Statement by Honda Canada Regarding Hood Striker Recall: 2019 Passport, 2016-2019 Pilot and 2017-2020 Ridgeline

  • Approximately 51,000 vehicles are affected in Canada
  • Hood striker area will be inspected and reinforced. If related hood damage is found beyond the area of the striker, the hood will be replaced for free
  • No reported crashes or injuries related to this issue

Honda Canada will voluntarily recall approximately 51,000 Passport (2019), Pilot (2016-2019) and Ridgeline (2017-2020) vehicles in Canada to reinforce each vehicle’s hood striker area and inspect the hood for potential related damage. If related damage is found outside of the hood striker area, that hood will be replaced for free. No related crashes or injuries have been reported in relation to this issue.

The gap between a closed hood and the upper grill of certain vehicles may be too large to allow full contact between the hood and the rubber seal meant to prevent air flow and reduce vibration between the two surfaces. Over time with high-speed highway driving, excessive movement of the hood caused by air flow through the gap may lead to damage to the hood striker and, potentially, to the hood itself. Such damage could ultimately lead to unexpected hood opening while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.

Honda Canada is announcing this recall to encourage each owner of an affected vehicle to take it to an authorized dealer as soon as they receive notification of this recall from Honda. Notifications will be sent by mail in January 2022 for all affected vehicles. Owners of all units manufactured for the Canadian market can check if their vehicle is affected by visiting

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and more than nine million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic are currently built. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada, and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada. For more information on Honda Canada, please visit

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