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Recall 14V175000

Passenger Side Curtain Air Bag May Fail To Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

Due to a damaged shorting terminal internal to the air bag, the passenger side curtain air bag may not properly deploy as commanded in a crash. Dealers will replace the damaged shorting pin with a new shorting coupler free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

During a crash which triggers deployment of the passenger side curtain air bag, the air bag may fail to deploy, resulting in increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Honda notified owners of affected vehicles starting in May 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Honda recall number is JE2.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., April 7, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 7, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
24,889
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V175000
Component
Summary
Honda is recalling certain model year 2014 Odyssey vehicles manufactured October 2, 2013, through December 16, 2013. The shorting terminal, an electrical connector used to prevent air bag deployment before being installed into a vehicle, may have been damaged during assembly of the passenger-side side curtain air bag.
Consequence
If the shorting terminal is damaged, the passenger-side side curtain air bag may fail to deploy thereby increasing the risk of occupant injury in a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the damaged shorting pin with a new shorting coupler, free of charge. The recall began on May 16, 2014. Owners may contact Honda at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JE2.
Notify
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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