The problem: Air entering a gap between the hood and the grille could cause the hood latch striker to weaken and potentially separate. If this happens, the hood could open while the vehicle is in motion. Honda has been investigating the issue since July 2016 and issued a technical service bulletin in December 2017.
The fix: Depending on the individual vehicle, Honda dealerships may repair the hood, install a striker support plate, or even completely replace the hood with a new part. These repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners who have already paid for a related repair should contact their Honda dealership about a reimbursement.
How to contact the manufacturer: Honda will mail notification letters to owners of affected vehicles starting January 17, 2022. Owners may also contact Honda at 888-234-2138.
NHTSA campaign number: 21V932. Honda’s own number for this recall is PBV.
Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA’s website) will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.
If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.
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