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I went to take a look at 2015 pilot that i am interested. Pilot is like new inside and out body, has 100 thousand km some images underneath what do you think and I look at car fax it only has one service history at Honda at 91 thousand I’m transfer case fluid flush and changed and it say maintenance inspection complete.

i circled in red of my concern I am not export just diy guy

More images on google drive

HERE ARE SOME IMAGES thanks guys

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Doesn't look bad to me at all. I live in the frozen north where salting roads are common, and I wouldn't worry about anything you posted. But maybe someone will catch something I missed.

I'm not sure about that year, but the earlier Pilots sure had a spot prone to rot where the subframe is bolted to the rear axle carrier brace. I would be curious about what that looks like.

Maybe an undercoating would slow the rot. Something like woolwax, Fluid Film, NH undercoatings, etc.
 

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Most of the rusty areas in the pics could effectively be treated with FF, WW etc to slow or stop rust progression but one pic looks concerning which may be an overlap of metal as opposed to a crack. As mentioned another area to focus on is the unibody cross member that supports the rear subframe.
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Most of the rusty areas in the pics could effectively be treated with FF, WW etc to slow or stop rust progression but one pic looks concerning which may be an overlap of metal as opposed to a crack. As mentioned another area to focus on is the unibody cross member that supports the rear subframe. View attachment 157597

here is a comparison
 

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Ok looks like overlapped metal part of the unibody. Some preventative treatment should help to control those rusty areas. Be sure to inspect the rear unibody cross member where the rear subframe bolts onto.
 
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