Honda Might Replace Your New Pilot Or Passport Over Bad Body Welding

Honda has issued a recall for certain 2019-2020 Pilot and 2019 Passport models, after identifying that a small number of them left the factory with incomplete body welds.

The issue is located between the front frame’s left and right side upper members and the unibody, which might not be welded together increasing the risk of injury for the driver and occupants.

Honda will notify owners and dealers to inspect the models for missing welds free of charge, and in the case of finding an affected vehicle, the dealer will offer to buy back the car or provide a new one as a replacement.

Related: BMW Tells 12,000+ Australian 3-Series Owners To “Stop Driving Your Car Immediately”

The Japanese car maker says that just ten vehicles are affected by incomplete welding; one 2019 Passport, four 2019 Pilots and another five 2020 Pilots. The issue is fully traceable and vehicles that will not be included in the recall are not affected by any improper welding.


Honda will start sending the notifications to owners on December 13. Owners of the 2019-2020 Pilot and 2019 Passport models can contact Honda’s customer service at 1-888-234-2138 or NHTSA’s Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

This isn’t the first time Honda has trouble with welding; back in September the Japanese car maker had to recall 134 examples of the 2019 CR-V due to a bad joint weld between the fuel tank and the vapor return line, which if it failed it could end up in a fuel leak and a potential fire hazard.

more photos...
Jeep Cottoni Is A Conceptual Proposal For A More Lifestyle Orientated Pickup Truck

The Jeep Cottoni pickup is more road-oriented than the Gladiator.

2020 Peugeot e-2008: A More Practical Hatchback With Electric Power?

With an edgy design, nicely-built cabin, 136 HP and zero emissions, the electric 2008 seems interesting.

Tesla’s China-Built Cars Are Now Eligible For Local Subsidies

The Model 3s made in Shangai’s Gigafactory will be cheaper by as much as $3,500 .

VW Touareg Gets Cheaper To Buy In The UK, Starts From £45,445

VW is introducing a new base SE trim level for the Touareg, in addition to two other versions.

Facelifted Audi Q2 Looks Like A Cute Snow Bunny In Sweden

The new Audi Q2 will benefit from updated front and rear fascias and restyled head- and taillights .

Aston Martin Opens “Pivotal” St Athan Plant In Wales, Home Of The DBX

Aston Martin’s second assembly plant will start building the DBX SUV in Q2 2020.

Ken Block Puts His Ford Escort Cosworth Through Its Paces In The Swiss Alps

Ken Block’s new Escort Cosworth was built from the ground up after his original was destroyed last year.

Watch The SCG Boot In Action During The Brutal Baja 1000

SCG will start delivering the production version of the Boot to customers next year.

It Never Ends: John Cena’s 2017 Ford GT Bound For Auction Once More

John Cena’s infamous Ford GT could soon get its fifth (!) owner in a little over two years.

Watch As Armed Thieves Lead Police On Chase Driving Stolen UPS Truck

Police opened fire on the UPS truck after traffic ended the chase; the end result was four people dead…