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: 96,320 (29,600–174,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 3.5L V6
4 model years affected: 2003, 2004, 2011, 2012
11 people reported this problem
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2004 Honda Pilot 174,000 mi,
About every 6 months I have to clean the throttle body do to it sticking when you first start to accelerate.
2011 Honda Pilot 29,600 mi,
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 Pilot 87,000 mi,
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.
gas pedal sticks and you have to tap pedal to get the car going, not good!
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 Pilot 140,000 mi,
like a bump in gas pedal when first starting off. Than itmis fine