The gas struts may deteriorate unexpectedly early. This may cause the liftgate to close unexpectedly and possibly injure someone. Dealers will inspect and replace the gas liftgate struts free of charge.
Under severe conditions, water may enter through the driver's window and reach the master power window switch, causing overheating and possible failure of the switch. Smoke, melting, and fire could result from the overheating. Dealers will inspect the switch and install a cover around the switch to prevent water entry. The switch will be replaced if damaged and a cover will be installed. The recall began March 19, 2010. The Honda recall number is R28.
Honda is recalling aftermarket full nose masks, part numbers 08P35-TA0-100 and 08P35-TA6-100, specifically designed for 2008–2010 Accord models. The nose mask material may interfere with the hood latch mechanism, which may cause the hood to pop open while the vehicle is in motion. Honda asks owners to remove the mask immediately and see a dealer about getting it replaced free of charge.
A connector terminal under the passenger side dash board for the HVAC system may be accessible to kicking by the front seat passenger. If this occurs, the connector may overheat and possibly short circuit, which could cause a fire. Dealers will inspect and replace the wiring connector and install a protective cover. The recall began March 15, 2010. The Honda recall number is R27.
Honda has recalled 2001-2003 Civic, 2002-2003 Civic SI, 2001-2002 Accord, 2002 CR-V, 2002 Odyssey, 2003 Pilot, 2002-2003 Acura TL, and 2003 Acura CL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator may produce excessive internal pressure. This could cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.
Honda has recalled 2001-2002 Civic, Civic SI, and Accord vehicles and 2002-2003 Acura TL vehicles because the driver's side air bag inflator could produce excessive internal pressure. This may cause the inflator to rupture if the air bag deploys. Metal fragments may pass through the air bag material and cause injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the driver's side air bag inflator.
Incorrect front brake hoses were installed, which may cause a fluid leak and reduced brake system performance. Drivers may experience brake system failure at any time, which increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace both brake hoses free of charge.
Honda is recalling 2001 Accords and Civics because the driver's air bag may produce excessive thermal pressure, which may cause the inflator to rupture upon deployment. This will cause metal fragments to pass through the air bag, possibly injuring the occupants. Dealers will replace the air bag inflator free of charge.
Honda recalled a low volume of 2008-2009 Civic sedans for a possible missing nut on the fuel hose connector bracket. In the event of an accident, the bracket could become loose, causing damage to the fuel hose connector, which could cause a fuel leak. Dealers will install the missing nut on the affected units.
The front bushing bracket on the left rear suspension trailing arm may have been improperly welded and could separate from the trailing arm. If the bracket were to fail, the suspension could release the lower portion of the left rear wheel hub, causing a loss of vehicle control and damage to the brake system. Dealers will inspect and replace the left rear trailing arm as necessary. This recall is expected to begin during July, 2008. The Honda recall number is 08-053.