Honda Civic Hybrid Recalls
The passenger frontal air bag assembly is deployed by an inflator which contains propellant that makes the air bag deploy. This propellant may degrade over time, especially when exposed to humidity and temperature cycling. As a result, the inflator may rupture on deployment, which can send metal shrapnel through the air bag, striking vehicle occupants. This could result in serious injury or death.
Certain vehicles are being recalled because the passenger airbag inflator may rupture upon deployment. Vehicle occupants could be struck by metal fragments resulting in personal injury.
Parts of the vehicle may lose electrical power without warning. This can result in loss of headlight operation, engine stalling, or a no-start condition, increasing the risk of a crash.
The hybrid battery, located in a compartment behind the back seat behind a metal cover, has a rubber cap covering an electrical terminal. This rubber cap may get pinched, exposing the electrical terminal, and causing a possible short if it contacts the metal cover.