Honda Pilot 2006 Problem

Discussion in 'Pilot' started by Honda, Aug 15, 2006.

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    Honda Guest

    I got a big problem with my Honda Pilot 2006 which has just
    1200 miles - yes it has one thousand and two hundred miles on it. I
    got this 20 days before. I was driving yesterday going about 55 - 60
    mph, started giving some sound under the hood, stopped and visually
    inspected if some thing went in from the road. But there is nothing I
    can see. After some time the sound was stopped. But whenever I tried to
    accelarate I can hear the sound. After some time it stopped making
    sound. Then even though I tried to accelarate, the vehile is not
    picking up the speed slowly slowly after some time it was stopped on
    the road. Then I had to get it towed to the dealer. Did any one got
    same type of problem. Can some one please comment on what could be the
    problem ? or any suggestions are appreciated.
    Honda, Aug 15, 2006
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    Art Guest

    That is why it came with a warranty.
    Art, Aug 15, 2006
    'Curly Q. Links', Aug 15, 2006
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    AngusBull Guest

    Does your state have a "lemon law"? If so I suggest you start
    researching it immediately!
    AngusBull, Aug 15, 2006
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    Honda Guest

    Yes, After I hear the sounds, the "CHECK ENGINE" Light was on. What
    could be the reason ? Any comments or suggestions...
    Honda, Aug 15, 2006
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    Honda Guest

    Yes, I live in FL. FL has 'lemon law'. Thank you

    Honda, Aug 15, 2006
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    Seth Guest

    For his first glitch before even giving the dealer a chance to fix it?

    That's called "jumping the gun".
    Seth, Aug 15, 2006
  8. For sure on "Jumping the gun."

    Most "Lemon Laws" apply only to a recurring problem which cannot be
    fixed by the dealer/manufacturer in two or three attempts. Also, the
    defect/problem must be something major, as opposed to a faulty ash tray,
    which this owner's problem seems likely to be.

    Again, though, you might want to see what the dealer and Honda have to
    say about this. Might even want to see what their response is with
    regard to the Check Engine light coming on. Did you ignore it? Can't
    really tell from your account of the incident.
    Unquestionably Confused, Aug 15, 2006
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    John Horner Guest

    Lemon laws apply to vehicles which have been back multiple times for
    repair of the same defect and still haven't been fixed properly. They
    can be very useful. In fact, we had a 1998 Chrysler van bought back by
    Chrysler under the CA lemon law because the dealer couldn't fix the ****
    dash lights.

    It doesn't apply in this case, at least not yet, as the poster has only
    had whatever the problem is in for repair once.

    John Horner, Aug 15, 2006
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    Honda Guest

    I did not ignore the "CHECK ENGINE" light. This light came on just
    before it stopped. I am still waiting for response from the Honda
    Honda, Aug 15, 2006
  11. Honda, wrote the following at or about 8/15/2006 9:49 AM:
    As I wrote, it was unclear.

    Now that that's settled, given the rest of your statement of facts, it
    should be of interest to the rest of us (as well as yourself<g>) to learn:

    1) what failed, and

    2) how the dealer and/or Honda treat you under what should obviously be
    a warranty situation (assuming, of course, that you didn't get hit by a
    missile fired from a Taliban hiding in a manhole on the roadway<g>).

    What myself and others have said still applies though. You're a long
    way - at this point - from invoking any "Lemon Law."

    Given the quality product that seems to be Honda's hallmark, I for one
    will be very surprised if they don't make it right and do so quickly.
    Unquestionably Confused, Aug 15, 2006
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    Honda Guest

    Well !!! Surprisingly Just now I got answer from the Honda Service That
    they said, the GAS tank has DIESEL in it.
    Honda, Aug 15, 2006
  13. Honda, wrote the following at or about 8/15/2006 1:15 PM:

    Oops! Well, somebody is going to pay dearly for repairs/replacement but
    it sure doesn't sound like it'll be either your dealer or Honda.
    Unquestionably Confused, Aug 15, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    Who did the last fillup? And didn't they notice the nozzle handle had an
    odd color and odor?

    Sorry to say, this one is your problem 100%. Honda is not responsible for
    customers who put diesel into a gasoline-fueled vehicle. This is NOT an
    easy mistake to make for anybody who is paying any sort of attention.

    Diesel nozzles are of a larger diameter than unleaded gasoline ones, and
    cannot be fully inserted into an unleaded gasoline filler neck, so the
    mismatch must have been obvious.

    Back in the day, leaded gas nozzles and diesel nozzles were the same size,
    so it was easy to mix them up, provided you ignored the smell and the oil
    stains all over the ground...
    TeGGeR®, Aug 16, 2006
  15. Any idea what harm would be caused by diesel fuel? I would assume
    mostly fuel system problems, but how extensive?

    Can't understand how he could do this if the nozzle is bigger. Could
    be that the big tank was misfilled in which case there are going to be
    a lot of claims over it.
    Gordon McGrew, Aug 16, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    No damage. It's just that modern spark ignition engines don't combust oil
    very well.

    Drain the diesel from the tank, refill with gas, then just keep cranking
    until gasoline reachs the injectors. It would be a bit easier if the
    vehicle in question didn't have a returnless system.

    Yeah, if we're talking a "we serve" pump, or a station in New Jersey...
    TeGGeR®, Aug 16, 2006
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    L Alpert Guest

    Or if a teenager borrowed used car (diesel is a few cents cheaper these

    It seems that the current generation of teens is mechanically inept.
    L Alpert, Aug 19, 2006
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    TeGGeR® Guest

    Depends where the gas price is. Around here, diesel is pretty constant. Gas
    fluctuates up and down around the diesel price, so sometimes diesel is
    actually more expensive.

    They were in my day too.
    TeGGeR®, Aug 21, 2006
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    L Alpert Guest

    I'm just not accustomed to some of the answers I get. Me: "You should check
    your oil"......Teenager's response (daughter's friend): "how do I do
    that" reply: "never mind".
    L Alpert, Aug 23, 2006
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