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Recall 15V153000

Drivers Side Air Bag Inflator Defective

Recall Details

On deployment in a crash, the driver side air bag inflator may rupture, causing metal fragments to strike and potentially injure occupants. Dealers will replace the driver side front air bag inflator free of charge to correct this problem.

Our Quick Take

In a crash that deploys the air bag, the driver side air bag may deploy with excessive pressure. The air bag inflator can rupture, and can cause metal fragments to strike and potentially injure occupants.

What Should You Do?

Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles (a notification timeline has not been released as of the time of this writing). You can contact your dealership to see if your vehicle is affected. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

Body, Interior & Misc., March 16, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 16, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
PE14016
Potential Number of Units Affected
104,871
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V153000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001 Accord, 2004 Civic, and 2008 Pilot vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver side frontal air bag inflator in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 14V-351.
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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