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Honda Recalls Over 775,000 Vehicles in North America due to Unsafe Hood Latches

Honda is recalling over 775,000 trucks and SUVs in the US and Canada due to hoods that could open suddenly

  • The Pilot, Passport and Ridgeline are affected

  • Over 725,000 vehicles in the US and 51,325 in Canada

  • The hood could open on its own

Honda is recalling over 775,000 vehicles in North America due to the possibility of the hood opening on its own.

The affected models are the 2016 to 2019 Pilot, the 2019 Passport and the 2017 to 2020 Ridgeline, three models that share very similar front ends, and evidently the same hood latches.

The hood latch on the affected models could detach from the hood for unspecified reasons, perhaps a wrong installation or fatigue of the material.

Warning signs of an impending latch failure include a hood that is hard to close or that is vibrating while driving. This is obviously dangerous since the hood could open suddenly and startle the driver in addition to dramatically reducing the field of vision.

The affected vehicles were sold in Canada and the United States, with over 725,000 of them in the US and exactly 51,325 north of the border. Owners will begin to be notified by mail in the next few weeks.

Honda dealerships will proceed with an inspection of the mechanism and if the latch is deemed unsafe, the problem will be rectified by the installation of a reinforcing plate, or in some cases the replacement of the entire hood, free of charge.

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