Honda Pilot owners complaining engines won’t restart, agency says

The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating grievances regarding engine failures linked to the automobile-start and quit functions of some Honda motor vehicles.

In a doc dated June 3, the NHTSA mentioned it experienced received 221 issues but no crashes, fires or accidents experienced been reported.

The problems “allege that the engine fails to restart on its individual from a finish stop at a site visitors light or street intersection with the Car Start/End functionality engaged,” the agency mentioned. In some scenarios, a bounce get started was required for the motor vehicle to restart.

The cars and trucks afflicted have been exclusively Honda Pilot types made in 2016 by means of 2020, the doc from NHTSA added.

The Hill has achieved out to Honda for comment.

At the stop of final calendar year, Honda and the NHTSA declared a recall of 724,000 Honda SUVs and pickup vans since of a security concern with the vehicles’ hoods.

“Gaps in the front seal involving the hood and grill let for air entry, probably ensuing in hood vibration at freeway speeds. Above time the hood vibration could type tension fractures together the hood latch striker and independent the hood latch striker from the hood,” the American Honda Motor Co. said in a statement.

At the time of that remember, documents from the NHTSA indicated that “as of November 19, Honda has gained 116 guarantee promises and no stories of crashes or injuries related to this difficulty.”

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