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Good Afternoon,

I am having buyer's remorse with my purchase of my 2018 Honda Pilot LX and specifically the back up camera. I have two separate issues:

1) the size and qualify of the back up camera. This was my first new car purchase, so I was so concerned about getting a good price that I did not pay enough attention to the dash board back up camera. The size of the no-frills LX back up camera in-dash monitor is tiny compared to other SUVs, such as the Toyota Highlander. Also, the position of the backup camera on the rear trunk points from mid trunk down and does not give me adequate picture quality of what's going on behind my vehicle. This led me to ding my new SUV when I tried to back up in a confined space at an old casino parking lot.

2) In retrospect, I should have upgraded the back up camera and monitor on my dash. Can any Piloteers recommend a good 3rd party after market back up camera or collision avoidance system with approximate cost?

Thank you all for your time and be safe! Jack
 

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My 2016 EXL is the first vehicle that I have owned with a backup camera and I am not very confident using it. I guess I am from the old school and still use my mirrors and turn to look when backing up. The rear camera should be in a better position cause I find the lenses gets dirty from road spray very fast in wet weather especially in winter.
 

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Good Afternoon,

I am having buyer's remorse with my purchase of my 2018 Honda Pilot LX and specifically the back up camera. I have two separate issues:

1) the size and qualify of the back up camera. This was my first new car purchase, so I was so concerned about getting a good price that I did not pay enough attention to the dash board back up camera. The size of the no-frills LX back up camera in-dash monitor is tiny compared to other SUVs, such as the Toyota Highlander. Also, the position of the backup camera on the rear trunk points from mid trunk down and does not give me adequate picture quality of what's going on behind my vehicle. This led me to ding my new SUV when I tried to back up in a confined space at an old casino parking lot.

2) In retrospect, I should have upgraded the back up camera and monitor on my dash. Can any Piloteers recommend a good 3rd party after market back up camera or collision avoidance system with approximate cost?

Thank you all for your time and be safe! Jack
Does the LX camera offer the 3 different views you can select? Perhaps you just need to change the view???

Rear Camera Different Views
 

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My 2016 EXL is the first vehicle that I have owned with a backup camera and I am not very confident using it. I guess I am from the old school and still use my mirrors and turn to look when backing up. The rear camera should be in a better position cause I find the lenses gets dirty from road spray very fast in wet weather especially in winter.
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Does the LX camera offer the 3 different views you can select? Perhaps you just need to change the view???

Rear Camera Different Views
Thank you for the suggestion, but I believe that there are only two different views available for the 2018 Pilot LX. I'm still getting used to the vehicle and don't think to change the views all that often. I'll try to incorporate that into my routine
Thank you again for the suggestion.
 

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My 2013 pilot had 3 views. Normal, Wide and Straight down. I found Wide to be the best option for me as it gave me view for backing up as I could see dangers in the corners and outside the rear are of the vehicle.

Of course it would be nice if the cry baby Acura dealers didn't always get their way. Then Honda would have the 360 view camera that the Acura's have.
 
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