Update: 2021 Honda Pilot Recalled for Tire Tread Separation Defect, Crash Hazard
Honda is recalling 2021 Pilot vehicles equipped with Continental CrossContact LX Sport 245/50R20 102 H tires with DOT serial number A376 D3K9 2920 and mold numbers S-421920 and S-421921. These tires may have been cured for a time beyond the specification limits, which could cause a break in the sidewall resulting in sudden air loss or a belt edge separation which could lead to a tread/belt loss. “Either condition can cause a loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash or injury,” NHTSA said. This recall began on January 11,2021.
What’s the Problem?
American Honda Motor Co. is recalling certain Honda Pilot sport utility vehicles which were sold with potentially defective software that could cause the instrument panel to malfunction, increasing the risk of a crash.
This recall affects Honda Pilot SUVs from model years 2019-2021, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Incorrect instrument panel control module software on the recalled vehicles can cause the instrument panel to not display critical information, such as engine oil pressure, speedometer, and gear selector position until the next ignition cycle, NHTSA said. Defective software could also prevent the rearview camera image from displaying.
As such, affected Honda Pilot vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) numbers 101, “Control and Displays” and 111, “Rearview Mirrors.” Operating a vehicle without a functioning instrument panel or rearview camera display increases the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA.
Honda is notifying owners and dealers will reprogram the instrument panel control module software, free of charge.
This recall began on September 23, 2020.
Do I Have a Honda Pilot Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Honda Pilot Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one was injured by a recalled Honda vehicle, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.