I have a 2005 Pilot with 198000 miles, I had just stopped at a 4 way stop, and as I took off I heard a bang like I bottomed out and hit the muffler I went to the parking lot of the shopping ctr. 1/4 mi up the road and checked the rear but did not see anything unusual so I continued to drive to the store about 2 miles in town. I had to get up early the next day to take a couple of friends going on a overseas trip to the airport and that went fine with no issues from the pilot. But when a couple of days later at my in laws condo which is only 1 mile away I heard a metal clanging sound from the rear going down the drive, and this time as I stepped back from the pilot I noticed the left side of the frame was lower then the right ,And a closer look I saw a bolt had separated from the frame cradle, I think that's what it's called . and looking at the right side that bolt is very rusted and ready to come off, I got very concerned about driving the Pilot now for fear the whole thing would collapse , I thought what if this would have dropped when I drove to the airport a couple of days before, I am sure there are many other Pilots operating with this issue and only a matter of time for one to cause serious injury or worse!
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