Honda is voluntarily recalling about 318,000 Odyssey minivans and 56,000 Acura MDX sport utility vehicles due to possible defect with the airbags that may cause them to deploy without being in a collision.
The recall affects Honda Odysseys from 2003-4 model years and Acura MDX SUVs from the 2003 model year.
According to this article, “The recall comes after an investigation started in June by N.H.T.S.A. Honda told the safety agency that a chip within the air bag control unit may have “low noise toughness against electrical noise surges.” Because of that, the air bags may be triggered without a crash. Honda says dealers will install an electrical noise filter next to the component that controls air bag deployment.”
No injuries or collisions have been reported.
If you have any questions or concerns about your Odyssey or Acura MDX, please do not hesitate to call Apple Valley Honda, Sims Honda, or Northwest Honda dealership. Any repairs that would be required would be free of charge to owners.
More than 3.4 million cars are being recalled, including 1.1 Hondas and 1.7 million Toyotas, because airbags on the passenger front airbag needs to be replaced. All of the faulty airbags were manufactured by the same Japanese supplier, Takata Corp.
According to a statement from Honda, “”It is possible that the passenger front airbag inflators in affected vehicles may deploy with too much pressure, which may cause the inflator casing to rupture and could result in injury.”
Honda has reported one occurrence of the malfunction and Toyota has reported five.
The vehicles affected by the recall include 2001-2003 Honda Civics, 2001-2003 Honda CR-Vs, and 2002 Honda Odyssey minivans.
“If anyone is worried about the airbags in their vehicle, please give us a call,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda dealership in Wenatchee, Wash. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our drivers and their passengers, so we want to make sure everything is as it should be.”
If you own a vehicle affected by this recall, please do not hesitate to contact Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealership.
Honda is voluntarily recalling 748,000 Honda Pilot and Odysseys that may have airbags that my not deploy properly in an accident.
The recall applies to Honda Pilots from the 2009 to 2013 model years and the Honda Odyssey from the 2011 to 2013 model years.
According to this article, “Honda said the plastic cover for the driver-side bags may not have been attached with the correct number of rivets and if rivets are missing, the airbag may not deploy properly in a crash.”
“If you have any questions or concerns about your vehicle, please do not hesitate to call us,” said Tod McLaughlin of Apple Valley Honda in Wenatchee. “Your safety is this most important thing to us, to Honda, and we want to make sure your family is safe. We will inspect your vehicle free of charge and, if necessary, fix the problem at no cost to you.”
There have been no injuries reported.
If you are not sure if your vehicle is affected by this recall, “owners can check now to see if their vehicle will need the repairs by using their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and going to www.recalls.honda.com or calling (800) 999-1009, and selecting option 4.”
Or, as always, call Apple Valley Honda, Northwest Honda, or Sims Honda dealerships for more local and personalized care.