Chris is right on this one. The dealer should have the build date - it is a range of about 4 days. For instance, the dealer notified us that our build date would be 8/10 - 8/14 as an example.xyzzy said:The only method I've heard is by the dealer telling you. When you get in line for a Pilot that hasn't been built yet, the dealer will be given this information by Honda and they can pass it along to you along with the VIN. I bought mine off the lot, so I don't know the exact date. The only thing I have to refer to is the month of manufacture that is listed in the information on the drivers door jamb.