2008 honda pilot

2008 honda pilot

2008 Honda Pilot Review

    Eight-passenger capacity, generous storage and cargo-hauling abilities, comfortable ride, smooth power delivery, excellent crash test scores. Rivals offer roomier third-row seats and more agile handling, can’t order entertainment and navigation systems together, starting to look its age.

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Although the aging 2008 Honda Pilot faces many newer rivals, it remains a strong choice for a midsize crossover SUV thanks to its versatility, strong reputation for quality and high safety ratings.

Vehicle overview

Sensible folks who place function over form will agree that a minivan remains the most efficient mode of family transport. Quite simply, a big, front-wheel-drive box offers more passenger and cargo capacity compared to a like-sized SUV. But most image-conscious Americans find minivans seriously lacking in the cool factor — something that SUVs, with their muscular bodies and big tires, have in spades. Those looking for a combination of minivan utility with SUV image should consider a midsize crossover SUV, such as the 2008 Honda Pilot.

At its debut back in 2003, the Pilot was one of the first midsize crossover SUVs, meaning it was (and is) car-based rather than truck-based. As such, it provides more cabin room than a truck-based ute, as well as a fully independent suspension. The latter typically provides better handling and a smoother ride than a solid rear axle setup can. Other charms of the Pilot include seating for up to eight, a strong yet fuel-efficient V6, the option of all-wheel drive and impressive crash test scores.

Now in its sixth model year, this generation of the Pilot is due for replacement (likely in 2009) and faces stiff competition in the form of newer rivals such as the spacious triplets from GM (Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook), the Toyota Highlander, the Mazda CX-9 and a pair of Hyundais — the Santa Fe and upscale Veracruz. Of course we’d advise back-to-back test-drives of them all, but one shouldn’t count the Honda out just yet. Far from being an old dog no longer in the hunt, the 2008 Honda Pilot still counts solid engineering and an enviable reputation for overall quality and resale value among its strengths. As such, it remains a sensible choice for buyers needing a jack-of-all-trades crossover SUV.

2008 Honda Pilot models

The 2008 Honda Pilot is a midsize crossover SUV. Four trims are offered: Value Package, EX, EX-L and Special Edition. The Value package replaces the former LX trim and includes 16-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass, air-conditioning (with a separate unit to cool the rear seats), cruise control, full power accessories, keyless entry, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a seven-speaker stereo with satellite radio and an in-dash CD changer.

Stepping up to the EX adds an eight-way power driver seat, extra interior storage, automatic climate control and HomeLink. Satellite radio is not available on the EX. One may also choose an EX with leather seating (EX-L), which also comes with a sunroof, satellite radio and heated front seats. A navigation system with rearview camera or a DVD entertainment system are available on the EX-L — but you can’t get both.

The Special Edition slots between the EX and EX-L in terms of pricing and equipment. It has a cloth interior, but compared to the standard EX, adds a sunroof, satellite radio, a rear DVD entertainment system and a 115-volt power outlet.

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Review Score

97% of drivers recommend this car

  • Seats: 8
  • Door Count: 4
  • Engine: 244-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
  • Drivetrain: 4×4
  • MPG: 17 — 19
Trim MPG Engine Starting Price
Pilot EX 4dr 4×4 15.0 — 20.0 From $31,145
Pilot EX 4dr Front-wheel Drive 16.0 — 22.0 From $29,745
Pilot EX-L 4dr 4×4 15.0 — 20.0 From $33,445
Pilot EX-L 4dr Front-wheel Drive 16.0 — 22.0 From $32,045
Pilot SE 4dr 4×4 15.0 — 20.0 From $32,995
Pilot SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive 16.0 — 22.0 From $31,595
Pilot VP 4dr 4×4 15.0 — 20.0 From $28,995
Pilot VP 4dr Front-wheel Drive 16.0 — 22.0 From $27,595

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Key specs of the base trim

  • Space efficiency
  • Power
  • Standard safety features
  • Construction quality
  • Navigation option has touch-screen
  • Backup camera option
  • Interior materials outdated
  • Third row folding mechanism outdated
  • Exterior design is outdated
  • Cylinder deactivation on 2WD only

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2008 Honda Pilot Review

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Vehicle Overview
Honda hasn’t completely redesigned its midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle since its introduction in 2003, and that’s a long time. It shows in some bad ways, but it also shows in the standard features Honda keeps adding to hold buyers’ interest. Larger than the company’s compact CR-V and youth-focused Element, the Pilot is technically midsized based on its exterior dimensions, but its car-based construction makes for a roomier interior and eight seats in three rows. There are more models in the Pilot’s high-capacity crossover class than ever before, including the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9, Saturn Outlook, Subaru Tribeca and Toyota Highlander.

The big change this year is the discontinuation of one trim level and the addition of two others. The base, LX, trim level, is replaced by the Pilot VP. VP stands for value package; though it costs a few hundred bucks more than the LX did, it replaces the black door handles, side mirrors and rear spoiler with more upscale body-colored versions. It also replaces painted wheels with machined alloys, regular rear windows with privacy glass and a single-CD player with a six-disc in-dash changer. Also added are XM Satellite Radio (subscription sold separately), stereo controls on the steering wheel, and roof rails — which are the first step toward a complete roof rack.

For 2008, the new SE (special edition) trim level builds upon the continuing Pilot EX with a moonroo. Show full review

Vehicle Overview
Honda hasn’t completely redesigned its midsize Pilot sport utility vehicle since its introduction in 2003, and that’s a long time. It shows in some bad ways, but it also shows in the standard features Honda keeps adding to hold buyers’ interest. Larger than the company’s compact CR-V and youth-focused Element, the Pilot is technically midsized based on its exterior dimensions, but its car-based construction makes for a roomier interior and eight seats in three rows. There are more models in the Pilot’s high-capacity crossover class than ever before, including the Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Veracruz, Mazda CX-9, Saturn Outlook, Subaru Tribeca and Toyota Highlander.

The big change this year is the discontinuation of one trim level and the addition of two others. The base, LX, trim level, is replaced by the Pilot VP. VP stands for value package; though it costs a few hundred bucks more than the LX did, it replaces the black door handles, side mirrors and rear spoiler with more upscale body-colored versions. It also replaces painted wheels with machined alloys, regular rear windows with privacy glass and a single-CD player with a six-disc in-dash changer. Also added are XM Satellite Radio (subscription sold separately), stereo controls on the steering wheel, and roof rails — which are the first step toward a complete roof rack.

For 2008, the new SE (special edition) trim level builds upon the continuing Pilot EX with a moonroof, DVD video system, XM radio, a 115-volt household-style power outlet and ambient console lighting, all as standard equipment.

Only modest bodyside cladding is used on the Pilot, which exhibits a clean look. The hood slopes down to a wide grille flanked by wraparound headlights. Despite some headlight and grille changes for 2006, the overall appearance is practically the same as when the model made its debut. All Pilots now have body-colored bumpers, bodyside moldings, door handles and side mirrors.

Up to eight occupants can fit inside the Pilot, which features 60/40-split folding seats in the second and third rows. Theater seating provides a better view for rear passengers. Cloth upholstery is standard, and leather is available in a variant called the EX-L.

Maximum cargo volume totals 87.6 cubic feet. A 4-foot-wide sheet of plywood will fit flat on the floor. Options include a DVD-based touch-screen navigation system and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system.

Under the Hood
The Pilot’s 3.5-liter V-6 produces 244 horsepower and 240 pounds-feet of torque and runs on regular unleaded gasoline. A column-mounted lever controls the five-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel-drive model with Variable Cylinder Management can automatically switch the Pilot’s 3.5-liter V-6 between six- and three-cylinder modes to improve fuel economy. The front-drive Pilot with VCM saves 1 to 2 mpg compared to the heavier 4WD version.

The Pilot boasts a Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, having received top scores in frontal-, side- and rear-impact crash tests. Dual-stage front airbags, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for all three rows of seats are standard.

All-disc antilock brakes are standard, as is Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist electronic stability system with traction control. Head restraints are installed for all eight seating positions.

Driving Impressions
Honda did nearly everything right with the Pilot. Carlike traits are immediately noticeable, and the vehicle’s slightly heavy feel is mixed with considerable overall refinement.

Performance is strong and confident, if not exactly blistering. Response is quick, easy and seamless from the engine and automatic transmission. The seats are firm and very supportive, and the large speedometer is easy to read.

The Pilot stays reasonably flat in curves, but it’s not quite as surefooted as some SUVs on narrow twisty roads. It seems a trifle uncertain through some demanding turns.

The Pilot’s need of updating is evident in its interior. Though respectable, the materials aren’t as rich as those of some fresher competitors. Also, the second-row seats don’t adjust forward and back, and the third row’s head restraints must be removed before its backrest will fold flat into the floor. This has all but become a thing of the past.

2008 Honda Pilot User Reviews

2008 Honda Pilot Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 Honda Pilot against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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Great Family Car — Overall great car. Smallest, biggest SUV you can get. Options are solid. Leather, moonroof, seating for 8, power everything. V6 is plenty strong (250Hp), the four wheel drive works well for traction but not necessarily offroad capable. Recommend this car, I only got rid of it to get a van for growing family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Honda reliability

Cons: MPG not great in city; does fine on highway

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Great Family Suv — Car has a nice tight turning radius, rides smooth and has a strong engine that will get up and go when pulling out onto the highway. I was slightly disappointed in the fuel economy, and the seats stain rather easily and would not clean as easily as I would have liked. We took our Pilot on many vacations and really enjoyed the trip.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great for vacations and hauling luggage, small furniture, etc.

Cons: Gas mileage not as good as I expected. only slightly better than a 4×4 pickup

Great Family Mover — Great functional and safe. Wonderful for the whole family. Cant say enough good things about it. I have never had a single issue with the Truck since the day I had other than routine maintenance and fuel. Very happy customer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: great functional vehicle

Cons: none

A Winner For A Family — Very reliable and functional. Never an issue outside of routine maintenance. Great capacity and functionality for a family. strongly recommend to others. Very nice vehicle. A last shot before selling your soul to the mini van devil. just kidding. kinda

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: reliability

Cons: ??Nothing, really.

It’s Like A Toaster. never Breaks, Never Think About It. — I was surprised. We had a Honda CRV for many years and this has the same feel as the smaller CRV, but on a larger scale. It’s a perfect vehicle. Balanced, does everything well. It like a toaster. never breaks.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Excellent build quality.

Cons: Nothing. nothing bad to say.

Great Vehicle — This is an all around great vehicle. My family and I feel very safe in this car. We travel a lot and it is very comfortable and has plently of cargo space. I think for a vehicle of this size the gas milage is fair. Very nice to drive. The only downside is there is some road noise when driving on the highway.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great family car! Very comfortable ride and reliable

Cons: Some road noise when on the highway.

Look At A Pilot 1st Before A Minivan — I always go into D3 then have to go up one to go into Drive. Other than that I love it. My wife is tiny about 5′ and I’m 6’1. We both can fit in this vehicle with no problems. Upgrade to the EX vrs. VP.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Roomy, Quiet, Smooth, Powerful

Cons: They should of put a button on the streering wheel to enable the CD player.

Love It, Love It Love It! — I love my new (well new to me!) Pilot! It has such a smooth ride, the price was reasonable for the quality and it is so much fun to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: moonroof, dvd, 6 disc changer, high quality vehicle!

Cons: none yet

Almost Perfect — Great SUV! I owe the car for over 2 years and only changed oil, rotate tires, changed diferential fluid once and changed pads in the back. Once somebody asked if the car was electric becaus she couldn’t ear the engine. Yes, it’s true, very little noise inside cabin considerening that we are talking about a V6 with 244 HP! I can do 8 seconds 0-60 mph! This car his almost 2 tons!

Primary Use: Family transportation

2008 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot, which launched in 2002 as a 2003 model, was one of the first crossover vehicles to offer three rows of seating. Built on a unibody platform shared with the Odyssey minivan and loosely based on the Accord, the Pilot weighed substantially less, felt more carlike, and returned better fuel economy than its body-on-frame competition.

In recognition of the Pilot’s all-around excellence, we awarded the Pilot a 5Best Trucks award for large sport-utility vehicles from 2003 to 2007. For 2008, the Pilot finally fell off the list in favor of the newer and sportier Mazda CX-9. Still, the Pilot offers a good driving experience, strong acceleration for its class, and enough interior space for eight people plus cargo. All Pilots are powered by a 244-hp version of Honda’s familiar 3.5-liter V-6 that boasts fuel-saving cylinder deactivation. However, EPA fuel-economy estimates are a relatively thirsty 16 mpg city and 22 mpg highway for a two-wheel-drive Pilot and 15/20 for four-wheel-drive models.

Now entering its sixth model year, the Pilot exists in a world filled with newer three-row crossover vehicles and is beginning to feel a bit dated. It’s good, then, that a replacement for the current Pilot is due for the 2009 model year.

The 2008 Pilot is available in four trim levels (VP, EX, SE, and EX-L), and each offers front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. In the three-row-SUV category, the Pilot faces competition from the Buick Enclave, the Dodge Journey, the Ford Explorer, the Ford Taurus X, the GMC Acadia, the Hyundai, the Jeep Commander, the Mazda CX-9, the Nissan Pathfinder, the Saturn Outlook, and the Toyota Highlander.

The Pilot is an excellent SUV that exhibits carlike handling and easily hauls up to eight people and their goods. Although the competition has copied the Pilot’s formula and subsequently caught up in the past six years, the Pilot still offers three-row comfort for about $30,000.

What’s New for 2008

The Pilot offers two new trim levels: VP (Value Package) and SE (Special Edition). The Pilot VP replaces the Pilot LX trim level at the bottom of the lineup; the SE trim level slots into the hierarchy above the Pilot EX and below the Pilot EX-L. Honda is preparing to launch an all-new Pilot for 2009.

The new VP trim level, which is available in front-drive ($29,030) or all-wheel-drive ($30,430) guise, rests at the bottom of the Pilot pecking order. VP models come well equipped with the following standard equipment: a 244-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with cylinder deactivation; a five-speed automatic transmission; front-seat airbags; front-seat seatbelt pretensioners; curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution; stability control; traction control; a tire-pressure monitoring system; intermittent wipers front and rear; remote keyless entry; power windows, locks, and mirrors; second- and third-row privacy glass; 16-inch aluminum wheels; front and rear air conditioning; cruise control; steering-wheel-mounted audio controls; a tilting steering column; four 12-volt outlets; 60/40 split-folding second- and third-row seats; and a seven-speaker AM/FM/XM satellite stereo system with a six-CD in-dash changer.

For buyers seeking more features, the EX trim level ($30,380, front-wheel drive; $31,780, all-wheel drive) starts with the VP’s equipment and adds a security system, fog lights, headlights that turn on automatically, automatic climate control, HomeLink, a second-row folding activity tray, a cargo net, and an eight-way power driver’s seat with manual lumbar adjustment.

The SE version of the Pilot offers the following in addition to the standard equipment found on the EX: a power sunroof, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, and a 115-volt power outlet. The Pilot SE with front-wheel drive costs $33,030; adding all-wheel drive is an additional $1400.

The EX-L trim level starts at $32,680 for the front-drive version and rises to $34,080 for an EX-L with all-wheel drive. The EX-L adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated exterior mirrors, and a digital compass to the SE’s features list but subtracts the DVD entertainment system and the 115-volt power outlet.

Pilots with the VP, EX, and SE trim levels have no options.

Buyers who step up to the EX-L face one of two choices: a DVD rear-seat entertainment system ($1600) or a satellite-based DVD navigation system with a touch-screen interface ($2200).

Dual front airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, active headrests for the front seats, stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, three-row curtain side-impact airbags, and tire-pressure monitoring are standard on all 2008 Honda Pilots.

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Engine Failure, Oil Leaked Into Coolant

2008 Honda Pilot

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  1. replace engine (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. replace head gaskets (1 reports)

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2008 Honda Pilot Owner Comments

Pilot EXL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,343 miles


Was driving in the rain, car was running well, no hint of any engine rough running. Luckily had the radio turned down and started to notice a kind of tea pot boiling sound. I looked down at the dash, no warning lights were on, but to my astonishment the temperature gauge was pegged past H. I immediately got off the road were I could and shut it off. At this point I could hear the coolant boiling and then it died down. Looked under the hood and there was a dark green sludge that had erupted from the coolant overflow tank. Looked at the oil dipstick and this same sludge was there. Had it towed to the Honda dealer.

They diagnosed it as blown head gaskets

approx $2200-2300, unless they had to machine the head then it would be more. Asked service rep what caused this problem, reply was that this unfortunately happens sometimes. This car has been dealer serviced since new and only had 33,000 miles on it. Last service was 7 months ago. I have owned 6 other Hondas over the years (’82 Accord was first) and never had anything like this happen. All my Hondas had mid-100K miles on them and were all sold in good shape. None had problems of this magnitude especially so young in miles. I am really mad that this has happened. This was supposed to be the same engine that is put in Acura vehicles.

I will contact American Honda and complain about this problem.

As an aid in seeing the overheating problem earlier on future designed vehicles, a warning light should be put on the dash that would come on when engine overheats. The gauge is ok but you have to be tuned into looking at it. You should have the gauge and the idiot light. I notice some new cars have it but I don’t think Honda has it on any of its vehicles.

genego , Lansdale, PA, US

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Road Test Results

Owner Reports

The Honda Pilot blends the best features of an SUV, wagon, and minivan. You’ll find a comfortable ride, responsive handling, quick acceleration, a versatile and well-designed interior, and good fuel economy for a midsized SUV.

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 3.5-liter V6 (244 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2008 Honda Pilot owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

«A/C Compressor clutch burned up — first squealed, then began smoking. Replacing the clutch was just over $800»

«We weren’t sure what caused the Pilot to lose all the refrigerant, so we replaced the entire AC system, including the compressor»

«AC stopped working. Needed a new compressor»

«The unit does not blow cold»

«The VTM went bad. Determines the traction of the vehicle on the road during certain weather»

«Vehicle will not keep indicated temperature, Honda quoted 500 dollars for repair»

«Diverter has stopped blowing cold air»

«Back seat blower console has stopped heating and cooling-fan does not work»

«The rear fan needed a replacment resistor to operate»

«Cool air not reaching the back seats. Dealership replace a blower fan and resolved the problem»

«strange a/c noise coming from inside the dashboard»

«caused the a/c to malfunction»

«Needed to replace radiator»

«during spring trip a/c dripped condensation into front passenger area from under glove compartment and blew increasingly hot air. Quick Auto Zone stop and can of refrigerant solved the problem for the time being. Have not had problem analyzed yet»

«A/C hose failed/leaked and was replaced at a cost of over $850»

«My mechanic smelled a coolant leak, so I took it to the dealer. They replaced the radiator but the AC has never worked!»

«Has to be recharged sometimes twice a season since 2 years after purchase. Have been unable to locate source of leak»

«small leak in compressor line, cheap part but lots of labor to remove front bumper and other parts to access line»

«This is the third time I had to replace the refrigerant. No discernible leak has been found»

«Dealer says radiator is leaking, but the level of antifreeze continues to be stable and there is no sign of any leakage on floor of my garage, where the car is parked approximately 350 nights a year»

«I noticed the car immediately was no longer able to provide any AC. My dealer performed a diagnostic and visual inspection. They inserted dye to better identify exactly where refrigerant was leaking and scheduled me to return in 3 or 4 weeks later-can’t recall. In the follow-up inspection, they found multiple leaks in the refrigerant line and repaired/replaced it successfully»

«Honda said there wasn’t a leak but there clearly is one»


Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

«Pep Boys could not do a correct alignment — told to take to dealer, who charged me $100 to say that could not do it either and did not have a fix and that «no after market parts were advised.»On — line advice (Piloteers.com) helped — plus Roger Vogt»

«Can’t keep front end lined up on this vehicle. Alignment gets done and is ok for a while and then right back to pulling badly to the left»

«Needed to be replaced. I thought, this was premature»

«Front axle shafts failed»

«For an AWD, it makes a racket on the roads, i had it inspected and it’s fine, its just noisy»

«One of the bushings was torn at 40,000 miles»

«Rack and pinion leaks caused power steering fluid to drop too low and ruined the power steering pump. Both the pump and the rack needed replacement»

«Problem with Power Steering pump, and dealer requested that water pump should be changed out at the same time»

«During the fall 2014, we started having a squeal and groaning coming from the pump. The dealership where we bought the car help us get the manufacturer to cover 75% of the repair cost»

«Power steering pump goes out gradually. On the 3rd one since new»

«Has had a loud whinning noise in power steering for 2 years. Have been told power steering needs to be replaced»

«Power steering pump started making noise a few years ago. Brought it to a Honda dealer to replace at a considerable cost. It was replaced with a refurbished model. Refurbished pump began to go so I had to get that replaced this past winter»

«Power steering pump went out»

«Power steering pump had to be replaced»

«Unilateral and acute failure of struts resulted in several cupped tires after only 7500 miles on the new set»

«replaced front struts and rear shocks»

«Noise from rear of car diagnosed as a wheel bearing and repaired by independent garage»

«Inner tie rods replaced twice»

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

«lights go on and off a lot»

«When press on the brake, car gives a feeling of not stopping. Dealer believes it was the ABS that needed to be reset. They have reset it and it feels slightly better but not completely improved»

«They were wore out so we replaced them»

«The calipers were warped so we replaced them»

«Though I was surprised that they were worn at relatively low mileage they all needed to be replaced but it’s understandable after researching it»

«none normal routine break wear»

«Normal brake wear. Factory brakes»

«Just had the brake pads replaced. I still experience a lot of squeaking, also a grinding noise, both especially after it rains. This is not only annoying, but very worrisome»

«Heard some squeaking and took it in and I need new brakes. Seems normal for the life of the car»

«Replaced rear rotars and pads that were badly worn. Although not necessary, replaced front rotars and pads while I was at it. $270 in after market parts in total»

«The brakes did not last long, had them change twice in less than 2 months»

«the rotors produced a jutter that was experienced mainly braking from highway speeds»

«Rogers were replaced due to corrosion. It does not seem smart that Honda would use a metal that corrode in an exposed area»

«have had constant problems with premature brake replacement and excessive vibration when breaking»

«Easily warped and prone to vibration. Brakes not powerful enough for vehicle of this size and weight»

«Had the rear rotors replaced recently»

«Strong pulsation. Time to replace»

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

«The control buttons stick. They work when they want to. I have to hit the buttons multiple times to get them to start working, however once they do, they seem to work ok until I turn the car off — then I need to go through the process again»

«Lights on console flailed due to circuit board fail»

«headlights have burned out much quicker then I expect»

«Plastic headlight lenses fogged on the outside. Very expensive to replace. Three of four electric window «regulators» failed»

«The headlights burn out about once a year. I no longer replace them myself»

«The driver seat does not heat anymore — The seat back still does»

«Driver side map light broke. Needs to be replaced for $120»

«The switching mechanism for the interior lights was defective. The dealer said it was just a blown light bulb. After warranty, I had to spend an additional $250 to replace the entire switch board»

«drivers side map lamp burns out quicker than I expect»

«Dome light stopped working»

«It seems to be a common problem that the micro switches controlling the overhead lights individually fail»

«The front interior lights keep burning out, even after being replaced. Annoying but not critical»


«Tire presser monitor is bad on two tires»

«vsa, brake, abs lights would go on and off. told to drive until lights stay on all the time»

«Batteries in the key fob on both sets of keys failed and were replaced»

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

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You are correct, the code 84-1 is a Vehicle Stability Assist code and the most common cause for this code to set if there are no other codes is usually a loss of VSA pressure sensor neutral position memorization so the first thing you want to do is to pressure sensor neutral position memorization procedure. I have enclosed the procedure to do this for you in the link below. Lets start with this and see if this will help you get this resolved. Before you start the procedure, clear the code and then follow the enclosed steps in the link below.

Where you able to clear the code and are you still setting any other codes?

Okay if you were able to perform the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) Neutral Position Memorization properly then the factory service manual service procedure says to clear the code and test drive, and if the code resets, to replace the ABS/VSA modulator control unit.

Yes, that is a possibility. Before you replace anything here have a look at the pinpoint test steps for this code for some other thing you can check. See the link below.

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