The recall affects certain 2019 passports, 2016 thru 2019 drivers and 2017 thru 2020 Ridgeline pickup trucks.
“Gaps in the front seal between the hood and the grille allow air to enter, which can cause the hood to vibrate at highway speeds. Honda said in a notice posted on its website and in documents released Friday by US safety regulators. “A separate hood latch strike can allow the hood to open, obstructing the driver’s view and increasing the risk of an accident. “
Motorists should heed the vibrating noises of the hood or a loose hood as potential warnings of a failing hood latch latch, the company warned.
Dealers will repair the firing pin or replace the hood as necessary, at no cost to owners. Honda will notify owners by letter starting January 17.
The total number of recalls worldwide is 788,931, of which just over 725,000 are in the United States
Owners of the recalled vehicles can call any authorized Honda dealer to make an appointment. Those who have questions or need help locating a dealer can call Honda Customer Service at 1 (888) 234-2138.