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Good morning... quick question. I have a 2013 Honda Pilot that has a bad front wheel hub... specifically the bearing is bad. I understand that these are a part of the powertrain warranty... which unfortunately for me ran out (I have 75K miles on it). Now on to my question...

The dealer I purchased from offers an "extended warranty" as a perk for servicing the vehicle there... which I have. It is 7 years / 100K miles and includes this language "Schompfidence is a limited mechanical component coverage plan, and includes only selected components**. These components include the alternator and starter motor; all internally-lubricated engine parts; all internally-lubricated transmission parts (except clutch plates, flywheel and throw-out bearings); complete drive axle assembly including all internally-lubricated parts; upper and lower front suspension ball joints; power steering pump; brake master cylinder.

Do you feel that the "complete drive axle assembly" would include the wheel hub in this case? I am not entirely sure... and need some ammo when I get a call from them later today. :). Thoughts? Thx....
 

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I do not think so but IANAL. Internally lubricated drive axle parts to me sound like CV joints while the hub is not a part of them.
Replacing the bearing is not such a huge job and can be DIY in the driveway provided you rent the proper tools.
Do not hold me to it as I am not overly familiar with your gen Pilot's knuckle, but I recall MDX having a design where you replace the hub as a unit versus having to press out the bearing. If you found a used pair of MDX knuckles at a junk yard, you could take advantage of upgrading the Pilot with them and using MDX calipers and hubs.
 

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You are correct that it is the entire hub as a unit for the bearing... they do not press them out. I think you are right about it not being covered... under the dealer specific warranty, but I am fighting that now, as I type this. ;-) Doubt I will get it covered, but it's worth a shot none the less.
 

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If the hub bolts onto the knuckle, then replacing it is not that hard. All you need to worry about is the ABS sensor. Get Timken hubs and slap them on.
 

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agreed the first gen pilots are way more involved than the second gen ones...
 

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Good morning... quick question. I have a 2013 Honda Pilot that has a bad front wheel hub... specifically the bearing is bad. I understand that these are a part of the powertrain warranty... which unfortunately for me ran out (I have 75K miles on it). Now on to my question...

The dealer I purchased from offers an "extended warranty" as a perk for servicing the vehicle there... which I have. It is 7 years / 100K miles and includes this language "Schompfidence is a limited mechanical component coverage plan, and includes only selected components**. These components include the alternator and starter motor; all internally-lubricated engine parts; all internally-lubricated transmission parts (except clutch plates, flywheel and throw-out bearings); complete drive axle assembly including all internally-lubricated parts; upper and lower front suspension ball joints; power steering pump; brake master cylinder.

Do you feel that the "complete drive axle assembly" would include the wheel hub in this case? I am not entirely sure... and need some ammo when I get a call from them later today. :). Thoughts? Thx....
The wheel hub is actually a small part which runs around $50. I bought a new wheel hub and CV axle from Rock auto and replaced them myself. It was a cheap and relatively easy fix, but I had access to a lift and the necessary tools. Total cost was about $100. If you can safely jack up the Pilot, you can do the repair yourself using online tutorials.
 
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