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We took the car to Honda two times. Both times, they found a leak. We paid for the leaks to be fixed two times. They are claiming it was separate leaks. My Honda pilot smells like mold. The smell is still there. Every time I get out of my car I smell like the mold. Has anyone else encountered this with a 2016 Honda Pilot?
 

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We took the car to Honda two times. Both times, they found a leak. We paid for the leaks to be fixed two times. They are claiming it was separate leaks. My Honda pilot smells like mold. The smell is still there. Every time I get out of my car I smell like the mold. Has anyone else encountered this with a 2016 Honda Pilot?
Have you tried changing out your in cabin air filter?
 

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We took the car to Honda two times. Both times, they found a leak. We paid for the leaks to be fixed two times. They are claiming it was separate leaks. My Honda pilot smells like mold. The smell is still there. Every time I get out of my car I smell like the mold
Describe the source of your leak(s) that were found and "fixed" as well as what the dealer did. Mold won't simply go away without some remediation. Wet carpets or carpet underlay or spores in the ventilation system can keep the cycle of mold growth to be an ongoing problem.
 

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Have you tried changing out your in cabin air filter?
Yes. We also ozoned it. The first time, Honda said they found the leak and fixed it. The smell never went away. We took it back. They found another leak. Paid again for it to get fixed... Still smells...
 

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I am asking on this forum to see if anyone else is having this problem.
Your original leak problem may or may not be unique unless others chime in with their moisture problems. I would recommend lifting the carpets+pads starting in the area that was wet or is wet to inspect for moisture damage (old or new) and possible mold growth. Depending upon how long this problem existed it could be extensive requiring carpet+pad replacement after thorough mold remediation. Keep us posted
 

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Your original leak problem may or may not be unique unless others chime in with their moisture problems. I would recommend lifting the carpets+pads starting in the area that was wet or is wet to inspect for moisture damage (old or new) and possible mold growth. Depending upon how long this problem existed it could be extensive requiring carpet+pad replacement after thorough mold remediation. Keep us posted
Will do. Thank you for your input!!!
 

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Is the leak fixed now? Did you notice wet carpeting prior to getting the leaks repaired or was the bad smell the only symptom you noticed? Hard to tell from the work order where the leak was found. Common leak areas are along the roof rails, tail gate and front bulkhead behind the front fenders. $800 to fix the leak? Did they charge you $800 each for both fixes?
Search “water leak” in the forum and you will see water intrusion into the cabin is a common problem.
 

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Is the leak fixed now? Did you notice wet carpeting prior to getting the leaks repaired or was the bad smell the only symptom you noticed? Hard to tell from the work order where the leak was found. Common leak areas are along the roof rails, tail gate and front bulkhead behind the front fenders. $800 to fix the leak? Did they charge you $800 each for both fixes?
Search “water leak” in the forum and you will see water intrusion into the cabin is a common problem.
Thank you so much! There wasn’t any wet in my car. It was only smell. They tried to charge us that again for the second leak, but my husband argued with them, and they discounted it. The second leak was a little over $600.00 to fix. All of the leaks are in the back of the Pilot. I believe both at seams... different sides.
 

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$750 top seal a seam leaking, that should have been sealed anyways from the factory?

I'd be raising total hell, I'd get arrested if they pulled this crap on me LOL
 
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😲 OH WOW!
I would have said... "I'm not paying that!" They're just seeing what they can get away with.
 
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Thank you so much! There wasn’t any wet in my car. It was only smell. They tried to charge us that again for the second leak, but my husband argued with them, and they discounted it. The second leak was a little over $600.00 to fix. All of the leaks are in the back of the Pilot. I believe both at seams... different sides.
Wow. These are not wear and tear items. They are defects from the factory!!! Does Honda have no shame?
 
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OP - investigate the carpet and upholstery in the vicinity of the leaks. If you spend any time driving around with your windows closed you may be exposing yourself to airborne mold spores that could make you ill. Pull up the carpeting and investigate the padding underneath. Check for teltail black spotting. Worry about your health first.

Whether the shop should have charged you is in the past now.
 

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As far as cleaning the carpet, I used to have a boat with moldy carpet from a bad shrink wrap job. Odor was mild and visible stain was apparent. I scrubbed with resolve carpet cleaner and it looked and smelled great, once dry. Cheap fix but required some physical work.
 
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