2004 Honda Pilot EXEnlarge Photo
Why it's on the list: Because two separate recalls cover a lot of vehicles, going back many model years
- Ignition interlock may deform allowing rollaway (12V573000, 807,161 vehicles—2003-2006 Acura MDX, 2003-2004 Honda Odyssey, 2003-2004 Honda Pilot)
- Low beam headlight issue (1,375,217 vehicles—2004-2005 Honda Pilot, 2002-2003 Honda Civic)
Manufacturer's hotline: 800-999-1009
The Honda Pilot has a great reputation for reliability and durability, although the two wide-ranging recalls announced for this boxy family crossover during calendar-year 2012 cover minor points that could relate to safety. With the first recall, a worn ignition interlock system may allow the key to be removed without the shifter in Park—potentially leaving the vehicle to roll away. The headlight issue is part of an issue that extends also to Civics, in which bad wiring could cause the switch to fail.