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.
NHTSA gets 7 complaints on some Toyota RAV4s
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has received seven complaints from consumers claiming a suspension arm assembly on their Toyota RAV4 failed due to corrosion.
The NHTSA says on its website that a preliminary evaluation has been opened on the matter, which covers Toyota RAV4 model years 2006 through 2008. The cars have not been recalled.
The agency says the seven complaints received by the Office of Defects Investigation allege that the left or right rear suspension arm assembly No. 1 failed due to corrosion. In four of the complaints the consumers claimed that the failure happened while they were driving at 35 miles per hour or higher, causing them to temporarily lose control of their vehicle.
NHTSA says early warning data from Toyota Motor Corp. includes field reports describing the failure.
A representative for Toyota could not be immediately reached for comment.
The ODI says that the preliminary evaluation will look at the scope, frequency and consequences of rear suspension failures in the subject vehicles.
Toyota's stock declined 65 cents to $76.18 in afternoon trading.