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.

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Average mileage: 113,600 (29,600–200,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 3.5L V6
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012
12 people reported this problem
8 people shared problem details
2004 Honda Pilot200,000
Happens all the time. Fixed about ten times
2004 Honda Pilot174,000
About every 6 months I have to clean the throttle body do to it sticking when you first start to accelerate.
2011 Honda Pilot29,600
Had a quick acceleration which went up to 5000 rpm and almost caused accident had to slam on brake and place in park. Cleaning of the throttle body will hopefully take care of problem but no guarantee.
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
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