems I should watch out for that would be covered under my warranty so I can have them checked and fixed prior to mine expiring also. I thank you guys in advance for your help!!!

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