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Recall 04V551000

Honda Recalls Certain Sedans for Torn Air Bag

Body, Interior & Misc., November 30, 2004
Affected Cars

Honda

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Summary:

Honda is recalling certain sedans due to a tear in the fabric of the driver's front air bag during deployment. A torn air bag may not offer the same level of protection in the even of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will install a protective fabric flap between the air bag module cover and the inner module.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: November 30, 2004

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 04V551000

NHTSA Action Number: PE04053

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected: 257,616

Summary: ON CERTAIN SEDANS, A TEAR IN THE FABRIC OF THE DRIVER'S FRONT AIR BAG OCCURRED AFTER APPARENT CONTACT WITH THE INSIDE SURFACE OF THE AIR BAG COVER DURING DEPLOYMENT.

Consequence: A TORN AIR BAG MAY NOT OFFER THE SAME LEVEL OF PROTECTION, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL INSTALL A PROTECTIVE FABRIC FLAP BETWEEN THE AIR BAG MODULE COVER AND THE INNER MODULE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: HONDA RECALL NO. P54. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

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