Voluntary Recall Announced for 2016 Honda Pilot Seatbelts
Third-Row Seatbelts Could Be Trapped between Seat and Side Panel
Honda is announcing a voluntary recall on the 2016 Pilot SUV involving the third-row seatbelts. On some units, the seatbelt could get trapped in between the seat and the side panel, resulting in inadequate occupant protection in the event of an accident. Fewer than 1,700 models in total are affected, and only 269 of those were delivered to customers. Of those still in customer hands, less than 20 require the repair.
The remaining vehicles are either unsold or in transit to dealers and will be inspected and repaired prior to sale. The issue was discovered during a routine factory quality inspection. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been notified of the recall, but Honda is taking voluntary action ahead of an agency-mandated recall.
If you own a 2016 Pilot, and want to know if your vehicle is affected by this recall, visit recalls.honda.com and enter your vehicle’s VIN number or call 800-999-1009 (option 4). Owners will receive mailed recall notices within 60 days. Vehicles subject to the recall are eligible for immediate repair at dealerships. The 2016 Pilot has only been on sale since late May, with June representing the first full month of sales for the redesigned midsize SUV.