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I just got a 2014 2WD Honda Pilot and detected the vibration shortly after getting on the freeway. The vibration occurs between 75-95 mph. Went to the dealer, they said one tire was out of balance. However, while slightly better, the vibration is still there. I also hear the low pitch noise, which I believe it comes from the overdrive.
It's possible that one (or more) of the tires are "out of round". I put that phrase in quotes because it's a bit more complicated than that.
But it's also possible it is something else.
So do you feel the vibration through the steering wheel or through the seat? Rotate the tires front to rear and see if you get a change. That will help determine if the problem is in the tires (or wheels) or somewhere else.
I have a 2009 4WD. I had the same vibration problem 2 years ago. After getting new tires and alignment (from Firestone), the problem went away. Last week I took the car into local dealer for 60k service, and the vibration comes back when I go up to 70MPH. I called the service tech and he said Honda doesn't recommend alignment on my car. He asks me to bring it back it but with work, I don't have to time. If it won't cause any other issues, I'd just have to live with it. This is the first time I own a car for longer than 3 years, and I've been very happy with the car except for this issue.
I purchased a certified used 2011 touring Pilot with 23k miles on it and it had Michelin tires on it. I was getting the car maintained prior to a trip to NH, 2 tires were bad, had Firestone tires put on, didn't really feel any issues, then I started to notice the vibration at 70mph. Took to local Honda dealer, 2 front bushings were leaking and replaced under warranty, still no help. after several alignments, wheel balancing, new rotors, pads in the front, I had Firestone upgrade the tires to Bridgestones, no help..... 70mph, vibration happens, feels like the balancing is out, but they do all the same things, road force balance etc. Made a trip to IN took it to a dealership in Fishers IN and the service person had the front end checked out again, nothing wrong, he did suggest going back to the Michelines.... right now , cannot afford to do it, taking car back to Firestone for additional balancing, etc. I hope the previous posts about the stabilizing kits have been used on a Pilot that is close to the same model as mine. Look forward to anyone that has the same issue, and had a fix that worked!
My wife and I recently purchased a 2005 Honda pilot and drove many of them. Every one that I drove that had the vibration I took to a local dealer that had the Hunter Road force system (GSP9700) HOWEVER I made sure they had StraighTrak LFM Integration. Not all shops will have this and this is key. I took two 2004s, one 2006, and a 2005 pilot to my local dealer who has this exact system and viola no matter what tire was on the pilots they fixed it. I do work for them so I got all these for free and I did them all just to see if it was a issue with the car or the balancing tech. Every time this setup fixed the vibration. I will say I tried another local dealer that had this same system and they did not fix it so there is a level of knowledge with techs that has to go with and it may not be all pilots that this fixes but I have not run into one yet. The person I purchased my pilot from works at a dealer that has this setup and we never have had a problem with any vibration. So not all balancing systems are equal and not all techs are equal.
I have sent about a dozen other people with pilots to the dealer now and same result they are lifers at that dealership now. Hope this helps some people on here and here is a link to find a local or nearest dealer who has this technology. Just make sure the dealer has the StraighTrak system listed at the store/dealer.
Hope it helps
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