Honda is recalling certain 2009-2011 Honda Pilot SUVs over concerns about a seat belt flaw.
A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 310,773. Affected vehicles were manufactured from March 13, 2008 through August 30, 2011.
At issue is the possibility that the stitching that secures the end section of the driver and front passenger seat belt may be incomplete or missing. The NHTSA notice says that if the stitching is missing or incomplete, it could result in the seat belt detaching from the anchor webbing. This increases the risk of personal injury in a vehicle crash.
Honda says it has received two reports of seat belt detachments, although it is not known if either incident resulted in injury to drivers or front-seat passengers.
Honda will contact owners of affected vehicles and Honda dealers will inspect the seat belts, replacing them if necessary. The safety recall is expected to begin on or about October 3, 2011.
In the meantime, owners of 2009-2011 Honda Pilots may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Reference Honda safety recall number R95.
Alternatively, owners may also contact the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Refer to the NHTSA Campaign ID No. 11V468000.