Honda Recalls 310,773 Pilot SUVs for Seatbelts That Could Break

by: Prince, Glover & Hayes Monday, September 26th, 2011

Honda Motor Company says it is recalling certain Pilot SUVs from the 2009 through 2011 model years to fix a potential defect in the way their safety belts are sewn together. The car maker says the recall includes 310,773 vehicles built from March 13, 2008, through Aug. 30, 2011.

On the affected vehicles it is possible the stitching that attaches the end of the driver’s and front passenger’s lap belt may be missing or not complete. In such cases the seat belt may come loose from the anchor webbing, which increases the risk of injury in a crash.

In a document filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Honda said received two complaints about detached seatbelts, one in spring of 2010 and another about a year later.

The company said its dealers will inspect the driver and front-passenger seat belts and, if necessary, replace them free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on or about October 3. Owners can contact Honda’s customer-service department at 800-999-1009.


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