Honda recalls 2016 Pilot to fix third-row seatbelts

Honda recalls 2016 Pilot to fix third-row seatbelts

Honda has issued its first recall for the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot.

A routine quality check uncovered a manufacturing problem that caused some third-row seatbelts to be pinched between the seat and the interior side panel.

“If a rear seatbelt is trapped, any occupant using the seatbelt may not be properly restrained in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury,” the company said in a statement.

The company is unaware of any injuries related to the issue, which was quickly discovered after just 269 affected vehicles were delivered to customers. Another 1,200 units are being held in dealer inventory.

Service technicians will inspect the third-row seatbelts and fix the issue if necessary, restoring proper function of the safety restraints. The company has also changed its production procedures to resolve the problem.

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