Within the first month of having my black 2014 Pilot, there were white brush like scratches by my passenger front wheel panel. I thought someone with a white SUV must have hit my new car and was very upset. Then a few months later, I noticed more on the same side in front of the tire but higher up. Now a couple days ago as I am drying off my pilot, I see more above the light and on the side. I googled to see if others are having paint problems, and they are! I can't believe having a car for less than a year and am continually having issues with the paint. This is just the start.
Within 24 hours of purchasing my pilot, the tire sensor light came on. The dealership changed all 4 tires to make sure it wasn't a tire issue. Well, more than once a month, the tire sensor light comes on and I have to embarrassingly take my new SUV to put air in the tire. The other day it had 3 of the tire sensors on. When I started driving it then 2 of the 3 went off. In addition to this, my driver’s side window makes a loud noise when I roll it down. And just when you wouldn't think there was anything else that can happen to a new car, the rubber flap that is part of the cup holder is already cracked.
I took my Pilot into the dealership today. I was blamed for hitting other cars while driving or it was that my car could've been dusty and someone rubbed up against it 3 different times and scratched the paint. I make sure to park my car at the edge of parking lots near nobody! I can't believe I was being blamed for this problem. They brought the paint specialist over and he said it is not Honda's paint, even when he pointed out where it was never painted in 2 spots in the crease of the front panel and the one above it. There was still white wrapping stuff in there. Then he said that maybe it was a car wash I was taking it to. I am so angry!! This is just not right!
Oh and there are two or 3 chips in the front passenger side door center where the strip is. They said those are from door dings or shopping carts. I said there is no way as I never park next to any cars. Again they are saying that I crashed my vehicle 3 times in less than a year, and that 3 different people have hit my door in less than a year. Wow! I am so disappointed. So now I have to wait until Tuesday when their Honda Rep is at their dealership. And she supposedly doesn't have paint experience. But to give them credit, they put air in my tire that continuously leaks out, will replace the tearing cup holder, grease my window, and will set my tire sensor at a higher psi so it won't go off supposedly. My family has had Honda's and Acura's for years and never a problem like this. Then I was told by the paint specialist that if I didn't like my Pilot they buy them all the time. I just laughed at him.