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Recall 05V344000

The Airbag Warning Light May Come On

Body, Interior & Misc., August 30, 2005
Affected Cars

RepairPal Expert Overview

Our Quick Take:

The SRS warning lamp may illuminate and the front airbags may not deploy in a crash, which can increase the risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Please contact your Honda dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

 

Summary:

Water may enter the frontal impact sensors because they may not have been sealed properly in manufacturing. If water enters the sensor, corrosion can occur and the sensor can short circuit internally. The SRS warning lamp will illuminate if this happens and the front airbags may not deploy in a crash, which can increase the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the front impact sensors free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2005. The Honda recall number is P80.

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date: August 30, 2005

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V344000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected: 85,154

Summary: THE FRONTAL AIR BAG SYSTEM HAS TWO EXTERNAL IMPACT SENSORS. ON CERTAIN MINI VANS,SOME SENSORS WERE INSUFFICIENTLY SEALED DURING MANUFACTURING. IF WATER ENTERS A SENSOR, CORROSION CAN OCCUR. CORRODED SENSORS COULD SHORT CIRCUIT INTERNALLY. IF SENSORS FAIL, THE SRS WARNING LAMP ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL WILL TURN ON AND REMAIN ILLUMINATED.

Consequence: FRONT IMPACT SENSOR FAILURE COULD CAUSE A DELAY IN, OR LOSS OF, FRONTAL AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, WHICH CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF INJURY IN A FRONTAL CRASH.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT IMPACT SENSORS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 30, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.

Notes: HONDA RECALL NO P80.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION¿S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

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