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Can't select 2015 Pilot, but that is what I have. This morning after starting, door alarm chiming while interior lights on while driving. Won't turn off. All doors are closed. Can't turn interior lights off. dashboard showing all doors open. OMG...HELP!

Forward/Backward button inoperative, other functions do work. Is the motor gone, it has struggled in past but has continued to work. Other functions (ie tilt, up & down) works, just forward/back doesn't?

My Pilot has 187k on it, and have never had a major problem and is in relatively good shape. I have had this issue for over a year now and Honda keeps saying there is nothing wrong with it. I can be accelerating normally, then all of the sudden hear a scrubbing noise coming from the under carriage below the gas pedal. It lasts until I let off the gas. The scrubbing noise comes in usually in 2 or 3 second intervals. It is not continuous. Any ideas?

The map light for the driver and passenger does not come on when the door is opened but the other two dome lights turn on in the middle and back

Anybody who knows how to uninstall step by step on a liftgate of a 2013 honda pilot ex-l 4wd.any advice will help. Thanks

Is this estimate reasonable?
What can be damaged if not replaced?

Have checked p steering fluid. Isn't that kind of sound as it occurs at higher speeds. Feels more front than rear. Front U-joints? Rear diff?

shifts into d with no issues

checked all fuses ??

This doesn't seem to affect the handing of the vehicle. However, when the light is on I can't shift into the lower gears. I successfully followed the owner's manual instruction to turn this light off. But then it comes back on in a short time of driving.

The rear A/C on our '09 Pilot has stopped blowing. I read that a failed power resistor in older model Pilots was the problem, but unsure about our model. Has anyone here had a similar problem and how much did it cost to repair or replace?

I reset parking break but didn't help. First time this has happened. Recently had break fluid,flushed and pads checked.

A few weeks ago I noticed that the left map light does not come on when any door is opened. The right light comes on normally when any door is opened. The left light will turn on if the lens is pressed to turn it on. My Honda Dealer is talking about the fix costing hundreds of dollars. Does anyone know how to fix this without excessive cost?

I replaced stabilizer link and rattle still happens on light to heavy bumps

The Dashboard switch does not light up green, nor work to turn the cruise control on and off.

Any help would be appreciated.

I just had front end aligned and rods replaced.

when driving car seems to be tracking fine but steering wheel has play

Squealing brakes, grinding brakes, metal on metal

My daughter-in-law also has a Pilot and complains of the same thing.

When I turn the ignition on I hear a noisy radiator fan motor. Would you suggest replacing just the motor with a Honda OEM motor? There are shroud / motor assemblies on the market that are considerably less than the Honda motor and am wondering of I expect these to last?

If its not a difficult job I could possibly do it myself.



This started after I changed tyres sometime ago.

My pilot makes a knocking sound when idling. Could this be sticking lifters ?

Could this be lifters? Valves?

The a/c just stopped blowing cold air. It only blows warm-hot. Last summer it wasn't keeping up with our record high temps. Turns out the cooler fan wiring had disconnected. Once I reconnected it and added some A/C PRO it worked great till winter. Now, one day it just stopped being cold. I checked all the fuses and relays under the hood. The system has pressure, the compressor, and compressor clutch engage and the fan is blowing.

Is transaxle fluid the same as transmission fluid?