At its debut, the Honda Pilot basically defined the emerging marketplace for midsize crossover Sports utility vehicles. Offering decent V6 energy, above-average gas mileage, easy ability to move, lots of interior comfort and flexibility, and 7-to-eight-passenger seating, the Pilot was precisely the type of vehicle that families hesitant from the minivan stigma were searching for.
Issues With ENGINE
Honda is recalling certain model year 2013 pilot 2wd and 4wd vehicles and certain model year 2013 odyssey vehicles. during manufacturing of the engine piston, it is possible that the heat treatment process was not properly applied, resulting in the piston having an insufficient hardness level, making it more susceptible to premature wear.
A worn piston may suddenly fail, causing the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine short block free of charge. the recall began on september 16, 2013. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009. honda's recall numbers are jb4 (honda odyssey) and jb5 (honda pilot).
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Issues With AIR BAGS
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 pilot and 2011-2013 odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from march 13, 2008, through december 21, 2012. one or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. this could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a honda dealer. the dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 14, 2013. owners may contact honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Honda's recall campaign number is s75.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.