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Honda Accord Recall 96V217000

Honda Recalls 1995 Accords Due to Defective Air Bags

Body, Interior & Misc., November 5, 1996

RepairPal Expert Overview

Summary:

Honda is recalling 1995 Accord models because the SRS electronic control module may cause the air bag to deploy unexpectedly. This can result in abrasions or serious injury to occupant. Dealers will replace the SRS ECU in the air bag system.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1995

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 5, 1996

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 96V217000

NHTSA Action Number: PE96014

Component: AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected: 164,139

Summary: THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT CAN CAUSE THE AIR BAG TO DEPLOY UNEXPECTEDLY.

Consequence: THIS TYPE OF UNANTICIPATED AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT COULD RESULT IN ABRASION TO THE HANDS, ARMS, OR FACE OF A PROPERLY-POSITIONED FRONT SEAT OCCUPANT, OR COULD CAUSE MORE SERIOUS INJURY TO AN OUT-OF-POSITION OCCUPANT.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SRS ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT IN THE AIR BAG SYSTEM.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION:OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 1996. NOTE:OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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