Perhaps this kind of Rambler??catbert said:Here's what I think it is. Happens to me all the time:
The side air bag light will come on if something is placed on the front passenger seat. Then it will go back off in a few seconds. I wonder if this is the light you are experiencing. If so, it is just the air bags deciding whether the weight is a child or an object and whether they should disengage. It can tell if an adult is in the seat, and the light won't come on if it is an adult.
If this isn't the light you are talking about, then no, I haven't had this to happen.
Did I ramble too much? Did I make any sense at all? I feel I rambled...:1pat:
Did you try removing the gas cap and then re-installing? Making sure you turn until it "clicks" at least 3 times? Might be worth a try.everest said:My wife is driving the pilot, and she is sure it's not the side airbag light. By looking up in the manual, it's mal-function indicator lamp(on top of the eng speed meter). The manual did say if you just added gas, the cap was not closed properly, the light might be on. However, we had gas two weeks ago, and the light comes on and off since yesterday. The closest two dealers won't have time until next week.
Something similar happened to me @ about 10,000 miles. Also happened on my Accord. You probably have a bad valve in the emission somewhere. Was a little worse for me cuz the engine sounded really bad. Turned out to be a bad idler valve, which was replaced under warranty. Bring it in to the dealer and have it checked.everest said:My pilot is just over 1100 miles for 2 months, and yesterday the mal-function light was on and then off. This morning, my wife said it kept on. I checked the manual, seems it might be serious. Anybody has similar experience?
hopefully it will get resolved soon to your satisfaction...everest said:I dropped the pilot at the dealer yesterday morning, the mal-function indicator lamp was constantly on. Until now, the dealer is still working on it to try to find what's wrong. They told me the computer testing didn't reveal any problem, and will do more testing today.
Well, I can't believe the Honda Pilot already sitting at the dealer for 2 days now. I have to share the car with my wife, thank god her office is not too far from mine.
It's looks like this is not a common problem from this site.
BreakStuff said:First off.. you people have to determine what MIL (malfunction indicator lamp) is illuminating before you can find a cause..
Honda Pilots have about 5 that I can think of off-hand..
Passenger Side Airbag "off"
Low Fuel Warning lamp
Did I miss some?...
This is what the mandated emmissions warranty is for.everest said:My concern is, if they can't find the cause of the malfunction, simply replacing the computer might not solve the problem.