Honda is recalling nearly 311,000 Pilot SUVs built between March 13, 2008 and August 30, 2011, as the stitching on the seat belt anchor webbing may be missing or incomplete. In the event of a crash, the seatbelt may detach from the anchor webbing, leading to an increased risk of injury. Two accidents resulting in seat belt failures have been reported to date, but it’s not known if there were any resulting injuries.
Honda will inspect and replace front seat belt assemblies on affected vehicles as required when the recall begins in early October. Owners will be contacted via mail with complete details on the recall, but those with questions or concerns may reach Honda’s customer service hotline at (800) 999-1009. The NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline can also provide updates on the status of this recall, and they can be reached at (888) 327-4236.