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Honda Pilot: Timing Belt Or Timing Chain? (2003 - 2024)

Researched By AutoPadre Research Team


All Honda Pilots, from model year 2003 until now, come equipped with an interference engine that has a timing belt.

Scroll down to see detailed timing belt data for your particular model year of the Honda Pilot.

Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
YearEngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-Interference
2003 – 2024All EnginesTiming BeltInterference

Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

Check out the Belt Or Chain specifications for other makes and models.

Honda Pilot Belt Or Chain

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2024 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2024 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2024 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2023 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2023 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2023 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2022 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2022 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2022 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2021 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2021 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2020 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2020 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal
2019 Honda Pilot
2019 Honda Pilot

2019 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2019 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2018 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2018 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2017 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2017 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal
2016 Honda Pilot
2016 Honda Pilot

2016 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2016 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Y6 3.5L V6 280 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal

2015 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2015 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2014 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2014 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2013 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2013 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2012 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2012 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2011 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2011 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2010 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2010 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2009 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2009 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2008 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2008 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z4 3.5L V6 250 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2007 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2007 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z1 3.5L V6 244 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
J35A9 3.5L V6 244 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2006 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2006 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35Z1 3.5L V6 244 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
J35A9 3.5L V6 244 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2005 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2005 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35A6 3.5L V6 255 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2004 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2004 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35A6 3.5L V6 255 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe

2003 Honda Pilot - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Honda Pilots have a timing belt and an interference engine.

2003 Honda Pilot Timing Belt Or Chain
EngineBelt Or ChainInterference or Non-InterferenceReplacement Interval (miles)
J35A6 3.5L V6 255 hpTiming BeltInterference105k Normal, 60k Severe
Honda Pilot
Honda Pilot

Timing Belt Basics

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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