Honda is recalling approximately 400 model-year Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks due to issues with the right center pillar trim panel. The mounting holes for the clip that secures the right center pillar trim panel may be too large. In the event of a crash necessitating right side curtain airbag deployment, the clip may not hold the center pillar trim panel in position which could potentially interfere with the airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury.
Honda began notifying owners Jan. 25. Owners can call the automaker at 888-234-2138 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will install a bracket on the right center pillar that will securely hold the center pillar trim clip in place.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.