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Recall 16V178000

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Does Not Fully Deploy In A Crash

Recall Details

The incorrect passenger frontal air bag module may have been installed in the vehicle and may not deploy fully to specifications in an accident. Dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The passenger frontal air bag may not deploy as required during an accident. This would cause increase risk of occupant injury.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Honda must be performed by a Honda dealership. Honda will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 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 JZ3.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 30, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,602
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V178000
Component
AIR BAGS

Summary
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling certain model year 2004-2007 Accord vehicles manufactured October 1, 2003, to August 17, 2007. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect passenger frontal air bag module that does not comply with the advanced air bag requirements. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
Consequence
An air bag module does not meet the advanced air bag requirements can increase the risk of injury or death in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 5, 2016. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Honda's number for this recall is JZ3.
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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