Feds investigating Honda Pilot SUV engine failures

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The U.S. government’s road security company is investigating issues that the gas-conserving cease-start out process on some Honda Pilot SUVs can are unsuccessful to restart.

Entrepreneurs complained that the motor won’t restart on its individual from a total halt at a targeted traffic mild or intersection with the cease-begin element in use. 

Some complained that a bounce get started was needed to get the motor going once again.

The probe addresses just about 195,000 Pilots from the 2016 by 2020 design yrs, the Countrywide Freeway Targeted traffic Basic safety Administration said.

The probe covers Honda Pilots built from 2916 to 2020.

The probe addresses Honda Pilots designed from 2916 to 2020.

According to a doc posted Tuesday on the NHTSA web-site, there have been 221 grievances about the trouble, but no stories of crashes or accidents.

The Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6.

The Pilot is powered by a 3.5-liter V6.

The Pilots underneath investigation have 3.5-liter V6 engines and nine-speed automated transmissions. Agency files say Honda has indicated other styles with the same engines and transmissions could have comparable complications. Other versions involve the Honda Odyssey minivan, the Acura TLX sedan and the Acura MDX SUV.

The Pilot features a stop-start system that turns the engine off when it is not in motion.

The Pilot capabilities a end-start out technique that turns the engine off when it is not in movement.

Honda claims it can be cooperating with NHTSA and is continuing its possess internal overview.

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NHTSA suggests it is opening the investigation to assess the safety concerns and identify how lots of types are impacted.