Honda Recalls 750,000 Vehicles in US

Honda Recalls 750,000 Vehicles in US

( – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recalling over 750,000 American Honda Motor Co. vehicles on February 6. The recall is to replace a faulty sensor that could cause the airbags on the front passenger side to inflate unintentionally, which could harm small children or smaller adults in the event of a crash.

Owners will start receiving recall notifications starting March 18, and dealers will repair the sensors for them at no cost.

Documents made public by the NHTSA indicate that there is a possibility of a crack causing a short circuit in the passenger front seat weight sensor, which might lead to the airbag activating when the passenger is too small. When people of lower stature are in the seats, the sensors should deactivate the airbags.

The recall includes model years between 2020-2022 for certain Accord, Honda Pilot, Civic sedan, Odyssey, and HR-V models; 2021–2022 for Civic hatchback models; 2020–2021 for Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, Ridgeline, Passport, and CR-V models; 2020 for Civic Coupe and Fit models; and 2021 for Insight and Civic Type R models.

Also, models of Acura premium cars include the 2020–2022 RDX, 2020–2022 MDX, and 2020–2021 TLX.

Honda provided a statement to the safety authorities, reporting over 3,800 claims of warranty from June 30, 2020, to January 19, 2024. No injuries or fatalities have been reported.

A similar recall in December affected Toyota cars, 1.12 million worldwide, because of potential airbag failure to activate as intended owing to a sensor short circuit. Toyota sent a recall notice in late January, requesting that 50,000 older cars have their defective air bags repaired.

Due to a potential failure in the fuel pump that might cause the cars to stall during their driving and increase the chance of an accident, Honda recalled vehicles, 4.5 million worldwide, in December. Among them are the 2.54 million automobiles in the United States.

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