WASHINGTON – American Honda Motor Co. is recalling 35,406 2016 Honda Pilot SUVs because a software error may cause warning lamps to fail to illuminate, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“When one of the safety systems such as tire-pressure monitoring, antilock braking or electronic stability control malfunctions, there is potential that the instrument panel will not illuminate the corresponding warning light,” said NHTSA in its recall summary. “If a safety system cannot immediately warn the driver when needed, the driver may be at increased risk of a crash.”
The warning lamps will illuminate when the ignition is turned off and then back on, NHTSA said.
“No market occurrences have been reported,” Honda said in a statement.
The problem was discovered through internal testing.
The recall includes 2016 Pilot two-wheel-drive SUVs built from May 4, 2015 to September 8, 2015 and 2016 Pilot four-wheel-drive SUVs built from May 7, 2015 to September 4, 2015.
Honda dealers will update the instrument-cluster software. The recall is expected to begin on November 27. Owners can contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.
Edmunds says: Owners should schedule a service appointment with their Honda dealer as soon as they receive their official recall notice. Those with an immediate concern should contact the dealer now.