2016 Honda Pilot Faces 1,700-units Recall Over Third Row Seatbelt Issue

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Although it's unusual for a freshly introduced model to face a recall on such a short notice after its launch, nobody said it's impossible. Just ask Honda about it, as they're operating a minor recall on the 2016 Pilot SUV.
Beyond funny ads and pumped-up marketing words, you simply can't mess with real life situations. By now, you must have heard that the 2016 Honda Pilot is available at US dealers since June, for a starting price tag of $29,995, which is by no means a small price.

However, the 2016 Pilot is experiencing some issues with the seatbelts for the third row of seats. That being said, this is nothing to fool around with since Pilot owners will very likely place their children in those spots.

To fix that, Honda will voluntarily recall around 1,700 model-year 2016 Pilot vehicles in the United States to inspect, and, if needed, reposition the third-row seatbelts, free of charge.

In any case, there's no need to panic because only twenty 2016 Pilot vehicles in customer hands require inspection at the time of this announcement, so the situation might not escalate to more serious numbers.

Here's how Honda officials explains the issue:

"During assembly of the third-row seat and seatbelt, it is possible that the rear (third row) seatbelts could be trapped between the rear 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."

Luckily, no injuries have been reported at this time, so we hope this stays like this throughout the call in until the problem is fixed.
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