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Steering Wheel Vibrate Problems of Honda Pilot



Honda Pilot owners have reported 14 problems related to steering wheel vibrate (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2012 Honda Pilot 1
Failure Date: 09/03/2014

When driving on the highway and braking the steering wheel shakes. Confirmed by dealership: warped rotors/ limited brake pad use: to be precise 2 millimeters of brake pad use. Mileage is under 26,000, 2 & 1/2 year old car. I am an average driver. In my opinion to have the rotors warp with limited use on the brake pads leads me to believe that the rotors were defective from the start. However the dealership is stipulating wear and tear with a $600 bill including replacing my limited worn brake pads. I'm sure I am not the only owner with this defect. Absolutely absurd!.

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 2
Failure Date: 08/14/2013

Steering wheel shakes when I brake. I have had this problem since it had 25k miles on it. I took to dealer and said steering column needs to replace at $400 dollars or wait for recall. They think. Researching this on line seeing all the other Pilots having the same problem why are they not recalling the Pilot for this issue??? please help.

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 3
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

Same issue as others have posted here. For the last six months the cars steering wheel and seat shake violently when you apply the brakes going over 50 mph. When the weather is warmer and the car has been driven for over 1/2 hour, the shaking gets even worse. You have to reapply the brakes and hope that the car slows down. We had the roters turned and it got better for a week and then right back to before (out $100) Honda dealership is saying it isa "normal" wear and tear issue and there is no reason to be concerned and no safety issue. Sounds like they just don't want to address this dangerous problem. I, also, have never experienced this problem in a car before. I am afraid to drive it, but don't know how to fix it. I wish a recall would force Honda to fix this dangerous problem before someone gets seriously injured.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2009 Honda Pilot 4
Failure Date: 04/09/2013

Shaking and vibrating of the steering wheel resulting in damage to rotors. Honda is aware of this issue however they have not done anything about this. . Read more...

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2009 Honda Pilot 5
Failure Date: 11/22/2012

At 60 mph, the steering wheel vibrates, as if the anti-lock braking system is engaged, just with a slight tap of the brake pedal. The vibration is at a consistent rate, and does not slow when the vehicle slows. There is no scraping, or any other sound coming from the wheels, and it is easily demonstrated. While driving on the highway, while slowing down slowly, the vibration catches you off guard as you think you may be driving over a rumble strip, and attempt to make a correction in your driving - only to realize that its the vehicle that is having the issue. The issue started appearing around 32k miles, and now has 39k miles on it, and has only been driven around town. It has never been on a long range trip due to this issue.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 6
Failure Date: 06/09/2012

Noticed the cars steering wheel shakes when brake is applied at approximately 65-70 miles per hour which is very scary. Brought the car to the dealership and was told the rotors need to be re-surface. I ask why because it's a brand new car with very low mileage and response was it could be the problem. Brought the car home 6/9/12 afternoon. Drove it the next day and steering wheel shaking still present. I research the web and found out, lots of Honda Pilot owner are having the same problems and that the remedy for it was replacing 1. Power steering pump 2. Power steering rack. Finding were presence of metal fillings from the power steering pump that's coming from the power steering rack itself and result was no more vibrations in the steering column. . . Honda need to recall this existing problem for safety purposes before someone gets hurt. . .


car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 7
Failure Date: 05/15/2012

When applying the brakes at any speed over 50 mpg, the steering wheel shakes like an earthquake. Dealer said brakes were fine and that there was no issue. Next trip the dealer said the brakes might need to be redone (22k miles really?) and that the rotors were warped. Repairs would not be covered under warranty or extended warranty. This is obviously a defect and needs to be handled by Honda. Now approaching 40k miles and the probelm is making me nuts. I'm going to wind up paying out of pocket for their poor design. I just hope the new rotors & pads on the front end will make it go away.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 8
Failure Date: 04/09/2012

A few weeks ago, I being to notice the steering wheel vibrates and wobbles upon applying the brake at 60+ mph on our new Honda Pilot we purchased a little over a year. Concern for my safety and my family, I took the vehicle back to the dealer and they mentioned the forward rotors needed to be machined and was not covered by factor warranty and would cause $220 to do the job. I spoke with the service manager and dealer manager and they both would not offer to honor there 3 years or 36,000 bumper to bumper warranty to fix the issue. I decided to google for Honda Pilot 2011 owners with similar issues and sure enough I was not alone on this issue, just reviewing only two forums I saw over 50 replies on similar issues as to mine for new Honda Pilots. I strongly believe there is a possible defect in the material used for the brake pads or rotors on these Pilots to be experiencing rotor issues with less than 20,000 miles to be . Please, I would like for further investigating and inquiries into this matter be taken for the sake of all our safety. Thank you in advance.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2011 Honda Pilot 9
Failure Date: 04/29/2011

Brand new vehicle when it reaches aprox that speed or brake the steering wheel vibrates and shake violent at braking, also pulls to the left. Bring back to the dealership but not problem solve, they got a service bulletin 06-068 but it doesn't correct the problem, I got up to 23,000 miles and the tires became close to the carcase (all four), the vibration and pulling still.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2005 Honda Pilot 10
Failure Date: 08/04/2007

Since I bought my 2005 Honda Pilot on 06/25/2007. Every time I would drive between 65 and 70 mph my steering wheel would shake. I took my Pilot in today for inspection(06/06/2009)and here they tell me my motor mount engine needs repaired. Prior to this I had called them on several occasions and told them that my steering wheel shakes when I drive close to 65-70mph. I was told several times that it is just my alignment "easy fix". Last year for inspection I needed tires got tires,alignment checked asked service people again if the shaking was fixed I was reassured it was to only find out it was not. Now today a year later this happens and to find out it is happening to alot of other 2005 Honda Pilots motor mount is going out. I'm outraged. I owned several Hondas through-out my life and never once had this problem with any of them. I use to own a civic and an accord. Hondas are great vehicles until now. I believe Honda should recall this. And this will be the last Honda I own.

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2006 Honda Pilot 11
Failure Date: 08/22/2006

My 2006 Honda Pilot SUV has had a vibration in the steering wheel since day 1. We have had the tires balanced 20 time. We have had a Honda dealer put new tires on our 2006 Pilot and it still has steering vibration around 70 mph. We now have 40,450 miles on our Pilot and we still have steering wheel vibrations. The dealer even pulled the axles and had them checked out. They could not find any problems with them. I have a 1997 Ford explorer with 163,350 miles on it and I don't have steering vibrations.

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2005 Honda Pilot 12
Failure Date: 06/01/2006

The contact owns a 2005 Honda Pilot. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle came to an abrupt stop. The contact stated that the vehicle appeared to rock while in motion. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who originally stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. However, the next day, the dealer inspected the vehicle again and stated that the transmission failed. The dealer rebuilt the transmission. After the transmission was replaced, the steering wheel began to shake and the vehicle veered to the right. The dealer stated that the vehicle needed a wheel alignment. The alignment was performed, but the vehicle continued to veer to the right. The current mileage is 52,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2004 Honda Pilot 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

2004 Honda Pilot. Steering wheel vibration at speeds 75 mph. Can't be remedied with balance of tires. Many Pilot owners are complaining about the same issue.

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car image   Steering Wheel Vibrate problem of the 2004 Honda Pilot 14
Failure Date: 10/01/2004

Steering wheel shake. Bounces in hand. Cabin noise/vibration.