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Honda plans big recall of Pilot sport utility vehicle

September 9, 2011 |  2:17 pm

Honda Pilot recall
Honda Motor Co. will recall more than 300,000 Pilot sport utility vehicles from the 2009 through 2011 model years to inspect the front seat belts, which could become disconnected in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The automaker said that because of a manufacturing error in the assembly of some of the vehicles, the stitching connecting the lap section of the belt to the outboard anchor webbing could be either incomplete or missing. 

No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.

Earlier this week, and prior to this latest Pilot issue, Honda said it was recalling about 1 million cars worldwide, including almost 100,000 in the United States.

The recall included about 80,000 CR-V sport utility vehicles from the 2006 model year in the U.S. to replace the power window master switch.

Honda also called back 5,626 CR-Z small hybrids from the 2011 model year in the U.S. The cars subject to the recall are equipped with manual transmissions and require an update to the software that controls the hybrid electric motor. Honda said it wants to fix a problem that can cause the car to roll backward unexpectedly.

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Photo: The Honda Pilot. Credit: Bloomberg News.

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