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Recall: 2018 Honda Pilot, 2018 Acura MDX – Seat Rivets May Fail


Recall: 2018 Honda Pilot, 2018 Acura MDX - Seat Rivets May FailRivets that Secure Seats May Fail/FMVSS 207, 210

In the event of a crash, if the seat does not remain secured to the floor, the seat occupant has an increased risk of injury.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V221000

Manufacturer Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)

Components SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,827


Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain 2018 Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles and 2018 Acura MDX vehicles. The front driver and passenger powered seats in the Honda vehicles and the driver powered seats in the Acura vehicles may have been assembled with improperly manufactured rivets. In the event of a crash, the rivets can break causing the seats not to be secured to the floor. As such, these vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, “Seating Systems,” and 210, “Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages.”


Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver seat frame assembly in Acura MDX vehicles, and replace the driver and front passenger seat slide rail frames in Honda Pilot and Ridgeline vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 18, 2018. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda’s numbers for this recall is D0S, and T0T.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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