really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
174,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. new engine (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jun 102021

Pilot V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,000 miles

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connecting piston rod broke connecting piston rod broke

While driving on freeway and without warning it started making a clicking sound like if something was spinning and it kept hitting something. It would make that sound when I accelerated for the most part, but was very sluggish. There was a VSA light that came up on the dashboard and was on for a few minutes and then started flashing. We barely made it home when it just shut down. Would not start - nothing.

My husband took the engine apart and found that the connecting piston rod has broke. I’ve heard this engine was the worse engine Honda made. With the eco running while in freeway, 3 cylinders stop running oil through it. When we took it apart the 3 that would turn off was black and just gross looking while the other half looked well oiled and clean. Now I have to buy a whole new engine. Right now I’m lucky my work has an extra vehicle for me to drive but who has the money to come up w/ a new engine!!!! So mad! I love that car.

- hirschi84 , Washington, US