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NHTSA Receives Complaints On Honda Pilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 35 complaints from consumers related to steering and brake problems with the 2005 Honda Pilot.

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received 35 complaints from consumers related to steering and brake problems with the 2005 Honda Pilot.

The sport utility vehicles have not been recalled.

The NHTSA said on its website that it has been asked to open up an investigation into the matter, with one consumer saying that his steering system failed and the vehicle's brakes applied involuntarily. Others have complained that their vehicle's steering pulled, or that the vehicle exited the lane that they were driving in.

The Office of Defects Investigation says the first complaint it received was in 2006, with 10 complaints over the past year.

"We are aware of the investigation and we're cooperating with NHTSA. We have begun our own analysis as well," Honda Motor Co. spokesman Edward Miller said in a statement.

The ODI said it will evaluate the matter to determine whether to grant an investigation.

Honda's stock fell 24 cents to $31.50 in midday trading on Friday.

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