WASHINGTON — American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 1,358 2016 Honda Pilot SUVs because the third-row seatbelt may be trapped between the rear seat and the rear sideliner, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
"If the third-row seatbelt is trapped, the occupants may not be restrained properly, increasing the risk of injury," said NHTSA in its recall summary.
A stop-sale order on the 2016 Pilot was issued on June 20, according to documents filed with federal safety regulators.
Honda early Thursday said only 20 of the affected 2016 Pilot SUVs remain in customers' hands.
"Because only 269 of these new vehicles actually had been delivered to owners before Honda notified NHTSA and an inspection and repair process was available to dealers, Honda was able to quickly contact affected owners to schedule an inspection," Honda said in a statement. "Only 20 customer vehicles still require an inspection as of the date of this statement.
"Any vehicles in transit from the factory or in inventory at a Honda dealer have been or will be inspected and, if needed, repaired prior to sale."
No injuries or crashes have been linked to the recall, the company said.
The affected Pilots were built from May 4, 2015 to June 5, 2015.
Honda dealers will inspect and repair the third-row seatbelt. The official start date for the recall is August 6. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-310-783-2000.
Edmunds says: No parts are needed for this recall, so it should be a quick fix for the remaining vehicles. If you own one of these Pilots, it's time to schedule a service appointment with your dealer.