Honda Recalls Passport, Pilot and Ridgeline Vehicles for Hood Issue

Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a recall on over 724,000 SUVs and pickup trucks due to a safety issue with the vehicles’ hoods. The vehicles affected by the recall are certain 2016-2019 Pilot and 2019 Passport SUVs, as well as certain 2017-2020 Ridgeline pickup trucks.

Honda issued a statement saying that a gap between the closed hood of a vehicle and its upper grille may incorrectly be too large to allow full contact between the hood and rubber seal. It could cause the hood to move more than it was intended, in which case the hood striker and possibly the hood itself could be damaged, and the hood could come open while driving. Honda says that this problem could occur over time with high-speed highway driving, however there have been no injuries or accidents reported as a result of the issue.

Owners of recalled Honda vehicles will get notifications by mail in mid-January, and the motor company will examine, and repair affected vehicles at no charge. The hood striker area will be checked and reinforced by dealers, and if they find any related hood damage, they may replace the entire hood. To find out if your vehicle is subject to recall, check the NHTSA recalls website or Honda’s own recall website.

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