Multiple Cylinder Misfire Codes - Honda Pilot - Honda Pilot Forums
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Multiple Cylinder Misfire Codes

My '06 Honda Pilot has been popping cylinder 1 and 2 misfire codes. At one point I took it the the STEALERship and they said, well it is bad gas. They charged me about $230 to drain the tank and put new fuel in. Light went off again... I took it back and they told me it was the catalytic converter. It was covered under manufacturer warranty(thank goodness)... Light went off again. So I stopped taking it to the stealership and decided to change out the spark plugs myself(again finding spark plugs at rock auto for 1/3rd less than the stealership price) Light still goes off. Not sure what to do next. Maybe I was thinking it might be the coils? Anyone have any insight on this?
ajspencer42 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 02:26 PM
Registered User
 
JAXN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Same Multiple Misfire Issue

I'm having the same problem. Just bought a 2007 EX a week ago with 57,000 miles and one week to the day (approx 250 miles later) OBD2 shows misfires on all cylinders plus random misfire. Pulled 2 plugs and they look good. I bought this Pilot out of town, so I'll take it to the closest dealer tomorrow and hope I don't get the BS run around. Should still be covered under 60K warranty, so we'll see what they say. This wasn't what I wanted my first Piloteer post to be, but what can you do? I'll post service results here for the collective wisdom. This is a great site which weighed into my decision to buy a Pilot. Thanks to all.
kosh_al likes this.

JAXN
__________________


2007 Honda Pilot EX
2WD (Dark Cherry "Pearl", Curt Hitch, Derale AT/PS Coolers)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- A humorous look at work, family, and life!
JAXN is offline  
post #3 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 02:49 PM
Registered User
 
nsaspook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fairview Oregon
Posts: 166
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I don't know if it's related, but there is a TSB for misfire codes on 2WD with VCM 2006-2008 Pilots.

http://www.piloteers.org/forums/atta...ed-a09-090.pdf

76 CB360, 78 CB750, 1975 HONDA CIVIC WAGON CVCC, 1982 Honda Civic , 2008 Honda Pilot
Kenwood DDX-812 with KNA-G510 Nav, Infinity 6022si door speakers, MTX 10" Subwoofer upgrade, Alpine SBS-05DC center with JPA460 power amp in 3 channel bridged mode. Rear camera and DTV converter box with second and third row monitor screens. Wired and wireless headphone adapters.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
nsaspook is offline  
post #4 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Registered User
 
JAXN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TSB 09-090 - Multiple cylinder misfires

Thanks NSASpook. I just found that TSB on this great site.This sounds exactly like the problem I'm having (multiple cylinder misfire codes). Taking to dealer this week, so we'll see if they suggest this TSB as potential problem or if I'll have to bring it up. Litmus test for dealer service quality? Will post back afterward. Thanks to all.

JAXN
__________________


2007 Honda Pilot EX
2WD (Dark Cherry "Pearl", Curt Hitch, Derale AT/PS Coolers)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- A humorous look at work, family, and life!

Last edited by JAXN; 02-06-2011 at 02:57 PM.
JAXN is offline  
post #5 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 05:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Same problem with the misfire

Just bought a certified pilot 3 weeks ago and engine light started coming on for 2 days in a row, would stay lit and then go out. Comes on about every days. Took it to the dealer last week and got misfire codes. They said that everything is fine, I got the misfire codes because of all the work that was done on it before they listed for sale. Just got it again this weekend. I took it in today and they said that even though the car is certified the valve adjustment is not covered and the charge for adjustment is $390. Sounds a little steep to adjust a valve. They did the software upgrade for free. Whuppee! Doesn't it seem like this should be covered under the certified warranty?

Anyone else have any experience with this problem?
samir1010 is offline  
post #6 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 10:06 PM
Super Moderator
 
Rocky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Red Sox Nation
Posts: 12,502
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My first stab at this is to question whether the battery is the original. Some 06s still have them in-by now any factory fitted battery in an 06 is well past its sell by date-07 to for that matter.

There are so many electronics in cars that they really don't like poor voltage etc.

Someone else new to Pilots said their 30k Pilot was causing problems and a valve adjustment was needed-this was in the last day or two. Pure BS. Nothing is needed there until 105k and even then may only be a check with no adjustment needed.

2005 Pilot Exl Res 2016 CRV Touring

Last edited by Rocky; 02-07-2011 at 10:08 PM.
Rocky is offline  
post #7 of 48 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 03:11 PM
Registered User
 
JAXN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TSB 09-090 - Cylinder misfire UPDATE

Update - Took my 07 into local dealer for service. I mentioned the TSB and asked them to look into it. They called me later that day and said they did the TSB service under warranty and it was ready to pick up. Pilot's back to running fine now and I had good dealer experience (first time in years!).

Question - would the TSB service still have been covered if I was over the 60K powertrain warranty? I've always been under the impression that TSBs were like soft recalls and that TSB work would be covered by the manufacturer regardless of mileage. Anyone have any experience with this?

JAXN
__________________


2007 Honda Pilot EX
2WD (Dark Cherry "Pearl", Curt Hitch, Derale AT/PS Coolers)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- A humorous look at work, family, and life!
JAXN is offline  
post #8 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 02:08 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Frozen Alberta, Canada
Posts: 3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXN View Post

Question - would the TSB service still have been covered if I was over the 60K powertrain warranty? I've always been under the impression that TSBs were like soft recalls and that TSB work would be covered by the manufacturer regardless of mileage. Anyone have any experience with this?
Read this guy's opinion of the TSB subject. (lotsa links too)


A multi-AWD Honda family.
PontiusPilot II is offline  
post #9 of 48 (permalink) Old 03-28-2011, 09:19 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 851
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TSB's are really just cures for common problems with a specific vehicle. They may include mention of extending a courtesy to the customer if the warrany is expired, but it is not an automatic free fix for a car out of warranty.
2010exl is offline  
post #10 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-20-2011, 03:34 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I got the same problem.
2006 misfire cylinder #2.
willc is offline  
post #11 of 48 (permalink) Old 07-06-2011, 07:07 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Did you happen to ask how much the service would have been? Getting the same codes popping up...of course I have 142k miles.....lol

Quote:
Originally Posted by JAXN View Post
Update - Took my 07 into local dealer for service. I mentioned the TSB and asked them to look into it. They called me later that day and said they did the TSB service under warranty and it was ready to pick up. Pilot's back to running fine now and I had good dealer experience (first time in years!).

Question - would the TSB service still have been covered if I was over the 60K powertrain warranty? I've always been under the impression that TSBs were like soft recalls and that TSB work would be covered by the manufacturer regardless of mileage. Anyone have any experience with this?
auburnmk is offline  
post #12 of 48 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 12:56 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TX
Posts: 259
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
my 06 came up a with a p0300 and a p0301-p0306 al at the same time. Basically all cylinders misfiring plus a random. About a week later the battery died. One of the cells burned out. I was seeing 10v at the battery.

Changed the battery and has not came back since
robs is offline  
post #13 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 12:07 PM
Registered User
 
Im2c0oL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 557
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Im2c0oL Send a message via Yahoo to Im2c0oL
Quote:
Originally Posted by robs View Post
my 06 came up a with a p0300 and a p0301-p0306 al at the same time. Basically all cylinders misfiring plus a random. About a week later the battery died. One of the cells burned out. I was seeing 10v at the battery.

Changed the battery and has not came back since
I hope my problem also a battery, I just got my pilot used at 80k and put about 1k on it. Yesterday it gave me all the codes, plus I installed HID + Amp & Aftermarket subwoofer. I did checked with the dealer that previous owner did replace the battery at 57k due to bad battery, so I hope it's the battery again, I'm gonna take some reading of the voltage.

2008 Honda Pilot SE, Alpine ATP-445u, Alpine MRV-T420, Polk DB651, Dynamat Max/Peel & Seal, OEM Running Board, Tinted Tails/Glass, LEDs.
New: Quad Retrofit: MH1 6.0, Maxima Black Series. Soon to get 4th retro replace with RX350 Bixenon and MH1.
Old:RX330 AFS + TSX-R + Curve Shield | Hella Gen 3 55w | Osram CBI 5500k | Putco 2800k H11 Fog
Im2c0oL is offline  
post #14 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 01:59 PM
Registered User
 
Im2c0oL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 557
Garage
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Im2c0oL Send a message via Yahoo to Im2c0oL
Checked battery 12.42v so that's good, pour some seafoam to the fuel tank, cleaned the MAP sensor, and cleaned the engine bay with engine degreaser, stupid dealer spray some sort of tire dressing grease to the engine bay to make it looks good hiding all the dust to put up for sale! Going to go to Walmart to get a new intake filter also, the filter is super dirty with sticky black dirt kinda oily.

2008 Honda Pilot SE, Alpine ATP-445u, Alpine MRV-T420, Polk DB651, Dynamat Max/Peel & Seal, OEM Running Board, Tinted Tails/Glass, LEDs.
New: Quad Retrofit: MH1 6.0, Maxima Black Series. Soon to get 4th retro replace with RX350 Bixenon and MH1.
Old:RX330 AFS + TSX-R + Curve Shield | Hella Gen 3 55w | Osram CBI 5500k | Putco 2800k H11 Fog
Im2c0oL is offline  
post #15 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-03-2012, 02:38 PM
Registered User
 
94eg!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 1,070
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The resting voltage might be fine, but it might not be able to hold that voltage under load. You need to get the battery load tested. Drive over to Autozone and they can hook up a load tester in the car and see if it's really good or not. If not, just buy their chap red-top battery. There is no good reason to spend a lot on an expensive battery as they all crap out at random times no matter what.

Newer Honda engine air filter have an oiled side (facing incoming air). The opposite side should be dry. This is called a 2-stage filter and helps trap more dust & dirt as they absorb the oil from the filter and become sticky (thereby grabbing even more dust). The Honda filter is superior to probably all aftermarket filters. Generally cheaper online. Discount Honda and Acura parts and accessories - OEM Acura Parts is a good source for Honda & Acura parts. Plus they have a half-off shipping coupon code "GALAGA".

Last edited by 94eg!; 04-03-2012 at 02:42 PM.
94eg! is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Pilot - Honda Pilot Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome