Honda Complaint - Honda Pilot 4WD leaking rear axle fluid. Honda poor quality. Honda dealership poor services.
Just make quality car as they did in the 90s. New 2007 car from dealership, after 9000 miles, had axle leak!
Hello fellow Pilot owner.
So the leak has gotten worse (only 16K mileage) and the car is due for an oil change, so I took it to dealer and to get oil change and tell them about leak. The advisor, wrote this down for technician to check...
When I went to pick up car and on paper work, they put not leak found! OMG, all you have to do is bend over and can see leak residue on axle; I can't believe they said no leak found.
This time I show the advisor where leak is. So dealer keep the car there and finally called back later and said there is leak on rear axle seal. Today car is done and they said seal was replaced. It looks clean to me now... wonder how long this will last.
We all trust these people to do their job properly, but this time I'm really pissed. Anyone with a 4WD I suggest you check this out for yourself. It not difficult at all, just look under rear of the car, next to muffler, at the center is axle. If you see any oil residue around this area, you might have a leaking axle seal.
This could be a potential fire hazard if not discover and taken care of, as axle is above muffler and some of the fluid does get on muffler.
I have photo if anyone is interested to see location of leak or where to look. Also paper works on this if needed for class lawsuit.
> Sent: Friday, October 3, 2008 11:20:45 PM
> Subject: [hondapilot] 2007 Pilot 4WD leaking rear axle fluid, anyone?
> Just wondering if anyone else with a 4WD model have this problem or
> not... So I saw dripping on the garage floor then was able to trace it
> back to the center of the rear axle near.
> BTW my pilot have less than 10K on it; really didn't expect this from
> a Honda.