Hoods can fly open in new Honda SUVs & pickups, Honda as recalled all of them
Honda is recalling almost 725,000 SUVs and pickups sold in the US because the hoods can open while driving.
It affects 557,309 Pilot, 148,813 Ridgeline and 18,704 Passport automobiles. It also affects over 60,000 vehicles sold outside the US. The recall affects select 2019 Passports, 2016-2019 Pilots, and 2017-2020 Ridgelines.
Owners can check the NHTSA recalls website or Honda’s recall page to see whether their vehicle is recalled.
U.S. safety inspectors said Friday that the hood latch striker can become broken and separate from the hood.
Honda claimed the issue might emerge “over time with high-speed highway driving” but added no injuries or incidents have been attributed to it.
Owners will be notified via letter starting Jan. 17 and dealers will repair or replace the hood if warranted.