2019 Honda Pilot, Ridgeline recalled over airbag issue

The 2019 Honda Ridgeline and 2019 Honda Pilot are subject to a new recall over concerns that their side-curtain airbags may not deploy properly.

In documents filed with the NHTSA in late November and published this week, the automaker said the pillar mounting holes in both the Pilot and Ridgeline may be larger than intended. If the holes are too large, they could prevent the side curtain airbag from properly deploying in the event of a crash. A clip may not hold the center trim panel in place, which could lead to the interference in the event the right side-curtain airbag deploys. Thus, the risk of injury increases and neither model complies with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.