Honda Pilot 100,000 Mile Service — What to Expect


Do you own a Honda Pilot? Specifically, do you own a Honda Pilot LX, EX, EX-L, or Touring w/RES/Navi that is approaching 100,000 miles or becoming 8 years old? If you do, congratulations! There’s something magical about seeing your odometer roll over into six-digit territory. Remember when you first got your Honda Pilot? You needed something that would haul eight people but there was no way you were going to buy a minivan. The Honda was a solid buying decision and now here you are, all those miles later, and the Pilot is still kicking.

The Honda Pilot is a solid piece of machinery, particularly if you have kept up with scheduled maintenance. Most manufacturers recommend an inspection and servicing when the vehicle hits 100,000 miles to keep it in prime operating condition. However, if you use your Pilot as most people do, Honda suggests you do the servicing at 120,000 miles. That’s how much confidence they have in their product.

So how big a deal is a 100,000 mile (or 120,000 miles) inspection and what does it cost? You can find out what’s included by referring to your owner’s manual but to be honest, the schedule for the Honda Pilot is a bit confusing. For a more straightforward explanation, you can use Openbay’s scheduled maintenance tool which will show you what’s involved for a Pilot that has been driven “normally.” If you drive less than 5 miles a day, live in an extreme climate (hot or cold), or spend a lot of time off-road (does your Honda Pilot have 4×4?) then the items to be inspected and serviced will be slightly different than for “normal” use.

If you are looking at 100,000 miles, you are probably already a believer in the school of “pay me now or pay me more later” when it comes to vehicle maintenance. But just a reminder, skipping scheduled maintenance has consequences

Example of a 120,000 Mile Inspection and Cost for a Honda Pilot

(Note: costs are estimates and will vary depending on your location. Use the Openbay app to get a real-time quote from a qualified shop near you)

  • Air filter — $30 — $35 (if necessary)
  • Cabin air filter — $17 — $20 (if necessary)
  • Transmission fluid — $37 — $65
  • Brake fluid — $60 — $75
  • Coolant — $60 — $85
  • Engine oil and filter — $34 — $65
  • Spark plugs — $95 — $120 (if necessary)
  • Lubricate throttle linkage — $20 — $30 (if necessary)

So there you have it, what services will be performed and an estimate of the cost.

Next step: Find a trustworthy, certified local automotive technician to service your Honda Pilot. Use Openbay to compare instant pricing for your 120,000-mile service from top repair shops in your neighborhood.

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Originally published at on October 30, 2019.



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