Throttle May Stick Due to Carbon Buildup on Throttle Body on Honda Pilot

Carbon build up on the throttle body can cause a sticking throttle. Cleaning the throttle body will commonly repair this issue.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 92,666 (51,000–140,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 3.5L V6
3 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2012
9 people reported this problem
5 people shared problem details
2003 Honda Pilot87,000
We had the same issue. There was a recall that fixed it for us, no cost.
dash lites for 4wd and engin on. car wouldn't go over 20mph. Dealer svc required. $105.00. came on suddenly.
2004 Honda Pilot- 3.5L V6
gas pedal sticks and you have to tap pedal to get the car going, not good!
2004 Honda Pilot- 3.5L V6
The dealer cleaned the throttle body. This has occurred twice. The acelarator is hard to mash at first then there is a surge when it finally goes.
2004 Honda Pilot140,000
like a bump in gas pedal when first starting off. Than itmis fine
Related Items:
Warrantee is now over (100,000 mi. I have been told by one repair shop that I need the followi...
On some models sticking rocker pins in the valve train can cause a loud engine noise, and the C...
2004 Honda Pilot - I have trouble filling up the tank about 60 - 70% of the time. It takes abou...
Noise and judder can develop from the rear axle due to differential fluid breakdown. Replacing...
What is induction or injection service? What is a throttle body?

Related Content