Safety Recall Update - February 8, 2016

Safety Recall Update – February 8, 2016

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Safety Recall Update - February 8, 2016The safety of automobile consumers continues to be a concern as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issues further recalls for air bag related issues.

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V061000
Honda Recall Campaign Number(s): JX2, JX3, JX4

2014 Honda FCX ClarityVehicles Affected: Certain 2007-2011 Honda CR-V, 2011-2015 Honda CR-Z, 2010-2014 Honda FCX Clarity, and Honda Insight, 2009-2013 Honda Fit, 2013-2014 Honda Fit EV, 2007-2014 Honda Ridgeline, 2013-2016 Acura ILX, 2013-2014 Acura ILX Hybrid, 2007-2016 Acura RDX, 2005-2012 Acura RL, 2009-2014 Acura TL, and 2010-2013 Acura ZDX vehicles. Approximately 2,230,000 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture inadvertently.

Concern:

2013 Acura ZDXIn the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver’s frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Correction:

Honda will notify owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers that will replace the inflator, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to be available in the fall of 2016. Interim notices will be mailed to owners beginning on March 14, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V056000
Honda recall Campaign Number: JW9

2010 Honda AccordVehicles Affected: Certain 2008-2010 Honda Accord vehicles. Approximately 341,444 vehicles are expected or inclusion in this recall campaign.

Cause:

In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.

Concern:

If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.

Correction:

Honda will notify owners with detailed instructions for contacting qualified dealers who will replace the air bag control units, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in the fall of 2016. Interim notifications will be mailed to owners beginning on March 15, 2016, and a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138.

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