Honda, Suburu Recall Vehicles for Safety Belt, Windshield Wiper Defects

A new recall has been announced for Honda SUVs and Suburu vehicles.The affected vehicles were found to have seat belt, windshield wiper and control arm problems that can cause serious injury to both passengers and drivers.

According to, front belt seats in Honda Pilots for the model years of 2009, 2010 and 2011 may not restrain occupants in the event of an accident. In a press release, Honda informed owners that seat belt stitching may be incomplete or missing on the lap section. “In a crash, “ the company noted, “seat belts may become disconnected from the anchor webbing, increasing the risk of injury.” Two cases in which seat belts separated have been reported to Honda, causing the automaker to voluntarily recall the affected vehicles.

Suburu issued two separate vehicle recalls. The first involves a windshield wiper motor that can overheat and cause vehicle fires. The defective motors are in 2010 and 2011 Legacys and Outbacks.

The second recall, targeted specfically to the East Coast of the United States, involves Suburu Imprezas made from 2002 through 2007 and Foresters made from 2003 through 2008 Forester with front control arms that can corrode rapidly and break. Saab Saab 9-2x for the model years 2005 and 2006 also have the defective control arm installed. When the arm breaks, the vehicle becomes difficult to control. Several complaints have been registered, with owners claiming they lost the ability to steer their cars and SUVs.


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