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Recall 13V016000

The Airbag System May Not Perform as Designed

Recall Details

During manufacturing, some of the metal rivets used to secure components of the driver's airbag may not have been installed. A missing rivet could alter the performance of the airbag during deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Dealers will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary.

Our Quick Take

The driver's airbag may not have been assembled correctly and as a result, performance of the airbag could be affected.

What Should You Do?

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning February 16, 2013. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call. The Honda recall number is S75.

Body, Interior & Misc., January 18, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 18, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
748,481
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V016000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2009-2013 Pilot and 2011-2013 Odyssey passenger vehicles manufactured from March 13, 2008, through December 21, 2012. One or more rivets that attach the airbag module to the airbag cover may be missing.
Consequence
The absence of more than one rivet could alter the performance of the driver's airbag during deployment. This could potentially increase the risk of injury during a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners and instruct them to take their vehicle to a Honda dealer. The dealer will inspect the driver's airbag module and replace it if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on, or about, February 16, 2013. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009.
Notify
Honda's recall campaign number is S75. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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