Older Honda Accords Recalled Over New Airbag Issue

Older Honda Accords Recalled Over New Airbag Issue

The 2004-2007 Honda Accord is being recalled for using the wrong airbag module.

Although the recall is unrelated to the massive Takata airbag recall, Honda did say that all affected Accord vehicles are also included in the Takata front passenger airbag inflator recall or safety improvement campaign. The issue was originally discovered during repairs under the Takata airbag recall.

According to Honda, the recalled vehicles are equipped with a passenger front airbag module that was intended to be used in vehicles for sale in South America. The modules were mistakenly supplied during production in the U.S. and does not comply with U.S. federal regulations.

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Since the airbag module does not meet the advanced airbag requirements in the U.S., it can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash. Honda will notify owners and dealers will inspect and replace the airbag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2016.

If an affected vehicle has already been repaired as part of the Takata airbag inflator recall, it would not be included in this new recall.

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