The NHTSA officially launched an investigation of the 2005 Honda Pilot on Friday after receiving 35 complaints about the SUV's steering and braking systems. In one of those complaints a Pilot owner alleged that the vehicle "screeched to an unexpected full stop in the middle of an intersection halfway thru a turn."
The first incident involving the 2005 Honda Pilot was reported to the NHTSA in 2006, according to Automotive News. The NHTSA's investigation of the Pilot includes 142,000 vehicles.
In a much farther-reaching investigation, the NHTSA is probing some 460,000 Toyota RAV4s for a possible fault with the SUV's rear tie rods. The NHTSA has received seven complaints of rusty rear tie rods in RAV4s from the 2006-08 model years, including four complaints alleging the units failed at speeds over 35mph.
Toyota says it has yet to receive a report from the NHTSA but the automaker plans to "fully cooperate with its investigation."ť