Over 750,000 Honda and Acura Models Recalled for Air Bag Issues

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American Honda Motor Co. has initiated a recall for a wide range of vehicles spanning several models and years. The recall specifically addresses an issue with the air bag system in these vehicles. A defect has been identified in the front passenger seat weight sensor, which may crack and short circuit. This malfunction could result in the air bag not being suppressed as intended during a crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury due to unintentional deployment.

Models and Years Affected

Acura Models:

  • MDX (2020, 2022)
  • RDX (2020-2022)
  • TLX (2020-2021)

Honda Models:

  • Accord (2020-2022)
  • Accord Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Civic (2020-2022)
  • Civic Type-R (2021)
  • CR-V (2020-2021)
  • CR-V Hybrid (2020-2021)
  • Fit (2020)
  • HR-V (2020-2022)
  • Insight (2021)
  • Odyssey (2020-2022)
  • Passport (2020-2021)
  • Pilot (2020-2022)
  • Ridgeline (2020-2021)

Remedial Actions and Customer Support

To address this issue, dealers will replace the seat weight sensors at no charge to the vehicle owners. Honda has announced that owner notification letters are scheduled to be sent out starting March 18, 2024. Owners of the affected vehicles can contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138 for further information and assistance. The recall references are identified as XHP and VHQ by Honda.

Additional Resources for Owners

For more guidance and information, owners can also reach out to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153). Alternatively, they may visit the NHTSA's website at www.nhtsa.gov for more details.

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