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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 89,433 (29,600–174,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 3.5L V6
5 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2011, more2012
13 people reported this problem
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dash lites for 4wd and engin on. car wouldn't go over 20mph.
Dealer svc required. $105.00. came on suddenly.
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.
Gas pedal will not mash down to get gas. I got it cleaned out working ok now , how long don't no , cost 129.00
About every 6 months I have to clean the throttle body do to it sticking when you first start to accelerate.
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.
We had the same issue. There was a recall that fixed it for us, no cost.
gas pedal sticks and you have to tap pedal to get the car going, not good!
like a bump in gas pedal when first starting off. Than itmis fine