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Hello all,

I don't know if this title is reasonable or not. We have a 2015 Pilot, which we bought in 2017. We have been extremely happy with it.
But the other day, when I took it in for an oil change (the wrench light was on), we found out that (1) our auto-tensioner was leaking, (2) the front map light assembly had to be replaced (we thought just the bulb was out), (3) the V6 timing belt had to be replaced, and (4) the sway end links were broken. Additionally we had to completely replace the power steering fluid.

All of this cost us, after shaming the rep to get a couple of hundred $ off, $1552.95.

I should note that this only has 58,946 easy miles on it.

This is our very first Honda, after many years of happily owning (with very low maintenance costs) Toyotas.

The rep indicated something about this being an issue with V6's...

Can anyone shed light on whether this is normal for this age and mileage, and whether we are wrong to start to question switching
over from Toyota?

Thanks,

Mitch
 

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If the timing belt tensioner was leaking that would justify replacing the timing belt since they are already in there.
Depending on the condition of the PS fluid it may or may not have been necessary.
 

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If the timing belt tensioner was leaking that would justify replacing the timing belt since they are already in there.
Depending on the condition of the PS fluid it may or may not have been necessary.
I guess I was looking for opinions about why this large expense would occur before even 60,000 miles!
 

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No part has a guaranteed service life. Your tensioner was on the wrong side of the life expectancy bell curve. Perhaps the map light and sway end links were too. The water pump on my previous Tacoma leaked at <40k miles. Premature failures happen. It sucks when something we think should have lasted longer breaks, especially when it occurs after the warranty has expired.
 

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Thanks for taking the time to reply... If it were not for our almost perfect record with our very long-lived Toyotas, I would not have been so surprised. Overall, we love literally everything about the Pilot.
 

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Having 4+ trouble free years with that repair bill is only about $30 a month.

If your otherwise happy with the vehicle, that's not a large expense.
 

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People seem to be pretty defensive of the Pilot here.
With that low mileage, you should not have had to replace those parts. Every once in a while, stuff happens. It doesn't matter that the repair bill was only $30/month. It shouldn't have been needed.
All I'll say is be glad they took some money off of the final bill and move on. If other things start breaking, by all means consider Toyota.
This forum is great for many things but people are often too defensive of Pilots. I love MY Pilot, but I am totally ok with someone else hating theirs.
 

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My 14' has 93k miles with no issues........knock on wood.........that sucks man, it does seem early for all of that to need fixed.
 
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