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Avg. Price Paid:$11,427 - $16,682
Original MSRP: $27,595 - $35,645
MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy
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2008 Honda Pilot Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGSRecall Date: 03/16/2015
  • Summary: American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 104,871
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
  • Remedy: Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-351.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V153000

Reliability

Our reliability score is based on the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) rating or, if unavailable, the J.D. Power Predicted Reliability rating.

Dependability Ratings1 2008
Overall Dependability 3_0
Powertrain Dependability 3_0
Feature & Accessory Dependability 4_0
Body & Interior Dependability 3_0

1These scores come from consumer ratings of their vehicles after three years of ownership.

  • Key:
  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

The 2008 Honda Pilot comes with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty. But reviewers generally agree that Honda's reputation for quality is unbeatable.

  • "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." -- Edmunds
  • "The Pilot is Honda's largest SUV offering and has earned a reputation for reliability, comfort and performance." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "We can forgive its benign handling given the quality, value, and expected reliability." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "There's no question about this wagon's laudable balance of utility and comfort, refinement, and power. Toss in Honda's reputation for reliability and resale value, and Pilot is a bona fide Best Buy." -- Consumer Guide
  • "As a Honda, it promises quality, durability and reliability." -- Automotive.com

Warranty information last updated: 2/18/09

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