Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Pilot Driver's Seat Belt Recall: 2009-2011 Honda Pilot

MARKHAM, ON, Sept. 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Honda Canada will voluntarily recall 9,954 Pilot vehicles from the 2009 through 2011 model years in Canada to inspect and potentially replace the driver's and/or front passenger's seat belt.

Due to a manufacturing error on a small number of front seat belts, the stitching connecting the lap section of the belt to the outboard anchor webbing may be insufficient. In a crash, affected seat belts may become disconnected from the anchor webbing, increasing the risk of injury. No injuries or deaths have been reported related to this condition.

Honda Canada is announcing this recall to encourage all owners of affected vehicles to take their vehicles to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notification to customers will begin in late September 2011.

When Honda identifies concerns of this nature, nothing is more important to the company than fulfilling our obligation and responsibility to alert our customers. To this end, in addition to contacting customers by mail, owners of these vehicles will be able to determine if their vehicles require repair by going on-line to www.honda.ca/recalls or by calling Honda Canada Customer Relations at 1 (888) 9HONDA9.

SOURCE Honda Canada Inc.

For further information:

Richard Jacobs (905) 888-4102


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