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I have been waiting for my OEM air deflector to arrive at the dealer for almost 2 months now. Is anyone aware of a major backorder situation on this item. Are they doing a redesign to address the windnoise problems that could be holding this up.

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There was a problem

with wind noise created by some of the OEM wind deflectors. It is my understanding that Honda is redesigning them. It may be some time before they are available.
 

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Go with an aftermarket deflector

I doubt that the Honda part is made by Honda anyhow.
Parts like these are usually contraced out to a company in that specific business.
Guess Honda just picked the wrong company the first time around.
Seems most like the Form-Fit part, I like me Perfect-Fit one, and now it looks like Weather-Tech also has one.
 

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I agree with copilot.

I thought that I read in another thread that the air deflectors were being redesigned. You may want to check back with the dealership to verify this. IMHO, I would go with an aftermarket deflector. Those that have purchased them have had far less complaints.

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Given the number of complaints with the OEM deflector, it would be better to cancel the order.
I will be ordering the Form-Fit deflector from Tim. It is easy to install and does not need the holes in the hood like the OEM one.
 

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Info from Honda

This is what one of the Honda contacts I have
had to say:

The only new news that I have that is relevant to the Pilot is
Honda has put a temporary stop sale on the Hood Air Deflector. Apparently
the issue being with the present mounting hardware, too much air is allowed
to get under the deflector at highway speeds and creates an abnormal
whistling sound. This issue is under investigation at the factory. My
contacts are saying it shouldn't be too long before this issue is resolved.
If you know of anyone who has one of the early production Deflectors,
dealers should have no problem making good on a replacement. I certainly
will take care of any effected concerns, even if we didn't sell it! I think
the the remedy may be just a new mounting method.... we will see.
If you are in Boston area and have a hard time
with your dealer solving this problem for you --
PM/e-mail me, I will give you the coordinates of
the right service department.
 
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