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Honda Recalls 750K Vehicles Due to Airbag Problem

by | February 6, 2024

Automakers recalled more than 1 million vehicles Tuesday, with Honda leading the way. The Japanese automaker recalled 750,000 vehicles with airbags that could deploy unintentionally during a crash. General Motors also issued a recall for 300,000 vehicles.

2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T

Honda recalled 750,000 vehicles due to a potential problem with airbags that could deploy unintentionally during a crash.

Honda’s recalled certain 2020-2022 Pilot, Accord, Civic sedan, HR-V, Odyssey, 2020 Civic coupe, Fit, 2021-2022 Civic hatchback, 2021 Civic Type R, Insight, 2020-2021 CR-V, CR-V Hybrid, Passport, Ridgeline, Accord Hybrid, 2020 Acura MDX, 2022 Acura MDX, 2020-2022 Acura RDX, and 2020-2021 Acura TLX vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety System. Honda also recalled 2.5 million vehicles in the U.S. in December to a problem with fuel pumps.

The vehicles’ front passenger seat weight sensor can crack and short circuit. This will fail to suppress the airbag as intended, NHTSA noted. In the event of a crash, the front passenger frontal and knee airbags may deploy despite the presence of a lighter weight occupant, such as an infant in a child seat or a child, increasing the risk of injury. No injuries or deaths have been reported.

Honda said the problem occurred when a supplier in the wake of a natural disaster temporarily changed the base material in the printed circuit board of the seat weight sensor, which was not sufficiently verified for its intended use. The alternative base material could allow additional strain to the printed circuit board that can lead to a capacitor cracking and an internal short circuit.

The SRS warning light may be illuminated and the passenger airbag indicator may remain off, the agency noted. Honda will notify owners by mail, who can then bring the vehicle in to the nearest Honda or Acura dealer to get the seat weight sensor replaced.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado HD ZR2 Bison

Chevrolet recalled more than 323,000 heavy-duty pickups due to a problem with the power tailgates.

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GM’s tailgate problem

GM recalled more than 323,000 model year 2020-2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500s, as well as GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 models with power-opening tailgates, federal safety officials reported.

The company’s also issued a stop delivery order of the current model year trucks until the repairs can be made.

The tailgate’s electronic gate-release switch may short circuit due to water intrusion, which can result in the tailgate inadvertently unlatching while the vehicle is in park. The issue has occurred while the vehicle was in motion, but the instances were small percentage overall.

Dealers will replace the exterior touchpad switch assemblies, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 18. The repair is not ready at the moment so until then owners are advised to check that the tailgate is closed and latched before driving.


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