Honda Recalls SUVs, Trucks Over Hoods That Could Suddenly Open

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Honda (HMC) is calling over 724,000 SUVs and pickup trucks because the hood on the vehicles may suddenly open while in operation, obstructing the view of the driver and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall affects certain 2019 Passports 2016 to 2019 Pilot, and 2017 to 2020 Ridgeline models.

According to the automaker’s recall notice, the issue stems from the hood latch striker, which may be damaged and could separate from the hood. This could cause the hood to pop open while driving.

Honda said that hood vibration noises or a loose hood could be a potential warning that the hood latch striker is failing.

To repair the problem, Honda dealers will either repair the hood latch striker or replace the hood, if necessary, at no charge to the vehicle owner.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed to affected Honda vehicle owners on Jan. 17, 2022.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.

Honda said that it has received no reports of accidents or injuries related to the recall.


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