Honda Motor Co. is recalling nearly 347,000 examples of its Pilot crossovers worldwide for a potential issue with the front seatbelts.

Honda says the recall, which affects 2009-2011 model year Pilot models built in Alabama, is "due to a manufacturing error on a small number of front seat belts, where the stitching connecting the lap section of the belt to the outboard anchor webbing may be incomplete or missing." The affected seatbelts could disconnect from the anchor webbing in an accident, increasing the risk of an injury.

Honda will contact Pilot owners in early October and will inspect the stitching on front seatbelts of the recalled vehicles. Assemblies will be replaced free of charge if Honda deems them to be defective. Honda says almost 311,000 of the recalled Pilot models are registered in the U.S., 10,000 in Canada, 8,000 in Mexico and the rest in other countries. Fortunately, Honda says no injuries or deaths have been reported related to this issue. Check out Honda's official statement after the jump for more information.
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Statement by American Honda Regarding Seat Belt Stitching Recall: 2009-2011 Honda Pilot

09/09/2011 - TORRANCE, Calif.

Honda will voluntarily recall 310,773 Pilot vehicles from the 2009 through 2011 model years in the U.S. to inspect and potentially replace the driver's and/or front passenger's seat belt.

Honda initiated this voluntary recall due to a manufacturing error on a small number of front seat belts, where the stitching connecting the lap section of the belt to the outboard anchor webbing may be incomplete or missing. In a crash, affected seat belts may become disconnected from the anchor webbing, increasing the risk of injury. No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.

Honda is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. The only way to concretely determine whether the seat belts in an affected vehicle were properly completed is through a specific inspection process conducted by an authorized dealer; the inspection (and any necessary seat belt replacement) will be conducted for free. Written notification to customers will begin in early October 2011.

When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling its obligation and responsibility to alert customers. To this end, in addition to contacting customers by mail, after early October, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.recalls.honda.com or by calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.


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      tipdrip215
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh don't worry, the blind masses will still continue to buy them.
      Nathan Roberts
      • 3 Years Ago
      id still buy a honda or acura over any pos "american" car any day
        WillieD
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan Roberts
        There sure are a lot of Honda fanboys on here down voting anything that makes any sense.
        protovici
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan Roberts
        Hummm, you must have not reviewed the latest reviews. Take a look at Consumer Reports removing their recommended buy on the civic for example. Arguing from ignorance is always something to laugh at. Get imformed brah!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Nathan Roberts
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          founerra
          • 3 Years Ago
          In Europe I would take the EURO Honda Civic Hatchback , but since I live in Seattle so I guess the Focus is my only choice :(
      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      AMERICAN CARS ARE JUNK!! I BUY HONDA/ACURA OVER ANY
        Rob
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        And your going to make your point using elementary school sized font and not backing up your statements with any credible proof? Your mommy is calling you so get off the internet.
          Christopher Ly
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Rob
          American cars are decent. I like Toyota, oh wait that is a Japanese made brand. I seriously love Japanese cars because they are such exotic cars and I am talking about GT's, mufflers, style, etc. It's kinda like how people from the Eastern world such as Asia or Japan love exported cars from the USA.
        stickshiftn6901
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Steve
        you better have money for new transmissions after honda warranty screws you over and makes you pay out of pocket for the transmission
      tenspeeder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess Honda and Toyota are learning some of the issues that comes with pushing quantity over quality
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
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        stickshiftn6901
        • 3 Years Ago
        @tenspeeder
        learning? they already pushed quantity over quality for about a decade now
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      I guess fried rice is the same all over Japan. These guys have lost their way!
        Christopher Ly
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
        I guess some people lost their ways thinking that Fried rice came from Japan.
      rL-gT
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ive seen more Honda Recalls than any other Japanese Automaker. Lawl.
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      Renaurd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jesus take the wheel..............and pilot my Honder.
      carfan
      • 3 Years Ago
      so let me get this right...besides the fact that japanese cars look like poop, booooring, stupid and moronic, now on top of that tey are JUNK too??? Good one American japan car loving morons, no wonder I call you MORONS!!!!
      Connie
      • 3 Years Ago
      My 2001 Honda Accord has over 100,000 miles on it. Luckily for me the transmission was replaced 5,000 miles ago by a Recall. So it still looks good and drives great...never had ANY problems with it.
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        @Connie
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          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          So Ohio isn't part of the U.S. now?
        stickshiftn6901
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Connie
        well here is the thing with hondas, they are great, reliable machines ... EXCEPT for the transmissions, honda/acura transmissions are terrible ... however, the transmission is a critial and expensive part of a car .. that is why i will never buy one
          WillieD
          • 3 Years Ago
          @stickshiftn6901
          It's funny now that I think about it, I have a friend who has an Acura TL and at around 120,000 miles he had to get the transmission rebuilt.
      LJSearles
      • 3 Years Ago
      Where is the recall for them being an insult to automotive good looks?
      • 3 Years Ago
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