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Recall 16V056000

Air Bags May Not Deploy In An Accident

Recall Details

The air bag control unit may corrode and fail, resulting in the air bags not deploying when needed in an accident. Dealers will replace the air bag control units free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The vehicle air bags may not deploy when needed in an accident. This can cause increased risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will notify owners of affected vehicles in March, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Honda dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Honda recall number is JW9.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., February 2, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 2, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
341,444
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V056000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2008-2010 Accord vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the air bag control units may corrode and fail.
Consequence
If the air bag control unit fails, the air bags may not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of occupant injury.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the air bag control units, free of charge. Parts are expected to be available in Fall 2016. Interim notifications will be mailed to owners beginning on March 15, 2016, and a second notice will be mailed when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-888-234-2138. Honda's number for this recall is JW9.
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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