132k and still going strong. All I’ve done is spark plugs, struts, and shocks.
You need to look at the mileage even though the maintenance computer has indicators for just about everything except tire rotation and brake wear. Old car technology used to rely on mileage for oil changes but that was always a poor indicator since it doesn't count oil life when the engine is running but the car or truck is not moving. All that time in traffic, waiting for someone shopping or dropping off and picking up the kids at school was never counted. For the minority of car owners that actually looked at the oil dip stick for oil level and when the oil turned black, they would change the ol in time. Now with synthetic oils that are dark or those with graphite are black when new. The new computer systems are so much better. 2010 Pilot Owner's manual page 455 "oil life is calculated by engine operating conditions and revolutions". It will show you the oil life and give you an accurate percent life and a service wrench symbol if you get down to 5%. Miles is a good thing to pay attention to financially plan for repairs like the timing belt at 080,000 miles or brake pads before they start squeeking from the metal wear bar touching and ruining the disc because you have no pads left. Tire rotation before the front tires edges are shot from turning.120,000+
(Who looks at that thing)
Bought my 2010 EX-l Pilot with 96,000, the water pump had been changed, battery changed, the idle pulley changed again for free to a better quality one by the dealer. No real problems over the last year. Had the typical Honda ghost erros like blinking "D" in drive and Engine light on for no reason. Re-tightened the gas cap, the next day the blinking "D" was gone then the 2 day the engine light went off. Had the VTM and VSA error on within a month of getting the car.even though there were no transmission problems. I did some routine checks like the spark plugs and found # 1 had a gap of only .027" and got fouled. Spark plugs make for the factory are gapped at .044" but from Auto Parts store the same plug comes with a gap of .042" to cover more cars. Obviously a mechanic at one time dropped the plug and bent the end of the plug. Fixing the engine to run better somehow made the transmission stability and VTM tranny error go away. Also noted that if you clean the air filter and forget to plug in the connector you get the same 2 transmission errors! The gas mileage dropped from 22 to 15.7. Since I know that most gasolines don't have additives to lubricate the fuel injectors. The additives are not regulated just the octang. Mobile supreme will clean and senors and lubricate fuel injectors at a high cost. I elected to use what most dealers and mechanics use, Lucas Gas treatment at only $9 per quart where you put in 3 ounces every couple gas fill ups especially with the winter blends. The mileage went right back to 22 with one person in the car and 19.5 with 2 people.2011 Ex-L 2wd. 134k
Had the engine timing belt, valves, water pump, etc done at 100k,
One transmission sensor failed @102k but caught it immediately and avoided a full transmission failure.
Nothing else major.
Well that’s a nice milestone. I have 383,000 on my 2012 EX-L 4WD. Other than normal maintenance (oil, trans fluid, brakes tires and battery) all I’ve had to do was catalytic converters, starter & alternator. Everything else is original. Maintenance is the key to long life. Synthetic oil every 10,000 miles, change transmission fluid every 100,000, timing belt with water pump every 100,000 & your Pilot should treat you to a long ride. Good luck!Yup, I'm nearing 100k miles. Probably hit it on my way home from work. The Pilot still runs like a new car. I'm proud to say with 100k miles I've only had one problem requiring a trip to the dealership. At 80k the driver's power window motor went out. Other then that, this things just keeps on going and going and going. I just recently had a new set of tires put on and new brakes.
Now everytime I bring it to the dealer for a regular oil change they keep trying to sell me all other sorts of preventative services. What general preventative maintenance would you reccomend so I can keep this rig running for another 100k? On the flipside what things would you just leave alone and let the thing break down before doing anything?
I have now above 153,000 on my 2012 Pilot Lx my only regret is the blinking D light comes on I've checked no codes had the trans sensors replaced now will do another transmission flush see if this shut off blinking D lightDoesn't look like I change a thread title once it's been created. Only the subject heading inside the thread changes.
Actually sblvro, I'm amazed you have a Mitsu with 203K miles and running!
C'mon... lets hear from the other "old timers". Post if you have 100k+ miles on your Pilot!