WASHINGTON — Honda Motor Co. is recalling about 35,000 Passport sport utility vehicles to inspect brackets on the rear suspension that could detach and lead to a crash.
The recall involves Passports from the 1998-2002 model years and is limited to 21 states and the District of Columbia where road salt is used during the winter. All the New England states are included.
Honda says the front bracket of the rear suspension lower trailing links could corrode and the bracket could break off from the frame. Honda spokesman Chris Naughton said the government received 33 complaints from owners but no injuries were reported.
Owners can determine if their vehicle needs inspection by going to www.recalls.honda.com or calling 800-999-1009 and selecting option 4.
Also yesterday, General Motors Co. said it is recalling about 100,000 crossover vehicles to fix seat belts that could fail in a crash.
GM said the recall involves 2011 model year versions of the Cadillac SRX, Chevrolet Equinox, and GMC Terrain. The automaker said the seat belt buckle anchor for the driver and front passenger seats could break apart in a crash.
Owners can contact Cadillac at 866-982-2339, Chevrolet at 800-630-2438, and GMC at 866-996-9463. They can also consult the GM owner center website at www.gmownercenter.com.